Den Anker, Den Anker! The mere mention of it evokes visions of breezy harbor patios, perfectly paired Belgian beer glasses, and the scent of freshly caught seafood drifting across the salty wind. Located in Cape Town’s picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, this well-known eatery offers more than simply a meal—it’s an experience.

Imagine lounging on a comfortable chair on the patio while the vast Atlantic Ocean sparkles. As they whirl above, the cries of the seagulls mix with the diners’ laughter. Boats softly bob on the river, the image given a whimsical touch by the vibrant flags flying from them.

You lift a glass of frothy Belgian beer, its yeasty perfume blending with the aroma of the sea as the sun sets and the sky is bathed in a flaming glow. Here at Den Anker, time slows down, anxieties vanish, and the simple things in life take precedence.

However, Den Anker’s enchantment transcends its surroundings. Entering the light-filled eatery transports you to a comfortable Belgian paradise. The warm wooden accents, exposed brick walls, and shimmering fairy lights create a stylish yet cozy ambiance.

The sound of cutlery clinking against plates and the soft murmur of conversation fills the air. The aromas of deep, savory stews, grilled fish with lemon drizzle, and mussels boiled in white wine hang heavily in the air, tantalizing your senses and offering a gourmet journey.

Thus, Den Anker is ready for you whether you’re an experienced foodie or just a diner looking for a fun diversion. Arrive for the jaw-dropping views, stay for the delicious cuisine and friendly service, and depart with a taste of Belgian joy on your tongue and a heart full of pleasant memories.

Den Anker Small Bites

ItemPrice (R)
Sesame TunaR135.00
Mini Moules MarinieresR100.00
Tempura PrawnsR105.00
Patagonian Baby SquidR135.00
BitterballenR75.00
Os a molleR65.00
Tapas Fillet BearnaiseR125.00
Cheese CroquettesR75.00
Pommes Frites & MayoR35.00
Roasted Cauliflower & HummusR50.00
Oysters (Each)R28.00

Den Anker Starters

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
Burrata MozzarellaAn outer casing of solid mozzarella cheese encloses stracciatella and cream.R145.00
Saumon MarineThinly sliced Norwegian salmon, marinated with olive oil, onion, dill, and lemon juiceR155.00
Soupe de PoissonFish soup the French way, with rouille, grated cheese, and croutonsR85.00
Mussels a la Crème½ a kilo, prepared in a light creamy sauceR105.00
Toast CannibaleRaw, fresh ground beef on toast, a delicacy for Belgians and other cannibalsR110.00
Goats Cheese SaladGarden greens with goat’s cheese, pear, and honied walnutsR160.00
EscargotsEscargotsR120.00
Tomate MozzarellaTomate MozzarellaR125.00
Salade aux LardonsFresh garden greens with finely chopped onions, bacon, and croutons, topped with a poached eggR110.00
Caeser SaladCaeser SaladR110.00
Duck RilletteCountry-style pate made from duck and porkR150.00
Carpaccio de BoeufThinly sliced marinated top-quality beef with parmesan cheese and roquette lettuceR115.00

Den Anker Seafood Menu

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
Pepper Encrusted Tuna Au PoivreLoin of tuna encrusted in white peppercorns served on a bed of spinach with smooth potato mash and rich pepper sauce.R320.00
Norwegian Salmon Beurre BlancNorwegian salmon is complemented with herb beurre blanc and smooth potato mash.R315.00
Kingklip BasilicCrumb and herb encrusted on a bed of spinach with smooth potato mash and a tomato-infused beurre blancR290.00
Moules MarinièresKilo of mussels (not from Brussels but from Langebaan) prepared the Belgian way. Fresh and therefore not always available. Recommended Beer – Anker / Vedett Extra PilsenerR210.00
Gambas Den Anker Pili – PiliSeven medium prawns, deshelled, pan-fried in olive oil & garlic with a touch of sea salt, served with chili & pommes fritesR295.00
Poisson et FritesBeer-battered hake, deep-fried, served with pommes frites and tartare sauce.R185.00

Den Anker Meat Menu

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
Steak au Poivre “Den Anker”‘Flambé à la crème’ pan-fried. Delicious fillet steak covered with crushed white pepper and flambéed in a rich cream sauceR310.00
Filet de Boeuf – ChateaubriandChateaubriand style served with vegetables and our original grandmother’s sauce. Recommended Beer – Trappist OrvalR310.00
Filet BéarnaiseServed with our homemade Béarnaise sauceR310.00
Steak TartareFreshly ground beef served with pommes frites.R195.00
Wagyu Steak Tartare (#LCHF)Wagyu Steak TartareR205.00
Rib-Eye SteakRib-Eye SteakR255.00
Carbonades FlamandesChateaubriand style served with vegetables and our original grandmother’s sauce. Recommended Beer – Trappist OrvalR185.00
Vol Au VentPuff pastry with creamy chicken, meatballs, and mushrooms served with a pomme frites. Recommended Beer – Vedett Extra WhiteR165.00
Lapin à la FlamandeRabbit simmered in Belgian beer, served with potato croquettes and poached pear – subject to availability.R255.00
Pork BellySlow-roasted, served with Bordelaise sauce, vegetables, and mashR185.00
Wagyu BurgerRecommended Beer – Bolleke / Anker Brew. Add an extra patty of R50.00. Add extra bacon or cheese for R20.00R160.00

Den Anker Vegetarian / Vegan Menu

ItemPrice (R)
Mushroom RisottoR165.00
Vegan Burger – VR
Served with a vegan bun and fries
R145.00
Tenderstem Broccoli & Pea RisottoR165.00
Potato Gnocchi
served with parmesan cheese
R145.00

Den Anker Kiddies Menu

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
Kiddies BurgerPlus, ice cream for dessertR85.00
Kiddies Fish & ChipsPlus, ice cream for dessertR85.00
Kiddies Chicken NuggetsPlus, ice cream for dessertR65.00
Kiddies Edible Colouring in BiscuitKiddies Edible Colouring in BiscuitR25.00

Den Anker Beverages

CategoryItemPrice (R)
CoffeeCappuccinoR35.00
CoffeeR30.00
EspressoR28.00
Double EspressoR30.00
Café LatteR35.00
TeaRooibos / CeylonR30.00
Hot ChocolateHot ChocolateR40.00
Dom PedroKahlua, Frangelico or AmarulaSingle R50.00
Special CoffeeIrish Coffee – Irish WhiskyR45.00
Italian Coffee – AmarettoR45.00
Amarula Coffee – AmarulaR45.00

Den Anker Sparkling Wines

WinePrice (R)
Kloovenburg Grenache Brut NV 🍷R55.00/R220.00
Swartland Cuvée Brut 🍷R65.00/R260.00
Charles Fox Reserve Gold 🍷R100.00/R400.00
Kruger Brut Rosé 🍷R120.00/R480.00
Colmant Brut Reserve NVR575.00

Den Anker Methode Cap Classique

WinePrice (R)
Charles Fox Reserve Gold 🍷R100.00/R400.00
Kruger Brut Rosé 🍷R120.00/R480.00
Colmant Brut Reserve NVR575.00

Den Anker Champagne

WinePrice (R)
Moet & Chandon Brut ImpérialR1500.00

Den Anker Chardonnay

WinePrice (R)
Jordan “Unoaked”R80.00/R240.00
Jordan “Unoaked”R240.00
VondelingR300.00
HartenbergR125.00/R375.00
Kruger “Sans Chene”R135.00/R405.00
RedamancyR510.00
IonaR660.00
Hamilton RussellR1200.00

Den Anker Sauvignon Blanc

WinePrice (R)
AmeeraR50.00/R150.00
Bruce JackR50.00/R150.00
Jordan “Cold Fact”R60.00/R180.00
ProteaR60.00/R180.00
Jordan “Cold Fact”R75.00/R225.00
KranskopR215.00
AltimaR300.00
Southern RightR315.00
Sophie Te’BlancheR330.00
AlmenkerkR380.00

Den Anker Beers

BeerAlcohol ContentPrice (R)
Maredsous Brune8%R85.00
Maredsous Blonde6.8%R80.00
Maredsous Tripel10%R90.00
Duvel8.5%330ml: R95.00 / 750ml: R250.00
Duvel Triple Hop 20179.5%R105.00
Tripel d’Anvers8%R95.00
Vedett IPA6%R75.00
Houblon Chou昀昀e9%R95.00
St Bernardus Wit5.5%R60.00
Cherry Chou昀昀e8%R105.00
Liefmans Kriek Brut6%330ml: R105.00 / 750ml: R300.00
Chou昀昀e 405.6%R105.00

Den Anker Artisanal Beers

BeerAlcohol ContentPrice (R)
Duvel8.5%330ml: R95.00 / 750ml: R250.00
Duvel Triple Hop 20179.5%R105.00
Tripel d’Anvers8%R95.00
Vedett IPA6%R75.00
Houblon Chou昀昀e9%R95.00
St Bernardus Wit5.5%R60.00
Cherry Chou昀昀e8%R105.00
Liefmans Kriek Brut6%330ml: R105.00 / 750ml: R300.00
Chou昀昀e 405.6%R105.00

Den Anker Whisky

WhiskyPrice (R)
BellsR25.00
J&BR25.00
Johnnie Walker RedR25.00
Jack DanielsR30.00
Johnnie Walker BlackR40.00
Grants 12R40.00
Glenmorangie 10R60.00
Glen昀椀ddich 12R60.00
Glen昀椀ddich 15R85.00
Glen昀椀ddich 18R150.00

Den Anker Liqueur

LiqueurPrice (R)
AmarulaR25.00
FrangelicoR25.00
KahluaR25.00
Black SambucaR25.00
Tia MariaR30.00
CointreauR35.00
DrambuieR35.00
Grand MarnierR55.00

Den Anker Aparitief/Digestief

Aparitief/DigestiefPrice (R)
SherryR20.00
Allesverloren PortR25.00
MartiniR25.00
Jose Cuervo GoldR25.00
PimmsR25.00
Lemon SikelelaR30.00
JagermesiterR30.00
PernodR40.00
AperolR50.00
CampariR50.00
GrappaR90.00

Den Anker Cocktails

CocktailPrice (R)
MimosaR55.00
NegroniR80.00
Aperol SpritzR85.00
Berry BlazeR85.00

Den Anker Brandy/Cognac

Brandy/CognacPrice (R)
KlipdriftR25.00
KWV 10R30.00
Karo 13R60.00
BiscuitR70.00

Den Anker Vodka

VodkaPrice (R)
AlbatrossR35.00
AbsolutR35.00

Den Anker Rum

RumPrice (R)
1000PounderR25.00
Bacardi WhiteR25.00
Southern ComfortR25.00
Spiced GoldR25.00

Den Anker Gin

GinPrice (R)
Distillery RoadR25.00
SoulR30.00
Unit 43 OriginalR35.00
Unit 43 Oak WoodedR35.00
MusgraveR40.00
Drunken HorseR55.00

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