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Kildare Road & Main Street | Cardiff Castle, Newlands 7735, South Africa
+27 21 671 7907
11:00 - 23:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I used to loovvvee Barrissters in Newlands, not only for their reasonable Pub specials but for the succulent fall off the bone pork ribs:) But this past Sunday we took a visitor around Cape Town and stopped over for lunch at Barristers. The 600 gram ribs @ R185.00 wasn't succulent off the bone as per all my previous visits. It... More 

Thank Letitia M
Cape Town, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As the 'other' pub in the greater Newlands area (second to Forries!), Barristers has always attracted a distinctly 'older male' crowd. An Afrikaans girl friend of mine once said it's the kind of place where you feel like every 'oom' in the place is trying to 'kyk jou uit jou klere uit!' Whether that's true or not I can't say,... More 

Thank visdorpie
Gauteng, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Barristers after being showed away at 3 restaurants because they were fully booked. So obviously not our 1st choice. However the food was brilliant and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The steak was excellent, will visit again and recommend with comfort.

Thank Charmaine K
Esher, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant offers first class value for money at lunch time. The main course is R 65 and you have the choice of a large number of dishes. All of them being pub favourites.Our group had sausage and mash with vegetables, fish and chips, and chicken livers. All very good. The wines are also good value for money. At the... More 

Thank watchman2015
Hitchin, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We use this restaurant regularly when staying in Newlands. The food has usually been good and the staff efficient. This place is for red meat eaters, with a reputation for steak. This time, my wife had the filet and that was excellent. My t-bone was good on the filet half and distinctly not good on the other. The sauces, for... More 

Thank Jill E
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a great steak in a tasty setting look no further. The espetada was awesome and the coffee was up there So make a plan

1 Thank Michael E
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So pleased to say nothing has changed at Barristers. Still great company, staff, food and drink. Perfect atmosphere ~ lively but not too noisy. Great restaurant serving delicious unpretentious food at a good price.

2 Thank angela c
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered their steak which tasted and smelled awful and we had to send it back. The owner did so with bad grace and made us feel uncomfortable.

Thank Bee L
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I happened to find myself in the vicinity of this establishment over lunchtime - and not having frequented Barristers for probably at least 30 years, if not longer, I figured I couldn't 'go wrong'. I was wrong. The soulless service, equally forgettable food and faux pub environment was thoroughly depressing - ditto the clientele. if the above is what one... More 

Thank Ohjaygeen
Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Seated around 9pm and drinks order taken, a good selection of beers/wines, I ordered one of the local IPA's which was very good. Food was good without being remarkable, waitress messed up my order and by the time the side sauce for my steak eventually arrived (10-15 mins) my steak was cold which put a downer on the whole experience.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Grill, Bar, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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?