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Kildare Road & Main Street | Cardiff Castle, Newlands 7735, South Africa
+27 21 671 7907
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (105 reviews)
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
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Grill, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Kildare Road & Main Street | Cardiff Castle, Newlands 7735, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 352 reviews

Reviewed 5 days 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 6 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in for one of the large select of pub lunch specials on a Sunday afternoon to find a really nice quite and comfortable olde school pub restaurant. Quite possibly the best piece of fish I have ever had in a fish and chips...More

1  Thank Oogly
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

With colleagues we had a very nice lunch. I tried the steak which was very good. A nice view on this part of Claremont... I recommend it...

Thank Cheikh D
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We recently went to barristers after an art exhibition. We were utterly disappointed. Service was slow and |I had to get up to call the waitress twice for some service. The food was tasteless and it seemed that nothing has been prepared fresh --- all...More

Thank AKruger
Reviewed 4 August 2017

at very reasonable prices. We go there regularly and have never been disappointed. Parking can be a problem but it's worth it.

Thank hanns b
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Brilliant range of food for great prices- especially the pub lunch menu! They often have specials and have LOADS of seating space. Indoors is quite quaint, a typical pub-like look, and the outdoors is mostly picnic bench seating. Love this place.

1  Thank Chloë T
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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.
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