Today’s featured restaurant is a Southern Suburbs gem and one of (if not THE) oldest restaurants in Cape Town. Barristers has always been a favourite meeting spot in Newlands Village and it continues to provide warmth, friendship and good cheer since it first opened its doors in 1980.


The refurbished bar and deck area create a casual space for entertaining where large groups comfortably hang out. Or if you prefer to sit inside, bond over a meal while watching the latest sporting events on the big screen TVs.

The Vibe:

This popular eatery offers a place to enjoy a delicious meal at any time of the day in a warm and hospitable ambience. Barristers lunchtime special also caters to those on a budget which is especially helpful for students!

Image via: Barristers ZA

The Price & Decor:

So what exactly is the deal?

Barristers offers a pub lunch special where you can choose a meal for only R70 every Monday – Sunday between 12:00 pm – 18h00 pm.

Barristers can only be described as a gastro pub because despite the fine decor and outstanding culinary experience, the eatery channels the ambience of a vibrant pub.


The Food:

The food is hearty and filling but still fancier than your typical pub grub. The lunch special menu consists of 23 options ranging from pastas to seafood to grilled meats and of course, typical pub style dishes. We have it one good authority that their chicken schnitzel, steaks and bangers & mash are the winners here. All lunch special dishes are served with a FREE complimentary side order with a choice of chips, wedges, baked potato, mash, rice, salad, butternut and rich & spinach or stir fried vegetables.  Check out the menu below:

The Drinks:

Barristers boasts a wide range of alcoholic beverages and is said to have 25 whiskeys on offer. If you’re feeling adventurous, pair any of these dishes with one of their wines that are sure to satisfy any wine connoisseur.

We always enjoy our meals there and will continue to support this long-standing Southern Suburbs establishment.


Address: Cardiff Castle, Kildare Rd, Newlands

Contact Number: 021 671 7907


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