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“Full or atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Firemans Arms

The Firemans Arms
Ranked #136 of 1,135 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Rustenburg, South Africa
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210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Full or atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

A great little local with lots of history. Don't expect fancy, but get ready for lots or atmosphere in a 'real' pub environment.

Visited January 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fridays!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Quick drink to wind down the week... happy vibe. Waiters are friendly and attentive.... remembering drink orders and so on... Food, well in al honesty I have only ever had their pizzas and they are yum!!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Bsempilot
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Hout Bay, South Africa
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Best pub to watch sport in Cape Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

We go regularly to the Firemans Arms to watch the rugby. This place is bubbly, serves excellent pub lunch for a very decent price and Lionel who is our regular waiter looks after us so well!
Go early if you want to sit down, have a guiness and read the paper. Then enjoy the match on the big screen or one of the many tv all over the place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great Sporty English Pub in Cape Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

There are few better places to view live sports. Remember to come earlier to get a seat or even standing space as it is a favorite amongst locals. Great vibe when full. Decent parking close by too.

Visited December 2011
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Thank F J
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150 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best pub in Cape Town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012 via mobile

Great atmosphere in a traditional sports bar/ Pub offering excellent good value for money pub grub and appetisers.
Great chicken wings and fried peppers for starters. House specials (and my favorites) are the pies l "Pepper pie" is meaty and nicely spiced. The "Firemans Pie" is Chilli hot.
A fun place to eat, watch sports TV or take part in the quiz nights.
A great counter balance to the more touristy side of this fantastic city.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Richard B
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