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Den Anker

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Belgian, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Water Front | Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 419 0249
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our favourite place we ate while in Cape Town and probable one of the best dining experience we have had anywhere, so good we went back for our last night. Great service from as soon as we walked it, brilliant views over the waterfront and the food brilliant. I had the best steak I've ever had here.

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Thank official_nickt
London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here several times and the view never fails to impress. Good selection of drinks and snacks. Well worth a visit.

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London
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been there many times and it is always a good place to sit for a drink and chat a bit. The food also looks just great even though we haven't eaten there yet. There is a hot dog stand just outside where I often have a chocolate dipped ice cream - yummy!

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East Anglia, UK
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443 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really iconic view - you dine on the waterfront overlooking Cape Town and Table Mountain. The fish was fresh, and really high quality. Recommended

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Bellingham, Washington
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102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As my last meal in Cape Town, I returned from Robben Island and was looking for an upscale eatery for dinner. Den Anker seemed to fit that bill. I was offered a window seat and was greeted by my server Tim. I ordered a glass of wine and the Salade aux Lardons ( a green salad with bacon). The Casserole... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great relaxed atmosphere with stunning view over the harbour/ waterfront. Delicious fried calamari prepared in an open kitchen.

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Thank Thorsten W
Canggu, Indonesia
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84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location and view of Table Mountain are superb. However, Den Anker now seems to cater for innocent tourists who pay for the setting and not for the quality of the food. We were a large table and not one of the dishes passed muster. Our waiter tried hard but seemed to be a bit overwhelmed and of course he... More 

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Robertsfors, Sweden
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148 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ended up here because of the good location and outdoor seating area! Similar menu to most restaurants in Cape town and the burgers were good! What stands out here is that they brew their own beer and they have quite a lot to chose from!

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Thank Björn C
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As it says really. The apple tart was completely dried out. Steak was tasty. Service was good. There are better places around the Waterfront.

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Thank kirkmeister1
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service and ambience is outstanding. One feels as though one is in Belgium itself. The meals were most professionally prepared and presented. The view of Table Mountain and the harbour lights reflected in the water alongside the restaurant was awe-inspiring. One felt most special in the smartly arranged dining tables and chairs.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Belgian, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Front | Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 0249

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?