The Griffin, Illovo This is a modern take on the old Public House.Things are a bit more 'crafted' and trendy, with an equal focus on food and drinks.They host all the pubby nights you'd expect like quiz nights and karaoke.Food is served from breakfast to dinner and includes toasted sandwiches, salads and a pub grub section with the classics like cottage pie and bangers and mash.The main area of the bar (seen below) is covered head to toe in flags, memorabilia and framed photographs of the pub's fondest moments.Their are two house cats that are treated like royalty, so make sure you do the same.The food is home-style and pub grub that keeps up a consistently good standard.
The food is not your average pub grub, it's a little more refined with attention to flavour and quality, which matches the simple, stylish space of the restaurant.
Barristers, Newlands Barrister's is your more sophisticated pub, suited to its plush Newlands surroundings.
It's a meeting spot for locals offering a relaxed and comfortable environment with good quality food.
Try their Sunday roasts, burger special, and Friday 5pm happy hour which also happens later at pm - they serve great cocktails.
Giles, Craighall Park Giles has been open since 1994, and today sits as a neighbourhood institution in Craighall Park.
The Colony Arms, Craighall Park This pub has been going for a number of years, proving to be a favourite for locals looking for a relaxed spot to meet friends or take the family for a meal.