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Barristers

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Kildare Road & Main Street | Cardiff Castle, Newlands 7735, South Africa
+27 21 671 7907
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a rump steak with a salad and some vegetables. Additional a glas of chenin blanc. It was good but not much more.

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Thank Thomas G
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tavern is justifyably popular and recommended. Its warm ambiance is supplemented by friendly staff & a very pleasant & amusing manager, prices are very reasonable for both food and wine. The pub lunch specials R55.00 menu is very varied and excellent value. Their new but becoming a signature dish is the Picanha steak either 450 or 900 grams R... More 

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Thank gibbhelps
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The seating is a bit cramped but the Sunday afternoon menu of pub-lunches is great! We have had the bangers adn mash, burger, fish and chips, and calamari and chips and they were all delicious. They also make a mean milkshake! Definitely worth trying out.

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Thank at206
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch time special R55 great choice, nice size portions was a fantastic alternative to coffee and cake after shopping. I had the daily chef special which was Tandoori Chicken served with either chips, rice, salad or hot vegetables. My partner had steak, egg and chips, cooked as requested really good food and fantastic value for money. Quite a large choice... More 

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Thank Gingerlyn640
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pub, so that's what you get Pub Grub. Edible, filling good value but you must sit in the Pub area. The restaurant at the back is dark unless you're there at night. Staff are good and friendly, a great regular to meet the boys.

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Thank StreetYze
Durban, South Africa
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go here every time I visit Cape Town and I find the food and service to consistently be of a high standard. This time there were 4 of us, including my wife who has a Gluten intolerance issue. No fault of the restaurant or my wife, the starter she ordered would have given her a problem - no fuss... More 

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Thank DurbanPearl
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited Barristers often. Service is great, their vibe is great, and their lunch specials unbeatable. Amazing food. Albeit rich, their onion rings for the table is a perfect starter. One of my friends and my favorite spots. Always busy and vibey, so always book or arrive early. Keep up the good work.

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Thank Profpetrof
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Exactly as the title suggest, good upmarket pub, nice food, not somewhere I would take my wife for dinner. Mates maybe.

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Thank TravellerRussell
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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491 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Barristers is more than a pub / restaurant - it is an institution in Newlands Village serving great food at fantastic prices while maintaining its "village pub" atmosphere. It gets very busy here but staff are well trained so take orders promptly & the kitchen is very efficient. Food is served all day - the lunch "specials" offer particularly good... More 

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Thank Marguerite W
West Timperley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here. The service from our waitress was excellent, friendly and professional. The steak was one of the best I have had. Great place to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Cuisine
Grill, Bar, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?