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Barristers Restaurant

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Kildare Road & Main Street | Cardiff Castle, Newlands 7735, South Africa
+27 21 671 7907
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (97 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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Grill, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Kildare Road & Main Street | Cardiff Castle, Newlands 7735, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was good 25 years ago, and it is still good. The themed restaurant has a unique ambience, but the value is in the food. The waitress understandably had some difficulty to handle our group of 20, but the service was friendly and good. However,...More

Thank francoisroux10
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked and visited on a busy Sunday lunch time. Food was fine, pretty standard SA pub fair. BUT amazingly executed,,this place was packed inside and out and yet they mananged to get our entire order out together and correctly. Our waitress was a super...More

Thank Anne1G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barristers Special Pub Lunches. Only R65.00 per serving throughout the Restaurant. Take away add R5.00. On Public Holidays R5.00 will be added to cover staff overtime costs This menu is served throughout the day and last order has to be in by 18:00. So dinner...More

1  Thank GeilaWills
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely relaxed evening at Barristers this evening with a friend. Their wine list is large and accommodates all tastes. We chose the Diemersdal Pinotage with outstanding portion of medium cooked rib eye and a 600f portion of ribs. The food was lovely and...More

Thank Marion G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be a great steakhouse in the past but our experience was the opposite Steak was tough, waiting staff were poor and overall experience not fit for purpose Took ages to get a wine cooler and their are far better steak houses in...More

Thank Lalamandi0308
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had my first date at Barristers and wanted to relive that fantastic moment. It's been 20 years since. What used to be a fantastic restaurant is now mediocre! My friend and husband had calamari to start, no complaints. I had chicken livers, no taste,...More

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Barristers was once the very best steak restaurant in Cape Town. Sadly, it no longer can claim that accolade. Its expansion into mass produced food is a sad development, and I for one would rather pop into a Spur for that sort of food. Pity,...More

Thank Charlie H
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Barristers, Newlands, never disappoints. This local favourite runs a buy-one-get-one-free special every Monday,pub lunch specials year round at R65.00 per hearty meal,and knows how to serve up a steak so genuine and sumptuous it will keep you coming back for more. Friendly staff, great wine...More

1  Thank MrsBrown34
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing service , friendly and efficient staff. first class steaks, that melt in your mouth. Will definitely go back.

1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Lunches are served at R 65 a plate. This is excellent value. The chicken burger and chips is great, large helping and quick service. Probably better to book a table if eating between 12 and 2pm. Outside tables are great, but chilly in winter. Enjoy...More

Thank Rob M
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Response from Brent P | Property representative |
Hi. The Horse & Dray visit on the first Friday of the month at lunch time. Thankfully it wasn't one of the horses that passed away, but sadly one of the people involved in their care. The brewery tour is free of charge on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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