Barristers Grill: Where Warmth Meets Flavour in Cape Town

Barristers Grill

Nestled in the heart of Newlands, Cape Town, Barristers Grill isn’t just a restaurant; it’s an experience. Stepping inside is like stepping back in time, greeted by a warm and friendly, atmosphere that blends its Tudor charm with modern comfort. Whether you’re seeking a lively pub lunch, a romantic dinner or a celebratory gathering, Barristers Grill offers something for everyone. It certainly lives up to its mantra of GOOD FOOD – GREAT WINE – WARM FRIENDS!

Founded in 1980, Barristers Grill boasts a rich history woven into the very fabric of its establishment. It has certainly earned its place as a beloved Cape Town institution.

Barristers Grill is a place where friends and family gather to create lasting memories, where the aroma of grilled steaks mingles with laughter and conversation.

Barristers Grill menu

The menu at Barristers Grill is a testament to their commitment to quality and flavour. They offer a diverse selection of dishes to cater to a wide range of palates. Their specialty, as their name suggests, is undoubtedly their mouth-watering steaks, grilled to perfection and served with a variety of sauces and sides.

Only the freshest Hake served with its mouth-watering home-made chips.

But the options extend far beyond. From the popular Barristers chicken schnitzel, to juicy burgers and flavourful starters and salads, there’s something for everyone to savour.

One of the highlights is their extensive wine list, boasting one of the most comprehensive selections in Cape Town. Every bottle tells a unique story, perfectly complementing your chosen meal.

For those seeking a lighter option, their creative lunch special menu offers an amazing choice of meals and local favourites.

Barristers Grill events and facilities

The magic of Barristers Grill lies not just in the food and drink, but in the atmosphere it creates. The spacious terrace is the perfect spot to soak up the Cape Town sun while enjoying a casual lunch or sundowners. On cooler evenings, the warm interior beckons, with cosy fireplaces ensuring a memorable experience.

Barristers is fully equipped with a generator, ensuring uninterrupted operation even during periods of loadshedding; ice cold beers, crispy fried chips and no need for candle lit dinning.

For those seeking entertainment, Barristers Grill regularly hosts live music on the last Friday of each month and every Sunday evening, featuring talented local artists. They also boast large-screen TVs, making it the ideal spot to catch a rugby game with friends and fellow supporters.

Whether it’s a birthday celebration, a corporate event, or simply a gathering of loved ones, Barristers Grill is the perfect setting. Their dedicated team is committed to making your event special, offering personalized catering options and flexible layouts to accommodate your needs.

If you’re looking for a dining experience that combines delicious food, warm hospitality, and a touch of history, then look no further than Barristers Grill. Come discover the taste of tradition and create your own memorable moments in this iconic Cape Town establishment.

Barristers Grill is located at Cardiff Castle, Kildare Rd, Newlands, Cape Town. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 21 671 7907; email or visit them online at  today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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