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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
surprisingly good steaks on the waterfront

Despite its tourist setting on the harbor waterfront, Balthazar serves your choice of grain fed or grass fed steaks cooked perfectly to order and sized from petite to very, very large (one kilogram!) and they taste very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Mmeyernos
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Jackson, Wyoming
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Jackson, Wyoming
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177 reviews 177 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Despite its tourist setting on the harbor waterfront, Balthazar serves your choice of grain fed or grass fed steaks cooked perfectly to order and sized from petite to very, very large (one kilogram!) and they taste very good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Cape Town last week and had dinner at Belthazar's, on Thursday night, 23 April, as we usually do if we are down in Cape Town. What a disappointment. The service, the food - it was below par to say the least. Our wine was not topped up once. The plates were not removed once we had finished a... More 

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Location, menu, service, staff food, wines all is very good. The drawback they can't do anything about is the wind. But in spite of the weather it is a place to visit when at the Waterfront,

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely evening meal here - my ribeye steak was delicious as was my daughter's calamari. We sat outside and despite the coolness of the evening were kept warm by large patio heaters. Service was good and attentive and the wine list extensive. Would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were recommended to try Balthazars by a guide we used for a day trip elsewhere on this our first ever visit to South Africa, so we made a reservation for the following night. I can see why we were recommended and appreciate the many positive comments made by others. The food was indeed excellent and the waitresses' recommendations for... More 

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

Dear Wart1, thank you for your feedback and we will most definitely look into rearranging tables more carefully. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you soon again. Regards, Belthazar More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Hadn't planned to visit but found ourselves at the waterfront and hungry. So glad we chose Belthazars. One of the best steaks we have ever had and delicious wine to go with it. Although the wine list is extensive there was an incredibly helpful Sommelier who chose us a great Pinotage (Stellenzicht 'Golden Triangle' 2011). Ordered our steaks medium rare... More 

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

Dear Csluckock, thank you for the review. We use only the best available produce. Our steak are 28 days matured AAA grade grain fed beef. I will follow up on the pepper sauce, as it is our 2nd best selling sauce. We look forward to you joining us again soon. Regards, Belthazar More 

Wheaton Aston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

By far the best steak I've ever eaten. Staff were fantastic, the wine selection was amazing, over 600 to choose from. One of the best steak houses I've had the pleasure to eat in. A must visit when in Cape Town

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

Dear G911are, thank you for your kind words. We hope that we see you again soon. Regards, Belthazar More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I've had one of my best steaks at Belthazars- it's everything one would expect from a steakhouse and more We sat inside however if you can try and get a table outside for a greater ambience and setting.

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

Dear Zajhbfemme, we thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. We hope that we will see you again on your next visit to Cape Town. Kind Regards, Belthazar More 

greenville,sc
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98 reviews 98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

After a few nights roaming the waterfront we decided to go back to Belthazar due to the sheer fact it was the best food so far ! Outdoor or Indoor dining with exceptional service and SA wine selections. Roasted butternut Squash salad with beet root and goat cheese, Peri Peri Chicken Liver ( OMG ! ) Grilled fresh Prawns basted... More 

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

Dear Sunrisemahon, thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Belthazar More 

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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Really good night out Friday with friends. Exceptionally good Rib Eye steak and an excellent selection of premium wines. We sat indoors which was nice with cool music and a bit removed from the busy terrace. Really good nigh out. Recommended for a steak in the VA Waterfront.

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

Dear Michael O, thank you for the posting. We appreciate it and look forward to you joining us again soon. 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?