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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First visit was for a drink prior to a rugby match and there was a lovely atmosphere and everyone really friendly. Wished had gone here the previous night instead of the sterile waterfront venues . Returned on Sunday night while a Jazz band played and it was sort of winding down for the weekend . Had to chase a server... More 

Thank Liketogetoutandabout
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Barristers is the perfect place to go to for lunch when you on a tight budget and you would like something substantial to eat. They have a special lunch menu, with a special every single day, which is like R60 for a meal, which is really well priced. I've tried an variety of the options on their menu, from their... More 

Thank SiyaRamba
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Barristers last Monday for their two-for-one special. We really like the vibe there, and the service is usually good. However, this night they must have been understaffed and we could never find our waiter. He was a friendly guy, but our plates took ages to be cleared (the plates from our starters sat on the table until... More 

Thank ashphillip
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pub lunch special is always great value for money. Food was served quickly and the service was great.

Thank davidpP6803UV
Walvis Bay, Namibia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a quick and early dinner..... escargots and double burger and my partner enjoyed a massive chicken and garden green salad followed by tomato pesto pasta. My starter was a bit cold but tasty. Food generally good and ambiance was homely. A lot of noise from the "outdoor- indoor" area although it did not spoil our dinner.

Thank Nic_aka_Basil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our family dinner at Barristers- outstanding steaks and excellent choice of South African wines served by great staff - will definitely be back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?