Making Winter Great Again: #perfectpairing at Den Anker

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There are many reasons to love Den Anker – the view, the food, the service and the beer! – but the new Winter Special is positively huggable. 

Promoted as their #perfectpairing, a scant R125 gets you a double whammy of some edible delectables plus 2 gorgeous Belgian beers to sip on while you munch. 

What’s on offer?
Says Den Anker:

‘Since opening at the V&A in 1994, we’ve been committed to offering locals and visitors value for money with unique menu items during wintertime.

This year, we decided to showcase a few of our great Belgian beers alongside a some popular dishes.

Platter 1:

Mini mussel pots, prepared two ways – 

1) Classic Mussels Mariniere, with the Liefmans Fruitesse and

2) Mussels á la Creme, with Maredsous Blond.

Tasting notes: the subtle sweetness of the Fruitesse pairs perfectly with the bitterness of the mussels, creating a neutral sensation on the palate, while the creaminess of the Mussels á la Creme is complimented by the boldness of the Maredsous Blond.

Platter 2:

Wagyu Burgers 2 ways – 

1) With mature Dutch Gouda cheese and subtle Vedett beer

2) with Béarnaise sauce and chips, paired with the sweet and spicy La Chouffe beer. 

Platter 3:
1) Beer-battered hake and chips with Liefmans Yell’oh 

2) Cape Malay fish curry paired with Vedett extra white

Tasting notes: The spiciness of the fish curry is brightened by the crispness of a Liefmans Yell’oh, while the subtleness of the Vedett White compliments the beer-battered hake. 

Beat that, beer lovers! 

Served from 11am till 7pm daily at R125 per platter. 

Information about the restaurant can be found at

Facebook : Den Anker

Twitter :@den_anker

Instagram : den_anker


Beer information can be found at

Facebook: Belgian Beer Company SA

Twitter: @Belgianbeercom

Instagram: Belgianbeercompany

The regular menu including oysters, mussels, steak tartare, fish and seafood plus Belgian specialities are also available from the á la carte menu. 

NOW, hurry up and book your table!


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