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Den Anker

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
Pierhead - 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%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (290 reviews)
“belgium beer” (76 reviews)
“marrow bone” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 12:00 am Hours
Belgian, Seafood, Central European, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pierhead - V&A Waterfront | Cape Town, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was busy so maybe that is an excuse but the steak I was served here was probably one of the worst I have had anywhere, never mind in South Africa. I ordered the Ribeye and it looked like a small leather purse and tasted...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Y9300CXadrianb
Reviewed 2 days ago

We first visited the restaurant in November 2018 and returned in January 2019 especially for the mussel pot. The service is excellent and the location is perfect!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lidellbotha
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had late nite beers and mussels after dinner and strolling around the waterfront. Great experience - outdoor seating, Trappist ales, and classic mussels.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WolfeStreetTravelcom
Reviewed 3 days ago

"Den Anker" restaurant is probably in THE prime location around Cape Town's Waterfront as the terrace and some of the tables inside offer views onto Table Mountain. The service was friendly and attentive but the table could have done with a wipe before we sat...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kerstin N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed some oysters and a glass or two of wine on the terrace over looking the water. The menu looks interesting and a local CT resident recommended we eat here. Although amongst the tourist area we will try and return to enjoy a full...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank VictoriaC209
Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic selection of belgian beers. Food was unimaginative, poorly presented and not particularly well cooked. Service was poor, with a salad we'd ordered not arriving, then being delivered doused in dressing which we'd asked not to have. There are many better places to eat,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for a fruit beer after a trip to Robben Beer. The girl on the reception desk earlier was lovely and really helpful, however, the service on our arrival was surly and not particularly friendly. this was a real shame as the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dippy_sal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table of 15 for a Saturday night for my husbands birthday. We left it quite late to book, but they managed to fit us in.....I booked it via Facebook messenger and they were really quick to respond. Our table was inside, which...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Njfh
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Den Anker was a big let down. As a Cape Townian living abroad, I've always wanted to do their beer tasting but just never found the time. We were 3 walk ins without a reservation after lunch elsewhere, and when I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GabbyMelissa
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local customer, Den Anker proved to be a great disappointment. Extremely slow service, waiter failed to acknowledge us once seated, after 15 minutes, we had to motion for assistance and ask for a menu. The so called specialty dish, "Steak au Poivre “Den...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank shay_vdr
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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: Pierhead - 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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