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Foresters Arms Pub

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52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 689 5949
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Forries is such an institution in the Southern Suburbs. Love the outside seating, willing to brace it even in the wind. Best cauliflower base pizza in the city! If you're looking for that Cheers feeling - be sure to stop by!

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Thank eleneb2017
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great venue for sporting events. Extra bonus is that it is children friendly. The choice of beer caters for a wide variety of palettes. The food was good and the burgers were tasty. I am yet to have a poor overall experience here. I would recommend this venue to friends for a classic pub experience. One small criticism is that... More 

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Thank DylanGar13
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a pleasant lunch at Forries. Good service and good pub food. The tables in the back area are great and give one a feeling of being outside. A nostalgic venue.

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Thank Audrey H
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in to foresters whilst staying nearby in Newlands. We only wanted a quick dinner and weren't expecting anything too special. We were certainly wrong! Great atmosphere and drinks menu were topped off by a huge menu to suit and taste and diet. Back home in England never would you see such a range of options. I had the... More 

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Thank Sarah_L_Ross
Manzini, Swaziland
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a buzz! The place was very busy and looked like everyone was enjoying themselves. Beautiful evening and sitting under the trees in the corner of the back garden. The tapas was really good, specifically the stuffed calamari, the pork belly and the baked jalapeño stuffed with Feta cheese and wrapped with bacon. Their mains of pork belly was top... More 

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Thank swazijumbo
Hong Kong
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429 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice English style pub with large beer garden and excellent food and fodder for the hungry and thirsty.

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Thank TempleofPeace
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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508 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Foresters Arms is known affectionately as "Forries" is an institution in Cape Town, making it more than just a pub!! Open all day, serving food all day, Forries has both a large inside area & an extra large outside & beautifully set up outside area. Famed for its variety of beers especially craft beers, Forries also serves good food at... More 

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Thank Marguerite W
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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270 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you need an outdoor venue for a get-together in a crowd, this is the place. There is sufficient parking, except not he weekend or Fri after 5pm, and there are a few off street parking areas within 5 min walks. Casual outdoor bench style seating enclosed in a semi garden setting. Good staff but sometimes too busy to give... More 

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Thank Sang F
London, UK
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36 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And that was the best bit of the experience. My 5 year old had a wonderful time in the playground. As for the adults, food and drink were average

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Thank BenjyLondon_UK
lancashire
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called today for lunch. Ordered the Calamari with fries and salad garnish. The Calamari was over cooked it was rubbery and tough, the coating tasted a tad burnt as did the fries, my suspicion was it had been pre cooked and warmed up like wise the fries also. Would not reccommed this dish at all.

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Thank mallonsLancashire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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: +27 21 689 5949

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Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?