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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%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (104 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
Open Now
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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very comfortable place to eat and drink, get there early if the Springboks are playing. Wide choice of beers and wines and a similarly large menu in which huge amounts of meat play a big part. Only thing to avoid as far as I...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this is my fourth visit to South Africa across a time span of 21 years, I had never visited a Pub in the country until yesterday evening ...... Our hosts reside in Newlands and Barristers is a short walk away. We were eight friends...More

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cosy and friendly pub has good atmosphere, good food, friendly staff. On sunday life music. Love the place, not being a tourist for some hours.

Thank hwontour
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good restaurant in the Newlands/Cape Town, good pub with opportunity to watch a match of rugby on tv ! Full of atmosphere... Besides that a comprehensive menu. Chose meat which was excellent ! good wine list and very friendly service ! what do you...More

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It was out neighbourhood luncheon so we were shoved to the cheap seats private venue. The decor is quite awful to say the least. My food order was incorrect but did not have the will to correct so picked at the day old mushroom sauce....More

2  Thank alison r
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Looking for a place for a warmer upper before a rugby match at Newlands? Well go here. That did a great job of getting cold beers in hands. Cool place.

Thank Miotoni
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This place does great steak. No question about it. Fantastic meal, excellent and attentive service and super wine selection. A favourite and will return. Great recommendation!

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 20 October 2017

It was good 25 years ago, and it is still good. The themed restaurant has a unique ambience, but the value is in the food. The waitress understandably had some difficulty to handle our group of 20, but the service was friendly and good. However,...More

Thank francoisroux10
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We booked and visited on a busy Sunday lunch time. Food was fine, pretty standard SA pub fair. BUT amazingly executed,,this place was packed inside and out and yet they mananged to get our entire order out together and correctly. Our waitress was a super...More

Thank Anne1G
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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