The new ‘exotic chic’ Bihari, one of three in the Western Cape, opened it’s doors in April 2009 at Southern Sun Newlands offering diners and curry lovers the finest North Indian cuisine prepared by qualified chefs from this region.

The Bihari group bears testimony to the ever magical experience of Indian dining amongst the mother city’s diverse locals. Upon entering Bihari Newlands the beautifully handcrafted and noble Bengal Tiger, a significantly powerful and historical creature in India, welcomes guests and transforms an ordinary experience into one of imagination.


Bihari’s offer an extensive menu of mild to fiery mouth watering fusions from Northern India as well as regional cuisine. Food is prepared in authentic Indian style in the restaurant’s tandoor ovens on hot open coals, providing its distinctive flavour. Meals served on heated clay plates or in pots, are not only visually enticing but a culinary delight. Begin your feast with a selection of delectable vegetable, chicken and tandoor starters, samoosas, a choice of no less than seven (7) naan breads and shami kebabs.

Mains include a variety of curries and Indian Tandoor items guaranteed to tantalise the tastebuds such as Lamb Rogan Josh - simply mouth watering for those virgin tasters, whilst Lamb Vindaloo is bound to heat things up a few degrees. For seafood lovers, be sure to try the Prawn Korma cooked in an Indian white sauce. Vegetarians will be equally satisfied with their meal, being spoilt for choice with a wide option of curries and tandoor dishes to sample from.


Bihari Newlands is equipped with a full bar and lounge with a central fireplace for those cosy winter evenings, a private cellar and an outside seating & entertainment area. Smaller intimate dining spaces and open plan seating, the restaurant capacity seats 132 people comfortably, offers guests ample space for entertaining which makes Bihari Newlands the ideal spot for dinner parties, corporate functions, weddings or simply a romantic night out.

With a historical reputation of being industry leaders the cosmopolitan Southern Sun Newlands is set in the lush garden suburb of Newlands is a Signature Conference hotel. Bihari is located on the ground floor, Southern Sun Newlands is in close proximity to the world-renowned Newlands Rugby and Cricket Stadium.

Now you don't necessarily have to come to Bihari restaurant to get your fix of our array of the finest of Indian cuisine. We will bring it to you, The chefs, food, equipment and OUR NEW PORTABLE TANDOOR OVEN! Bihari is available to cater for functions in a location of your choice.

We now have added a portable tandoori oven to our arsenal which allows us to provide tandoori items in additional to our vast array of curries for your private functions or for your staff functions. We will personalize set menu's for your taste and budget.




From Cape Town take the M3 towards Muizenberg. When the M3 becomes Rhodes Drive, take the Rondebosch turn off into Klipper Road. Continue to Rondebosch until the road makes a T-junction with Main Road. Turn right into Main Road and continue towards Newlands. The hotel will be on your left hand side right after the SAB Brewery.


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Southern Sun Hotel
7 Main Road
Newlands, Cape Town


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Monday - Thursday:
12:30 - 15:30 & 17:30 - 22:30
Friday - Sunday:
12:30 - 22:30
Bar open until 24:00
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