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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (108 reviews)
“chicken” (8 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
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 via mobile

The chicken and prawn curry turned out to be pretty delicious - it was Thai curry as opposed to an Indian curry. I wanted to order calamari rings as offered on the menu but the waitress informed me they had not been available for about...More

Thank Kolletjie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good steaks. Well cooked. Good value. Friendly and efficient staff. Nice wine list All very good. Nice deserts.

Thank 54Steve_Gee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a must when we visit Cape Town, at least once a year. The steaks are great & we have been fortunate to be served by Brett on most occasions, a really interesting character with a great sense of humour. We've heard rave reviews about...More

Thank TnTdurbs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch with Two small children and one would have hoped that from entry to food on table would have been swifter than 50mins. Food was good however would recommend if ordering beef Espinadata to ask for rare. Meal was delicious but beef a little overdone...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxed atmosphere, staff mostly competent, accommodating and friendly...food needs a but of a kick to step up. I think just a bit of thought could put this back to a pub that sells top notch grub. Steaks get smaller and smaller...

Thank Mary Ann K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, delicious steaks and laid back atmosphere. What more good you want to this Newlands institution?

Thank Nicola M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barristers used to be known for outstanding steaks and fairly-priced wines. In recent years, I've been back there about 3 times, including the most recent visit a couple of weeks ago. In all these more recent visits, I have felt that the food is now...More

Thank mavenmind
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant/pub has a lovely deck on a busy intersection in Newlands. It is always really vibey, particularly on a Friday afternoon. Nice nearby shops on Kildare Square if you are like to browse while your other half orders the drinks. The food offering is...More

Thank BigWorldLotsToSee
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I stopped past here to sit and read my book while enjoying a beer. The beer was delicious! R45 for a CBC Amber Weiss, the bar staff were friendly and very accommodating. I moved to the courtyard to have a smoke, and found the rest...More

Thank Briony M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

a really fun place with several different eating areas, outside, inner room with Sun evening jazz, smoking room (vast) and more formal dining area (very attractively done); huge selection of beers (23) and wines (140, reasonably priced); generous portions, well cooked and served and very...More

Thank dunstanrichard
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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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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