Barristers Grill & Cafe

Barristers Grill & Cafe

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Hours
Sun
11:00 - 22:00
Mon
11:00 - 22:00
Tue
11:00 - 22:00
Wed
11:00 - 22:00
Thu
11:00 - 22:00
Fri
11:00 - 22:00
Sat
11:00 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Bar, International, Grill, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
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 favourite 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.
CUISINES
Bar, International, Grill, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles503 reviews
Excellent
166
Very good
196
Average
79
Poor
35
Terrible
27
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

65MSlippens
Johannesburg247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 couples
Our hotel around the corner from this Pub kinda dropped us at the last minute with our dinner plans and we needed to find a good restaurant to eat. It being new year's eve some places close their kitchens early. We decided on Barristers and what a pleasure although it was packed with locals we were welcomed in offer table and received excellent service throughout the evening with a live band adding to the festivities. The fillet and rump we ordered was grilled to absolute perfection and melted in your mouth. No fuss great tasting food. Good food selection on their menu and great wine list. Definitely must be on your list if you want a lively atmosphere, friendly and efficient service and to top it scrumptious tasting food. 10 out of 10 from me.
Written 31 December 2019
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Birds2016
Surrey9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
My husband and myself were in Cape Town over Christmas and new year and we ate at Barristers several times, each time we had great food and good service even though it was busy, the staff were very welcoming and the service was done in good time, not too quick, not too slow. The steaks were very good according to my husband as were the burgers and chicken. We look forward to visiting again next time we are in Cape Town.
Written 19 February 2020
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NickLikes
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
This is local to where we are staying so popped for a late meal. Place was very lively but friendly with lot of different seating options. We were waited on by Josh who was a star. We kept it simple with a burger, ribs and a steak sandwich for 3. All were great. Standout for me was the steak sandwich which was literally a nice steak cooked perfectly in a burger bun and the onion rings which were @#%outstanding. Would recommend and visit again. Beer selection was also solid.
Written 6 January 2020
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amm1u
191 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Have been visiting here for a few years, but it seems to have gone downhill. Food and beer are still good, but the service is poor and the staff are pretty disorganised. Not a smile between them and the various managers who float around do little but chivy waiters ineffectively and set the sour-faced mood. Get your act together people, we are paying your wages.
Written 7 January 2020
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Chris H
Hermanus417 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
A dinner with friends during lockdown with a curfew at this friendly neighbourhood pub and steakhouse. The steaks were great and the mixed grill was good but slightly overdone. The atmosphere is good and our waiter Brett really did his bit. The restaurant was a bit rusty as they were getting back up and running after the virus lockdown, hence the 3 star. Will definitly try it again though
Written 28 September 2020
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Eugene_Goosen
Henley on Klip112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Our first experience at Barristers. Service was superb - a beautiful and attentive waitress. Escargot starter was very good. (Full) Camembert starter was average (no doubt they use reconstituted garlic - a big no-no as a restaurant owner). Lamb Chops a rather small but well prepared portion. Steak (rump ?) looked rather average and therefore cannot comment on taste. Fish & Chips was average, nothing spectacular but tasted fresh. Ambience and decor is great. Live entertainment was great. Prices very reasonable. Impressive wine list at reasonable prices. A good evening’s entertainment but certainly not spectacular.
Written 18 October 2020
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Emma W
Leicester87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
First time back after 19 years so was hoping it was going to be as good as it used to be. We were not disappointed. The restaurant part hadn't changed ,still mock tudor old English pub kind of decor!!! Menu choice is vast, portions were generous but they gave me a take away box so I finished mine the following day !! My husband has a big appetite and polished off his steak which he said was delicious. I had chicken which was also delicious. Puddings were also really nice. Waiters were very attentive, some of the best we had in Cape Town. We didn't wait ages for food even though it was just before load shedding . During this they can't do chips or onion rings etc but didn't matter anyway as plenty of other options. We would definitely recommend you try this place, we did book.
Written 12 January 2023
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JJ
Cape Town Central2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
What a let down . Sent my rump steak back 3 times ! Ordered a medium rare first time round received a medium to well cooked steak . Politely Sent back, my replacement arrived cold inside and blu rare . Again Sent back to kitchen . The third time was cooked a perfect medium rare but was the worst cut of rump I'd ever seen , sinewy and tough. Called the manager who apologised and admitted that it was entirely the restaurants fault . What a let down .
Written 14 June 2024
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Jim M
London2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
A really decent pub. Food is pretty good, beer is cold. Service was a little slow and we didn’t get everything we ordered hence the 3 star review. We did go back though so that says a lot.
Written 17 February 2020
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engela h
Cape Town65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
'Pub vibe without the "loud rowdy" unpleasant behaviour found at other similar places. Cosy pleasant environment at the back supported by attentive knowledgeable waitress. Quality of food recommended. Cost of items makes this a deal breaker
Written 30 March 2021
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Yolande C
Somerset West49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 friends
Firstly, you're not allowed to consume your own wine on the verandah. We asked to be moved inside because of the wind, but then got told that if were to drink our own wine (with corkage of R50), no one was not allowed to order from the pub lunch menu. Even the non wine drinkers. Seriously. We ended up taking our wine to the car so that the rest of the party could order whatever they wanted. Need to give credit to the waiter for keeping her cool with our irritations and still serving us great food.
Written 20 June 2021
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Lance C
Our corkage policy is straight forward. 1. As we are a Bar/Pub and a restaurant, we cannot allow you to BYO into the bar area for obvious reasons. I don't know of any other Bar/Pub on Tripadvisor that would allow you to BYO drinks into a Bar? 2. Secondly - as our Pub Lunches are heavily discounted, not to mention that we do offer a Buy One Get One Free Special, we would go out of business rather quickly if we allowed BYO's with any of our specials. Finally, our wines are well priced - we have not increased prices since March 2019 - and I'm afraid the deal is simply this - to repeat; No BYO in the Bar area or when availing yourself of one of our specially discounted meals.
Written 22 June 2021
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Alex
40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
We ordered tomato soup, pasta and steak. 1. Soup had so many peaces from rosmary that it wasn’t possible to eat 2. Pasta was with some grass as well 3. The steak was not juicy, very raw ( but i asked medium raw) and it seamed like ot was just from the cold cold fringe. I couldn’t eat it.
Written 6 January 2024
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Frostywasp999
Marlow231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 couples
Really good bar / restaurant. Ideal for meeting friends, watching sport, or having a good meal out. Only downside is the frequency of power cuts in Cape Town area in late evening which can limit menue availability. Strongly recommence large ribs which were huge and very tasty.
Written 16 November 2022
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Anita J
St. Helier13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
Went on bogof Monday. Beef Burgundy was really nice if more like a steak bourguinonne. But it was free as my wife had the excellent sole. The staff were most impressive. Everyone moved so quickly and gave great attention to their clients. A credit to the pub/restaurant.
Written 13 February 2023
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Gavin A
Johannesburg34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
We visited as a family of four- in spite of the restaurant being full and us not having made a reservation, the manager found us a very cosy table. The atmosphere was warm and pleasant . The service was brisk and the waiter friendly , even though he was run off his feet. The food was delicious and enjoyed by our party. Prices were pretty average and par for the course. We will certainly return and this resto is a definite recommend!
Written 30 March 2024
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