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The Firemans Arms

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25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021-4191513
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Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very attentive staff

This is a nice pub/restaurant the staff are very good, they also have a micro brewery on site, the lager local lager is Castle which is very good, the food is good too but a bit salty,

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Jackie D
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice pub/restaurant the staff are very good, they also have a micro brewery on site, the lager local lager is Castle which is very good, the food is good too but a bit salty,

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Thank Jackie D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a well known pub which has a great menu and beer selection. During live sporting events go early (they dont usually take bookings in advance).

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Thank pauloseshetu
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very friendly and efficient service, never a dirty glass or plate left lying on the table. Delicious pub grub, especially the onion rings. Great atmosphere and a jovial crowd of customers. A good selection of craft beers and draught beers.

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Thank raymond w
Ladysmith, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Regular visitor to firemans arms when we in Cape Town. It has it all great food, large selection of drinks, a comfortable atmosphere and diligent and polite staff. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Nasheel B
Linz, Austria
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209 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a dinner here as it was just around the corner of our flat. The food and drinks were good. They also have some cats lying around the place. If you don't like the little felines you might want to look for another place. Nice indoor & outdoor seating.

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1 Thank Michael W
Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

best beef spare ribs and isbine in Town service is excellent food is great. Great burgers great steak fantastic pizza

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Thank 610danny
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Had an awesome lunch there yesterday - tried their Peri & Garlic Prawns with rice...WOW, so tasty. Was expecting white rice with prawns, but got surprised with great savoury rice. Hubby had sticky beef ribs - meat fell off the bone & portion very generous. Parents had pizza & pie - which we know are always great! Awesome food, fab... More 

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Thank Ibag77
Singapore
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199 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Walked in to have lunch and drinks. Love the whole set-up. The jalapeño spring roll not only big but generous fillings. While the oxtail curry delicious. Generous serving of wine, too. Attentive and friendly staff. Yet another nice dining experience. Thank you.

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Thank iamjohnny
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic. Being a regular visitor to cape town we always try different places whilst at the same time go to our favourite places on previous trips. Every year different places spring up which are fantastic however the fireman's has always been a favourite as the atmosphere is always great. The title of this review should be changed. .....the closest to... More 

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Thank James B
Singapore
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251 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The Firemans Arms has all the merits of a great British pub in Cape Town - there's big tv screens, great drinks and a good selection of food. The lamb curry was recommended to me as not too hot by two people who loved it, but I wanted full power fiery, so I chose the scarlet coloured, piri-piri chicken which... More 

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Thank George H
CapeTownHelicopters, Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is great to know that our customers leave filled and content. At Fireman’s Arms, we like it hot and blazing! We are glad the meal blew you away. Don’t be a stranger, drop by for drinks, sport and food that hits the spot, when you get a chance. We aim to please. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 021-4191513

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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