If you’re looking for a great pub lunch in the Newlands area of Cape Town, look no further than Foresters Arms!
Forries is the oldest restaurant and pub in South Africa and has been around since 1852. We are well-known by the locals for our delicious pub lunches and excellent beers on tap. Whether you’re looking to cosy up next to the fire on a cold day or enjoy the sunshine in the beer garden, Forries is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. And don’t forget to save room for dessert – our decadent desserts are not to be missed!
10/10! What a pub!! Excellent drink, food, customer service and friendly staff! Really really recommend it – incredible location and scenery. A must! I would be here every day! Recently returned to Forries, again was exceptional had the lamb shank! Was phenomenal and highly recommended!
Rudi (Happy Customer)
Forries’ restaurant offers a wide range of fantastic mains and desserts. Here are some of our favourites, along with our recommendations for the perfect food and drink pairing.
For The Meat Lovers
Aged Rump, Crusted with Black Pepper and Coriander Seeds (300g)
Our Aged Rump is crusted with black pepper and coriander seeds served with chilli coriander, lime compound butter, seasonal vegetables, and chips.
Pairs beautifully with a bottle of Warwick First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon
Olde Favourite Aged Rump, Egg and Chips
If you’re looking for a classic pub lunch favourite, you can’t go wrong with juicy rump steak smothered in our famous Forries basting and topped with a sunny side egg. Your choice of 150g or 300g steak served with rocket and chips.
Paired with a bottle of Kevin Arnold Shiraz, this dish is sure to hit the spot.
Sticky Pork Belly
Pork belly covered in Asian-inspired sticky marinade, crispy crackling served with rustic sweet potato chips and seasonal vegetables.
Pair with a glass of our Secateurs Chenin Blanc for the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.
These dishes are sure to get your mouth-watering and are perfect to pair with one of the 21 beers we have on tap.
Deluxe Beef Burger
A Deluxe Beef Burger is the perfect option if you are looking for a juicy, delicious, and satisfying meal. Loaded with caramelised onions, crispy bacon, mature cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and gherkin and served with crispy Forries fries.
Pair with an ice-cold beer; we recommend an Indian Pale Ale.
Steak and Stout Pie
Forries also offers a fantastic Steak and Stout Pie which is the perfect meal to warm you up on a cold day! This hearty dish is made with fine beef cuts slow-cooked in a milk stout jus, topped with crispy pastry and served with chips.
Pair with a draught of Guinness for the ultimate pub experience.
Sustainable Linefish (LCHF)*
If you’re looking for a delicious and sustainable main course, we recommend opting for our seasonal linefish. Perfectly cooked fish of the day drizzled in lime butter and served with chips, salad or basil-infused cauliflower mash.
Pair with our Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Chardonnay for a classic low-calorie pairing.
*Seeing LCHF on our menu and not sure what it is? LCHF stands for Low Carbohydrate High Fat, so it’s the perfect choice if you are looking for a health-conscious menu option.
Mind-blowing Vegetarian Options
Forries also offers a wide range of exceptional vegetarian options for you to enjoy.
Roasted Baby Beetroot and Butternut Salad
This salad is made with roasted baby beetroot, butternut, feta cheese, baby greens and wild rocket, toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted garlic and balsamic reduction.
Pair with one of our bespoke gin cocktails; we recommend the Pink G&T with floral notes, sliced cucumber, and rose petals and topped off with a pink tonic.
Forries Veggie Burger
Our delicious vegetarian burger is made with a succulent mix of chickpeas, coriander, chilli, and onion. Topped with tzatziki and tomato salsa and served with a lettuce cup and chips.
Pairs beautifully with a glass of red like the Iona Mr P Pinot Noir, or if you prefer white wine, we suggest the Iona Sophie te Blanche Sauvignon Blanc.
Did you know? Forries sources most of our herbs and vegetables from our very own organic herb garden. While you decide which decadent dessert you’ll indulge in, why not take a little stroll around our herb garden, see what we’re growing and take in the views of Table Mountain.
Buckle up because our desserts are next level; they are truly something special.
Our Chocolate Fondant oozes with dark Swiss chocolate and is topped with creamy vanilla bean ice cream. Yum!
Rich dark chocolate loves a full-bodied red so pair this dessert with a glass of Thelma Merlot.
Forries Baked Cheesecake
Forries also offers a fantastic Baked Cheesecake. This dessert is made with a creamy cheesecake filling, topped with fresh fruits and vanilla pod ice cream.
Pair with a cappuccino for the perfect ending to a satisfying meal.
We have a full menu kids menu full of yummy menu items we know your children will love. Bring your kids to play in our safety-approved play area while you sit back, relax and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with family and friends at Forries.
We also have sand art and activity sets to keep your little ones busy on rainy days while you enjoy the perfect Sunday lunch next to one of our roaring fires.
Forries is the locals’ favourite pub in Newlands and one of the most well-known best restaurants in Cape Town, so it’s essential you book a table to avoid disappointment.
As you can see, there’s something for everyone on our menu at Forries. So next time you’re searching for “pubs near me” online or looking for a delicious pub lunch in Cape Town, be sure to pay us a visit!