Dainton Brewery

4.6
83 reviews
$40 and under
Pizzeria

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Great Beer
Casual
The Taphouse is open to the public four days a week, Thursday to Sunday, pouring Dainton and special guest beers from 18 custom taps.

Be wowed by our award winning and unusual beers or sip on some of our more approachable and sessionable styles. We also feature local wine and spirits and a food menu including slow-cooked smoked meats, local cheeses, and the best wood fired pizzas this side of Eastlink.

We’ve always got something happening, including live music every Friday to Sunday, monthly trivia, special and seasonal events, and limited edition beer launches.

With plenty of seating, dog-friendly beer garden, live music, monthly trivia, and a mezzanine function area overlooking the brew house, this is the perfect venue for a casual drink in a friendly environment.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 83 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great night out after 6 months of lockdown ...

Dainton Brewery
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for 5 stars!

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Steph
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The person who checked us in was not wearing her mask correctly, and touched our phones. We were not advised of any covid safety practices and was shocked to see how many people wandered around without a mask on.
The food was good, and service was ok.

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Atmosphere was great, service was average because of forgotten orders. Food is usually great but this time the brisket was chewy and had a boat load of pepper so wasn’t able to finish it.

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RayC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great table service never without full beer in front

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Tina
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and a great range of beers. Would recommend and will definitely be going back again.

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LisaG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fabulous afternoon, great food and drinks, friendly staff and perfect place to catch up with friends.

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WESLYF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came for a bucks day, and the service was impeccable.

Each of us at the table commented how warm and friendly the Dainton staff are.

Thank you for a fantastic experience, we each look forward to spreading the word of Dainton.

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JohnI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fan of Dainton's beer, their menu is worthwhile checking out now too. The BBQ and slowed cooked meat is delish. Ambiance is great, with plenty of social distancing. Great service as well.

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Pete
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most enjoyable night. Sat outside with the live music. Great night, we will be back for sure. Oh yes, the beer was great also.

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for 5 stars Pete! We'll have live music starting back on Saturdays and Sundays from next weekend as well!

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Love coming for a drink. Glad you are open again.

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Christine! We're glad to be open as well! Thanks for your review!

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RosB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A covid-safe welcome into a great venue . It was good to be back. We had booked our lunch time session at the outside seating, and were under a good umbrella - vital on a sunny day. The ambience was great - every one was happy to be there.
The staff members were all very friendly and explained how to order our food and drinks. It was all delivered to the table - the well-crafted beers were refreshing, delivered fast and with a great smile, as well as a chat about what else was being brewed.
It is good to see a brewery offering a very low alcohol 0.9% beer option - as I was the designated driver, I tried one.. pretty good it as too. Pizzas and chips were yummy. A very enjoyable experience. Will go back again in a week or two to try some of the other great beers on tap. I highly recommend this brewery.

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Ros - We really appreciate your feedback and we're glad you enjoyed your experience. We're looking forward to seeing you around the brewery again!

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Roundman
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the venue, and especially the staff, were excellent. The meal was superb, the drinks sublime.
And add to that the buzz from the previous nights wins at The Indies.
Congratulations to all.

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review! We were very happy we were able to share the excitement from the Indies Awards with everyone - Glad you enjoyed your night!

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JordinD
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were very helpful food was delicious and beer was tasty and cold

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for 5 stars Jordin!

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Large
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Overall a good first time with group of ten.
Was disappointing you had no cider and rang out of brisket.
I was surprised that you had a different menu to the one advertised online. I wanted the garden pizza but that was not available.
May I suggest that you try to improve yr menu to some light and healthier options.
Like addinging a salad or two or steamed veggies (which are super easy to prepare)

Thanks Diamond

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Diamond, Thanks for your feedback - The lack of cider and brisket was a shock to us as we ordered more than usual of both and still ran out! We have definitely noted this for future service. I'll pass these notes on for you. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again in future! Thanks!

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a great lunch – really good service, nice food, fantastic beer.

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your review Steph!

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Cmac
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great night out except why can't we stay past our 2 hour booking? Was a lot less than 70 at 9pm and I would think the venue would want people there longer spending money?

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there CMac! Unfortunately the 2 hour limit was based on the government guidelines we were handed down - These are easing as of 22nd November though so moving forward if the table is not rebooked, you will be able to stay longer! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dainton Brewery is our favorite place in Carrum Downs. The staff are incredible, always friendly and helpful. The beers is always refreshing and the food is next level good. We try to go atleast once a week and have done so for 12 months now.

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Alex! Thanks so much for your feedback! We love seeing our regulars around each week - Makes our jobs so enjoyable! Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were very welcoming and helpful. This was a last minute booking for us as we were stopping overnight only and struggled to find available places. Very popular with the locals. Great drinks and food was reasonable. Good vibes all round.

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for 5 stars!

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suzi
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

not happy..
before covid and lockdowns,, had been going to daintons a lot.. it was our main 'fun' place to go..
wanted to catch up with family that we couldn't see during lockdown so of course we chose to go there...
am on a special diet so googled the menu,, joy !! I could have one of the platters,, only to get there and,,, they've changed the menu...
ok,, I'll just have to have the chicken wings with hot sauce and I'll take off the coating use a tiny amount of the sauce as it'll be way too hot for me but the other option is totally off limits..
wings are served plonked in the middle of a bath of hot sauce...
ok,, try and scrape most of it off because hot level is at 'yikes' !!
manage to get the 1st one almost decent and split it to make it more manageable and,,,,, raw on the inside....
split a couple more,,, same....
give it to the waitress who meets me as I'm taking it back and tell her the problem.... I go back outside to the table and waitress comes about 10 minutes later,, empty handed and says they pulled them all apart and nothing wrong with any of it but they're happy to 'comp' it and a drink each... don't insult my intelligence,, I, also cook for a living !!... family were all very happy to receive an extra (free) drink,, but me who is now very hungry could not indulge as I was driving and a second drink on an empty stomach wasn't a good fit..
also,, the prices on the new menu are totally outrageous,, $26 for a pizza that would be sized as small with very minimal topping is not value in anyone's book and $5 for 11 chips,, $22 for basically a plain burger,,,,same...
in total $390 for a snack and 2 drinks for 5 and 1 drink only for the sixth is telling me we won't be back anytime soon,, if ever...
oh,, and because we were outside in the sun and silly husband didn't have a hat,, I had to buy one of their "merch' hats,,, $30 later,, thanx for coming !!!!!
dainton,, trying to claw back the $$$ you lost during covid by gouging your patrons is NOT a good look !!!

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Suzi, I'm sorry to hear your time at Dainton last Saturday did not live up to your previous visits. This is not the experience we want our guests to be having, particularly our loyal regulars who make our jobs enjoyable! I have passed this feedback onto my chef regarding the food, as well as spoken to the staff as to how this could be handled better as feedback is a great opportunity for improvement. I hope you give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Thanks, Venue Manager

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JacksonMarshall
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service as always from the Dainton team, endlessly accomodating and cannot recommend them more!

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Jackson! Thanks for the feedback! See you around soon! Cheers!

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JamieA
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to get back and have a beer with friends

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Jamie! It is fantastic to be able to get out and see friends and family again! Hope to see you again in future! Cheers!

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KrisT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the joint. Beer and food is great. Out door area has a nice vibe. Even has a little play area for kids.

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Kris, Thanks for your feedback! Looking forward to seeing you again in future! Cheers!

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Jim196
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience5

Cannot comment on the food as we didn’t eat but it looked good fantastic time the gin was fab go on a Friday night as the music was great

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TobyS
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only stopped for an after work drink, great atmosphere, great beer. Had the paddle and all beers were great.

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Toby! Hope you're able to stop by again in the future!

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TeeG
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are very inviting, friendly, helpful, up for a laugh and a chat. Great at recommendations on the range of drinks they have.
Food was amazing. Very quick service from order to brought to your table. Hot, fresh and full of flavour.
Great drinks. Vast range of different beers to try from draught, pale ale, stout and IPAs.
Thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. Will definitely be back and will be recommending to friends and family

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Lee! Thanks so much for your feedback! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and looking forward to seeing you again in future with plenty more beers to try! Cheers!

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TARAH
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved it, great food and outstanding beer and the service was excellent

Dainton Brewery
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review Tarah!

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Poss
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place. Beers are fantastic and the Jalapeno Poppers are insane!!!

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RosemarieZ
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very convenient to my friends place we walk and enjoy a good beer. Will be better when live music is happening again.

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DeeA
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, drinks and atmosphere along with attentive staff make Daintons Brewery an enjoyable experience....we'll be back 🙂

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Atmosphere was ok because everyone was seated outside so inside was practically empty. Otherwise service, drinks and food was great. Atmosphere will come back with further easing of Covid Restrictions and it’ll eventually be as lively as it used to be.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Ordered a few pizzas, buffalo wings and beer. Great pub food with delicious beer. Came out super quick.

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RaeC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing food, wonderful service. Very much looking forward to our next visit

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GrantJ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall very good.
The time we were allotted was not enough though unfortunately.
The service could have been a little quicker; we might have got a couple more drinks in.

Dainton Brewery
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hi Grant, Thanks for your review! We are trying week on week to improve our service times as the time limit restrictions are a requirement of current Covid regulations, but we don't want you missing out on beers due to time restrictions - Hopefully next time you come down we can fit many more beers in for you! Kind regards, Venue Management

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seanH
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place to hang out and have a drink. In my opinion they have never brewed a bad drop!

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BenW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere, will be back for sure! Beer range is amazing.

Dainton Brewery
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thanks for your review Ben! Hope to see you around the Taphouse again soon!

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was top notch.
We really couldn’t have been happier.

Dainton Brewery
Responded on 9 November 2020

Thanks for your review Ryan! Hope to see you at the Brewery again in the future!

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Unfortunately we haf a really disappointing expeeoenxe this time, we were asked twice if we were supposedc tp be at tbe table, it was very uncomfortableas if we were being accused of sneeking in, that coupled with kids running around in and around tables and screaming we abruptly left

Dainton Brewery
Responded on 9 November 2020

Hi Andrew Thanks for sending through your feedback and I'm sorry that you were questioned in an accusatory manner. I'll be sure to take this up with staff as this isn't how we want our patrons to be treated. In regards to kids running around, we do pride ourselves on being family friendly, but understand this isn't the environment everyone wants to be in. If you do visit again, please don't hesitate to request an indoor table to be somewhere a bit quieter. Kindest regards, Venue Manager

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DEBBIEB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our time at Dainton Brewery. The Menu both liquid and food was extremely friendly for all.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food as usual. Staff are friendly and approachable. Great atmosphere 😊

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StephanieR
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Pizza was slightly burnt with not very much topping. Quite disappointing choices too. Chips however were delicious. Apart from the food we had a very pleasant evening.

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Dainton Brewery is rated 4.6 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.