Den Anker

  • Den Anker Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Western Cape
  • Belgian, Contemporary, French, Grills, International, Seafood, Tapas, Vegetarian
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
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    V & A Waterfront
    Cape Town

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Our name is Belgian, our ambience international and our setting spectacular...

You'll find us on the quayside of Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, where the Atlantic ocean meets the mother city.

Take an umbrella shaded table on our terrace, at the African Queen bar, or in our streamlined interior, where wall-to-wall windows make the most of the picture - postcard backdrop of Table Mountain.

Described by restaurant critics as 'one of the Waterfront's most popular pioneers' we're now celebrating our 29th year. Enjoy the friendly ambience . . . our serving staff are attentive and smiling.

Menus revolve round fresh, seasonal dishes like just-caught crayfish or shrimps flown in from Europe. Specialities range from generous pots of mussels and frites to traditional South African fare; gourmet temptations from foiegrasbrulee to velvet-smooth chocolate.

We import beers from small Belgian breweries to ensure a spread of different flavours and styles. six of these are served on tap: De Koninck, Vedett Extra White, LiefmansFruitesse, La Chouffe, Maredsous Blond and of course Anker beer, brewed exclusively for us in Lochristi to a personal recipe from Den Anker's Belgian founder, Denis Bouckaert.

For visitors wanting to try something local, tasty South African specialities change weekly. To avert a riot by regulars, best-sellers remain constant.

We are a family orientated establishment catering for a diverse clientele and facilitate all Covid 19 protocols including social distancing.

We are wheelchair friendly and accommodate Groups, Functions ,Corporate and Business Meetings. 


  • Cuisine : Belgian, Contemporary, French, Grills, International, Seafood, Tapas, Vegetarian
  • Ambience : Business, Bustling, Relaxed, Trendy, Upmarket
  • Dress : Smart/Casual
  • Reservations
  • Functions
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Kids Menu
    Kids Menu
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • Debit Card
    Debit Card
  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • Zapper