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Kildare Road & Main Street | Cardiff Castle, Newlands 7735, South Africa
+27 21 671 7907
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (101 reviews)
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
“pub lunch” (15 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 1 week ago

We have been going to Barristers 3 - 4 times a year for as long as I can remember. Food always good and can be relied on to be good. Still the best chocolate sauce anywhere.

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Barristers is a great hangout place with tasty food in a pub atmosphere. I particularly enjoyed the vegetable stir fry. There are many options on the menu for the lunch special for $R65. Add a glass of wine for $R45 and enjoy!

1  Thank ABDCPA
Reviewed 1 week ago

typical pub food, without any peaks but ok. the calamari were not particularly nice, the fillet and ribeye were ok. service also average . not sure we will be back

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had great steaks on Friday night & returned on the Monday for their special where the cheapest meal is free. 2 of us had steaks again & the 3rd member had pasta which she thoroughly enjoyed. Brett remembered us as return visitors which is always...More

1  Thank TnTdurbs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Barristers has a beautiful venue, and the staff are keen to help- always wearing a smile. Their food is pretty good and their menu has something for everyone. Their prices are reasonable and you definitely get your money's worth.

Thank Nadine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good vibe. Good location for a chilled time with family or friends. Food always tasty and value for money.

Thank cherylfowler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first visited Barristers in 2016 and went back there after Two Oceans this year. Just as before we thoroughly enjoyed the friendly and efficient service, good vibe and excellent steaks. This place is unpretentious and offers good value. We'll be back!

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have given this establishment 5 stars because of the great food, great service and great vibe, but unfortunately the owner was INCREDIBLY rude and my family, friends and I will NOT be going back. The manager and waitress did try to apologise for...More

Thank Mine P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and excellent service. Arrived staving and left completely satisfied. Really nice atmosphere and very safe environment. Good value for money to.

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here twice and both times were absolutely happy with the quality of food and service. Steaks are amazing! Moreover we loved the atmosphere of the place.

Thank Maria G
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Hi. Thanks for past great experiences. You are TOPS. When do the horses start coming back again? We so love them and were very sorry to hear about the recent death of one... Also perhaps you could tell us more about brewery visits.
7 August 2016|
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
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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.