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The Firemans Arms

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25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 1513
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Addo Eastern Cape South Africa
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great place to have a business lunch. Centrally located in the busy city centre. Service was quick and friendly. Will definitely return

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Thank CosmosCuisine
ARC_Media, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We’re glad to hear that you had a good time. More 

Tallangatta, Australia
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great atmosphere in this pub. Seems very popular with the locals and seems to be buzzing in the evening. Ate here twice and both times the food was great, above what you would expect from a normal pub meal. Unfortunately it appears smoking is permitted in South African pubs, (this one anyway) and no matter where you sat cigarette smoke... More 

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Thank lostinegypt05
ARC_Media, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the detailed review. Unfortunately, smoking is quite common in most South African pubs and bars but we are usually able to seat non-smokers in a clearer part of the pub – although, it seems that you visited us on a busy night. Don’t hesitate to ask our staff for assistance in this area when you... More 

Duisburg, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Firemans Arms is hands down the best pub in town. Every time I go there the staff is very attentive, the beer is good and the vegetarian pizza delicious (try one with avocados, sun dried tomatoes and chili). I also like the possibility to watch rugby, football or cricket whenever I am here. For Cape Town the prices are... More 

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Thank TJ-54256896
ARC_Media, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

We’re very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Come around again and try our super hot Fireman’s Special pizza! More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Great vibe, usually like the place but in this night we waited 2 hours for our pizza after or order got lost twice. Come on guys - get back to your usual good service!

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Thank Matthew L
CapeTownHelicopters, General Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, Please accept our sincere apologies for the unacceptable waiting time for your pizza. Unfortunately there was a technical glitch on Saturday beyond our control and we were trying to play catch-up with all our orders. We were trying our best to make sure everybody got their orders and unfortunately we did missed one which regretfully was the said... More 

Benoni, South Africa
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208 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

A trendy traditional pub in the heat of the City. A good variety of beers and attentive staff. An interesting food menu with a good selection - including Pizzas made on the premises. Definitely will be back!

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Thank Whctree
ARC_Media, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. At Fireman’s Arms, we believe in providing good service, good food and good beer. We’re looking forward to seeing you again! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

When I go to a pub me and my friend is not really there to enjoy the drink we are more interested in enjoying the food. The food there is delicious and surprisingly good plating. My favorite dish there would be their eisbein and their pizzas. What me and friend love to do on Thursday is there quizz night. It... More 

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Thank Jay1072
ARC_Media, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

Quiz Night can be immensely challenging! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food. Pub food is usually quite limited and not very elaborate but at Fireman’s Arms, we take great pride in providing a wide selection of meals, including local dishes such as lamb curry and foreign dishes like the delicious roasted eisbein with buttered mash and... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Well what can one say fireman arms you guys rock........ will defiantly be back for your burgers oh and the sticky ribs amazeballs

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Thank Dean M
ARC_Media, Public Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Dean – what a great review! While you’re at it, try our delicious pizzas and pies too. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the venue was booked out for a function so we had to sit outside. Luckily not too cold so we had a good evening. There is a small selection of craft beer but a number were out of stock. The burgers are delicious.

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Thank Chris5630
CapeTownHelicopters, Guest Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

We’re glad that you enjoyed our burgers, Chris! Thanks for the positive feedback. On your next visit to the pub, be sure to ask our staff for a complimentary blanket to keep your warm. More 

1 review
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Firemans Arms. A place well known to all Capetonian locals. An absolute gem to those from outside it borders. This historical watering hole is both a page out of an old style style English pub with the modern trappings of the best digital sports venue in Cape Town. They centre themselves on delivering quality through both their food and their... More 

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Thank Niall H
CapeTownHelicopters, Guest Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for the spectacular review, Niall! Fireman’s Arms is our home away from home and we tend to stay involved with staff duties and the pub’s daily operations. More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We had a very disappointing visit. We went to Firemans Arms to watch a rugby game and was told by the waiter before we sat down and ordered that indeed the rugby would be shown on the big screen with sound. It too was written up on a board. The football was on but we were told they would swap... More 

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CapeTownHelicopters, Guest Relations Manager at The Firemans Arms, responded to this review

Unfortunately, when different games are screened, one has to take the priority on the big screen. In this case, the UEFA European Championship took precedence over the Springbok A team’s performance. Although, the football was already playing, the rugby was screened on the smaller TV's when it began. We do apologise for the miscommunication and we hope that this incident... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?