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“Dissapointing”
Review of Den Anker

Den Anker
Ranked #104 of 1 288 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Great location, yet experience is very poor. Especially the staff has no idea of service and hospitality and makes you feel like you are a number. No advice, no enthusiasm, no smiles and not even asking if the food was okay while cleaning the table. When tipped lower than expected, the waiter actually said it is normal to give a bigger tip. However, he didn’t ask if we were unhappy but instead waited for us to increase the tip.... Very weird and rude. Food was okay-ish but missing the WOW-factor that you would expect with their pricing. Also, staff should experience eating their own dished to improve small things. Not enough olive oil with the bread, and how is a person supposed to cut big chunks of meat in a stew when it is serves in a small bowl?

Thank Frederike O
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This restaurant is obviously very popular as it was not easy to get a table without booking. We asked for a table by the window so enjoyed a view of the water and table mountain whilst eating. The service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant despite the fact that it was full.
The food was good, well cooked and plentiful and despite the fact that they were busy we didn't have to wait too long to be served.
It isn't often that we will eat twice in the same restaurant when we are on holiday as we like to try all we can even if the first one is exceptional. In this case we made an exception and ate there again on our last night.

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Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant sits on the V&A waterfront with stunning views of Table Mountain. If the weather is good you can sit outside.
The food is very good, the service friendly and excellent. We ate here twice on our 4 night stay we thought it was that good. Two starters, two main courses and four glasses of wine about R796 = £43.94 + tip. Excellent value and a great place to people watch.

Thank PeterMirfield
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We are well aware that this place is a tourist trap but if you want a good meal in the v & a area this is a good choice.

Belgium themed - there is Belgium beer and food, which is served fast. There are some South African varieties including springbok and steak.

Well worth the visit.

Thank 795rebekahw
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal here today. Absolutely awesome location, great views, staff and excellent food. Will be back...

Thank 603carar
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