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Ferrymans Tavern

V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 419 7748
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (8 reviews)
“pub grub” (19 reviews)
“great pub” (11 reviews)
Seafood, Bar, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Staff went out of their way to all ignore us, eventually asked bouncer to order for us - in empty restaurant. I don't like cooking so normally happy to get any food but this was just too awful to plough through. Pity, such a nice...More

Thank TheNewMichaelLewis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy, atmospheric pub with great outside seating area. The food is good pub grub and the chicken strips particularly good, too much if anything. The men enjoyed the cool lager while the ladies a large glass of sauvignon blanc.....I would not recommend the "house" SB....More

Thank angela c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat outside after being offered a table upstairs inside which had sports TV on and lacked atmosphere. Pretty much a bar snack menu. Service was friendly but slow but more from the kitchen side than the waiter. Food.... burger bun soggy border line wet, fish...More

Thank Cookiehoops
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent atmosphere and place for a final few drinks to finish the evening. Music and dancing and everyone there happy and no trouble. Very good.

Thank JP070766
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the heart of the V&A Waterfront, this friendly place has a good selection of not overpriced food and plenty of wine and beer choices. During the evening there is usually entertainment and the staff are helpful and cheerful. We ate there a couple of...More

Thank Kelvin M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great vibe, good wine, great people and enjoyed the band. I would definately come back again and would highly recommend it.

Thank Lerato N
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Good beers, good food, nice people, great location. Very highly recommended and so much nicer than the local chain bars/restaurants.

Thank Ash B
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I was staying in a hotel nearby which was full of elderly people so the pub was quite refreshing. It's a dynamic place serving good beer. It also has live music which was good. Overall it was a great vibe

Thank charlietraveller1987
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We were welcomed in, and shown to our seats. Ordered drinks and shortly after that ordered food. Drinks were great and fairly priced. Food was a bit of a let down. It lacked taste but filled the gap. They have a great location right at...More

Thank westley2017
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Perfectly situated at a entrance of the V&A waterfront. Excellent service with a great variety of beer on the tap. Perfect setting to sit back and relax.

Thank Ryno E
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9 March 2018|
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Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Both this pub and one next door have TV’s , usually with Sport on but think satellite only , so not sure about Rugby. Lots of Brits hang out there though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Seafood, Bar, Grill, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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