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DK Gourmet Burger & Craft Beer Bar

DK Gourmet Burger & Craft Beer Bar
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Cost
R80 avg main meal
Ambience
Bar scene, Groups, Kids
Food
Bakery fare, Burgers
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R75

Critic's review

Isiguzoro Onyeoziri

As the name suggests, this is not your ordinary burger joint, but rather a place to experience and savor gourmet burgers with a difference, that raises you into the echelon of certified burger lover. As any true burger lover knows, nothing beats chasing your burger down than a good brew, and DK has a great selection of craft beer to do just that for you. Situated on a golf course, you would do yourself a world of good by sitting outside (if the weather allows it) and taking in the majestic view.

Food
There are options of single origin beef burgers to choose from including the acclaimed Wagyu. South Africa is a country renowned for its wildlife, and the venison burger on offer is testament to that. As befits a gourmet burger, the bun is larger than average, with a nice golden yellow crust that complements the darker colors of the meat. The patty on a bed of salad leaves, cheese, onions and tomato makes for a tasteful sensory experience. The patty is neither dry nor wet but rather oozes with just the right amount of succulent juices and flavor to allow one chew richly, while savoring the blend of all the different ingredients. Want to enjoy your gourmet burger even better, then order a side of sweet-potato chips. The texture and taste of the chips somehow blend with the burgers to excite your taste buds even further. Vegetarians are not left out in the burger delight, as there is a respectable vegetarian burger on offer, that goes well with a side of green salad. After a burger, try the Duo Crème Brulee, which is a mix of lemon verbena & lavender, to end your gourmet burger experience.

Drinks
Chase your burger down with either one of the craft beers on offer, a pilsner, or a weiss, and your day is well and truly made. The Jack Black Lager does this job to perfection. Not a beer drinker and prefer something more genteel? There’s a varied selection of wines (red, white, and sparkling) MCC, and champagne, to suit your palate. Teetotalers have several options of milkshakes and fruit juices to choose from. The San Pellegrino Blood Orange is quite tasty.

Service
The service could do with a bit more sharpening up. The waiters look a bit bored and listless, and even though there’s a brightening up of countenance when attending to and serving you, first impressions really do matter.

Ambience
Being situated on a little hillock overlooking a golf course and an estate is a definite advantage for this restaurant. The bookshelf-lined wall holding books on the burger culture and history of South Africa is a nice touch.

Best for...
Here is a place you can bring your significant other for a lovely relaxed Sunday afternoon brunch. It is also perfect for families with little ones in tow, with lots of safe space for them to frolic in.

(2018) Eat Out critics dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

 

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  • Isiguzoro Onyeoziri

    Food
    There are options of single origin beef burgers to choose from including the acclaimed Wagyu. South Africa is a country renowned for its wildlife, and the venison burger on offer is testament to that. As befits a gourmet burger, the bun is larger than average, with a nice golden yellow crust that complements the darker colors of the meat. The patty on a bed of salad leaves, cheese, onions and tomato makes for a tasteful sensory experience. The patty is neither dry nor wet but rather oozes with just the right amount of succulent juices and flavor to allow one chew richly, while savoring the blend of all the different ingredients. Want to enjoy your gourmet burger even better? Then order a side of sweet-potato chips. The texture and taste of the chips somehow blend with the burgers to excite your taste buds even further.

    Vegetarians are not left out in the burger delight, as there is a respectable vegetarian burger on offer, that goes well with a side of green salad. After a burger, try the duo crème brulee, which is a mix of lemon verbena & lavender, to end your gourmet burger experience.

    Drinks
    Chase your burger down with either one of the craft beers on offer, a Pilsner, or a Weiss, and your day is well and truly made. The Jack Black Lager does this job to perfection. Not a beer drinker and prefer something more genteel? There’s a varied selection of wines (red, white, and sparkling) MCC, and champagne, to suit your palate. Teetotalers have several options of milkshakes and fruit juices to choose from. The S.Pellegrino 'Blood Orange' is quite tasty.

    Service
    The service could do with a bit more sharpening up. The waiters look a bit bored and listless, and even though there’s a brightening up of countenance when attending to and serving you, first impressions really do matter.

    Ambience
    Being situated on a little hillock overlooking a golf course and an estate is a definite advantage for this restaurant. The bookshelf-lined wall holding books on the burger culture and history of South Africa is a nice touch.

    Best for...
    Gourmet burgers with family.

    (2018)

     

    Eat Out critics dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

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  • Hennie Fisher

    Food
    Start your visit to DK Burger by sharing a delicious snack platter consisting of perfectly made pulled pork belly samosas, onion rings, fried halloumi, garlic calamari served in an enamel mug and home-made mini chicken gizzard pies that are flavourful and delicious.

    Other individual snacks perfectly suited to accompany drinks include venison biltong, beef fillet tartare on Melba toast, and cheese chilli poppers. The burgers are delicious and are served with an array of interesting sides such as sweet potato chips or parmesan fries. There are burgers with single origin soft-shin, brisket, Wagyu, beef cheek, free-range beef, fillet chicken breast, deboned thigh burgers, lamb, salmon, veggie, pulled pork or kudu. There’s also a burger stuffed with gorgonzola and figs. Sauces include white cheddar or their famous smoked ketchup, and add-ons include home-cured bacon or a garlic aioli.

    Desserts include malva pudding with butterscotch and ice cream, or a banana split with banana chimichanga, burnt honey ice cream and fudge sauce amongst others.

    Drinks
    This restaurant takes beverages very seriously. Their wine selection is carefully compiled. They also list some of their featured beers, which change regularly, on a board. These may include Voertsek IPA, Boggom Blonde Ale or Red Rock Bad Moon Weiss.

    Service
    In keeping with the De Kloof identity of black and mandarin orange, the waiters are smartly turned out in black trousers, white shirts and orange ties. The outside area of DK Burger overlooks an immaculately kept golf course.

    Ambience
    Even though the space is modern and smart, shelves filled with cookery books and interesting lighting makes for a homely and inviting space. White paper maché animal heads give a nod to the restaurant’s location on a golf course and overlooking a reserve.

    And…
    On Tuesdays they offer a buy-one-get-one-free burger special. For a different experience that offers adventurous high-end dining, one could of course head upstairs to the De Kloof Restaurant. They have also recently acquired a large functions/event venue adjacent to the restaurant, which would be a welcome addition to the wedding venue possibilities in Pretoria.

    (October 2017)

    Eat Out critics dine unannounced and pay for their meals in full. Read our full editorial policy here.

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User reviews

  • Sunday afternoon lunch. Very quiet. Had a few delays with our food and some of the items that is not available. Overall, good food.
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  • We had a very disappointing experience on Friday night. We waited over an hour for our burgers. When they finally arrived they were cold and tasteless. The young waiters were very disorganised. There was no manager in sight. Food was coming out the kitchen and going back again because no one knew what table it was for. We were given cold popcorn in a polystyrene container as a snack because the food was taking so long. I complained via a private Facebook message and my husband sent feedback via email. No one has bothered to respond.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Beer served
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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