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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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Osaka, Japan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Menu has been the same for a long time, 10 years? Service is excellent but what comes from the kitchen is not what you'd expect for that price in and around Cape Town. Little sausages served as an amuse bouche were plain cold. Salad looked great but was not rinsed properly. Sand is not what you'd expect in your salad....... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Busy busy but still, fantastic service. We went there last week Sunday, and it was extremely busy, the service was 100/100 our waiter was very friendly couldn't do enough for us. Their Game Kebab and Langoustines are to die for!!!! I have never had a bad meal here and will be back

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

Dear Digennaro H, what you experienced is what we strive to offer to each and every dining guest with us. So I am happy that we were able to meet your expectation with service and food quality. We look forward to you joining us again soon. Regards, Belthazar More

Doha, Qatar
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Great steaks and game meat. Great location. Ridiculous wine menu, really is impractical. The choice of wines is extensive to say the least but it's amazing. Change the menu on the stick folks!

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

Dear Aziz S. We love to hear from our dining guests and see that you enjoyed your experience. Because of our extensive wine list (over 600 wines and over 200 of them by the glass), a generic winelist in a folder does not work, hence the Wine Times. Regards, Belthazar More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Bit slow in adding a complement for this restaurant as we visited October 2013. My husband still can not find a match for the quality of the steak he had - he compares all he has had since unfavorably. Good atmosphere as well with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Looking forward to visiting again this November.

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

Dear Sjandd, well, what can we say to that? Thank you for the accolade. Our in-house block-man matures all our grain-fed AAA grade beef for a minimum of 28 days. You can't beat that. Even our fillet is matured. Soft like butter..... Looking forward to your next visit to us in the beautiful V&A Waterfront. Regards, Belthazar More

Camberley, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

I could never visit CPT without eating here. The steaks are fantastic. I've recommended this place to so many people and they have always enjoyed it. Probably expensive for CPT given the location.

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

Dear Malcolm P, thank you for your kind words and review. We pride ourselves on our service and excellent export-quality menu items. I hope that seeing you are regular, that you have one of our loyalty cards? Visit our website for more information. Regards Belthazar More

Helsingborg, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited Capetown in June and were recommended to go to Belthazar for good food. We were not disapointed. We had wonderful steaks, nice atmosphere and most of all the best of service. During our 16 days in South Africa a waiter named Daud was by far the best. His personal service and attendant made our visit. We wanted him... More

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

Dear Diana T. So nice to read that one of our Service Ambassadors was able to give you wonderful and attentive service. For us it is all about the memorable experience that we create for our dining guests. I am very happy that Daud managed to do that for you. I will make sure he gets the accolade for this.... More

Surrey Uk
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Busy waterfront restaurants with great steaks and local game specialities. The beef fillet was excellent as was the mixed kebab of kudu, wildebeest, springbok and impala. Friendly and helpful staff and an extensive wine list to complement the food. On second visit slightly overcooked steaks were replaced quickly and with no demur. You are unlikely to go wrong with a... More

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

Hey there Nigel C. Thanks for the review. I am happy to read that we were able to rectify the steak quickly that was not made to your liking. Our biltong starter is just as your mentioned, a snack, that is had while enjoining a glass of wine, so I hear you. However it should not be avoided. Our biltong... More

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I took my husband here for an early birthday dinner during our most recent visit to South Africa, as he loves his steak and the restaurant seemed to get quite good reviews all round. What a joy! Hubby had chilli and garlic grilled calamari to start - beautifully done. The 'bread roll with boerie' just hit the spot whilst we... More

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

Dear MagsCK2013. What a wonderful review to read. I am really happy that Priscilla looked after you and your husband well that evening and that your meal and experience was a great one. That 1kg slab is a whopper, but you only go for that if you know your meat and he sure does. The sirloin is like butter......wonderful. Have... More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our local tour guide recommended Balthazar and he was spot on. If you need to dine at the waterfront this is the place. We also sampled the local fare by having the game kebabs and they did not disappoint. So if you are like me and you use trip advisor on your travels then make sure you visit Balthazar

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

Dear Phil-Bram, thank you for your review. Please let us know who your tour guide is as we like to acknowledge them for their support. We hope to see you and family back with us again soon in the near future. Kind Regards, Belthazar More

charlotte, nc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We spent four days in Cape town, prior to moving on to Botswana. We found ourselves gravitating to the waterfront for our dining, as the lovely weather and alfresco opportunities made it tough to beat. Balthazar was, by far our favorite restaurant. Great selection of steaks and fresh seafood; deftly prepared and served. Our server was so great, we felt... More

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

Dear MediaPackman, thank you for your review. We love to hear from our dining patrons about their experience. When you visit Cape Town again, please "your favourite restaurant" again. Regards, Belthazar More

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