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Pirates Steakhouse

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar
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160 Main Road, | Plumstead, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
+27 21 797 5659
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Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

had dinner at Pirates Steakhouse on Friday night. food as always was excellent. waitresses are attentive but not a nuisance. the entertainment was also very good. this establishment always provides one with a good experience. my go to place for sure.

Thank wonitap
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its been along time and quite a few years since I have eaten at Pirates. All I can say is it is still as good as ever. Rump steak cooked to perfection. We had about 20 people in our party and all the food was great. Service was great. The restaurant was full, great vibe.

Thank Spiake
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this review

Your good review is most appreciated. Hope to see more of you. Kind Regards Cathy More 

Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Pirates Steakhouse on Friday evening, had a super evening. My wife and I had their Spare Ribs absolutely the best we have had in a very very long time. The service was excellent. Book in advance because they have live music. The pub next door is separated by a solid door so you don't hear the noise from... More 

Thank Richard L
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Bev and Richard, Thank you so much for your wonderful rating and kind words. I am thrilled that your experience was good and the staff at Pirates looks forward to seeing you back soon. Kind Regards Cathy More 

Cape Town
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Usually so good for steak but 2 visits ago I had a very average steak. I was in a hurry so didn't have time to send the steak back and it was supposed to be fillet but it was just tough although I did eat most of it because of the time factor and I was hungry. when I complained... More 

Thank MarionCapeTown
Cape Town
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dining room has a well-executed ambience invoking the interior of an old pirate ship. The walls and ceiling are paneled in wood that curves in the manner of a ship, and it has a well-aged patina; this is a restaurant that projects the authority of tradition and longevity. Its authority as a steakhouse was greatly furthered by the menu's... More 

Thank happytummy850
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Steaks and burgers are great. Place is open until late. Next door they have a late night pub. Been around for years. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Wanderlusterer17
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thanks Dominique. Always a pleasure having you. More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is not fine dining and don't go if you want silver service. But if you want well priced, large portions of tasty food with in particular well cooked meat and some traditional South African desserts, then, this is your place.

Thank Treflesg
Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I've eaten at the restaurant and it was wonderful, but they aren't geared for takeaways. We received no serviettes etc, and my "medium-rare" steak was well done. Incredibly tasty, but not worth the wait for the delivery. And this wouldn't have been the case with a sit down meal.

Thank KatandChrisL
Level Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

What an idiot of a manager, I have been going to this pub for years, I am a member, a biker, All of us Bikers park on the pavement in front of the pub for safety. This idiot Manager decides that he is going to try and move my bike by lifting it when I approached him all of a... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Pirates Pub area for mostly to watch the game, great atmosphere, super chilled. Prices are really reasonable. Quick and friendly service I had a pub style 'jack sparrow' burger and chips, the he burger patty was really yummy, char grilled and basted - it was really a good meal for a good price. The pizzas are really tasty too.... More 

Thank Roxaan1
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Roxaan Thanks for your good review. Most appreciated. See you again soon. Regards Cathy More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Bar
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Main Road, | Plumstead, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 797 5659
Dear Guest Brothers Greg and Mike Huckle opened Pirates Steakhouse & Pub on the second of October 1990. Their motto was 'A HAPPY CUSTOMER ALWAYS COMES BACK'. Greg says that although they struggled in the beginning, they have continued to stand by their motto and ensure that their customers are happy - and it is this that has made the business the success it is today. Shortly after opening, Greg married Julie, an experienced restaurateur, who joined him in the running of the business. Together, with a dedicated group of staff members, they have built a formidable team that is committed to giving their customers the high standard of service that they deserve. In August 1992, Greg and Julie launched a unique Pirates Dining Club for the benefit of their regular patrons. From the very beginning, Pirates Dining Club proved to be a tremendous success and we would like ot take this opportunity to invite you to become a member. Pirates Dining Club was formed for a number of reasons: • To create camaraderie amongst our friends and regular patron. • To offer decent folk the opportunity to enjoy good food, drink, conversation and entertainment, in a comfortable and relaxed environment at affordable prices. • To enable us to offer something back to those patrons who give us their continued support and who appreciate the high standards we strive to maintain. Club Members enjoy the following benefits: • A variety of monthly dining specials available to both you and your guests. • Privateers Club Prices for local beers, ciders, wine by the glass and spirits are discounted by approximately 20% from the normal selling price. Club prices are available in both the pub and the restaurant . • A Pirates meal voucher to the value of R100, valid on the day of your birthday. This is our 'Thank You' to you for all your support throughout the year. • As a Club Member you will receive a Pirates Club Card and the quarterly Club Newsletter, The Privateer, giving you details of the monthly dining specials, our live music round-up and any other news updates. To become a Member of this unique Pirates Dining Club, all you need to do is complete an application form, hand it in with your initial membership fee of R50.00 to your waitress, hostess or bartender. Alternatively you can fill in the email form to the right and pay the fee the next time you are in store. Or you can download the form here, print it and complete it at home and bring it with you next time you visit a branch. Your membership can be renewed annually for R25.00. If you are already a member, for each new member you recommend you get 3 months free membership.

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