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

Price: Expensive
Cuisine: Global

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

Address: Avonmore Centre, 9th Avenue, Durban, South Africa
Telephone: (031) 312 9134.

Cargo Hold

Price: Expensive
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: uShaka Marina, The Phantom Ship, 1 King Shaka Avenue, South Africa
Telephone: (031) 328 8065.

The Grill Room

Price: Expensive
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: 2 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, Durban, South Africa
Telephone: (031) 514 5000.

Spiga D'oro

Price: Moderate
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, South Africa
Telephone: (031) 303 9511.

House of Curries

Price: Moderate
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, South Africa
Telephone: (031) 303 6067.


Price: Moderate
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: 362 Lilian Ngoyi, Morningside, Durban, South Africa
Telephone: (031) 303 6375.

Taco Zulu

Price: Cheap
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, South Africa
Telephone: (031) 303 9584.

Max's Lifestyle

Price: Cheap
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: V1328 Mbe Road, Umlazi, Durban, South Africa
Telephone: (031) 906 1393.

Beach Cafe

Price: Cheap
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, South Africa
Telephone: (031) 332 8302.
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