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The Firemans Arms

25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 1513
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good53%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (10 reviews)
“pizza” (26 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real find. We were staying at the Harbouredge apartments so it was nice and close. There's a really good atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The food was superb and great value for money. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Julie695
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a bite and a pub and found this gem - although well known - in Cape Town. The beef ribs were literally falling from the bone and had one of the best marinade I’ve ever tasted. The chicken piri piri was...More

Thank Darkwing-Duck666
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and a welcome retreat from the heat in a hectic city. The drinks are ice cold and the food really good! The pub is full of memorabilia and the staff super friendly. This is definitely a must go to!

Thank lfrauenstein
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like good pub grub this is the place! The meat pies are all really good, although I personally give the "Fireman's Pie" a miss it is very fiery, as a colleague of mine experienced😆. The beers are really good top-level recommended!

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A charming historic bar in the heart of Cape Town . Lovely atmosphere in a pub packed with history. Tried the Fireman's Pilsener and this beer can be strongly recommended .

Thank D6148JQstephenl
Reviewed 31 July 2017

If you like pubs and history then you have to make a visit to Firemans. I first went there 30 years ago and went back again recently, nothing has changed, thankfully. A real piece of Cape Town nostalgia, great beer and for the adventurous their...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a legend and you could not get more PUB than the Fireman's Arms. It has been around forever and over the years, it has just picked up more and more character. Walking through the door immediately transforms you to a British county pub.More

1  Thank stevebenade
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for this amazing review, Steve. We are thrilled to know that we’re considered a legend club in Cape Town. We strive to maintain the highest standards as possible and reviews like yours are letting us know that we are on the right track!...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

It was First Thursday on Bree, but felt for some pub grub so headed down to the Fireman's arms in Cape Town, the food is always good. I had the seafood combo and my friend had a prawn dish. The food, even the side dishes...More

1  Thank Nisha R
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hello Nisha, 5-star rate means a lot to us! Sorry about the wine issue; we'll make sure it doesn't happen again. However, we're glad to know that you enjoyed our food, ambience, and service!

Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you are in town make sure you make time to drop by for a drink or two and a hearty meal to satisfy you. Great atmosphere, just like a great pub should have. The food is not to be missed and the Hamburger is...More

Thank johnnycns
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Hello, thanks for this wonderful review! We're pleased to know you enjoyed our atmosphere and food! We'll always make sure we create a welcoming atmosphere for our customers. Keep spreading the word :)

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is our 2nd visit and yet again the ribs were absolutely amazing that my husband had. Unfortunately I orderd the bacon & Avo pizza. I am convinced that it was not bacon on my pizza as the guest next to me complained as well....More

Thank oosthuysenmichelle
ArcM201, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for taking time to review us, we're really glad to know you enjoyed your time at Fireman's Arms. Our apologies that you left feeling dissatisfied with your food, we pride ourselves on excellent food. We are very much aware of the issue we...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 1513
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