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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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Tue - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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South Africa
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215 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We spend lunch with friends , tried a few beers and enjoyed a great meat and cheese platter. The beers was not to my liking , but it was a great time spend.

Thank RiaanSouthAfrica
Management response:

Thank you for the honest review. We really appreciate it. Please come again soon - we're having a Beer Festival and a great Christmas Market in the first week of December. We're sure that you will find some more enjoyable experiences then with us. All the details will be published on our facebook, twitter and i Instagram accounts. Insiders Tip:... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Slow brewed craftbeer.A proudly South African craftbeer brewery.Very relaxed and enjoyable stop.If you are a beerlover you will definitely enjoy this stop to taste more than 10+ different beers.Light meals are served.Very friendly staff.

Thank Gerdi B
Management response:

Thank you for your great review. We will make sure that our team receives this as they pride themselves in the Tasteroom and Brewery and want to make sure our visitors have the best possible 'craft' experience possible. Travel Tip: Follow us on twitter, facebook and instagram to see our latest beers, events and news. Come visit us again soon! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016

There steakrolls were really good and complimented there beer well. Recommend the Black Mist beer. It is the best. They were friendly, passionate, and really knowledgeable about their products. It's refreshing to hear people positive about their work and town.

Thank Alasdair B
Management response:

Thank you for your amazing and honest review. Darling Brew is all about the experience of the best craft beer, paired with great food, passionate people, music and our town Darling, that we are fiercely proud of. Remember to check into and follow our Twitter and Facebook accounts for up-to-date events info, new beer releases and our scrumptious braai-style menu.... More 

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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The setting, the ambience, the bar, the staff, the merchandise, and everything there is just LEKA (SA slang meaning: Absolutely Fabulous and a must see). Get there soon & see all they have to offer :-)

Thank Gail B
Management response:

Sounds like you had a load of FUN! Thank you for your amazing and honest review. Darling Brew is all about an experience you can proudly tell family and friends about. Remember to check into and follow our Twitter and Facebook accounts for up-to-date events info, new beer releases and our scrumptious braai-style menu. We hope to see you back... More 

Cape Town
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404 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Went there as a detour when on a weekend drive looking for the wild flowers. Very busy during lunch. Had a taster beer platter. Lots of friendly staff but service was slow. Unhappy customer vibe did not help the nice environment.

Thank TravelFeetZA
Management response:

Thanks so much for your honest review. We are aware of service issues at the Tasteroom and we are addressing this through an increase in staff training. Your experience of Darling Brew is important to us and we would like to encourage you to visit us soon again. More 

East London, South Africa
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103 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A little of of town, over the railway line and onto a dirt road but worth the dust. Great modern restaurant space looking into the brewery. Very limited lunch menu but what we ordered was good. Meat and cheese platter for 2 was huge! Enough for 3-4 really. Delicious cheese, fresh bread and cured meats. Lovely play area for the... More 

Thank nickytravels2014
Management response:

Thanks so much for your honest and positive review. We really appreciate it. Check in and follow our social media for up-to-date events details, new beer releases and updates on our menu. Darling Brew is all about the experience and your feedback is valuable. Please come again soon. Cheers! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Popped in when visiting lovely Darling. I know Darling as one of the first micro breweries in South Africa and it shows in the quality and consistency of their brews. Craft beer is definitely a hype in SA at the moment, and Darling Brew is here to stay!

Thank mySalvationCafe
Management response:

Thank you for your positive review! We really appreciate it. Hope to also see you interacting with us on twitter and Facebook - for up-to-date events news, new beer releases and menu updates. Please come visit us soon again. Cheers! More 

1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed inviting atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was great and the beer went down well, highly recommended!

Thank ill c
Management response:

Thank you for visiting us in Darling. Your positive review will inspire our team to further dedicate themselves to creating a relaxing atmosphere. Cheers! More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We viewed Darling Brewery's reviews on Trip Advisor and was a bit aprehensive. Never-the-less, we were pleasantly surprised. A hearty welcome, excellent service, good beer, fantastic ambience and good food will see us back. By the way our meat platter to share was suuuuuperb. See you guys again !

Thank Paul V
Management response:

Thank you for taking a leap of faith in Darling Brew and visiting us. Your positive review will inspire our kitchen team to further dedicate themselves to serve tasty food made from locally sourced ingredients. Cheers! More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Be advised that the capacity of the tasting hall is fairly limited and very busy during the flower season - book ahead or come early. The Darling Brewery is easy to find in the industrial area. Thirteen artisan brews are offered in the tasting hall next to the enormous stainless steel fermenting tanks. Ranging from very light to very strong,... More 

Thank Hekkies
Management response:

Thank you for your great review. I will make sure to pass this onto the owners and our dedicated team. See you soon again! Cheers! 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, 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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