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Beef & Barrel

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9 Piet Retief Street, Malmesbury 7300, South Africa
+27 22 482 1372
10:00 - 22:00
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Malmesbury, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best steaks in the Western Cape. In fact best steaks, I’ve ever eaten!! The fish dishes you can still taste the sea. Cozy, warm & inviting, wonderful friendly staff, Perfect for family evening , big crowds in celebration of something & perfect for a romantic evening out. The best part is the chef is the owner, prides himself on preparing... More 

Thank pearlleng
Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You wont get a better meal in the area.... food always cooked by the owners... portions always excellent.... prices very reasonable.... this is our favourite restaurant...

Thank mothercityskydiving
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Calamari starter, big chunks, too big actually and only ok. They tried, with herbs in the batter, but........However, the burger I ordered, cheddamelt (mushroom and cheese) was brilliant. Proper meat, proper charred flavour, properly cooked. Nothing fancy, just brilliant. A real burger. Choose your sauce, the base remains a winner. Mooi so!

Thank andrewe232
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Don't judge a book by it cover (or name for that matter) is exactly what came to mind after having a very delicious meal at Barrys. Service was prompt & efficient. The food ws very well prepared by owner. I could not believe that by the time we left the restaurant was packed to capacity, so clearly a favourite with... More 

Thank Dylan V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

While staying in Malmesbury we went out for supper to Barrys Beef & Barrel what an aweosome evening, I ordered the Steak roll (JHO A MUST) which was flipping amazing, not only the food was amazing but the staff were very professional. Well done keep it up

Thank DylanAbbott
Queenstown, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Mt second visit to Barry's Beef & Barrel - Thought the first time I just "Got Lucky" - But NO - they run a stunning show with fantastic food. Everyone at our table enjoyed their food - and my Hottentot - freshly speared by the man himself. Recommend to all - including the larneys that live in Cape Town -... More 

Thank Alasdair M
Malmesbury, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I was really surprise with the good food, the menu was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful - I will really recommend this restaurant to anybody

Thank joggies2015
Western Cape, South Africa
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Just arrived home frome a wonderful evening with my wife. Our waiter Marcel was the star. I am yet to experience such an informed and knowledgeable person in a restaurant! Well done Barry's!

Thank Johann U
Malmesbury, South Africa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2016

When ever I feel like treating myself, friends, clients or family, Beef and Barrel always meets my expectations. Their passion for good food has passed the test of time. The portions are good value for money. Quality is excellent.

Thank iancoetzee2016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

best steak and fish in town. Friendly owners and helpful staff. Very very good price for the food you get.

Thank 881adelee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Grill, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Piet Retief Street, Malmesbury 7300, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Malmesbury
  • Phone Number: +27 22 482 1372
A restaurant is judged by the abilities of both its chef and management. Where these positions are held by the same person, the restaurant is very special.

Such is Beef and Barrel, Owner and chef Robert Moreland has experience as a chef in some of the Western Cape’s finest hotels including the Mt Nelson, La Vita, Tulbach Hotel and Mariner’s Warf.

He established Beef and Barrel in Malmesbury in 1989 …and hasn’t looked back. It’s a husband and wife team. Hesleen has been at his side since 1989 and they personally grill/fry/prepare your food while assisted by other kitchen staff – and that is why after 28 years they are still considered to have the finest seafood and steaks in the Swartland. (The extensive menu also includes pizzas, ribs and burgers.)

The Beef and Barrel is also fully licensed – a tastefully furnished bar is at your disposal and that of your guests…

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