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Firkin Brewery

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Shop 401, Roof Top Level, Pavillion, Westville, Durban, South Africa
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Pinetown, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The worst service ever, had to wait 4eva to be seated and it wasnt even full. the menu came and the waiter decided to go MIA on us and thought it was a better idea to have a long conversation with another worker then take our order. Had to wait 4eva to get service. They nearly ruined by birthday due... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went for drinks. Management/owners on site but service was terrible nonetheless. Hansa draught had sediment of some sort in the bottom of the glass. Pointed this out to the waiter and asked him to consult management but the issue was ignored and we were served further beers which had the same problem. So many better places to go around Durban.... More 

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Thank L5668ONchristopherm
Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place could do with better management. I have eaten here on several occasions and although it is pub food, it was always satisfying and of good quality. On Sunday I decided to try their burger. It was a large burger but in terms of texture and taste it was lacking considerably. The meat seems to be processed or mechanically... More 

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Thank misterpillay
Durban, South Africa
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127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

The food and drinks are good. The jam jar is a perfect girls drink and the share baskets have a nice variety.

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Thank Tammy_M800
Durban, South Africa
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Firkin Brewery sorry guys but your service sucks, however Karaoke Thursday is the absolute best.So if you guys are looking to have an amazing evening please go for the Karaoke and drinks NOT FOR A MEAL cos you could be served in time for breakfast. No jokes thats how bad service is. Lots of talented singers and dancers.Karaoke from 7... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

As long as it's serving booze, what more could you want?! Decor perhaps? Decent toilets? You're not gonna go here for a nice family outting as such, but what it does well, is offer a break from the crazy world of shopping at the top. Had a couple of pints in here, and perhaps when it is half empty it... More 

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Thank LivingTheDream2007
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Mediocre and unorganised service. Shabby decor, not maintained. Bathrooms need upgrading and soap. Not impressed

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Thank Robynne v
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

OMG the staff are rude, lazy and have attitude. The food is possibly precooked or they order in bulks and it quickly goes off. Standards have surely dropped from what it used to be in 2007-2008. The owner(s) need to invest in fresh food & more efficient staff like the one lady with dreadlocks, she was the only best waitron.

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Thank Abigail W
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

My fiancé and I had just checked out of a hotel and were looking for a place to read the newspaper. We sat at the bar where we were taken care of by all the bar staff including the manager. I asked for a newspaper and a fresh, crisp unread newspaper was handed to us. Enjoyed a few glasses of... More 

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Thank Thobie N
Durban
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

I've always enjoyed the chicken pies that have lots of gravy to be mopped up with the great chips, and the chicken burger with guacomole and jalapenos is always delicious, I've never been disappointed. I just dont like the smoking section being outside, why should non smokers sit inside while smokers get to sit in the sunshine sucking on their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 401, Roof Top Level, Pavillion, Westville, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?