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Barristers Restaurant

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Kildare Road & Main Street | Cardiff Castle, Newlands 7735, South Africa
+27 21 671 7907
11:00 - 23:00
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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visit Barristers often during the summer months. An old favourite and have always liked the steaks. Had really disappointing rib eye - both my husband and I had tough over cooked meat. As we with a party we didn't want to send back and hold up the service. Please watch your supplier and please don't over cook We want... More 

Thank Southparadequeen
Great Brak River, South Africa
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service, interesting and varied menu with enough choice for any palate, great food, good wine menu. Not to be missed.

Thank LinkiLu
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent pre dinner drink here, soaking up the last of the sun on the terrace. The wine list was extensive and the descriptions funny and informative. Lovely atmosphere and although we didn't eat here, the menu looked great.

Thank Sarah_L_Ross
Vale do Lobo, Portugal
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice meal here friendly staff good food, they have out side dining as well We walked to it from our Vinyard Hotel Very handy. Looks like more a locals resteraunt

Thank Debra G
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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271 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Something about a bar in the southern suburbs - the patrons define what the atmosphere. In this case, very subdued and sombre. Even the music sounds depressing. Service not great. Management invisible. Food? Rather eat Woolies packaged food at home. Don't get me wrong. This place is packed and it serves a purpose.

1 Thank Sang F
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on Saturday lunchtime when it was heaving with locals. The staff were able to find us a table and we had a really enjoyable lunch both foodwise and for atmosphere. In uk definition this is the ultimate gastro pub. We had 2 large glasses of wine, fantastic calamari and a chicken wrap with sides then two coffees all... More 

Thank Biggles023
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to loovvvee Barrissters in Newlands, not only for their reasonable Pub specials but for the succulent fall off the bone pork ribs:) But this past Sunday we took a visitor around Cape Town and stopped over for lunch at Barristers. The 600 gram ribs @ R185.00 wasn't succulent off the bone as per all my previous visits. It... More 

Thank Letitia M
Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the 'other' pub in the greater Newlands area (second to Forries!), Barristers has always attracted a distinctly 'older male' crowd. An Afrikaans girl friend of mine once said it's the kind of place where you feel like every 'oom' in the place is trying to 'kyk jou uit jou klere uit!' Whether that's true or not I can't say,... More 

Thank visdorpie
Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Barristers after being showed away at 3 restaurants because they were fully booked. So obviously not our 1st choice. However the food was brilliant and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The steak was excellent, will visit again and recommend with comfort.

Thank Charmaine K
Esher, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This restaurant offers first class value for money at lunch time. The main course is R 65 and you have the choice of a large number of dishes. All of them being pub favourites.Our group had sausage and mash with vegetables, fish and chips, and chicken livers. All very good. The wines are also good value for money. At the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Grill, Bar, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kildare Road & Main Street | Cardiff Castle, Newlands 7735, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 671 7907
Barristers is an institution in the Southern suburbs of Cape Town. Having been founded in 1980, Barristers is in the heart of Newlands Village and is an old favorite of locals and international visitors alike. From the deck which looks out over the village circle, through the lively pub and into the welcoming Grill and Tudor Rooms, we offer good old fashioned values at reasonable prices. Barristers has a comprehensive menu, extensive range of draught beers and a huge wine list. Good Food, Great Wine, Warm Friends is a motto we believe in emphatically.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?