Den Anker Bar & Restaurant

5 Reviews
Bistro fare, French
Phone Number 0214190249 Opening Hours

Friday 1pm to 9pm; Saturday 11am to 9pm; Sunday 11am to 6pm

Home Delivery Service

Den Anker DIY Delivered

While you might not currently be able to tuck into Den Anker’s garlicky Moules Marinieres as you take in the view of the V&A Waterfront’s quayside, the restaurant is offering the next best thing:

DIY meal kits that let people recreate some of our most popular menu items at home.

Deliveries are made in Cape Town’s CBD, Atlantic Seaboard, Southern Suburbs and Northern Suburbs.

Takeaway Instructions
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Den Anker's Takeaway Instructions




Menu - Den Anker - Takeaway Menu - Updated in July 2021 Den Anker - DIY Burgers - Updated in July 2021 Den Anker - DIY Mussels - Updated in July 2021 Specials at Den Anker - Updated in May 2021


R145 avg main meal
Bistro fare, French
R145 avg main meal
Bar scene, Groups, Views
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Child friendly, Deliveries, Dinner, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Wheelchair, WiFi
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User reviews

5 Reviews
    Den Anker was our first meal during our six day trip to the Cape Town area. It was recommended by friends who had previously visited. We really enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Originally I wanted a patio table but was glad we decided to sit inside at a table along the windows (still a great view but much warmer.) Loved all our food choices: Patagonian baby squid, Moules Marinieres (mussels) and pork belly. Our server, Aiden, was new but couldn't tell, he was very attentive and provided great service.
    Absolutely FANTASTIC experience. The beer selection, the service, the food. I recommend it for anybody looking for something different. Make sure to order the elderflower and pineapple blended beer. The food was GOOD. Will definitely be coming back soon!
    This is one of our family favourites. We always do a mussels and frites with some local beer on tap. I must say though, that over the last year or so, somehow the experience isn't as good as it use to be. Despite this, sitting on the mountain side watching over the harbour is a really epic Cape Town experience.
    I'm not a huge beer fan but I have to say that after going to Den Anker many many times in the past, we tried the Beer tasting which was so interesting - from sweet to wheat and many in between, it was a taste sensation and thoroughly enjoyable. This of course was followed by their legendary mussels in beer which never disappoint and their delicious steak tartare. Consistency is key for me and here Den Anker scores hands down. These two dishes are favorites of mine and a regular Saturday special treat! Of course when coupled with the view of the magnificent Table Mountain it is always a special spot to savour and enjoy life.
    When we dined here 9 years ago, we vowed we wouldn't come back but last week we somehow landed back there and what do you know? Another bad dining experience. On arrival we saw the manager returning food to the kitchen and that should have made us leave. I ordered the kingklip and as I usually do, I asked the waiter if the fish was fresh. Am affirmative reply 'we get fresh fish in daily' he said. Two pieces of kingklip were served to me and the first one was so old and fishy, the second piece even worse. The manager came and immediately replaced my order. When I said I would have the risotto,,meh persuaded me to rather try another piece of kingklip. ( perhaps the risotto was not good either.?) Another piece of kingklip arrived , better and fresher, but not amazing. Funnily enough, the couple behind us from Perth, who had just stepped off The Queen Mary sent both their main dishes back too and since we had something in common, we spoke about the poor food this restaurant serves. They, as we were, were offered dessert on the house, but if the manager was truly apologetic for serving stale and old food, he should have waived the bill, or at least the dish. Too many South Africans accept below standard fare. Den Anker happens to be in a good location but the food and customer care is disgraceful. We will certainly never return there.

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