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Den Anker

V&A Waterfront | Cape Town, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 0249
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“mussels” (266 reviews)
“belgium beer” (69 reviews)
“marrow bone” (25 reviews)
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Belgian, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
V&A Waterfront | Cape Town, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even if it could sound strange to have a Belgian dinner in South Africa we enjoyed our dinner. Mussels are very good and the kinglip fish too. Quick service and good prices too. I recommend this place. Q

Thank Olallie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Would highly recommend. The food was fantastic, the service from Couzin exceptional, the view fantastic and dessert was a bonus treat. The atmosphere is elegant and relaxed. The meal should be enjoyed when you have time to relax, unwind and savour. Food had gorgeous presentation...More

Thank Janice T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a memorable lunch. Enjoyed the good food, from fresh oysters to seared tuna. Sometimes people don’t like the heavy creamy mussels, this mussels was cooked with beer and a dash of cream. Absolutely loved every bite and there was plenty of room for the...More

Thank Melissa v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could not get any better! From the service when you walk in, to the waiters and food! They were very accommodating with where we wanted to sit, given we had a stroller with a baby. Beautiful view over Table Mountain and the harbour!! We enjoyed...More

Thank Kara-Klop
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a pleasure to return when in CapeTown. Pleasant dining experience. Can get a bit crowded but it is a hot spot tourist destination. July/August. Good vantage point for 'celebrity spotting' if that's your thing!

Thank Vintage G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off while shopping and sat inside as cold outside. The warmth of the staff warmed us up instantly. For any beer lover especially one who loves Belgium beer this is a must. From ordering a Kwak and having to forgo your left shoe so...More

Thank BowdenLad
Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to Cape Town is never complete without lunch at Den Anker. Mussels are a must. Sit outside next to the harbour, enjoy the antics of the seagulls and watch the boats coming and going. Lovely and relaxing and always good food.

Thank Ashsaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned to Den Anker this week after so many years. They are still there and for a reason. While the place was full, they managed to find a place for our large group. Service remained great throughout and the meals were also great!! We will...More

Thank Camiel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of beers along with a nice menu for food. Service is great. I like how the the beer menu has the history of each beer along with its alcohol content.

Thank gobirds3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this Belgian Restaurant on numerous occasions, during a twelve day vacation in the Cape Town area. It was World Cup Russia 🇷🇺 2018 period, and even though the Restaurant & Bar areas had soccer on tv; the staff were dedicated to good service....More

Thank Jamie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: V&A Waterfront | Cape Town, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 0249
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