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testimonials

Hi Nikkilee

Oh my goodness! THANK YOU! We had the best day ever. The service at Darlington was absolutely perfect. So many people commented on the wonderful food and wine, and the sensational staff. Andy was just fantastic.

Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special. We most certainly will send you through some pictures once we receive them. We've attached one that our uncle took as a quick sneak peek :)

We'd love to come up to Darlington and thank you all in person. So we're sure we will see you sometime soon.

Until then, we hope you had a beautiful Christmas and wish you a bright and fantastic 2014.

x Steph and Tim

Hi Nikkilee

Thank you so very much for all your help planning our wedding. We had the most perfect day and could not have done it without you.

I remember you and Andy telling me that the place looks great for weddings but it was even more spectacular than I had imagined, it was truly amazing. Every single guest fell in love with the restaurant.

Please pass our sincere thanks to Andy and Michelle. Andy made our night so easy and hassle free.

We can't thank you enough for helping make our wedding perfect! We will be back for dinner soon!

Love emma and Aaron

Hi Nikkilee,

Thankyou for all your efforts leading up to our wonderful reception for Beth and Tim last Sunday. It all went really well and the restaurant was presented beautifully.

Please pass on our thanks to Andy and his staff also. We had a wonderful night and I am sure that the guests were impressed with Darlington Estate and its beautiful scenery.

Kind regards,
Helen Middleton

Hi Nikkilee,

We wanted to touch base after our gorgeous wedding day - to send a HUGE Thank you to everyone that helped make our special day MAGNIFICENT! The food, ambiance, setting and staff were all perfect!

Thank you again so much.

Mr & Mrs Dymock :)

Hi Nikkilee and Michelle

I just wanted to say thank you again for a lovely day on Tuesday. We had a fantastic time and so did all the guests. The place looked amazing and all the staff were very accommodating, particularly with the weather and all the hold ups.

We loved all the food and are very happy to recommend the venue on to friends for their weddings.

Thanks for an overall fabulous day!

Cheers, Nicky & Rob

It was an absolute pleasure to meet with you yesterday! And we still can't get over how lovely our waiter Michael was and the deliciousness of the food! (we all agreed it was the best we'd ever eaten).

May 2013

Belated but most sincere thanks for the so memorable lunch you put on for my 80th birthday. Everything went so smoothly and apparently effortlessly - though I do appreciate the planning that would have been put into it all. The food was delicious, both of us and all of our friends keep talking about it! The service was discreet and polite, the timing of the course was perfect.....

It was all splendid making my milestone birthday the best one yet. Many thanks to you both and your staff.

Best wishes
Jean Mitchell
April 2013

My husband and I had our first dining experience here last night with a couple of great friends. It was outstanding....... the menu is faultless, the service is impeccable. Drinks were served while we pondered over what delicious meals to have... I chose the confit of duck, mint, mango & feta couscous with red pepper coulis in the end, what a delight!

A bottle of their own Semillon Sauvignon Blanc went perfectly.

To the owners 'Andy & Michelle' - don't change a thing! Thank you.

April 2013

Hello Michelle & Andy,

I want to thank you for the superb meal you produced for my sister Jean Mitchell's 80th birthday celebration on 3rd April - you did everything possible to make the occasion special and in such beautiful surrounds.

I had hoped to thank you both personally, but you had vanished by the time we were leaving and now I am back in chilly UK! Have enjoyed looking at your web site - makes my mouth water!

Congratulations on such wonderful food - the timing of the courses and to your very pleasant staff. Keep up the good work - I hope to be back next year!

Regards,
Margaret Chapman
April 2013

Hi Michelle,

I just wanted to let you know that I celebrated my 40th birthday at DE on the weekend and that it was absolutely fabulous - beautiful food, delish wine (we stuck to DE wines throughout for the *full* DE experience), delightful staff and gorgeous outlook as always. Thank you for providing us with such a top class restaurant in our little part of the world. xx

Kylie
March 2013

To Whom It May Concern

My parents and their friends have spoken highly for many years about Darlington Estate and today my husband and I experienced lunch at your venue... The views/location and food were amazing though I must say Thomas or Tom absolutely made the experience outstanding... I have a business "Baby Setup" however I work in the media and have for over 20 years (currently work at Nova 93.7) and I haven't experienced a professionalism and pride as Tom showed in the hospitality industry (ever in Perth)... And believe me I have had a lot of business lunches... I believe in giving credit where credit is due and Thomas/Tom is an asset, and has made our experience at Darlington Estate exceptional...

Kindest regards
Jo Kirby

Excellent food, Excellent service, Most excellent wine. Will definately be returning to try their breakfast, lunch and work my way through the dinner menu. Let the waiter choose our wines to suit our courses. Will head back for wine tasting shortly.

I can see this becoming a regular haunt of ours.

Belinda Joyce
10th March 2013

I was at the restaurant with my family today today for lunch (and to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday) - the meal was delicious but I wanted to thank you for the way your restaurant deals with your child visitors. My 2 children (3 and 6) were thrilled by the activity bags and I thought the children's menu was great, but even better was the way the staff dealt with the kids in such a kind a friendly manner. Keep up the great work!

Thank you again
Sincerely
Laura Smith
Sunday, 10th March 2013

I am a DEluxe Club member. ps had a great time at breakfast on Sunday - food was delicious, hot and served to whole table at same time. It was good to see Tom, a friendly and experienced staff member who remembered me on the desk... And of course Andy is always a consummate host, who also remembered me.

Thanks, Clayton
3rd March 2013

Hi Andy and Michelle,

I have been meaning to send this email for a while so please excuse the delay.

My husband and I dined with you on Thursday 31st January and we had a brilliant experience. We were served by a young man named Michael and the service he provided was absolutely outstanding. We noticed he was the only one working and at all times he was so professional and an absolute credit to your establishment.

We tend to eat out quite a bit and would have to say that this is some of the very best service we have experienced. I just thought you would like to know how wonderful and professional Michael was. I must also mention that the food as always was amazing.

Kind regards
Toni and Paul Fry

Hi Andy

We've just got home from our lunch and all I can say is, "Wow!" Our waiter, Michael, offered exceptional service and as for the food, it was probably amongst the best we've had in many years. I'm thrilled that we've discovered Darlington Estate and I can see that we'll be celebrating many special occasions there.

Kind regards,
Ian and Chareen Boake

If there was a higher score than 10 for service, Darlington Estate would get it. Owner, Andrew and his team were outstanding. The restaurant is gorgeous, very rustic and calming. The lighting gives the place a romantic, special feel. The food is beautful, our table of four were all happy with every course. The servings are big and hearty.

Nareena de Goojer
1st September 2012

It was our first visit to Darlington Estate Winery. It was our wedding anniversary so we were looking for somewhere special to eat and we weren't disappointed. The food was awesome, cooked perfectly and the service was very good. The wait staff were very attentive and the owner also took the time to introduce himself and have a little chat.

We would definitely dine there again and recommend to others.

Daryl Burch
25th August 2012

Thank you for another great night. My wife had a great time tonight for her birthday. We enjoyed the food, setting and great service.

Thanks again to all the staff for another memorable birthday party.

Clint Smith
18th August 2012

Fantastic place - great food, ambience and service. One of the few places in Perth who knows what customer service is.

I will definitely be returning!

Sarah Phun
29th June 2012

Dear Andy,

Just a quick note. We have literally just walked in the door from a meal at your restaurant tonight. The service, superb especially Nicky our waitress. The food, taste plate and fish, devine. Ambiance, elegant and comfortable.

We had the best time.

Thank you so much.

Kent and Kirsten Broad
11th February 2012

I had the pleasure of having Xmas lunch at your restaurant with 5 other family members. I believe you fed 262 people and I wish to congratulate your restaurant and staff for the fantastic lunch. The wait staff were excellent, the food was excellent and in general the ambiance was just so pleasant.

I have been recommending you to anyone who cares to listen. Keep up the good work.

Regards,
Glynis Armstrong
6th January 2012

I wish to thank you all for the excellent day we had at the Winery on Sunday.

My daughter, Simone Pennefather, organised the booking.

The food and service could not be faulted.

Our compliments to the chef and to our delightful waitress and her assistants.

Kindest regards

Helen Kennedy

4th December 2011

Andy and Crew,

We had a marvelous lunch today enhanced by the wonderful team attending us.

Many thanks to all.

Good luck tomorrow night..

Cheers

Brian Bignell

16th October 2011

Just wanted to say thankyou for a beautiful afternoon yesterday. The food, the wine, and service were all fantastic. We don’t get out to the winery as often as we would like as we live quite far away, but every time we do make the trip you remind us why it is worth the journey. And once again you helped make my birthday a most enjoyable one.

Thank you

Donna Stephen

10th October 2011

Hi Andy

I just wanted to write and say thank you for your assistance on the telephone today, it made booking such a pleasure.

Establishments respond to our veganism in many different ways, and I can assure you I am always grateful for someone who takes an interest in providing food and wine for us. Please pass my thanks on too to your chef, for offering to whip up tapas - and dessert! - on such short notice.

I am looking forward to coming along and being part of your trivia night tonight.

Thank you again.

Kind regards

Ramona

9th September 2011

Had a magnificent meal with my lovely friend for her birthday.... new menu is just great and exciting... Job very well done - will be back soon.

Anita Biggin

6th August 2011

Hi Andy, and thank you once again for a lovely experience. Our visitors from Glasgow and Melbourne loved the food, the wine and the wait service.

Greg & Sue

4th August 2011

Last night had a fabulous, fabulous meal at Darlington Estate. Food was incredible and as to service - Nicky was lovely and helpful........just perfefct. Will have to organise antother night so I can try the Bombe Alsaka. If you haven't been before all I can say is GO!

Kath & Dave

24th July 2011

People are often quick to complain, but less quick to praise.

So, we would just like to say how thoroughly impressed we were with our experience at your restaurant yesterday. We have become tired of dining out in supposedly fine dining restaurants, where the food is mediocre and the service and attention to detail is non-existent.

Yesterday our faith was restored. The food was absolutely fantastic. Our table of four all selected different dishes and so we had a broad range to base our assessment on and it was all delightful. The setting, the glassware, cutlery, linen and crockery were all of a high standard and the service and knowledge of the lone waitress was exceptional. We will certainly be back.

Sue

14th July 2011

I had lunch here with my brother, his wife and their 3 year old last Sunday and was blown away by everything! The food, staff and location were amazing. I have travelled through Europe and never had food this good :) I am getting married here in September next year! Cant wait! Thank you for an unforgettable day!

Kat Heller

13th June 2011

My Son and new Daughter-in-law , held their wedding and reception at your beautiful Darlington Estate Restaurant and Winery,Not only was the setting beautiful but the food, service and ambience was brilliant.

Jane Albrecht

19th April 2011

Hi Andy,

Can I take this opportunity to say how impressed we were with the restaurant last night (Good Friday).

Right from the start you made us feel welcome, the service was great and the meal even better. The new menu is great with a large variety to choose from. It has been nearly 12 months since our last visit, and I can say we wont be waiting that long again. It was one of the nicest meals we have had for a long while. All the meals were full of flavor and presented well.

Please pass on our thanks to your staff last night, they were very engaging and had all the right answer.

Once again many thanks for a great night.

Brent and Anne Roberts

Hi There

I just wanted to pass on my thanks to your Chef and service team after a friend and I had lunch at your restaurant on Saturday.

Being in the industry myself I believe it is always good to pass on feedback whether good or bad. On this occasion I can tell you that from the moment we walked in the door to the moment we left, the service, surroundings, food and wine were exceptional.

We found your restaurant through the Entertainment Book but will definitely be back and have already told many friends about it.

Look forward to another trip to Darlington again soon.

Best Regards,

RACHEL FRASER
Banquet Sales Manager
Esplanade River Suites

Hi Andy,

Just wanted to say thanks for Saturday night. The food and service was perfect.

I been meaning to let you know after our last few visits to the restaurant, that the menu, service and food had noticeably moved to a whole new level (not that there was anything wrong before), the last few of times we've been to the restaurant, everything has been just 'spot on'. Even Saturday, when it was obviously very busy, your staff didn't miss a beat.

Thanks again

Michael

Fantastic

Hi Andy and all the lovely staff,

I would just like to say a huge thank you for a wonderful afternoon. From the moment we were greeted with the glass of sparkling we were treated with respect and we could not have been happier. The food was lovely and the wine just heavenly. We were very impressed that you were attentive to our needs, ie : Dave's Cheese plate (WOW) because of his diabetes, and making sure that we were ready to leave as requested to pick up our children from school. Once again we are delighted our friends gave us the heads up on how lovely your restaurant would be. We will return and also spread the word. Fantastic.

Best regards

Elaine and Dave

Hello Andy and Michelle

We had the most wonderful day on Sunday the 17th and wish to thank-you for your fabulous hospitality and wonderful food. Could you please pass our thanks on to Ben as he was very attentive.

We look forward to returning in the future

Kind regards

Cristy and Mark Secombe.

Morning Andy,

Firstly thanks for our Delicious lunch yesterday, everyone had an awesome day and especially loved lunch. Having never been there before we weren't really sure what to expect, but the setting and atmosphere never minding first class service was just brilliant. One of our prize winners called the breakfast show on 94.5 Fm at 7.30 this morning when they had a phone in about what people got up to over the weekend and told them not only how good we are :) but also how wonderful lunch was at Darlington Estate.

Thanks again for a superb lunch

Russell