21 pub lunch thrills in Cape Town

From cocktails, wine and beer on tap to spectacular food and amazing views, here are 21 pub lunch dates in Cape Town that can’t be missed.

Aegir Project (Noordhoek)

With their impressive beer-on-tap selection, comfort food-approved menu and stunning views, this is a great lunch spot option when out and about in Noordhoek. Beer battered fish and chips, squid sandwich or a spicy “KFC” burger with a view – what more could you want?


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The Athletic Club and Social (City Bowl)

If trendy chic lunch vibes in the city with good food and drinks are your thing, make sure to get down to The Athletic Club and Social. If the food and drinks menu doesn’t blow your socks off, the décor will!

Barristers Grill (Newlands)

If you’re out in the southern suburbs don’t forget to pop by Barristers for a delicious bite to eat at lunch time. They’ve got outside seating available.

Culture Wine Bar (City Bowl)

They serve a selection of small plates that are perfect for shared dining as well as quick tasty nibbles at the bar. Don’t forget to order some wine – it is the main event, after all!


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Clarke’s Bar and Dining Room (City Bowl)

A lunch menu packed with burgers, sandwiches and four cheese mac n cheese are all the items needed for a comfort feast! Whether you take a stroll up or down vibey Bree Street, make sure to stop at Clarke’s for some drinks and belly-filling chow!

Devil’s Peak Taproom (Salt River)

Offering all the weekday specials you can dream of and a serious amount of craft beer, Devil’s Peak Taproom is the perfect spot for burgers, wings and craft beer on tap.

Ferryman’s Irish Tavern (V&A Waterfront)

Head to Ferryman’s for good Irish pub fare, plenty of craft beer, sports viewings and live bands to keep your lunch festive.

Fireman’s Arms (De Waterkant)

This historical pub is one of the oldest bars in Cape Town and they are open for both quick and leisurely lunches with a menu filled with pizza, homemade pies and all the pub-style grub you can think of.


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Forester’s Arms (Newlands)

Enjoy lunch in the gardens where they serve tasty pub-style fare and plenty of drinks.

Gigi Rooftop Bar (City Bowl)

Offering cocktails with a superb amount of flare, Gigi Rooftop Bar is sure to impress. Stop by for lunch atop the Gorgeous George Hotel, where you can pick from the small plates sharing menu or opt for one of their signature big plate menu items. Whatever your preference, be sure to keep some space for dessert – Gigi’s churros are fried to order, served with a dark chocolate and vanilla bean dipping sauce, and perfect for an after-lunch nibble.


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The House of Machines (City Bowl)

They have coffee, food, music, beer and cocktails and they’re open for lunch, so why not stop by for good vibes and a gourmet hotdog or a killer toastie?

Jerry’s Burger Bar (Blouberg, City Bowl, Observatory and Willowbridge)

They have an extensive collection of gourmet burgers, with some vegan options, too – so there’s a burger for all tastes! Grab some grub, order some drinks (there’s plenty of beer, tequila and whiskey to go round), and chill out with a wonderfully tasty lunch.

Kloof Street House (Gardens)

From cocktails to spirits and wine, they have an extensive drinks menu along with a small plates menu that is perfect for sharing or opt for their winter lunch special menu where you can enjoy two courses for R195 or three courses for R225. Book a table in the garden, soak up some sun, and kick back and relax with some delicious food.

La Parada Tapas Restaurant and Bar (Waterfront and Constantia Nek)

They have bar snacks, tapas, main courses and sharing options – order a cocktail or some wine and sit back and relax. There’s always a fun atmosphere to enjoy!


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Mitchell’s Scottish Ale House (V&A Waterfront)

Good pub fare, harbour views and a festive vibe await you at Mitchell’s – don’t forgot to stop by for a lunch time feast!

Quay Four (V&A Waterfront)

Seafood, cocktails and live music with harbour views make this the perfect lunch spot after a shopping spree at the Waterfront.

Ricks Café Americain (Gardens)

Lunch specials, a rooftop bar with views of Table Mountain and a unique cocktail menu make this one not to miss. Be sure to book and don’t forget to try their signature cocktail of the week while you take in all that Cape Town has to offer on your next lunch break.

Roxy’s Late Night (Gardens)

They’re open all day, and you really don’t want to miss out on their Mexican Tuesday special where you can get two-for-one tequila, margaritas and nachos. If nachos aren’t your thing, they also have a whole tasty menu to choose from.

Station on Bree (CBD)

Located on vibey Bree street in the heart of the City – Station on Bree is the perfect for quick lunch time bite or a leisurely lunch session. Their menu is varied, suitable to many different taste but absolutely delicious!

Tiger’s Milk (Kloof Street, Muizenberg and Blouberg)

This is pub grub done well! They have a special winter menu featuring soups, curries and a traditional melkkos, or you can enjoy a variety of pizzas, burgers and so much more for lunch from their normal menu.

Van Hunks Restaurant and Bar (Gardens)

A vibey bar and restaurant with an unpretentious homely feel, Van Hunks also offers great food, specials and a happy hour to keep things jolly.

Yours Truly (Gardens)

They have a delectable spread of sandwiches, pizzas and wraps, so pop by for a lively lunch in the bustling city under the picturesque pergola.


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