Restaurants

Top Choice Indian in Durban

Mali's Indian Restaurant

In a city that boasts a huge Indian population, this place is about as good as Indian food gets in Durban's restaurant scene. The outside looks like it could be a doctor's office, but inside you'll find North and So…
Portuguese in Durban

Neo Cafe

Portuguese food isn't a rarity in KwaZulu-Natal, but when it's done as well as it is at Neo Cafe it's worth getting excited about. The menu is simple: chicken and seafood dishes smothered in perfectly spicy peri-per…
Ethiopian in Durban

Habesha Cafe

Durbanites rave about this casual Ethiopian spot that serves up traditional platters of food with plenty of injera. Everything on the menu is incredible, so it's best to go with a friend or two so you can sample all…
Cafe in Durban

Freedom Cafe

An upmarket, colourful, funky place in an imaginatively converted space with a pebble-strewn courtyard. Asian-influenced food includes Vietnamese pulled pork; there are also vegetarian options and a kids' menu. The …
International in Durban

Market

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all a hit at this hip Durban restaurant. Imaginative dishes include the likes of calamari, quinoa, feta, red pesto and macadamia salad; produce is locally sourced, free range and orga…
Seafood in Durban

Cargo Hold

A seafood encounter of the most novel kind. On the Phantom Ship in uShaka Marine World, your dining companions are fish with very large teeth – the restaurant shares a glass wall with the aquarium's shark tank. Unli…
Cafe in Durban

Cafe Jiran

Temporarily located in the garden of the Bel-Aire Suites Hotel, this funky space is the spot for a post-dip coffee, fruit crush or breakfast, or just to mingle with Durban's hip elite. Dining options range from arti…
International in Durban

9th Avenue Bistro

The setting, in the car park of the Avonmore Centre, isn’t anything to rave about, but the fine-dining experience is. This smart, modern spot serves up fabulously reliable upmarket fare. The tasting menu changes (of…
Italian in Durban

Spiga D’oro

It looks like a typical cafe along this very popular strip, but Spiga serves up hearty helpings of Italian food, including delicious pasta dishes. It also makes a great place to grab a cocktail or glass of wine. On …
International in Durban

Moyo

Housed in the uShaka complex, Moyo is more novelty than quality cuisine, and makes for a fun (if noisy) night out. The concept is great – the decor features sculptures and decorations from recycled materials, and th…