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Pirates Steakhouse

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Steakhouse, Bar
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160 Main Road, | Plumstead, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
+27 21 797 5659
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00:00 - 12:00
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Cape Town
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So when my partner invited me to dinner for my birthday, he didn't mention that 30 other people were going to be joining us. Or that it was at 1 of our favourite places: Pirates. And it's our favourite because: I've never had bad food there. In fact it's always been really good. Even at 4am on New Years morning... More 

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Thank wtimmes
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

If you want awesome Grills they are the best in my humble opinion. I have been there numerous times can't get enough of them. Their prices are not cheap however they not extreme either. The decor inside is pretty cool replicating the inside of a ship. Everybody I have taken there enjoys it.

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Thank Robin M
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. So glad you enjoy the ribs especially. See you again soon. More 

Johannesburg
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Ate her for a business dinner in late September 2016 and was pleasantly surprised. Pirates doesn't look fancy - or pretend to be. It's got a 'pub' vibe with live music (which was spectacular the night we were there) and a very small staff contingent who give personalised service - think "Cheers" if it were a steak ranch in Texas.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Went to watch the rugby on Saturday (no comment on the outcome). My wife and I both had the Blackbeard's rump (topped with bacon and cheddar) - medium rare and my daughter had a burger and chips and ice cream with chocolate sauce for desert. Food was really good!

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Thank JeromeKiley
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is my local I live about 1 km away, been coming here for more years than I want to say. You will have the best night of your life great service great food great music an all round good vibe. Smokers and Non are all welcome We have jol every night its one big family

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Thank Stephen M
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thanks Steve. You are a star! More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had such a pleasant evening there. The service was friendly, food was prepared quickly; the music was fabulous and the atmosphere was great! Definitely a 'do again!'

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Thank 195melodie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Before I left SA for the UK this was always one of my favourite places to eat, a regular location. There are a number of things i have missed since moving and Pirates is one of them. Having been back thee when I visit, I cant wait for my next trip. The food is just fantastic and the entertainment helps... More 

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Thank Melvyn B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Pirates is my local - this is where our proverbial "Book Club" meets (no books involved 😄). Food is unassuming and real value for money. Good music in both the restaurant and the pub and the staff are uber friendly and helpful

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Thank Lester J
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Lester Thanks for your fabulous review. Most appreciated. Kind Regards Cathy More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

While neither the menu, nor the decor, has not been updated in many, many years, this suburban eatery is always good value for money. Food is wholesome and tasty and portions are more than generous. An added bonus that contributes to the welcoming atmosphere is the nightly live music

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Hartenbos
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This has been one of our favourite restaurants for the last 14 years. The steak is cooked to perfection. The vegetable side dishes and savoury rice are delicious and compliments the meat dishes well. They are open EVERY Night of the week, with live music from 8 o' clock. Service is always friendly. Ps. The chicken snitchzel and hamburgers are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 12:00
Monday
00:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 12:00
Thursday
00:00 - 12:00
Friday
00:00 - 12:00
Saturday
00:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 Main Road, | Plumstead, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 797 5659
Description
Dear Guest Brothers Greg and Mike Huckle opened Pirates Steakhouse & Pub on the second of October 1990. Their motto was 'A HAPPY CUSTOMER ALWAYS COMES BACK'. Greg says that although they struggled in the beginning, they have continued to stand by their motto and ensure that their customers are happy - and it is this that has made the business the success it is today. Shortly after opening, Greg married Julie, an experienced restaurateur, who joined him in the running of the business. Together, with a dedicated group of staff members, they have built a formidable team that is committed to giving their customers the high standard of service that they deserve. In August 1992, Greg and Julie launched a unique Pirates Dining Club for the benefit of their regular patrons. From the very beginning, Pirates Dining Club proved to be a tremendous success and we would like ot take this opportunity to invite you to become a member. Pirates Dining Club was formed for a number of reasons: • To create camaraderie amongst our friends and regular patron. • To offer decent folk the opportunity to enjoy good food, drink, conversation and entertainment, in a comfortable and relaxed environment at affordable prices. • To enable us to offer something back to those patrons who give us their continued support and who appreciate the high standards we strive to maintain. Club Members enjoy the following benefits: • A variety of monthly dining specials available to both you and your guests. • Privateers Club Prices for local beers, ciders, wine by the glass and spirits are discounted by approximately 20% from the normal selling price. Club prices are available in both the pub and the restaurant . • A Pirates meal voucher to the value of R100, valid on the day of your birthday. This is our 'Thank You' to you for all your support throughout the year. • As a Club Member you will receive a Pirates Club Card and the quarterly Club Newsletter, The Privateer, giving you details of the monthly dining specials, our live music round-up and any other news updates. To become a Member of this unique Pirates Dining Club, all you need to do is complete an application form, hand it in with your initial membership fee of R50.00 to your waitress, hostess or bartender. Alternatively you can fill in the email form to the right and pay the fee the next time you are in store. Or you can download the form here, print it and complete it at home and bring it with you next time you visit a branch. Your membership can be renewed annually for R25.00. If you are already a member, for each new member you recommend you get 3 months free membership.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?