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Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar

Shop 153, Lower Level Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 421 3753
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Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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...
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Hobart, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This place has been voted Africa's best steakhouse... I can see why! The service was impeccable. The wine recommendations excellent. The food was amazing. Quick, attentive service. I tried game kebab. Got koroo, ostrich, wilder beast and one more ?? What... Cooked perfectly and the recommended red wine sauce perfectly complemented the game. The wine selection was extensive as was... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food. The calamri was the best I have ever had. The steak was cooked to perfection, my only problem was there was too much - we had defnitely over estimated how much we could eat! We had some great advice from the sommelier and chose a really good wine. Whilt expensive for South Africa, it was not expensive for... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I had the game kebab, which ended up being 4 massive chunks of meat, which were really tasty and a great option! The location is terrific, right on the water and there is an extensive wine list. For the quality of food and location, the price is terrific also

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Highly rated for its steaks and rightly so but other than that we found this restaurant to be nothing exceptional food or service wise. Almost left after ordering our drinks (and rather wish we had) as the very heavy and huge metal chairs grate loudly on the paving when moved...which is continuously. Very very irritating and intrusive. So many good... More

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

Dear Jelico, my apologies that the intrusive sounds of the chairs spoilt your dining experience. We have tried many other types of chairs and found that with the wind, these were the most suitable. We are renowned for our steaks and service, so it is a pity that this did not meet your expectations. We take pride in our level... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I have for a long time being wanting to visit this much vaunted venue. Last night my wife and I had a date night outing and took the opportunity to visit, whilst the food was good, not outstanding, it is a tourist trap, the wine list is out to impress with cost rather than selection. The pricing of the meals... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Balthazar was recommended to us and has not disappointed. Great atmosphere outside. Gulver top waiter, with good knowledge and a smile. Steaks excellent. Wine list extensive and excellent. Good food and great service, recommended.

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

Dear GBCTI, thank you for the great review. I will inform Gulver of your praise and we look forward to you joining us again soon in the near future. Kind Regards, Belthazar More

Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We had a quick salad on the terrace. It was perfect and the service was very friendly. The fish dishes we saw passing by looked super!

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

Dear AdriAfrica, thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We value all the input and we hope that you will come back soon and enjoy some of the other wonderful dishes we offer. Regards, Belthazar More

Bonn, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

These guys take their wine VERY seriously, and have an ENORMOUS selection of wines by the glass. The giant format wine menu done like a newspaper was slightly overwhelming at first, but we got the hang of it and worked our way through quite a few glasses. Meat is the specialty here, and the game kebabs and beef kebabs were... More

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

Dear Emmicakes, you are 100% right. We do take our wine seriously! We are the biggest wine by the glass bar in the world, offering 250 different wines. From the over 600 strong wine list choices, there is definitely something for everyone, and you can buy bottles to take home too. We love your review and hope to see you... More

Island of Malta, Malta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Had game kebab here and it was so delicious! Most of staff were so friendly and helpful, service was so fast. Compare to other restaurants it's a bit pricey but definetly worth it! The reason why I rated 4 and not 5 is the person (might be manager) who stands near the entrance and shouts at waitresses! No one deserves... More

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

Dear Zkgllr, thank you for the review. I will follow up with the General Manager regarding your comments. Thank you for posting the review and we look forward to you dining with us again soon. Kind Regards, Andrew - Belthazar More

Cape Town
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If being treated like a second class citizen is your thing, then Balthazar is for you - unless of course you are a tourist. We were overlooked for a table in the most insulting and patronizing manner time and time again despite having waited at the bar for the longest. The high prices and error in service didn't enter into... More

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

Dear A L, my sincerest apologies that you did not get to experience the Belthazar standard. Please contact us via our website, or directly on info@ slickrestaurants.com so we can investigate this further, as it is definitely not what we offer. Regards, Andrew - Belthazar More

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Additional Information about Belthazar Restaurant and Wine Bar

Address: Shop 153, Lower Level Victoria Wharf | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 421 3753
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Average Prices: USD 12 - 45
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar

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