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Den Anker Bar & Restaurant

5 Reviews
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Bistro fare, French
Phone Number 0214190249 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 11am to 12midnight

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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.

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How to Order From Us

Please note that all alcohol items can only be sold from Monday to Thursday

To order your DIY meal kit for two or four, simply visit www.denanker.co.za and click on the Den Anker DIY Delivered button, which will take you to a secure online booking and payment system.

These DIY meals are available to order:

Wagyu burger with frites and Belgian waffles

Mussels with frites and Belgian Waffles

Gambas Pili Pili with frites and Belgian Waffles

Sweet potato, butternut and chickpea curry and Belgian Waffles

Sirlloin Café de Paris with frites and Pasteis de Natas

Pepper Tuna with frites and Pasteis de Natas
With Father’s Day around the corner we have the following available to make an extra special day

Taste Belgium Gift pack & DIY Box
Duvel Gift pack & DIY Box
Taste Belgium – Snack Box
Duvel – Snack Box

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Menu

Menu - Den Anker - Fathers Day Menu - Updated in June 2020

Details

Cost
R145 avg main meal
Food
Bistro fare, French
Corkage
No BYO
Cost
R145 avg main meal
Ambience
Bar scene, Groups, Views
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
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
    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.
    Another good lunch here, the menu may not change that often, but the service was excellent, the food good, the location in the V&A is splendid, and you don't have to be a beer drinker (let alone Belgian beers), to enjoy the bar, indoor and outdoor seating and the view. Good wines by the glass (reasonably priced), welcomed on arrival and Odette who served us was absolutely 'spot-on'. Often taken for granted, this remains one of the better V&A options.

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