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Restaurants in Durban

Food lovers will be more than impressed with the choice of restaurants in Durban, with everything from traditional South Africa fare to spicy Indian cuisine available. The Durban restaurants below have been grouped into three different price categories:
Expensive (over R125)
Moderate (R75 to R125)
Cheap (up to R75)
The prices given are for an average three course meal for one with a half-bottle of house wine or equivalent.


9th Avenue Bistro

Cuisine: Global

Award-winning chef Carly Goncalves serves up international food of the highest quality in the unpretentious surroundings of his Greyville restaurant.

Address: 9th Avenue, Avonmore Centre, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 312 9134.
Website: http://www.9thavenuebistro.co.za

Cargo Hold

Cuisine: Global

Gaze at the monster predators through the glass tank of the shark aquarium at uShaka Marina, while dining on some of the best fish dishes, done with an international twist, in Durban.

Address: The Phantom Ship, uShaka Marina, 1 King Shaka Avenue,
Telephone: (031) 328 8065.
Website: http://www.ushakamarineworld.co.za/restaurants/cargo-hold

The Grill Room

Cuisine: Seafood

This highly-acclaimed restaurant is housed with The Oyster Box and is a fine dining restaurant specialising in superb seafood dishes, with a legendary wine list to match.

Address: Umhlanga, 2 Lighthouse Road, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 514 5000.
Website: http://www.oysterboxhotel.com


House of Curries

Cuisine: Indian and South African

Situated in a bustling strip of restaurants is this long established curry house proudly boasts that it offers a chip 'n cheese roti which is heavier than a loaf of bread. Other more traditional Indian meals are on the menu, such as mutton curry, to popular bunny chows (curries served in a half loaf of bread) to breyani (curries mixed with lentils). A great place to dine or enjoy a drink, with an outdoor dining space too.

Address: , 275 Florida Road, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 303 6067.


Cuisine: South African and Indian

An imaginative menu using spices that fuse the best of South African and Indian cuisine have earned this eaterie great reviews. Located in a Victorian house, it delivers top notch food in unpretentious surroundings.

Address: Morningside, 362 Lilian Ngoyi, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 303 6375.

Spiga D'oro

Cuisine: Italian

An Italian place in Morningside serving great lashes of Italian food, it's very well known in the neighbourhood. Typical of Italian pavement bistros, this little corner of Italy feels very authentic and is a good antithesis to Durban's spice.

Address: , 200 Florida Road, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 303 9511.


Beach Cafe

Cuisine: Fast food

Tuck into fish and chips or calamari against a symphony of waves at this laid-back seafront eaterie on North Beach. A great place to watch the sun sink into the Indian Ocean with food in one hand and a cocktail in another.

Address: , Bay of Plenty, North Beach, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 332 8302.

Max's Lifestyle

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Experience unique township dining within a safe environment at this renowned restaurant, which started life as a butchers in a one room shack where hungover clubbers used to pick up braai meat and chilli breakfasts after a hard night of clubbing. Today, the shack has been replaced with a steakhouse restaurant, with Sunday DJ sessions also pulling in regular crowds.

Address: Umlazi, V1328 Mbe Road, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 906 1393.
Website: http://www.maxslifestyle.co.za

Taco Zulu

Cuisine: Mexican

Mexican food with a South African influence in the Morningside district, this place has become well established on the Durban eating scene and is a relaxed option with very reasonable prices.

Address: , 237 Florida Road, Durban,
Telephone: (031) 303 9584.
Website: http://www.tacozulu.co.za/
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The Concierge

The Concierge is a boutique hotel built on the site of eight heritage-listed buildings. Retaining its 1920's façade, the interiors however are modern, luxurious and distinctive. There are 12 guest rooms colour themed with design variations, stunning custom finished furniture and shower areas that are described as "being soaked in warm jungle rain".

eMakhosini on East

The newly refurbished eMakhosini on East offers 45 en-suite guest rooms, including air-conditioning, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi facilities. The hotel's staff are warm and friendly, while the on-site Gibela Restaurant offers buffet and a la carte options.

Hilton Durban

This city landmark offers rooms with gorgeous views of the coastline, easy access to Durban's beaches, a buffet themed restaurant called Rainbow Terrace and an outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

Riverside Hotel & Spa

Located in an excellent position high up on the bank of the Umgweni River a short distance from the city centre the Riverside Hotel & Spa offers stunning views of the green belt and nearby coast. All 169 rooms have microwaves and bar fridges while there is a swimming pool and baby sitting facilities available too. Board games can also be hired if the weather turns inclement.

Royal Hotel

With a history almost as long as that of the city itself, this iconic Durban hotel is a luxurious option. It offers four restaurants, a gym, health centre, swimming pool and even offers a dedicated floor for women travelling alone. There are 113 rooms in total, with great views of the city and the harbour.

Suncoast Towers

Located on the legendary Golden Mile, this popular hotel in Durban, with 37 tastefully furnished rooms and suites, plus a classy penthouse suite, attracts those who want to chance their arm at a roulette table. In the casino and an arm's length from golden sands, it has stunning views from its huge, chic spa. It is also conveniently close to the airport.