Great Rugby World Cup eating spots

Rugby + good food = perfect combo

If you like to watch the game with others while enjoying some good food then these are the hotspots to try in and around Cape Town. A lot of restaurants have specials designed especially for the World Cup so keep your eyes open for those cheap brekkies during the Springbok games.

Fireman’s Arms : This legendary, nautical-themed, English pub offers nine 46” screens and two projectors – a unique viewing experience for rugby fans. 25 Mechau Street, corner Mechau and Buitengracht | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 419 1513

Toad in the Village : Owned by SA rugby star Bob Skinstad and friend Dougie Boyes, the Toad is for sports fans, by sports fans. The bar features five screens, a beer garden, affordable pub grub, and lager on tap making it the perfect place to watch the game. Noordhoek Farm Village | Noordhoek | +27 (0)21 789 2973

Peddlars on the Bend:  Do you live in the Southern Suburbs? Peddlar’s is an institution for fans and families alike to watch sports. The interior is cosy yet contemporary and their food deserves a mention too. 3 Spaanschemat River Road | Constantia | +27 (0)21 794 7747

Forestors Arms Pub : This popular southern suburbs pub is packed with people when there’s a game on. They have an extensive menu and a fairly large outdoor area. 52 Newlands Avenue | Southern Suburbs | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 689 5949

Perseverance Tavern: Enjoy the game in Cape Town’s oldest pub, there is a dedicated crowd when the rugby’s on. There are 11 draughts on tap, a full menu and a newly renovated beer garden. 83 Buitenkant Street | District Six | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 461 2440

Dizzy’s Pub: Catch the game at this popular spot in Camp’s Bay. The pub is next door to Dizzy’s restaurant so you can move between the two but meals are also available in the bar. 41 The Drive | Camps Bay | +27 (0)21 438 2686 / +27 (0)21 438 7328

Barristers Restaurant: The newly revamped deck and bar area combined with their big screen TVs make this an ideal viewing spot. There’s a variety of food on offer and ten beers on tap to keep you going through the game. Cardiff Castle | Corner of Kildare Road and Main Street | +27 (0)21 671 7907

Long Street Café: The trendy but unpretentious vibe and comfy couches make this Cape Town institution an ideal watching spot. Long Street Café’s bistro style food and cocktails will keep you happy throughout the game. 259 Long Street | Cape Town | 021 424 2464

Brass Bell This restaurant is right on the rocks so you can enjoy the sea view at half time. There are five different restaurant sections each offering a different menu to choose from while you watch the game on one of their ten 42″ flat screens.Adjacent to Kalk Bay Harbour |Kalk Bay | +27 (0)21 788 5455/6

Game times at these restaurants:

  • Sunday 11 September 10h30 – South Africa vs Wales
  • Saturday 17 September 08h00 – South Africa vs Fiji
  • Saturday 17 September 10h30 – Australia vs Ireland
  •  Thursday 22 September 10h00 – South Africa vs Namibia
  • Saturday 24 September 10h30 – New Zealand vs France
  • Sunday 25 September 9h30 – Argentina vs Scotland
  • Friday 30 September 09h30 – South Africa vs Samoa

If you prefer watching in your PJs during these morning games then try our easy rugby snack food recipes.



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