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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, Late Night, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly, beer, good food

Very friendly place. Friends and I have been using this place for afterwork drinks and for watching rugby. After just a couple of visits the staff remembered our round - impressive. Food portions are generous and the food excellent for what it is, pub grub . Recommended !

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Chris H
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English first
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very friendly place. Friends and I have been using this place for afterwork drinks and for watching rugby. After just a couple of visits the staff remembered our round - impressive. Food portions are generous and the food excellent for what it is, pub grub . Recommended !

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went to Fireman's Arms for my farewell lunch. Midway through the Friday we pack up and head through. I don't recommend trying to do that, traffic in Town on a Friday is insane. We order our food and while we're waiting I take in the scenery. First thing I noticed was the resident cats, they seem friendly enough and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Went here for a couple of beers with a colleague. Love it. Good beer including local craft selection. Professional and knowledgeable staff. Relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely come here for a sports match. Will come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I work close to this restaurant, I have been able to convert all my employees from other food to the Beef Ribs, they are simply the best I have ever tasted!Do yourself a favor and coke try them! Vibe is nice, not too classy and perfect for a pub lunch! I come here every Friday.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Popped in to Firemans for some rugby, and a chow. Quite busy for a winters night – and a nice mix of young old. The rugby was poor, but the food was good. The boys had burgers, and the girl’s pies - both receiving thumbs up all round. The burger was not cheap at R95 though, but I was happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited Cape Town as part of a cricket tour. The Firemans Arms was our adopted local pub for about 10 days. It is a great place for sports lovers to watch their favourite games. The beer is good and the food is excellent value. Kevin and Dean and there friendly team looked after us very well. A great pub.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Love this spot - fortunate to laugh along to SONA 2015 here. The atmosphere is friendly and vibey. Guiness on tap, and pub-grub. Make a wicked PIE and the very hot one is only for the brave / insane. Loved it nonetheless - washed it down with some whisky. On Thursdays the have quiz-nite.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Fireman’s has been around for eons… Called in last night, noisy pub environment, still running old school where you can smoke in the bar. Sat under cover had a Pizza which was nothing special but boy was the chicken pie good. Great place for a winter pub lunch,watch sport and have one of their famous Fireman’s Pie’s

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A pub with good food and a great atmosphere especially at the Thursday quiz at 8pm . Go early to get a table. Good selection of beers and lagers plus a pizza making area and outside seating. Friendly and efficient staff. A good night out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As an English bloke who loves his pubs you can't go wrong at the Ferrymans. Great sports tv, nice selection of beers , friendly staff and great pub grub !

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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: International, Pub

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