Welcome to a Theatre of Fine Food and Wine with the Largest Wine-by-the-Glass Bar in the World.
Follow the romantic lamps on the water’s edge at the V&A Waterfront to a terrace with dreamy views of Table Bay and Table Mountain, and to the rich ambience of a wharf warehouse offering a meat and seafood extravaganza and the largest wine-by-the-glass bar in the world. This is Belthazar, a Theatre of Fine Food and Wine, with a beautiful new all weather terrace enclosure, Awards of Excellence from both TripAdvisor and Wine Spectator, a new festive season menu and a special New Year’s Eve Dinner.
Perfect location with new all-weather dining enclosure on the terrace and panoramic views
Belthazar’s spectacular new all-weather dining enclosure on the terrace was launched in October. It is equipped with a mist cooling system and heaters and offers panoramic views of the Waterfront and Table Mountain.
TripAdvisor and Wine Spectator Excellence Awards
“Always World Class”, “Food, wine, service, WOW!”, “And WOW… What a view!”, “Enormous and utterly fantastic range of wines”, “Belthazar is a Must”, “Hats off to you guys at Belthazar”, are just some of the many glowing TripAdvisor reviews over the past year that earned Belthazar a TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence, a coveted seal of approval for its consistent delivery of excellence and quality customer experience.
And, Belthazar has once again been honoured for its outstanding dedication to wine, in Wine Spectator’s 2016 Restaurant Wine List Awards. Having received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its superior wine list annually since 2012, this year Belthazar was presented with an even more prestigious award – the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence – awarded to a select group of 1,093 world-class restaurants globally. “These wine lists display excellent breadth across multiple winegrowing regions and/or significant vertical depth of top producers, along with superior presentation. Typically offering 350 or more selections, these restaurants are destinations for serious wine lovers, showing a deep commitment to wine, both in the cellar and through their service team”, said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher of Wine Spectator.
The Meat Experience at Belthazar
Belthazar’s in-house Master Butcher ensures that the grain-fed Karan beef is hung on the carcass for three days, and then the Fillet, Sirloin, Rump and Rib-Eye are ‘wet-aged’, while the T-Bone, Chicago Cuts, Fillet on the Bone and Sirloin on the Bone are ‘dry-aged’ for a minimum of 28 days. In addition Belthazar serves Australian-Tasmanian superior grass-fed marbled beef air-freighted from Cape Grim in the far north-west corner of Tasmania. Shaped by wild Southern Ocean swells, abundant rainfall and the cleanest air in the world, Cape Grim is the perfect place to grow superior beef. Belthazar’s extensive Game Menu includes Ostrich, Crocodile, Springbok, Kudu, Impala, Wildebeest, Blesbok, Gemsbok and Eland.
Belthazar Seafood Extravaganza
Belthazar imports all its prawns and langoustines from Mozambique and only serves the freshest linefish available. For a real extravaganza, what could get better than Belthazar’s Royal Seafood Platter for Two, including a whole crayfish, two large langoustines, six medium langoustines, two tiger giant prawns, 2 tiger medium prawns, two king prawns and four queen prawns – perfectly prepared and served with lemon butter, garlic butter and per-peri sauce.
Belthazar’s festive season menu includes a variety of new dishes, some of which are:
Goulash Soup – traditional rich beef soup
- Mediterranean Salad – a mixed chopped salad with peppadews and olives
- Tabbouleh Salad – traditional Lebanese salad made with finely chopped parsley and mint, tomatoes, onions, bulgar wheat and lemon
- Sauce Steaks 250g and 350g – grain-fed fillet, flambéed in brandy and topped with one of 8 sauces – peppercorn, choc chilli, red wine, monkey gland, mushroom, blue cheese, béarnaise or garlic
- Belthazar Premium Burger – a beef and chicken burger topped with avocado and double cheese and all the trimmings
- Prawn Curry – 8 queen prawns in a traditional Northern Indian spicy tomato, cashew nut and cream sauce served with basmati rice
- Steamed Fennel or Broccoli – served with a drizzle of lemon butter
- Trio of Halawa – plain, chocolate and pistachio – a crystallised sesame seed delicacy
- Jelly and Custard dessert – plain old mixed flavoured jellies topped with custard
The Wine Wonder at Belthazar
The wine experience at Belthazar is second to none with wine, wine everywhere, tempting wine-lovers with the largest wine-by-the-glass bar in the world. The restaurant’s innovative nitrogen-infused wine-by-the-glass bar serves up to 250 of the Cape’s finest wines by the glass, patrons are expertly advised by trained sommeliers on a wine-list of up to 600 fine wines and sought-after rare vintages, and the wines are professionally stored in a designer vinoteque and served in Riedel glassware which enhances 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. The wine list is compiled by André Lourens, the very knowledgeable and experienced group beverage manager for the Slick Restaurant Group.
In addition to an extraordinary wine list, Belthazar also specialises in whiskies/whiskeys, single malts, brandies, Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados, liqueurs, beers (traditional and craft) and ciders.
Belthazar, a world class eatery on the cutting-edge of ‘shoppertainment’, also showcases a glittering store of Riedel glassware, wine aprons, corkscrews, cookbook, gourmet sauces and exclusive gourmet knives, a Biltong Bar and a retail wine shop. At the Belthazar Wine Shop, patrons can purchase any of the 600 plus wines on the wine list – to either be collected, or dropped off at their hotels or their homes.
Belthazar seats 90x indoors and 200x outside on the terrace, and has a private dining area for 25x.
New Year’s Eve and other Function Menus
Belthazar is ideal for corporate or family events and provides for three different function menus as well as a special menu for New Year’s Eve. Dedicated to the wise man of the magi who was “lord of treasures”, a treasure trove of delights awaits foodies and wine connoisseurs at Belthazar.
Belthazar, one of Cape Town’s leading restaurants, has many accolades to its name in addition to TripAdvisor and Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence, including best Waterfront restaurant, best seafood restaurant in Cape Town and best steakhouse in South Africa.
Belthazar is owned by the Slick Restaurant Group which also owns two other restaurants at the V&A Waterfront: Balducci and Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers and Ribs, as well as a self-catering B&B in Franschhoek called Auberge Daniella. Join the Slick Restaurant Loyalty programme and receive 10% of the bill total credited to your card, redeemable at any Slick Restaurant, as well as a R200 birthday voucher.