Belthazar restaurant and wine bar is often celebrated for its prime location at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town with fantastic views of Table Mountain. During Covid, the restaurant closed down but has since re-opened in November 2022.
The menu best offers a range of red meats and seafood and it is the wine bar that has us all in the feels. Belthazar is the largest wine-by-the-glass bar in the world with stunning views of table mountain.
“We opened Belthazar 20 years ago, and over time it became one of Cape Town’s leading restaurants, collecting many prestigious awards along the way, including Best Steakhouse in South Africa, Best Seafood Restaurant in Cape Town, and Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence for our wine list. So it was with heavy hearts that we were forced to suspend trading. Re-opening after 2 years has had its obvious challenges; however, it has been immensely uplifting to observe the bustling crowds enjoying the Waterfront once again. To see Belthazar buzzing with happy customers and witnessing our team doing what they do best – that’s what every restaurateur desires. And complimentary feedback from our customers is the proverbial cherry on the top,” says co-owner Ian Halfon.
The Highly Acclaimed Meat Experience and Seafood Extravaganza at Belthazar!
Belthazar’s in-house Master Butcher sources only the very best AAA grade grain-fed and grass-fed beef, including superior free-range, grass-fed organic beef and Wagyu beef. Matured for a minimum of 28 days, all the meat is hung on the carcass (dry-aged) for three days in specially designed temperature-controlled cold rooms with humidity. Thereafter, the Fillet, Sirloin, Rump and Rib-Eye are ‘wet-aged’, while the T-Bone, Chicago Cut (Belthazar’s signature Rib-Eye on the bone), Fillet on the Bone and Sirloin on the Bone are left to ‘dry-age’ for up to 40 days. Belthazar also offers top quality Karoo Lamb, Beef, Lamb and Pork Ribs and their extensive Game Menu includes Ostrich, Crocodile, Springbok, Kudu, Impala, Wildebeest, Blesbok, Gemsbok and Eland.
Belthazar specialises in locally and sustainably sourced freshly caught Cape Linefish, from the sea to your plate in record time. Other seafood specialties include Fresh Wild Oysters, Mussels served with Creamy Garlic or Napoletana Sauce, Baby Kingklip, Grilled Prawns (Queens, Kings and Tiger Giants), Calamari (grilled or panko crumbed and deep fried), Giant Mozambican Lobster, Mozambican Langoustines, Norwegian Salmon and a choice of five sumptuous Seafood Platters.
Some of the favourite dishes at Belthazar include the 500g T-Bone Steak, Rib-Eye Steak, Wagyu Steaks, Fillet Steaks flambéed with brandy and prepared in one of seven homemade sauces, Seafood Platter, 2kg Mozambiquan Lobster and Langoustines, Grilled Prawns and Calamari, Baby Kingklip, Mussels and Garlic Sauce, Norwegian Salmon, Ostrich, Springbok Carpaccio, Game Kebab, Pork Ribs, Chicken Wing Skewer, decadent Chocolate Ganache and Crème Brûlée and more.
Ian Halfon concludes, “We re-opened Belthazar with a ‘Spotlight on Local and Value’, offering a wider selection of cuts of steak to provide a broader range of affordability options, with a focus on local less expensive seafood and a bigger selection of well-priced own label house wines to accommodate all palates and pockets. We want Belthazar to be the locals’ first choice when considering a grill. We are offering exclusive deals to loyalty card holders throughout the year as well as amazing value specials for the whole family in winter.”
Wine by the Riedel Glass at Belthazar
The wine experience at Belthazar is second to none tempting wine-lovers with the largest wine-by-the-glass bar in the world – an iconic wine bar with the biggest nitrogen-infused tap unit in the world serving 200 premium wines by the glass. Patrons are expertly advised by trained sommeliers on an award-winning wine-list of up to 400 wines, and the wines are professionally stored in a designer vinotèque and served in Riedel glassware to enhance the wine of your choice. With a superb wine selection by single varietal, blend and style, the state-of-the-art wine list at Belthazar highlights vintage ratings, critics’ ratings, wine awards and taste indicators.
In addition to an extraordinary wine list, Belthazar also specialises in cocktails, whiskies/whiskeys, single malts, brandies, Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, liqueurs, beers (traditional and craft) and ciders.
Contact Belthazar Restaurant
Belthazar Restaurant, Wine Bar & Grill, Shop 154, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Open daily from noon until late. Booking advised
Tel 021-421-3753 · Email: firstname.lastname@example.org · Website: www.belthazar.co.za
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