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“Best steak meal ever!”
Review of Barristers

Barristers
Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Newlands
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best steak meal ever!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

These guys understand how to cook steak. And their portions are generous and of only the best SA beef. And according to my guests they evenly understand seafood and pasta dished too! Go try them for yourself!

Visited November 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Comfort food at Barristers”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

As a creature of habit, Barristers is my choice for Saturday lunch with a special friend. This has been the routine for a couple of years now, so even the car guards are familiar and friendly and try really hard to manage the very busy car park.

The pub menu is half price before 6 pm, so it is great value for money and very tasty. Fish and chips, bangers and mash, the chicken livers are all tasty, but my personal favourite is the chicken schnitzel, which is consistently good. Washed down with some draught beer and followed by coffee, this is probably going to be the pattern for years to come.

Visited April 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent good for excellent value”
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

Great value for excellent steaks. I can recommend the Rosemary Fillet steak - yummy. Just honest food. Nothing grand though. Just a good local hangout. Wine list is reasonable too.

  • Visited February 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Unlikely to revisit”
Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

Although the staff were friendly and efficient, the food, sadly was a disappointment. Chili con carne was bland, hot beef dish was tasteless, grilled calamari was inedible. Caesar salad so-so as was the burger.

Visited March 2014
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SocialMediaSA, Public Relations Manager at Barristers, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
Hi Gina. Thank you for your review. We are sorry your experience was not the usual Barristers try to offer its patrons. It is challenging to get everything right all the time but we assure you we do try our best. We hope to see you again soon where we are sure you will experience Barristers at its best. Have a great day, The Barristers Team.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Poor food”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Five people had the most terrible meal on the 12 March in fact it was the worst meal I have had in 10 years of coming to Cape Town we have all eaten there before and the food has been reasonable there is a problem with either over booking or a very POOR manager

  • Visited March 2014
    • Service
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SocialMediaSA, Public Relations Manager at Barristers, responded to this review, 27 March 2014
Hi Barry. Thank you for your review. We are sorry your experience was not the usual Barristers try to offer its patrons. It is challenging to get everything right all the time but we assure you we do try our best. We hope to see you again soon where we are sure you will experience Barristers at its best. Have a great day, The Barristers Team.
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