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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” (289 reviews)
“belgium beer” (75 reviews)
“marrow bone” (27 reviews)
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Belgian, Seafood, European, Central 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 yesterday via mobile

Den Anker is situated in the middle of the v&a waterfront. Serves nice dishes. Lunch at the harbour watching the boots pass by. If you are lucky you can spot seala.

Thank GJvdG
Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely not the place to go for a leisurely glass of wine. The service was slow and bordering on rude and you got the impression that if you weren't ordering a full meal you were of no interest, The wine was expensive by standards of...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3rd visit and was not disappointed. great choice of food and beer with wonderful waterfront setting.

Thank mariemS6606ZB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here two times. Both times I was not impressed at all. Food is so-so and nothing special. It’s all about the location. There are much better places to go to in Cape Town.

Thank dimitryo_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Cape Town and have eaten at Den Anker many times. It's been great and it's been bad, this was poor. Service was tops, our soup arrived, warm but tasted okay. My Steak Tartar was a minced pate, minced beef far too fine...More

Thank CliffH287
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant for its location and enjoyed the sunset. My husband and I both are the fish soup which was really good and then are steaks. His chateaubriand was amazing and I really enjoyed my fillet with a pepper sauce. They were both...More

Thank Annerees
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It all depends who is on duty. To be honest if i were the manager 75% of the staff would be dismissed. If the team is right service and food is excellent but you never know what you get. By the way Saturday late afternoon/...More

Thank Aqua_Risima
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was there for a warm lunch and had a steak with Belgian fries (fries are never French !). Although I was not requested how I liked my steak cooked, it came on the table as a bit more done than "seignant". Tastefull with the fries...More

Thank IDoLoveFood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch on two occasions ( once inside and once outside). The restaurant offers a spectacular view of Table Mountain whilst dining. Our servers ( Warren and Tim) were really friendly and attentive ( Thank you Warren for recommending the sparking rose) ....More

Thank Donhumphrioni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right at waterfront by the water, beautifully located and well prized. Slow but very kind service. Wonderful food, great, but nothing sofisticated comfortable food. You pay for the location and it's so worth it. It has Belgian beer btw, so if you want more than...More

Thank Somewherealong
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Response from reg0301 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi - please send me your email address and I'll gladly send on the details.thank u
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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
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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