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“Great venue, ok food, but become expensive.”
Review of Foresters Arms Pub

Foresters Arms Pub
Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Newlands
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 2, 2014

I went to Varisty in 70's in UCT and 'Forries' was a fav wateringhole. Fantastic venue with outside seating in good weather and plenty space with fireplace inside. Since returning to CT 4 yrs ago, I go back from time to time to watch a rugby match or similar. Has great atmoshere and lots of screens etc. They have recently spent a small fortune renovating/extending kitchen, moving pizza oven, extending bar area etc. It now has improved service esp when busy, and new moveable roof outside is great addition!
But food remains average with some dishes above average. But prices are highish for pub food with omelette (which is good size) costing R72. Beer gone up from R19, to R22, and now R25 is limited period.
In summary: A great place to meet mates and watch a match, or drink under the trees. But better eating houses/better value nearby. Pity coz Forries is a super venue with parking etc and current manager Justin does try to please.

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Thank MGM1954
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Had a marvellous lunch in the courtyard, great setting and good service, this place has been on the map for many years and does not disappoint on each visit. Used to be a watering hole for the cricket fraternity from New lands.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Big menu, good beer and great service. Outdoor seating area had lots of space and the kingklip was very tasty. Good buzz.

Thank S G P
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Glorious cape day so having lunch at Forries under the leafy canopy was ideal. As expected it was full and the waiter informed us that the kitchen was busy. The flat bread starter could have done with more seasoning but the ribs and steaks were excellent and the delay was acceptable. The service was friendly, attentive and efficient so good choice for our lunch.

Thank DavidBo48
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Do yourself a favour and have a go at the Steak and ale pie, you won't regret it. Lovely setting, good service, could do with a better selection of beer on tap though.

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Thank Jack W
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