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Durban South African restaurant
This culinary journey onboard Allen Gardiner Harbour Cruise Restaurant offers a different and exciting fine dining experience.
Sailing all year round and within the scenic and tranquil waters of Durban Harbour, diners experience a spacious and elegant dining saloon, flanked by scenic ocean vistas and marine wildlife.
Serving freshly prepared fine foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and champagne sunset; the menu extends varied choices and dining styles.
Choose from the American-style brunch – This 2 1/5 hour 3-course American style brunch cruise welcomes aboard with a glass of fresh orange juice, and 3-course brunch complete with a full English breakfast, hash brown potatoes, hot muffins, apple pie and cream.
The a la carte lunch and candlelit dinner cruises from 12noon to 3.00pm. The Dinner cruise is from 7pm to 10pm. The fork lunch and dinner is a three hour cruise, during which a two course meal is served, with choices from the a la carte menu suitable for eating with just a fork.
Finally the champagne sunset welcomes aboard with a glass of champagne, and a fully-stocked bar. Throughout the course of the cruise the galley crew serve trays of hot and cold canapés.
The Allen Gardiner Harbour Cruise Restaurant offers diners the chance to explore the scenic surrounds of Durban harbour while tantalising the taste buds with decadent fare.
Hillcrest European restaurant
This fine bistro restaurant boasts rare classic dishes reflecting various influences from around the globe.
Gracing an elegant ambience bursting with a fusion of flavours, Aubergine and Andreotti’s offer bistro dining at its best.
The décor embraces a contemporary setting perfect for languid lunches and decadently elegant dinners.
Glenashley Grills restaurant
Blockmans Grill and Bar, situated in Glenashley, offers a casual yet elegant dining experience. Our restaurant and bar menus offer a fine range of meat, chicken and seafood dishes. With our bar menu ranging up to R65 and our restaurant menu up to R120, we are competitively priced with quality and excellent service to match.
Our modern bar fitted with three big screen TVs and outer veranda offers 180-degree sea and city vistas that are unrivalled anywhere in Durban.
Menu items such as Portuguese Peri-Peri Chicken, Prawn and Chicken Combos and Matured T-Bone Steak are proving to be extremely popular with our fast expanding customer base. Our rump, sirloin, rib-eye and fillet steaks are cut in-house ensuring premium, matured quality.
Visit us for a refreshingly new gastronomical outing and tell us what you think.
Durban Beachfront Bistro restaurant
Delight the senses with hearty aromatic spices and subtle 100% Arabica coffee beans complimented by a healthy breakfast for a perfect start to the morning.
Housed along the best spot on Durban’s Golden Mile, Café Jiran offers silky high quality coffees and fruity smoothies alongside a 4pm to closing Bistro menu.
Voted one of the best cafes in Durban, Café Jiran can be found in the foyer of the Bellaire Suites Hotel. Follow the aromatic aromas of high quality, delicious rich espresso drinks and tantalise the palate with well-presented food with contradictory tastes.
Using fresh, local and organic where possible, meals are low in fat and sugar and juices come straight from the pulp, fresh and seasonal. Enjoy a variety of world-selected coffees that are 100% Arabica beans.
Café Jiran indulges the senses with languid lunches and elegant dinners in a stylish a chic boutique setting coupled with excellent service and superb coffee.
Durban Beachfront South African restaurant
Situated on the sea-facing wing of the Suncoast Casino, hugging the golden shoreline of the Indian Ocean, Café Vacca Matta boasts stylish ambience and fine dining wrapped in delicious Mediterranean flavours.
Dine within the indoor stylish ambience or alfresco, enjoying breathtaking views on the terrace sipping cocktails. Boasting mouth-watering signature dishes and extensive range of both local and imported wines, Café Vacca Matta will capture the palate with a distinctive setting and cuisine for a delightful cosmopolitan dining experience.
Umhlanga Italian restaurant
Col’Cacchio pizzeria offers the finest Italian-inspired pizzas, salads, and pastas in town. The menu boasts more than thirty legendary gourmet pizza options to suit every palette, including those with food allergies or a restricted diet. A variety of top-notch wines are also available.
Col’Cacchio prides itself in offering high quality food in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Every meal is made with the freshest ingredients and a strong commitment to a healthy dining experience. The kids can also be entertained by creating their own shapes out of dough and designing pizza ‘bases’ on brown paper.
Durban North Light Meals restaurant
Perched on the rocky shores of the Indian Ocean situated over the pool terrace, Elements Café Bar oozes and eclectic mix of aluminium, marble mosaic and eye-catching chandeliers dressed with comfy couches and stylish chairs.
With large sliding doors that open out on the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean boasting an array of gourmet sandwiches, sumptuous salads such as smoked marlin & artichokes, potted goats cheese and crusty breads alongside an extensive wine list.
The Elements Café Bar is an ideal setting for any occasion and a great place to connect with friends enjoying a glass of wine or frothy cappuccino while idling the day away watching dolphins frolicking at play.
Morningside European restaurant
Nestled between two elegant parks complimented by two dining rooms, terrace and open-air cigar/cocktail lounge, Harvey’s soothes the senses with padded velvet walls, gold ceilings and unique oil paintings.
This award-winning restaurant is housed inside a landmark building with reputation as a nationally known institution. The menu changes every six weeks allowing for a fun and vibrant dining experience.
Peruse the menu while relaxing in the plush dining area or open-air cigar/cocktail lounge. Harvey’s Restaurant will immerse the palate on a culinary journey seduced by every mouthful.
Glenwood South African restaurant
This buzzing upmarket restaurant is housed in an old Glenwood home worn with intimate ambience and wrapped in exposed bricks, chic chandeliers and themed art deco paintings brushed onto an ivory palate.
With contrasting wooden floors and crisp white linen, Hemmingway’s Bistro and Café exudes a unique Afro-Latino ambience. Whether dining in one of the themed dining rooms or taking in the balmy summer sun alfresco, this upbeat and friendly restaurant will delight the senses.
Choose from the extensive menu the likes of simple prawn and pesto pasta with roast cherry tomatoes or for formal dining there is crispy duck after a starter of fresh fish cakes with oyster dishes and tapas perfect for light snacks.
All meals paired well with a solid wine list.
Hemmingway’s Bistro and Café renews the palate with modern South African cuisine. Voted one of top three outdoor dining restaurants in Durban
Morningside Continental restaurant
Indulge in classic cakes or take breakfast to another level perusing the extensive menu boasting exceptional choices of this grand affair.
Breakfast offers range from Continental, home-baked breads, cereal, muesli, cheeses, cold meats and hot fare with perfectly silky eggs benedict a must try.
Lunch offers light healthy meals and caters for vegetarians and vegans.
Enjoy a lapse in time at this beautiful Edwardian hotel for a refreshingly relaxed approach to dining.
Morningside Contemporary restaurant
Pampered decor compliments intimate lunches and dinners flattered by an array of delectable stylish cuisine.
Dine in the vaulted conservatory style restaurant or alfresco in the quaint courtyard exploring the intoxicating Ala Carte menu.
Take pleasure in the char grilled fillet of beef medallions on sweetcorn potato cake and roasted cherry tomatoes served with a mustard seed butter cream or the aromatic duck simmered in a star anise, cinnamon and gingered infused court bouillon then oven glazed with a basting of hoisin and soy sauces served on a vegetable brioche.
La Brassiere at Quarters Hotel reflects a bygone era restored to its former glory boasting stylish cuisine and intimating settings.
Awarded Durban’s best traditional restaurant by KZN Tourism, La Brassiere invokes moments of indulgent pleasure for a memorable dining experience.
Durban North International restaurant
Tucked away in Glen Ore Centre in Glen Ashley, Livingston’s Gastro pub cradles the palate with decently flavourful food bursting with colour and display.
The décor touches on quite sophistication on a palate of grey and slate heightened by floor to ceiling windows and bold leather corner banquets.
Exposed brick and low hung bold red industrial lighting warmed by caramel wooden flooring stretches across to a large fully stocked bar.
Blackboards highlight local wines, beers and cocktails selections complimented by gastronomic delights spilling off the menu.
Durban North Bistro restaurant
Fresh local ingredients grace the palate with emphasis on heart-warming food for the soul. Generous portions extend the dining experience complimented by well-partnered wines and excellent service.
Try the deceptive simplicity of penne with baby peas, smoked ham, mint and rocket in a cream and parmesan sauce or the brinjal three ways starter.
Marco Paulo tempts the palate with sophisticated simplicity for a truly memorable dining experience.
Umhlanga Ridge International restaurant
This chic, vibey restaurant can seat up to 150 guests and serves an array of international cuisine. Modern, gourmet, fusion-style food can be enjoyed and Asian-inspired dishes, as well as a Japanese Hibachi grill are available from time to time. For the less adventurous foodies, delicious thin-crusted pizzas, home-made pastas and antipasti complete the predominantly Italian-style menu.
Morningside Sushi restaurant
This stylish and elegant establishment infuses contemporary cuisine with a good selection of wines and champagne to compliment each meal. The menu serves sushi and Asian style tapas.
A hip and happening restaurant and venue, Society’s classic elegance attracts the trendy and elegant crowds. Located off bustling Florida Road, Society offers two dining areas each unique in their own experiences.
With good service and knowledgeable staff at hand, diners can sit back and soak up the opulent décor sampling decadent cuisine.
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