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The Flying Pig Restaurant

3 Station Road, Darling 7345, South Africa
+27 73 361 1091
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good31%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (3 reviews)
“salami” (4 reviews)
“blt” (3 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, International, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
3 Station Road, Darling 7345, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed some really tasty bacon for breakfast at the Marmalade Cat and on inquiring its provenance, was told it came from the Flying Pig! We resolved there and then to buy some of this super bacon to take back with us. While we were...More

Thank Jilldutoit
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Haven't had bacon this good before. Everything on the menu is brilliant! I had the blt which was just great.

Thank Fiona H
Gil F, Owner at The Flying Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Dear Fiona H, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Flying Pig. We are so happy you loved our bacon (and other bits:). Look forward to you visiting us again soon. Regards, Gil, Aleks & the FP Team

Reviewed 15 April 2017

The Flying Pig in Darling has a great cuppicino and their bacon is the best in the Western Cape. They specialize in pork no matter in which form you like it. Wonderful atmosphere under the trees. Make a turn when you visit this beautiful town.

Thank LuvCapeTown
Gil F, Owner at The Flying Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Dear LuvCapeTown, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Labeling us as "best bacon in Western Cape" is very humbling! We looking forward to seeing you again at The Flying Pig. Warm Regards, Gil, Aleks and The FP Team

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This farm style deli in Darling is well worth a stop at. We shared a beautiful fresh lunch, finished off with excellent cappuccinos and then enjoyed looking through the deli itself. The local bacon jam is a must, and the personal touch the owners add...More

Thank Laura E
Gil F, Owner at The Flying Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Dear Laura E, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our little spot. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again, soon :) Warm regards, Gil, Aleks & the FP Team

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Bohemian coffee shop where the owner was slightly pre-occupied, the service good, the toasted breakfast bagel extreme! coffee excellent and the garden setting like a tiny oasis.More

Thank Dave B
Gil F, Owner at The Flying Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Dear Dave B, Thank you kindly for the review and also that you chose our little spot! Apologies that I was preoccupied - I do try to get to everyone! We are, however, very happy that you enjoyed yourself at The FP and hope that...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Relaxed atmosphere. The bacon was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. Portions are enough and well presented. Worth a visit.More

Thank Airvertise
Gil F, Owner at The Flying Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Dear Airvertise, Our motto is "If you don't like bacon then you are wrong" - so we are very happy to have lived up to expectations! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our establishment. We hope to see you back for...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It's a Monday. Most restaurants in South Africa have had a hectic weekend and close Mondays. So today when we were in Darling (west coast) finding an open place to eat was a challenge. The Flying Pig sounded like a fun place to go. Quick...More

Thank Julian H
Gil F, Owner at The Flying Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Dear Julian H, WOW - thank you for the generous review! We really appreciate you taking the time to do so! We are also ecstatic that you enjoyed our food and your time with us. We would love to see you back again! Warm regards,...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Read good reviews about this place on TA so gave it a go whilst driving around. The food was really good, and despite the name they do have veggie options (not that we tried any). Between the 3 of us we had: BLT Pulled pork...More

Thank Rob N
Gil F, Owner at The Flying Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Dear Rob N Thank you so much for the thorough review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do this. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us. The Pulled Pork is a signature so I will definitely look into it...More

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

If pork is your thing, a visit to The Flying Pig is not just a nice pit stop, it's a necessity. Here they cure pork into all of its delicious variations - from salami to bacon and onwards. It's a laid back place with tables...More

1  Thank ShinyBriony
Gil F, Owner at The Flying Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Dear ShinyBriony, Thank you so much for taking the time to review 'The Pig'. We are so happy that you enjoyed the Ploughman's - hopefully we will see you back soon! Kind regards, Gil, Aleks and the FP Team

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Just had an amazing brunch at the flying pig. Owner/charcuterie extraordinaire knows his stuff and takes pride in his new found community. Best of luck to him!More

Thank mlanibasson
Gil F, Owner at The Flying Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2017

Dear mlanibasson, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time! We are very passionate about what we do, and am happy that you enjoyed visiting us. We look forward to you visiting us again! Kind regards, Gil, Aleks and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Station Road, Darling 7345, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Darling
  • Phone Number: +27 73 361 1091
  • E-mail
Description
The Flying Pig is about 3 things - Coffee, Charcuterie and Locally sourced deli products. Proprietors Gil and Aleks Ferreira are also the owners of The Flying Pig CureSmiths, producing artisanal cured meats, ranging from salami, parma style hams, cooked hams, fresh sausages and bacon jam. The CureSmith, or charcuterie, is also situated on the premises, and visitors can see directly into the bespoke curing chamber to view how the curing process takes place. Much of the produce in the Deli at The Flying Pig is also locally sourced - so much so that The Flying Pig has become known as the 'Darling Deli". From cheese, exotic mushrooms, pomegranate ice lollies, reductions, nougat, turkish delight, farm style preserves, interesting toffees (like Darling Sweet toffees) and rusks to so much more! The Coffee, known as The Flying Pig blend, is also close to their heart and is produced by local west coast Wings Coffee Roasters. The establishment of The Flying Pig is the marriage of all these wonderful products with Charcuterie at its heart! Come and enjoy wonderful fare in a lovely garden setting, right in the heart of wonderful Darling - and finish off your meal with arguably the best coffee in the Swartland! Gil and Aleks Ferreira look forward to receiving you!
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