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Foresters Arms Pub

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52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 689 5949
08:30 - 23:00
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Sun 08:30 - 09:00
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 23:00
Fri 08:30 - 00:00
Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was very nice sitting in the large covered yard. The pub has a homely atmosphere, the food is nothing exceptional but good for a stop if you are hungry and out for something real like burgers or fish and chips.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a pub for everyone. The service is excellent, the selection of beers (particularly the draught beers) is excellent and varied, the atmosphere friendly and the food great. I have created many great memories there.

Thank Noelpratten
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An unpretentious pub well known to locals, students and visitors alike. A decent selection of pub grub and draught beers on offer. Plenty of tv screens throughout the place for viewing major sports events. Fun and festive atmosphere.

Thank Catherine2200
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, excellent food and great atmosphere. Our waiter was always there when we needed, my kids have a blast at the play ground

Thank NicolaDaws
Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

decent menu of pub grub, with burgers |(ostrich was on the menu) and locl beers. Garden restaurant and insidie seating too. For a european it is as alwasy stange to se epeople smokimg in a restaurant setting so be aware of that. But teh food was good although the deserts were a bit limited.

Thank gam8le
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely setting, reservation perfect. Food excellent. Service a problem, either understaffed or poor coordination. Would have had more drinks for a start! Even to pay the bill was an effort, eventually had to go to counter. Will be back but will tip according to service.

Thank Paul R
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Forries is the worst kept secret in the southern suburbs. Everyone knows its more or less the best place to watch a game or sink a few with the guys. What they dont tell you is the food is probably good enough to call it a gastro-pub. The stuffed baby calamari, the pork belly, the gourmet lamb burger.. all much... More 

Thank Hugo_Murray
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a table of four and had a very enjoyable meal - accompanied with good wine and a vast choice of draught beers. However, whilst each person had ordered different dishes, the food was delivered one at a time which was embarassing with everyone eating at different times.

Thank Dave L
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What create service and good food Atmosphere relaxing and wonderful play area for kids Especially thanks to our waiter Patience

Santo Andre, SP
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible pub in the middle of the trees, nice variety of beers, good food and good service! I recommend the burger menu.

Thank Gatolim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 09:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 689 5949

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Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?