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“Only go back for the beer.”
Review of Den Anker

Den Anker
Ranked #51 of 1,162 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Only go back for the beer.”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Den Anker allows you to experience Belgium Beer and Food in South Africa. The have a massive selection of beers you can choose from that can take a bit of time, but is well worth it. If you are interested in wines they do have South African wines to choose from, but they don't allow you to bring your own. Their food is pretty good, but I was shocked when the bill came as all their prices on the menu were exclusive and not inclusive of VAT which I hadn't catered for. (I couldn't find anywhere on their menu where they specify that their prices are exclusive of VAT.) Their services was also a bit slow and half off the table received their orders later than the rest of us. We also had a person in a wheel chair with us and they said they were wheelchair friendly. They had a ramp and a side door for the person to come in, but at the end of the evening they had placed a table in-front of the door and we had to carry the person down the steps at the front door. Their bathroom facilities also don't cater for people in wheelchairs. Overall I would only go back their for the beer.

  • Visited April 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Lazy afternoon with awesome food and beer”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Den Anker is situated at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. We were strolling around the waterfront and walked by Den Anker. Since I can remember it is one of the trademark restaurants in the Waterfront, but we never really went in. We both had the burger special with beer and it was really great food. The beer is fantastic and the view of the mountain can't be beaten. It is one of the more expensive restaurants in the Waterfront but the service and quality of the food was excellent! Will visit again!

  • Visited June 2014
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Madison WI USA
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“obviously inconsistent”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Reading other reviews, some people like this place quite a bit . We went once and will not be going back. Inconsistency is the worst quality a restaurant can have, and I think that's what we have here. When in a Belgian restaurant, order Belgian food. The mussels were large and ample but dry and not especially fresh tasting. My beef carbonade was served almost cold, the meat was poorly trimmed, and nothing special at all. Thankfully it was a small serving! We started with lobster bisque that was fishy and almost too salty to eat. I'd be gentler if the server seemed to care, but he gave no indication of interest in how we liked our meal. I think this is a great place for a beer on a sunny day .

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Bert0
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Varna, Bulgaria
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Great food and view of the waterfront/table top mountain. Well worth a visit for those wishing to shop in Cape Town. The service was also very good, no need to book at this time of the year.

Visited June 2014
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Brasilia, Brazil
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious food at this beautiful place in V&A”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Food is marvelous, service is good and the restaurant is beautiful. I've tried an unforgettable tuna dish there. A friend of mine adored his springbok plate.

Visited June 2014
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