Durban Restaurants

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  • 1. Havana Grill

    $$$ | Beachfront | South African

    Attention to detail and freshly prepared, quality food combine to make this one of Durban's finest restaurants. It offers spectacular sea vistas...Read More

  • 2. Ile Maurice

    $$$ | French

    One of Umhlanga's culinary gems, this restaurant was built up over many years by the charming Mauvis family. Today ownership is shared by Jean...Read More

  • 3. 9th Avenue Bistro

    $$$ | Morningside | Eclectic

    Chef-patron Graham Neilson has a dedicated following, and deservedly so. While his dishes are based on classic principles, he continues to interpret...Read More

  • 4. Barbacoa

    $$ | South American

    This is an Argentinian-styled mecca for red-meat lovers where steaks are cooked on an open charcoal fire and South American music dictates the...Read More

  • 5. Bel Punto

    $$$ | Italian

    Follow your stomach 15 minutes north of Umhlanga to Umdloti where you'll dine on Italian fare with a contemporary twist. The seafood is outstanding...Read More

  • 6. Café 1999

    $$ | Musgrave | Mediterranean

    Trendy this restaurant may be, but the food is infinitely more memorable than the shopping center setting. The husband-and-wife owners encourage...Read More

  • 7. Cargo Hold

    $$ | Beachfront | Seafood

    You might need to book several weeks in advance to secure a table next to the shark tank at here, but if you do it'll be one of your most memorable...Read More

  • 8. Govinda's

    $$ | Chatsworth | Vegetarian

    This is an inexpensive yet excellent vegetarian restaurant catering to Hare Krishna devotees, who do not use onions, garlic, or mushrooms in...Read More

  • 9. Jack Salmon Fish House

    $$ | Glenashley | South African

    A short drive north of the city, the small suburb of Glenashley has an elevated position that offers diners a pleasant sea view, but this restaurant...Read More

  • 10. Joop's Place

    $$ | Morningside | Steakhouse

    No trip to South Africa would be complete without a good traditional steak, and without a doubt, Joop's (pronounced yopes ) is the best and...Read More

  • 11. Kashmir

    $$ | Indian

    The menu features mainly North Indian dishes that are so large and filling that—take our word for it—appetizers are not needed. Standout curries...Read More

  • 12. La Spiaggia

    $$ | African

    As close to the Indian Ocean as you can get, this restaurant overlooking the main bathing beach has outside tables that are always packed with...Read More

  • 13. Milky Lane

    $ | Café

    Take respite from the summer sun and enjoy a cool treat at this ice-cream parlor, one of 20 or so restaurants, fast-food outlets, and coffee...Read More

  • 14. Olive & Oil

    $$ | Mediterranean

    You can't go wrong here. Fantastic Mediterranean-inspired fare is good value for the money. The best way to start your meal is with a mezze...Read More

  • 15. Roma Revolving

    $$$ | City Centre | Italian

    In business since 1973, this slowly revolving restaurant, which takes about an hour to do one full rotation, offers what has to be the most...Read More

  • 16. Royal Coffee Shoppe

    $ | City Centre | Café

    This is a popular meeting place for daytime breaks and for pre- and post-theater crowds. Crystal chandeliers, etched glass, formally dressed...Read More

  • 17. Spiga d'Oro

    $ | Morningside | Italian

    On the fashionable Florida Road, Spiga is something of a Durban institution, and it certainly represents the attitude and overall feeling of...Read More

  • 18. VickyCristina's

    $ | Morningside | Spanish

    This L-shape restaurant opens onto a veranda overlooking the buzz of Florida Road. A red-and-black interior with ornamental silver mirrors and...Read More

  • 19. Vida e Caffè

    $ | Morningside | Café

    Right across the street from Mitchell Park you'll find perfect coffees in various forms (accompanied by a piece of Lindt chocolate), and freshly...Read More

  • 20. Zack's

    $ | Maydon Wharf | Café

    This popular spot overlooks the Durban harbor and often hosts live music. It serves breakfast until late, as well as lunch and dinner. ...Read More

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