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Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar

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Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Shop 153, Lower Level Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 421 3753
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Belthazar, a veritable theatre of fine food and wine on the...
Welcome to Belthazar, a veritable theatre of fine food and wine on the cutting-edge of "shoppertainment". A multi-purpose restaurant, grill, wine bar and gourmet home accessory shop, Belthazar brings a chic new concept in the culinary arts to Cape Town.Belthazar is the realization of a lifelong passion for wine shared by the Belthazar team. Their vision was to create the largest "wine by the glass" wine bar in the world. Experienced sommeliers expertly serve up to 250 of the Cape's finest wines by the glass and advise customers on a wine-list of up to 600 fine wines and sought-after rare vintages.Indulge your palate. Belthazar is so much more than good food and wine. Indulge in the best - from the world's finest wine glasses and revolutionary wine technology to the slick service, superb aged Karan beef, export quality Mozambican shellfish and the freshest South African seafood. We invite you to indulge in the grand finale - a platter of boutique South African cheeses perfectly paired with a selection of Cape port wines...
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great experience but expensive

The food service and wine was very good, but the price was high for South African standards. Expense aside, this is a really great restaurant that I would consider for a night to remember. Lots of options for game, beef, fish and chicken with a lengthy wine list. The location is right down at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Joel C
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Whistler, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Whistler, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food service and wine was very good, but the price was high for South African standards. Expense aside, this is a really great restaurant that I would consider for a night to remember. Lots of options for game, beef, fish and chicken with a lengthy wine list. The location is right down at the waterfront so quite convenient. Overall,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Sitting in a perfect position on the waterfront this restaurant does not disappoint. The helpful staff and knowledge of the food by the waiters is immediately impressive. Choice of wine is in abundance with detailed recommendation from the staff if required. Food choice and quality excellent. This is a restaurant I will visit over and over again. Keep up the... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Travelling with four, we enjoyed great dinner here based upon a recommendation. Our server was very good, recommended a great, reasonably priced wine to go with my baby kingclip. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service. Give it a try for a nice dinner on the wharf.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I went for their grain-fed fillet steak although I wanted to go for the "grass-fed" but was told it's not available! Meat quality is very premium! The taste is amazing too! Highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

By far the best steakhouse I have ever been to anywhere in the world! Was served by a lovely lady called Nancy.

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Albert, what a lovely read. We thank you for dining with us and hope that we see you again very soon. Regards, Belthazar More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This restaurant was recommended and we turned up without a reservation but despite being very busy we got a table within minutes. The menu is vast as is the wine list. The serving staff are superb as was the food. Brilliant.

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Tartan TeddyBear, thank you for your review of Belthazar. We work hard at ensuring our guests have a memorable dining occasion with us each and every time. We hope that we will be seeing you again shortly. Kind Regards, Belthazar More 

Atlanta, GA
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Four of us had dinner here during a recent visit to Cape Town. I had a small cut of rib-eye. Others had the filet and larger cuts of rib eye. While my steak was fine, it wasn't remarkable. Others, who chose the "house basting," couldn't imagine why a steak house would ruin a good steak by basting it in a... More 

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Matrlaw, thank you for the review and my apologies for your experience not being fantastic, as it should have been. "Basting meat" is a South African culture and a firm favourite when we are grilling meat. This is the reason we offer an Olive Oil grilled option as well as a Pepper-crusted option for those guests who prefer to... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Some restaurants have a "wow" factor before you have even seen the menu and this place certainly has that. Heaving and vibrant with energy in parts more like a night club than an eating place. Service was prompt, informative and pleasing. Menu was large and complicated with a choice of grain or grass fed steaks! After advice I went for... More 

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Alan, thank you for the review. We look forward to you joining us again on your next visit to Cape Town. Kind Regards, Belthazar More 

Juba
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great ambience, superb food, amazing wine selection (especially the 2013-14 Vergelegen Reserve). All topped off by really excellent service (I was looked after by Nancy who as well as being attentive, prompt and discreet, recommended a really great wine on the basis of what I told her I was looking for).

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear NPFC, thank you for the great review. We appreciate it and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Belthazar More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was our last day in Cape Town and we just loved the waterfront setting of this sophisticated restaurant. The service was prompt and attentive, we had the Calamari and their signature burger both excellent. Good atmosphere and superb setting, great finish to our stay in Cape Town!!!!

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Andrew H, Guest Relations Manager at Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar, responded to this review

Dear Daveos1, we appreciate your review and look forward to you dining with us again. We are glad to have made your last meal in Cape Town a great one. Regards, Belthazar More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 153, Lower Level Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 421 3753

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 45
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

Welcome to Belthazar, a veritable theatre of fine food and wine on the cutting-edge of "shoppertainment". A multi-purpose restaurant, grill, wine bar and gourmet home accessory shop, Belthazar brings a chic new concept in the culinary arts to Cape Town.Belthazar is the realization of a lifelong passion for wine shared by the Belthazar team. Their vision was to create the largest "wine by the glass" wine bar in the world. Experienced sommeliers expertly serve up to 250 of the Cape's finest wines by the glass and advise customers on a wine-list of up to 600 fine wines and sought-after rare vintages.Indulge your palate. Belthazar is so much more than good food and wine. Indulge in the best - from the world's finest wine glasses and revolutionary wine technology to the slick service, superb aged Karan beef, export quality Mozambican shellfish and the freshest South African seafood. We invite you to indulge in the grand finale - a platter of boutique South African cheeses perfectly paired with a selection of Cape port wines...
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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