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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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Fri 09:00 - 21:00
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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 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 13 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 

South Africa
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215 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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 6 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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406 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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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