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Groote Post Wine Farm, Darling Hills Road, Darling 7345, South Africa
+27 22 492 2825
12:00 - 14:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting of the restaurant is really beautiful and peaceful. There is a nice area for kids to play in the front, and the back courtyard (where we sat) is so relaxing. We caught the manager of the restaurant making several short, snappy remarks to the waitresses, which I'm hoping were meant sarcastically. The food was truly delicious - the... More 

Thank CTnicoleH
Cape Town, South Africa
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156 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We found this restaurant en route to a visit to the West Coast National Park...just a few miles on a dirt/gravel road outside of Darling and we were at Groote Post vineyard and Hilda's restaurant.....what a fabulous surprise...the place was built in 1706 and Hilda's kitchen was named after Hildegarda Duckitt, a food legend on the West Coast in her... More 

Thank olive c
Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located on the beautiful Groote Post wine farm in Darling owned by the Pentz family. The old Manor house is filled with stunning antiques and this gives it old world charm. There are separate dining areas both inside and outside so a party group can have their own private space. The food is beautifully prepared and presented.... More 

Thank Janice D
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What a great meal. The setting is amazing. The restaurant is set in an old farm building and decorated as such. The decor really helps you feel like you ah e stepped back into an old African home Olive Schreiner style. The starters were tasty. The caramelized onion and blue cheese tart was delicious as was the cured meat platter.... More 

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

We've been buying Groote Post prize-winning wines and eating at Hilda's Kitchen for years. The years change, the menu varies, but the quality is always excellent. Old house atmosphere inside and shady tables on the terrace. Driving in, one can often see eland, bontebok and other antelopes and ostriches if they are nearby. In our experience staff have always been... More 

Thank Graham A
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Absolutely beautiful drive from the West Coast highway on a somewhat rugged dirt road - but a great trip nevertheless. The Groote Post farm is sublime and the restaurant venue authentic Cape farmstead. I can only but think that we must have caught the proprietor on a bad day, as after barking at other customers who arrived with the audacity... More 

Thank Bjorn R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We had a fantastic Sunday Lunch. The food quality was excellent and the setting fantastic. The only problem is that they do not sell their delicious Rose' other than on Market days. We will need to go back!

Thank dvt1967
Johannesburg, South Africa
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168 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had lunch at this renowned restaurant and were not disappointed. The food was delicious and we could taste the freshness of the ingredients that were perfectly prepared and served. We ate lunch on the terrace on a lovely spring afternoon and then had the bonus of enjoying and photographing the flowers in Groote Post's fields while driving back to... More 

Thank Michelle_RQ
Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We thought we'd taste some wine at Groote Post, since we love their wine, on our Namaqua flower trip. Ended up having wonderful meal at Hilda's and seeing the best flowers of the entire trip! Old man's steak roll highly (all mains were great, but steak roll was extra special with a lovely garlic sauce on the side) recommended as... More 

Thank AninaBijl
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

No self respecting establishment should serve processed meat. Unfortunately that is what the kids chicken burger was....a processed, crumbed, fried chicken patty. In a place like this, it is not something we expected when we ordered. Our food was very nice, the service friendly and the setting was lovely. So if food for your kids should not be sub-standard, order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Groote Post Wine Farm, Darling Hills Road, Darling 7345, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Darling
  • Phone Number: +27 22 492 2825
Welcome to Groote Post. We appreciate your visit to our oasis on the West Coast and sincerely hope you enjoy your time with us. Our Modern Country cooking only uses the freshest of produce, much locally sourced and grown and the menu is designed to complement the outstanding range of Groote Post wines. Hilda's Kitchen has become a very popular wedding and functions venue so please contact us to discuss your next special event. The only restaurant in South Africa to be nominated by Eat Out 2013 in both "Best Bistro" and "Best Country-Style" categories in its region. Why not enjoy a lunch before a show at Evita's Peron in Darling on Saturdays or Sundays.

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