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The name EVITA SE PERRON was inspired by its location as the former Darling Station. Perron in Afrikaans means ‘station platform’ and Evita is also the name of South Africa’s most famous white woman …. Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout. Tannie Evita was known as the best cook in the old National Party; die beste kok in die ou Nasionale Party, and she has now moved on to become the Advisory Executive Chef at the ANC restaurant in Luthuli House.



Served from 10h00 to 12h00

Platform Breakfast

1 Egg, 2 Rashers of Bacon, 1 Sausage, Fried Tomato, 2 Slices of Toast with Butter & Jam


  • Jam & Cheese
  • Scrambled Eggs & Cheese
  • Scrambled Egg, Bacon & Tomato
  • Chicken Mayo & Cheese


Scrambled eggs, Bacon & Cheese. Served with a green salad or a portion of chips.

All Breakfasts Include a Coffee or Tea

Extra Bacon (2 Rashers)
Option of Brown or White Toast

Hot Beverages
Ceylon / Rooibos / Earl Grey / Lemon
Regular / Decaffeinated


Served from 11h00 to 15h00

Reconciliation Bobotie

A Traditional Minced Beef Bake topped with a Savoury Egg Custard and served with Yellow Rice & Sambal

Pik se Boerewors Roll

Boerewors on a roll with tomato smoor. Served with chips or salad

Fried Hake

Served with chips or salad

Chicken Wrap

Cheesy chicken strips and a salad filling served with green salad & chips


  • Beef Burger
  • Cheese Burger
  • Bacon & Cheese Burger
  • Tannie se Double: 2 Patties, bacon, egg, cheese, onion relish, with chips or salad

Special of the day

Ask your waitron what’s on the menu today.


Served from 10h00 to 16h00

Affirmative Tart

Traditional & Delicious Milk tart

Blanch Noir Ice Cream

Three Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream with a Chocolate Sauce

Poggenpoel Koeksister

Two of Tannie’s Famous Koeksisters. A Family Secret

Ouma Ossewania se Tipsy Tart

Ouma’s Favourite

Cake of the Day

Please ask your waiter

Toasted Cheese Sandwiches (from 10:00 to 15:00)

  • Served with Chips or Salad
  • Extra Filling  – Egg, Tomato
  • Extra Filling – 2 Bacon Rashers, 2 Ham Slices

Tannie se Kiddies Menu (from 09:00 to 15:00)

  • Winnie Jeanne’s Chip Roll - A Roll with Chips
  • Latoya’s Fries - A Small Plate of Chips
  • Nelson Ignatius’ Rolletjie - Boerewors Roll with Tomato Smoor
  • Sipho’s Roomys Balletjies - Two Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream topped with Chocolate Sauce
  • Milkshakes - Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla, Lime, Banana, Bubblegum


Tannie Evita chefTannie Evita was known as the best cook in the old National Party; die beste kok in die ou Nasionale Party, and she has now moved on to cook for the ANC in Luthuli House.

Tannie Evita's two cookbooks, Evita’s Kossie Sikelela and Evita’s Bossie Sikelela, are available at the Perron bookstall in the A & C (Arts and Crafts) shop. Naturally, Evita's iconic bobotie and legendary koeksisters are available at the Perron café, as well as many other delights, all out of Evita’s kitchen.

So book to see a show and add lunch to your treat. Bambi’s Berlin Bar (named after Evita’s sister Bambi Kellermann, much to Tannie’s disgust) will supply you with the best in local wines and beers.


Old Darling Station, 8 Arcadia Street, P.O. Box 175, Darling, 7345
Bookings: +27 22 492 3930




  • Alexanderfontein Chardonnay
  • Darling Cellars Chardonnay
  • Groote Post Chardonnay
  • Whithington Chardonnay
  • Alexanderfontein Sauv Blanc
  • Summertime Sauv Blanc
  • Darling Cellars Sauv Blanc
  • Groote Post Sauv Blanc
  • Nuweland Sauv Blanc
  • Cloof Daisy Darling Chenin Sauv
  • Darling Cellars Flamingo Bay Chenin
  • Groote Post Riesling
  • Groote Post Old Man’s Blend


  • Alexanderfontein Cabernet Sauv
  • Withington Malbec
  • Alexanderfontein Merlot
  • Groote Post Merlot
  • Cloof The Very Sexy Shiraz
  • Darling Cellars Black Granite Shiraz
  • Cloof Cellars Blend
  • Cloof Dark Side Cabernet Sauv Shiraz
  • Cloof Inkspot Vin Noir
  • Darling Cellars Flamingo Bay Red
  • Ruby Darling Pinotage / Shiraz
  • Groote Post Old Man’s Blend
  • Withington Carignon 2010
  • Withington Shiraz Cabernet


  • Cloof Rosè (Dry)
  • Sweet Darling Rosè


  • JC Le Roux
  • Grand Mosseux Vin Doux
  • Groote Post Brut Rose

*Corkage Fee*



  • Amstel
  • Black Label
  • Castle / Castle Light
  • Windhoek Lager / Light
  • Windhoek Draught
  • Heineken
  • Flying Fish
  • Darling Brew’s 500ml


  • Richelieu
  • KWV
  • Olof Berg
  • Withington Pot Still Brandy
  • Jack Daniels
  • Bells
  • J&B
  • Red Label
  • Jameson
  • Bacardi
  • Red Heart
  • Spice Gold
  • Mainstay
  • Gordon’s Gin
  • Smirnoff Vodka


  • Cinzano Bianco
  • Cinzano Dry
  • Martini Bianco
  • Martini Rosso


  • Full Cream
  • Medium Cream
  • Pale Dry
  • Port
  • Muscadel
  • Old Brown Sherry


  • Amarula
  • Potency
  • Springbokkie
  • Campari
  • Frangelico
  • Kahlua
  • Nachtmusik
  • Peppermint
  • Southern Comfort
  • Tang
  • Van Der Hum
  • Jagermeister
  • Sambucca Black
  • Tequila Silver / Gold



  • Savannah Dry / Light
  • Hunters Dry
  • Brutal Fruit
  • Smirnoff Spin
  • Eversons


  • Assorted Drinks & Mixers including
  • Appletiser / Grapetiser (Red, White, Pear)
  • Minute Maid / Iced Tea
  • Coke / Coke Zero / Light / Tab
  • Vigo Orange / Vigo Marula
  • Ginger Ale / Lemonade / Soda / Tonic
  • Orange Juice / Mango and Orange Juice
  • Kola Tonic / Passion Fruit / Lime Cordial
  • Sparkling Water / Still Water


  • Irish Coffee
  • Don Pedro



red wineCloof

Cloof’s oldest surviving vines were planted in 1966, with additional plantings in 1976 and 1987. In that time Darling, adjacent to the Swartland, was better known as a wheat farming region. A cellar was completed in time for the 1998 harvest, which allowed the first release of Cloof wines during the course of 1999. Vineyard area was significantly increased, with plantings every year from 1998 to 2000, bringing the total to 145 hectares of which the majority is Bush Vines. The 220 hectares of vineyards at neighbouring Burghers Post are under the same ownership, giving us unparalleled access to (and control over) top quality fruit.

Darling Cellars

1996 heralded a new era for the region of Darling with the establishment of the private cellar: Darling Cellars (Pty) Limited. With its unique terroir and the demarcation of the area as Wine of Origin Darling in 2003, the focus is on producing wines that are region and varietal true. Some 20 shareholders produce grapes from a total of ±1300ha, averaging 6 to 8 tons per hectare.

Groote Post

Groote Post is a historic 18th century farm on the Cape's West Coast where winemaking traditions have been revived by the Pentz family. Unique aspects and cool climatic conditions of the Darling Hills yield superlative fruit. Our wines are produced to reflect the uniqueness of our vineyards.


Juan Louw jnr. is the winemaker on the farm. After finishing his studies, he went to work in a cellar on the island of Alameda, near San Francisco. For the next harvest he moved to Nieu Zeeland where he worked in a cellar on the South Island. His first dessert and red wines were made in a small cellar in Calitzdorp in 2007. Everything was done by hand. All the bottles are waxed and not encapsulated. He is the only winemaker in South Africa that makes a fortified wine with sun-dried grapes that is not fermented.


Ormonde Private Cellar produces the Alexanderfontein range of wines that are wonderfully aromatic and accessible on the palate, reflecting the terrior of the region in cultivar, character and style. Unmistakably fresh, well-balanced and elegantly aromatic to make any occasion special. These wines are crafted for unpretentious pleasure and enjoyment of the simpler aspects of life.

Withington Wines

The wines of Withington are of high quality and internationally recognised, not only in terms of awards, but far more significantly, in terms of “repeat purchase”. Charles Withington has 30 years’ experience in the wine business ranging from working with top-end boutique producers, to working on projects with leading UK supermarkets involving HACCP and BRC compliancy.