Ferrymans Tavern

4 Reviews
Burgers, Pub fare, Seafood
Phone Number 0214197748 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 11am to 2am


Menu - Ferrymans Tavern - Food menu - Updated May 2018 Ferrymans Tavern - Drinks menu - Updated May 2018


Burgers, Pub fare, Seafood
R45 per bottle, max 2 bottles
Bar scene, Groups, Views
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Beer served, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Live entertainment, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Vegetarian

Owner's description

In 1989, when Cape Town’s Victoria & Albert Waterfront began to blossom into the bustling, beautiful centre that it is today, Ferrymans Tavern was the first tenant to leap at the opportunity to set up shop. The space that we’ve sensitively converted into one of Cape Town’s most well-known bar and restaurants is the old Locomotive Shed – all quarried bluestone, Oregon wooden beams and solid teak pillars – just round the turn in dock road and in the middle of all the action this central city district has to offer.

Inside, at ground level, we have a traditional bar set on a brick-paved floor with a stone fireplace that keeps the winter chill away and, when the Western Cape weather gets sunny – and we all know it can – the Ferrymans Tavern beer garden is a popular spot, complete with awnings for shade and protection from the southeasterlies, to kick back with a drink and a light meal. Kids are welcome here, too, with a play area and activity packs keeping the little ones distracted while you relax.

As for drinks, we are proud to offer our very own Ferrymans Ale, brewed exclusively for the pub, alongside a huge range of domestic South African, local handcrafted and international beers. Highlights from the kitchen include the daily specials, often featuring South African specialties and fresh seafood, alongside a regular offering of grilled dishes, vegetarian options and classic pub grub.

If you wish, you can take your meal upstairs to our charming, 120-seater non-smoking restaurant area, furnished with wooden tables and bentwood chairs, and large windows set into the exposed stone walls that offer superb views out up to Table Mountain. Ferrymans restaurant is a renowned host for private parties, birthdays and corporate functions.

Be sure to check out the Ferrymans Tavern’s packed schedule of live entertainment, with local bands playing every evening. Plus, for the sports fans, we’ve got big screen TVs playing all the big matches.

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User reviews

4 Reviews
    Their staff are friendly and helpful. The food is excellent. They also have superb entertainment. You have a choice of seating. Menu is diverse and versatile
    Popped in to Ferrymans for a quick prego roll and a beer, the actual steak was top quality but spoilt by the roll, sauce and chips which were all below par, the venue was fairly quiet as was the service.
    What has happened to Ferrymans? The food used to be pretty good for a touristy tavern but for the last few months, its taken a steep dive. We are regular Capetonians at Ferrys and it used to be one of our favorite places to unwind after a hard day. Although the food has never been outstanding, value for money was the order of the day. However, for the last 3 to 4 months, the food is an absolute disgrace! The rolls are always stale and they sometimes take to toasting them to hide this fact, the chips which used to be excellent are now limp and luke warm. Ferrymans must realise that it does not only cater for passing tourists but for regular clientele that bring in the off-season turnover! Management feel free to contact me directly.
    Tourist trap. Rude service, terrible food.

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