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Darling Brewery Restaurant

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48 Caledon St, Darling 7345, South Africa
+27 21 286 1099
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Langebaan, South Africa
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We visit craft breweries when we can and enjoy the uniqueness of the breweries. We also enjoy the art of food when served at the breweries. We enjoyed the setting and embience of Darling breweries. It is great seeing the operation from the dining area. We enjoy DB beers and we ordered some of their news brews as well as... More 

Thank sauers2016
Management response:

Thank you very much for your review. We are sorry to hear that the hamburger was not up to standard and a disappointment to you. We have gone back to our team and have come up with solutions for this busy festive season to make sure this does not happen again. It is very important to us that every guest... More 

Fourways, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Firstly, I must declare a conflict of interest- I love DB beers, so my opinion might be biased. Having high expectations is often a problem as it sets one up for failure..... Not so at DB. The outside area is rustic and the kids play area excellent for a brewery. We ended up moving inside where it was very busy.... More 

Thank AndrewMakkink
Management response:

Dear Andrew Thank you very much for your positive review. It really put a big smile on our team's faces. Especially over the busy Summer season it is important to us to deliver a great experience to our visitors. Please go to our website and subscribe to our newsletter which will showcase our 2017 events. More than enough reason to... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016

At shady tables in pleasant modern surroundings we shared a very good meat platter from a simple menu and had a beer; a pint of the 2.6% SunGazer was an obvious driver choice; The tasters looked amazing (that's the beer). A designated driver would be a good idea, since it was obvious that the guys at a nearby table enthusiastically... More 

Thank Graham A
Management response:

Dear Graham Thank you for your lovely response and we're happy to hear that you and your dog had a great time with us. Our designated driver service focuses on the safety of our customers: we provide a unique service to our customers by using the service of a locally based taxi service operator offering return services to patrons. We... More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

What can I say other than "Very good beer and great food!". If you have not been to Darling Brewery yet, you better get there....

Thank Ianvt2013
Management response:

Dear Ian Thank you for the wonderful and to the point review on Darling Brew. Do come visit us again. More 

Cape Town
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Quirky tasting room set within the brewery, wonderful beer tasting and yummy food! Love the decor and can guarantee you'll leave with a few bottles!

Thank SelmaOhlsson
Management response:

Dear Selma Thank you very much for your positive review of the Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery. As you might know we opened a year ago the doors of the new home of the brewery and restaurant and it is always very encouraging to get great feedback. We will make sure to pass on your review to our team. Do... More 

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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We decided to go to Darling as there were a couple of vineyards there and we wanted to find out more about the area as we were holidaying. We found the Tasteroom and I agreed I would be the 'driver' so he could taste the beers. It is well set out, and has a great play area if you have... More 

Thank Hells72
Management response:

Thank you for your comprehensive feedback and it is wonderful to read that you had a fun time enjoying the Darling Brew ambiance with our beer and knowledgeable Tasteroom staff. In regards to your feedback on the food - taste & portion size - we pride ourselves in our dishes and especially our signature dishes such as the Darling Brew... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great beer tasting experience and wonderful food to go with it. Great place for kids with the outdoor play area. Thanks!

Thank Stefanvdm
Management response:

Dear Stef Thank you for the positive review. We look forward to hosting you and your kids again in the near future. Team Darling Brew More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were here in October. I was here previously about 2 months ago with family and complained about the pricing of your t shirts. I would like to retract my complaint. We bought 4 t shirts and we all love them. U are right, the quality of the shirts is fantastic! We love wearing them. We tried... More 

1 Thank Cindy L
Management response:

Dear Cindy Thank you for your great review and good to hear that you love our t-shirts. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon. We launch a new beer every quarter, so you can look forward to finding your next 'favourite' brew soon again when you pop in. Team Darling Brew More 

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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived at about 15,50 and were very enthusiastic to have something to eat and a beer tasting. The waitress came and told us that kitchen is closed already, but had to ask first just to be sure. She came back at exactly 16:01 and said that we came too late and kitchen has just been closed. She did not... More 

Thank Catalin D
Management response:

Thank you very much for your honest feedback. We are aware of some service delivery issues and we are working very hard at resolving these. Our closing time in the week is at 16h00. We pride ourselves in our menu which is a collection of speciality foods and ingredients from Darling. Our barbecue styled menu offers popular options like a... More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I didn't expect such a modern facility in a lovely small town, and almost got a bit worried driving into a semi-industrial area, but am totally amazed at how modern the facility is, and how good the beers are, as well as the food and service.

Thank BushyD
Management response:

Thank you for the great review. Our focus is to preserve today for future generations and this long term commitment has inspired us to re-use and re-cycle building materials (such as metal) and storage materials (such as wooden crates) which has given us a modern 'industrial' look. The authentic interior and exterior compliments our range of beers - each creating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Caledon St, Darling 7345, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Darling
  • Phone Number: +27 21 286 1099
This must-visit new Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery offers a fantastic day out and was developed to allow an all in one Darling Brew experience. In addition to a new state of the art brewery with increased capacity, the new premises offers an interactive and fascinating beer tasting experience in the tasting room and bar which overlooks the working microbrewery, a restaurant that serves delicious beer paired meals made from fresh, organic, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, and beautiful gardens. There is also plenty of parking available.

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