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Ferrymans Tavern

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V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 7748
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Peyia, Cyprus
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628 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met with some friends here and the place does not look very special but service was friendly and helpful. The drinks where good value for money. The music was good and yes I would return. We did not try the food here.

Thank sigzag
Accra, Ghana
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was the only place with kitchen open. Food is OK. They had a live band: old folks playing folk music, soft rock. Nice embiance

Thank ZiadOrfali
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Wednesday night and there was live entertainment, a big plus, thoroughly enjoyed. Food was bad, my burger was dry and tasteless and just tasted bad. Service was good. Food was disappointing, entertainment was good. Very busy place though and nice vibe. Won't return here.

Thank Jeffster89
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit to Capetown and we did not hesitate to visit the Ferrymans again as we enjoyed it so much three years ago. There is live music every night and the place always has a great atmosphere . Food is average pub food , but excellent value for money if you just want a basic meal, the place is a... More 

Thank michael h
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was extremely bad. Waited half hour just to get seated and half hour for services and almos 45 min yo bring drinks Wil net visit here again

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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly a great place for drinks with friends. The place is always humming with drinkers of all sorts of nationalities. Live music on some nights especially weekends. A meeting place of night time revellers & hookers. Looks a bit run down and dirty. Food is your average bar fair. OK, but not excellent.

Thank Amarok2
Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited 5 years ago and enjoyed the food a return visit was a must. Could not resist the fillet steak as prices less than half what i would pay in the UK. Was certainly not disappointed. The chips were good and also had the onion rings, however these were served up on a dish and not on a skewer... More 

Thank Michael N
Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch on St. Patrick's Day and had the recommended Irish Stew. It was a plate of fatty bones with a little meat. There were cold spots. Thoroughly dissapointing. When I as asked how my meal was, I informed the manager of my dis-pleasure. His reponse was simply "I'll tell the kitchen" and walked away.

Thank ChuckLF
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very tasteful and reasonably priced. This is an ideal place to enjoy a draft beer, have a nice lunch or supper and enjoy the watching the passersby.

Thank Johanestelle
Haliburton, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hake and calamari as well as the flatbread was good, but waitress brought appetizer together with main meal. Ribs tasted okay, but should have been cut in smaller chunks for easier eating. Pulled pork was not very tasty. If you are sitting outside don't take your eyes of your plate or gulls will swoop in and help themselves.

Thank Badenzerin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 419 7748

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?