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Pirates Steakhouse

€€ - €€€Steakhouse, ,
160 Main Road, | Plumstead, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
+27 21 797 5659
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“ribs” (9 reviews)
“steak” (31 reviews)
“the pub” (6 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
160 Main Road, | Plumstead, Cape Town Central 7800, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Friendly place with live music in restaurant which was good with great atmosphere. Bar adjoining room where one can have a smoke and watch sports and interact. Food was ok amazing cheese and mushroom sauce covering an average piece of meat. Waitresses are friendly and...More

Thank Mattwilcra
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thanks for your review Mattwilcra. I hope your next visit the meat is better and we can crack an extra star. See you again soon :D

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

My favorite Pub!! Has just lost all the good things that I've ever told about them!! Firstly The Staff, Food etc are GREAT! BUT OWNERS!! Now this is my Gripe! I have been a loyal Member for a long time. I drink Draught Beer -...More

Thank Steve M
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hi Steve I am so sorry this happened. I believe the owners have sorted it out and you are happy again. Thank goodness as we know you are a regular who has always sung our praises. We really DO value you and all our members....More

Reviewed 20 April 2018

I lived in Cape Town all my life but never got to go to Pirates, a family member from Durban visited and was recommended to go listen to some live music and delicious food at Pirates..and off we went. Food was delicious, had the calamari...More

Thank 245elleg
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

That is fantastic. We hope to see you back again soon. Thank you for your review. :D

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Always a pleasure going to Pirates even though the prices are a bit on the higher side, you know you will always enjoy their food and service.

Thank tinadan7
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Relaxing dinner with live music...food excellent...waiters friendly... succulent steaks...signed up to be a member at R50.00 per annum...

Thank Bonita E
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hi Bonita Thrilled you enjoyed your midweek dinner and good to hear you have signed up. Welcome aboard. Regards Cathy

Reviewed 10 February 2018

I was taken out for a birthday get together by my family and had a great night out at this restaurant the food was really good and the live entertainment was fantastic an evening full of fun and a special time. Living up to their...More

Thank bandbhappy
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Hi Bandbhappy, Thanks for your awesome rating and lovely review. We are so glad that you had a good birthday celebration. See you soon. Regards Cathy

Reviewed 14 December 2017

Being a member is good value at R25 PA. I went for a quick lunch and enjoyed a Cheese Burger, chips and Jalapino. The burger was well cooked, succulent with crisp chips & enough lettuce, tomato for variety. Generous portions to satisfy the young. Very...More

Thank gibbhelps
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I went after a five year break to find it as good at steaks and burgers and still reasonable prices and the area seemed a little improved generally. Shame no more chocolate mousse anymore though.

Thank Treflesg
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks so much for your 5 star rating. We have some new artists playing now. You might wish to pop in one Friday night and see Sean and Lisa sing. Have a good weekend :D

Reviewed 3 October 2017

They really live up to the claim that they serve the best steak in Cape Town. Real family atmosphere and great food.

Thank andreaT7730AV
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks Andrea. Hope to see you back soon :D

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Really Disappointed!! Castle Lite Draught NOT WORKING (been a problem for MONTHS) Management Does not Seem to Give A S@÷t. Other than that IT is STILL the Best Pub!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!°°°°😲😲😲😲 Sort this OUT😣😣 This is a GREAT Pub Restaurant🤓 BUT!!!!More

Thank Stephen M
CatKruger, Marketing Manager at Pirates Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Hi Steve. Greg has asked me to send you this response: Hi Steve, quite the contrary, I absolutely love my customers and care tremendously about them. We have tried quite a few things over the past few months, numerous services, a new compressor and even...More

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20 November 2016|
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Response from CatKruger | Property representative |
Hi Treflesg. There is a lot of street parking right outside the restaurant and there are car guards watching the cars (one of South Africa's quaint institutions). Should these parking be full, across the road, turn into a... More
14 October 2016|
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Response from TazMc | Reviewed this property |
No I would not recommend it for children
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
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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