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) #4 of 17 Restaurants in Newlands $$ - $$$ , ,
Kildare Road & Main Street | Cardiff Castle, Newlands 7735, South Africa
+27 21 671 7907
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Grill, Bar, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kildare Road & Main Street | Cardiff Castle, Newlands 7735, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 338 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

usual suspects of pub grub but some pleasant surprise dinner options too. Food is fine, well priced and nice for a quick lunch or a simple dinner. great wines and beers available too.

Thank zahra m
Reviewed 2 days ago

Barristers pub, situated on the corner of Main Street in a vibrant sector of Newlands, is a fantastic pub-style restaurant at which one can enjoy a good beer and affordable lunch special. R65 will give you access to a wide variety of different pub-lunch specials,...More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bustling restaurant with laughing customers and a buzzing atmosphere are the highlight of barristers , a local hang out for newlands residents. Bribed with a lunch special for 65 rand, most barrister goers are happy enough with the mediocre quality. I ordered a burger...More

Thank Diego B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favourite thing is Barrister's pub-lunch special – and on that menu, the chicken schnitzel is highly recommended. All the items on the special pub-lunch menu are R65 (if you order before 18:00). Some of the portions of their lunch specials are bigger than others,...More

Thank Christiaan_Boonzaier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really impressed with the R65 pub lunch special. The 10 delicious deals were presented quite quickly. Everyone was happy with their food. My chicken schnitzel was perfect. All served with a smile in a cosy atmosphere. We can't wait to go back.

1  Thank Lucille S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a treat. Great food at adorable prices. A must try if you have not been. 11 - 6pm R 65 meals. Good value for money.

Thank Bradley H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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 12 May 2017

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 11 May 2017

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 11 May 2017

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
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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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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