Restaurants

Top Choice International in Umhlanga Rocks & uMdloti Beach

Mundo Vida

Enjoy seafood and bistro fare in unpretentious surroundings at this excellent coastal restaurant, where traditional recipes have a modern twist. For a taste of everything fishy try the seafood medley or, if your poc…
Top Choice Bakery in Monk’s Cowl & Champagne Valley

Valley Bakery

Baguettes, croissants and a range of sticky treats are baked on the premises (the owners even grow and grind their wheat). A quaint wrought-iron veranda is the place for a wonderful selection of breakfasts, includin…
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…
Indian in Pietermaritzburg

Tandoor

Durban enjoys most of the glory when it comes to Indian food, but Tandoor helps Pietermaritzburg give it a run for its money. Takeaway is best as the dining area is nothing special, but the food is absolutely flavou…
Deli in Underberg & Himeville

Pucketty Farm

Beatrix Potter meets Jamie Oliver: there’s more to this extraordinarily cute place than meets the eye. There’s a huge selection of great-value gourmet products, plus an art gallery and a small tea garden. Perfect fo…
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…
Italian in Margate, Ramsgate & Southbroom

Trattoria La Terrazza

Ask for a restaurant recommendation in the area and the answer is overwhelmingly this Italian option. It has a popular meaty and pasta-heavy menu, including the likes of tender, grain-fed beef fillet and seafood suc…