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Darling Brewery Restaurant

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48 Caledon St, Darling 7345, South Africa
+27 21 286 1099
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10:00 - 16:00
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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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Cape Town
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402 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

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

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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 

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 !

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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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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The athmosphere and set up is excellent. They were very accommodating making a last minute booking for us the day before- they need to change the writing on their website as it says booking only for 10 or more but appparently they take bookings for all party sizes. THe platters are a bit boring especially the vegetarian one as it... More 

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Thank dvt1967
Management response:

Thank you for your fantastic review. I will make sure to pass this onto the owners and our dedicated team. Your tip on the platter and group size communication noted and is receiving attention. See you soon again! Cheers! More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were a bit worried driving in the industrial area, but as soon as you turn into the brewery premises, it is a neat, beautifully-designed and -decorated oasis. Whatever issues the Tasteroom has been having with service was not at all evident on Saturday 10th September when we were there. They were busy, but we found a table inside immediately,... More 

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Thank Kaeli G
Management response:

Thank you for your great review and wonderful tips on how to make the Darling Brew experience even more accessible. We will definitely look at your menu suggestion! We're working on the website and will be able to offer online orders in the near future. I will pass on your review to the owners and our dedicated team. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Darling brew and we're made to feel very welcome by the staff. Great outdoor play area for keeping the kids entertained. A wide range of beers to taste and a lovely menu of food to go with it. Definitely worth a visit. 😊

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Thank Helen R
Management response:

Thank you for your fantastic 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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Decided on a rainy day to visit this venue, not sure why? Darling not exactly a pretty dorp and then to boot the brewery is located in the industrial area, so no scenery. Arrived in the rain, muddy car park and the entrance is the furthest point from the car park with no covered walkways. The building is fairly modern... More 

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Thank falow
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to drive out to Darling and Darling Brew, a short and scenic 50 minute drive from Cape Town. Your feedback in regards to a covered walkway is a valuable point and we will look into this. Our car park is next to an open field as well as a fairly large green lawn and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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