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Foresters Arms Pub

Bar, Pub, European
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52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
021 689 5949
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very busy. Packed. We were 8 adults. waiter immediately accommodated us. Order drinks/ No delay. Table attended explained all specials. Surprised when we ordered our meals. We did not have to wait long. Food excellent. Definitely visit again at next visit to Cape Town

Thank johnsK3246QR
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lekker experience with a large group of 10 friends. Great beer,great food and great service! We booked for this large group with only 15 minutes of notice,thanks guys!

Thank frankduv
Cape Town
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

SUCH a lovely venue - I always love coming here, but when you want to have a bottle of wine with your meal (you can't bring your own) it really makes your whole meal very expensive. Lovely menu and brilliant service though.

Thank CapeTownWatty
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was overpriced, the staff looked harassed, and the tables were right on top of each other so they could fit as many people in as possible.

Thank KatandChrisL
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to taste new and different beers and enjoy good pizza and a buzz around you, look no further. Variety of beers is excellent and the food and service is excellent. No wonder this place has been around for ages and will continue to be for many more decades.

Thank Carl K
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have known Forries since I moved to Cape Town when I was 12..I am now 32. It use to be a great place to go as a student....now days the drinks are at a ridiculous price..over R40 for a Castle Lite and Ironic thing is that SAB is about a Km away. We also ordered a pizza which was... More 

Thank KyleNLord
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Newlands favourite is always bustling and filled with an awesome atmosphere. Massive selection of draught beer with a solid wine list. The pizzas are amazing!! The Forries pizza is my absolute favorite. Definitely worth a visit. Classic and classy, with enough fun for a summer afternoon tequila or two

Thank Chris M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited this marvellous gem, and found the service, food and atmosphere nothing short of world class, KJ our waiter was fantastic friendly and delightful, thanks to manager Bruce for finding us a table and the friendly smile when through out the evening, what an amazing place, two thumbs up and definite recommendation

Thank HokeyPokey777
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been here many times over the years, we were in the area and decided to pop in for lunch. We were seated in the garden area near the kid's play area so my daughter could play. We thought that we were going to be neglected it as it is a short distance from the main restaurant. Were we wrong.... More 

Thank LesW790
Saint Julian's, Malta
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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of South Africa's oldest pub restaurants. Huge legacy and history. Beautiful setting and both indoor/outdoor accommodation. Frequented by University of Cape Town students and famous RSA sports people alike. Locals love it and have done thus for generations now. Lovely menu, great beer and wine selection. Very clean. Good service.

Thank saswcpr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Pub, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:00 am
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: 021 689 5949

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?