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The Firemans Arms

25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021-4191513
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 24, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've been going there over the years and the standard remians consistantly good. My favourite foods are the crispy battered fish and chips, liver and onion with mash and the pizzas from the wood fired oven are excellent (believe the tripe is fab too - but not my bag so haven't tried it). Staff are are attentive and smart (especially... More

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Dublin, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This pub was directly on my path walking back to the Hilton. I stopped here several nights, having a few beers and chicken wings to end my day. Staff was personable, accommodating, and helpful. So much so, it was the main reason I returned. They also had free wifi, which allowed me to send out photos of my day to... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

not a fan of pub type setups, but went after my partner absolutely raved about it. i've been converted to the pub experience. excellent food (best onion rings in town and good quality pizza), super friendly and super fast service, clean and - my number 1 must have in any dining establishment - napkins not paper serviettes.

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Norfolk England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you want a proper pub with a good mixture of regulars and tourists this is the place to go. Good service and good beers and the food is pretty good as well.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Stopped after Cape Town carnival for a bite food was awesome great range of draughts even cider which is is unusual in Cape Town, good food, great Vibe, fantastic selection of draughts and awesome service

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Whenever we go to Cape Town, the Firemans Arms is one of our first stops! We love the atmosphere. They have sport on television screens, they are always attentive and helpful, and serve some very nice meals. They do good Pizza in a proper oven, pies, sausages,calamari, and also some traditional South African meals like Tripe Curry, Bobotie,and Eisbien. If... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Its a pub, not much more to say really. The food is normal pub grub and the location is not too great being on the main road. Always seems to have a good atmosphere though.

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Firemans is 150 years old this year – so it's a very old pub in Cape Town! It's laid back and unpretentious and serves really good pizzas and burgers and a good range of other well prepared food. There's also a wide range of beer on draught which is unusual. Thursday nights are our favourite when we go to take... More

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Cape Town
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112 reviews 112 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Not sure what this venue was previously but now it is one very busy establishment. It is a place you want to say,"been there, drunk there. The food was good but the atmosphere is what one comes goes back time and time again

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Lyon, France
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138 reviews 138 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Well located on the harbor with good and fresh sea food. Do nort forget to book in advance as it is very crowded and peaople in RSA are eating very early

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