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“Beer Lovers, Unite!”
Review of Den Anker

Den Anker
Ranked #115 of 1 305 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We are beer aficionados and were excited to learn about Den Anker. We made a reservation for Christmas Eve dinner there and it was an experience to remember.

Den Anker is a Belgian beer bar on the Victoria and Albert Waterfront in Cape Town. Beautiful water views, so try to get a window table (if you are inside) if you can. Their outside tables face west and Table Mountain, so it is a popular spot to have a sundowner. Go early to secure your table (or make a reservation) for this, as it gets really crowded.

Their beer list is heaven for a beer lover. They are well known for serving Kwak in a special Kwak glass. The glass is so special that you have to give up your left shoe as collateral when you order it! Did we do this? Of course! How could we NOT? It's great to watch the reactions of people at nearby tables when they don't know why you are giving up your shoe.

Our dinner of filet mignon and chateaubriand, followed by cheesecake and chocolate mousse, was delicious. We enjoyed the experience so much that we returned again later in our trip. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank CKF
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is very popular so you really need to book. Great atmosphere inside and because we had not booked we sat up at the bar.
We were really well looked after and the food and drinks were excellent. It is a fun restaurant with first class food and if you get near the window,
a good view of Table Mountain.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank John H
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Mixed reviews at our table tonight. The lobster bisque has "no lobster ", and the first selection for dinner was out of. The fish was a little fishy . The service was a little slow. The conversation at the table was centered on what missing with our dinner. Just not as good as expected .
Everyone decided to skip desert to prevent another long wait. So, that's how it was tonight .

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank george60898
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I advice you to choose the peppersteak accompanied by the Belgium beer La Chouffe. Enjoy! I also had a bisgue from lobster. I added Some extra lemonjuice and a dash of cognac. Al tables were reserved. So we sat at the bar. Which was no problem at all.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank PietervandeRest
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Instead of riding CTCT... we sat overlooking the water and the mountain. My friend had what looked to be a very tasty tar tar ... whilst I just enjoyed a few imported beers.

Nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Brendan K
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