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Den Anker

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%
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“mussels” (279 reviews)
“belgium beer” (73 reviews)
“marrow bone” (26 reviews)
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Belgian, Seafood, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Pierhead - V&A Waterfront | Cape Town, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Good food, great location and atmosphere. Certainly one of the best locations in the V&A Waterfront.

Reviewed 2 days ago

This place has the best collection of Belgian beers in Cape Town. Nice atmosphere with good accompanying dishes, including pairing suggestions. The rabbit was particularly good and the restaurant has very fresh oysters. Nice selection of Trappist and Abbey beers available and several beers on...More

Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to SA for the last 5 years for both business and vacation. We always make multiple visits to Den Anker. We have eaten here and just popped for a drink at the bar. It has great atmosphere, amazing choice of beer...More

Thank TraceyS560
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best food in Waterfront , tastefully prepared, spiced right, cold delicious beer. Best crème brulee i have ever tasted. Very well done to the chefs.

Thank chantal377
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Den Anker for a beer in the late afternoon sun and were charmed by the seal playing in the water nearby. People and boat watching were great, they even have blankets for after sunset when the chill sets in. The next night...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just love Den Anker. The setting is second to none and the food is the best in Cape Town If you like beer then this is for you. They haveva huge selection of imported beers and are pricedvwell too. The food is stunning. I...More

Thank bielies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They always serve a consistent high quality good food. The underlying theme is off continent and a favorite with visitors. We had the tapas selection version and the samples were excellent, innovative and tantalized the taste buds. Excellent service and incredible views outside, as long...More

Thank WCPT
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky to get a table outside about an hour before sunset. Great view of table mountain and prime spot to people and boat watch while you eat and drink. I ordered Cheese croquettes as a starter and they made a great accompaniment to...More

Thank andrewgM2773MB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location: in V&A waterfront, very easy to find, great vibe, inside and outside seating Food: amazing mussels pot, wonderful seafood plate of your choices; we ordered fish, mussels and prawns, Below-average risotto(not recommend), great chocolate moose dessert Service: fast and friendly

Thank TheNayzer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, seated quickly even though busy. Great service and are delicious steaks and burgers. Good quality house wine. Recommended.

Thank joarmstrong1974
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
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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