Frequently Asked Questions

Q    Where does one find Den Anker?
A    We are on the Pierhead, directly adjacent to the Old Port Captain's Building


Q    Do you serve Belgian food?
A    Absolutely, everything from Mussels to our Signature Pepper Steak, Crevettes and Belgian Chocolates


Q    Can you accomadate groups?
A    We do - pop us a mail and we will design a menu to suit your individual needs


Q    Do you serve Belgian Beer?
A    We have a fantastic range of Draught and Bottled beers.De Koninck, Kwak, Duvel,Kriek plus our very own Anker Bier brewed to a special recipe


Q    Can we sit outside?
A    Our terrace has the most magnificent view of Table Mountain, probably one of the best in the Waterfront. You can enjoy a glass of wine or some tapas while watching the daily routine of the working harbour.


Q    Do you serve chips?
A    We serve pommes frites with our own homemade mayonaisse


Q    Do we really have to give our shoe at the bar for one of your beers?
A    You do when you order a Kwak - originally designed by an innkeeper who wanted a way of ensuring he sold as much beer as possible. The unique design of the glass enabled coach drivers to take a beer for the road, literally. The glass would hang from a bracket allowing the beer to remain upright even on rough terrain. Kwak is very popular in bars as the glass always attracts attention. However be warned when ordering Kwak as there is a chance the bar will want a deposit for the glass (or in some cases a shoe to stop you running away with it) as you're not the only person who likes the glass


Q    How long has Den Anker been in Cape Town?
A    We opened our doors in 1994 and have been serving Capetonians fabulous beer and Belgian Specialities ever since then