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Hilda's Kitchen

Groote Post Wine Farm, Darling Hills Road, Darling 7345, South Africa
+27 22 492 2825
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Groote Post Wine Farm, Darling Hills Road, Darling 7345, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This time we were seated outside the restaurant in glorious sunshine but shaded by beautiful trees.....we both went for steaks and they were perfectly prepared with good quality ingredients and appropriate accomplishments...delicious...if I have an issue it is with the cost of the wine from...More

Thank olive c
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Our party of five overcame the discomfort of travelling over a rather poor gravel road to reach this little gem at Groote Post hidden away just outside Darling. An early arrival ensured we had a choice of tables and we chose the perfect spot on...More

Thank 2david1947
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Exquisite place; historic homestead; great wines. We travelled a long way for special birthday celebration having checked out and booked during a wine tasting. But, our written requests were overlooked. We had a lovely table under the tree but the food and service was average...More

Thank postscript65
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Lunch at Hilda's kitchen on the Groote Post Wine Farm offers South African cuisine true to the season and to the locale: Boland lamb folded over seasonal vegetables, topped with a "smoor" of braised onion and tomato - presented in a historical manor house. This...More

Thank evon3383
Reviewed 1 October 2017

My son had his wedding at Groote Post/Hilda's Kitchen on 23 Sept 2017. Firstly we were blessed with beautiful weather & just riding to Groote Post in flower season is a pleasure in itself. About 15mins on a dirt road from the R27. The setting...More

Thank Andre' H
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I have a message for your manager, the way you spoke to me today should never be okay. You are in the service industry and your job is to make sure people feel good and are having a good time. When I popped into your...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

Thank CTnicoleH
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...More

Thank olive c
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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...More

Thank Janice D
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....More

Thank Mphubo
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
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
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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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