An exclusive taste of Italy this restaurant revolves slowly providing breathtaking views over the harbor and Durban central. Unashamedly romantic, this restaurant has a solid clientele who visit time and again, the best type of recommendation. Apart from the view, the restaurant serves classic Italian fare such as gnocchi and calamari, to exceptional standards. It is fully licensed and you can choose from a set, or a'la carte menu..
This stylish restaurant is situated in the yacht basin where you can relax and enjoy your meal in a tranquil setting. The restaurant is built over the water and has a decidedly cool and airy feel to it. There is inside and outside dining and also an upper deck where you can bask in the sunlight, sipping a cocktail or watching an approaching summer storm. The menu offers a wide selection of seafood, and a selection of salads and snack baskets. It is possible to watch sports on screens in the upstairs bar which is open much after the restaurant closes at 10pm.
This fashionable restaurant is located adjacent to the California Hotel in the leafy suburb of Morningside. Butcher Boys is described by the owner as being an upmarket steak restaurant. The decor is sleek and trendy with a bar and outside tables to enjoy those warm summer evenings. It is open for lunch and dinner with a comprehensive menu that includes a variety of fish, chicken, vegetarian and other meat dishes. The house specialty is steak, however, and the preparations have a South African influence.
Situated at the Phezulu Safari Park, this unique restaurant is situated in the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Croctilians Restaurant is housed in a beautiful, old, Victorian building with a balcony and brooky-lace, shaded by large flowering trees. There are tables inside and outside, and the decor is decidedly African with leopard-skin print table-cloths. The menu includes breakfast pastries, salads, sandwiches and some South African-style hot meals. The children menu is also available.
Out To Lunch is a delightful vegan food joint set in a beautiful food truck called My Darling Clementine. The place serves some delicious plant-based delicacies like wraps, sandwiches, and salads. To add to the eccentric vibe, their wraps are presented in a banana leaf. All their wraps are made fresh from dehydrated vegetables and flavors depending on the seasons. The amazing food-truck setting gives this place a very cozy and welcoming atmosphere.
If you wish to have a fancy dinner or celebrate a special night with a bottle of wine, Little Havana is the perfect place to be. The restaurant serves some incredible dishes and also has an impressive wine cellar. Their specialties are the Greek Style Rump and the Camembert Fillet which taste even better when had with one of their suggested wines. Their wine list includes some really impressive labels like Dom Perignon, Moet and Chandon, and many more. The interiors of the restaurant are designed with elegance and style and have classic off-white upholstery, which gives it a very urban and chic aura.
This restaurant is situated right in the harbor. It offers a unique blend of ocean fresh fare, a great pub atmosphere and live entertainment. It has wonderful views over the harbor with tables outside on a large balcony for those hot summer evenings. Fully licensed. A free bottle of Graca wine is offered with every table of four diners.
Little Gujarat is a quaint little Indian restaurant serving pure vegetarian dishes in a rather simple setting. The ambiance and decor of this restaurant is reminiscent of traditional restaurants in Northern India. Do not forget to try their popular Kadi Khichdi, a common dish in India's northern state of Gujarat. Little Gujarat also serves Indian savories like samosa, bhajiya and gathiya sev. Although nothing too fancy, this restaurant serves arguably the most authentic Indian food in the city of Durban.
What can I say, another McDonald's. This one holds the African, Asian and Middle Eastern record for the most cars served at the drive-thru counter; namely 207 in an hour. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! They specialize in birthday parties. Situated in Durban's CBD with accessible and free parking.
The Royal Coffee Shoppe is a popular place for Durban high-society to meet, it also attracts a fair number of pre and post-theater crowds. The crystal chandeliers, etched glass and live piano music create a rich atmosphere of old time Durban. The café serves a selection of coffees, teas, cakes, quiches, salads and sandwiches. Definitely hailed as one of the more sophisticated spots in Durban.
This location was opened in 1995 for the development of the arts. Sponsored by the Bartle Arts Trust, and it is a place that offers a palpable art vibe. Brightly decorated, it displays murals everywhere, and the "deck-nightclub" portion extends as a balcony over the harbor. Join the artsy crowd every weekend when the club offers techno-style DJ sets. Saturday and Sunday performances are a mix of pop and rock. An exciting location, its musical pulse is right on.