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S43 Home to That Brewing Co.

S43 Home to That Brewing Co.
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Cost
R100
Ambience
Bar scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Food
Burgers, Light meals, Tapas
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Critic's review

Wanda Hennig

Food
You can have your 300g chargrilled sirloin with mushrooms, gorgonzola sauce, chips and salad, if you must. But the range of creative and well-prepared smaller dishes here are the real pull. And we’re not just talking about the pulled pork tacos – chewy, juicy, barbecue-tangy and nicely textured, served with spicy coleslaw and a dollop of cool chilli-cream. This is a place you come to drink the beer (given that it is brewed on-site) and to eat really good pub grub.

The culinary team at S43 are known for their gourmet burgers. Included is a Banting option, which sees the bun replaced with a roasted brown mushroom. Vegetarians are well catered for, with options like the chickpea, spinach and feta burger. S43’s focus on Spanish-style tapas and street food has resulted in a butter chicken bunny, Punjabi samoosas, and salt-and-pepper squid with a Vietnamese pineapple salad. The chargrilled Mediterranean veggies with hummus, marinated olives and ciabatta speaks for itself. Their beer-battered onion rings are a winner and the beer-braised chicken wings are perfectly sticky.

Be sure to leave space for the beer-and-honey ice-cream waffle with salted caramel and macadamia nut praline. If this sounds too substantial, their home-made ice cream selection — available by the scoop — includes flavours like beer-and-honey and white chocolate and poppy seed. Milkshake lovers will enjoy the fantastic Bar One milkshake.

Drinks
A flight of beers is a good way to go if you want to sample their range of brews. Otherwise, go for their craft beers on tap, a small but decent (and well-priced) list of wines by bottle and glass, and five standout cocktails.

Service
The service that used to be spotty has on recent visits become attentive and helpful.

Ambience
This cavernous one-time warehouse in a formerly grungy Durban hotspot has an inviting party vibe, thanks to great use of space, graffiti, bold and distinctive use of colour, a few hardy plants, distinctive light fixtures and a mix of tables.

And...
Ask for a brewery tour, which is available on request, as well as about their specials.

(September 2017)

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User reviews

  • Best people, best food and the best beer ever! Really good food and burgers that is out of this world! I would recommend this place to everyone who wants good food and a good time!
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  • Nice place with gets more vibey as the night develops. Service is a bit slow but the food is great!
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  • Such a vibey awesome durban spot to get a good cold beer and great food. good vegetarian options and their vegan burger is beyond! love their fried olives and the sweetcorn and chilli cakes are so tasty and perfect every time!! my first choice to take people out :)
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  • Never a disappointment... the burgers!!! ...the best home made 100% pure beef patties, fresh garnish and chunky hot potato wedges.... oh, and don't forget to order a side of onion rings! Best ever... like everrrrr!!
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Menu

Set menu - S43 Menu - updated September 2017

Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking

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