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The Firemans Arms

25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 1513
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good51%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice ambience. Cozy and homely. I have been here a couple of times before just for the beer and bangers and mash. All good. A lovely place to hang out in the afternoon.

Thank oloishorua
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is old and an historic bar and it is full of old white guys and sports and firemen memorabilia. So I guess it is a taste of old Cape Town. The beer is so so and the menu looks good. Monday nights all...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
kevin p, Owner at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Dave, thank you for taking the time to write a review on The Fireman's Arms. Not sure if you did manage to go to the other seating areas in the venue where we have a good mixture of local clienteles. And for the so...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Good here is never a disappointment, mutton curry was excellent! Presentation of the food was also excellent. Have a look at the pics....was super impressed!

Thank Jeffster89
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We have just returned home from a 25 day vacation to South Africa. 12 days was spent in Cape Town. The Firemans Arms was what we considered our neighbourhood bar and restaurant. We spent most of our evenings here for supper. Kevin and his crew...More

Thank THPringle
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Brilliant venue for a match. Actually one of the best I have seen. Pizzas are huge and delicious. You could feed a family on the prawn main course. Mixed crowd. Good vibes.

1  Thank Purplehaze777
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A very old established bar that provides an incredible atmosphere when there are major sports events, particularly rugby matches. It must be experienced ! Food is superb. Service very good.

Thank cachoc
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Brilliant pub, drink & food, spent many an hour here splatting roaches, same as past few years! Haven't they heard of fumigation?More

Thank John H
kevin p, Owner at The Firemans Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hello John, Unfortunately we do experience roaches coming out of their hiding after fumigation, regretfully this does happens sometimes and is beyond our control as we do understand it is never a pleasing experience to have to see this whilst sitting at the bar or...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere to watch the Premier League games on a Saturday and was recommended this place. It didn't disappoint! Always a friendly yet lively atmosphere during live sport with plenty of TV screens dotted about the place. The interior looks amazing and...More

Thank SirBennyUK
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

From the outside you would think the Firemans Arms was just a pub but the food is great! Portions are huge so make sure you're hungry. We have eaten here a few times as it's right next to our apartment and every time the food...More

Thank Bev2303
Reviewed 25 December 2017

One of our most enjoyable days in Cape Town was at Firemans Arms there pizzas is briljant, my son love the hugh humburger. The atmosfeer is something you must expierence for yourself, the staff is very good and there dry red house wine is very...More

1  Thank Hennie d
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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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