The Tasting Room
There’s a reason The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais consistently ranks among the best restaurants in SA (and the world). Eating there is a real experience, but with none of the starched-up fussiness usually associated with the genre.
If you’re looking for the best lamb pizza in town, then this is a must.
With an incredible selection of Tequila and delicious Mexican-inspired meals, I really enjoy eating here. Also, the waitresses wear adorable brightly coloured dresses; I’m not sure how, but I intend stealing all of them.
Cafe Del Sol Botanico
Each and every dish is well thought out, full of flavor, original and creative. It’s perfect for a real spoiling – beautiful decor too (including an indoor walled garden).
Great Eastern Food Bar, Mellville
In the popular bamboo centre, overlooking the leafy suburbs from the second storey is a gem of a restaurant providing delicious Asian-inspired tapas, with a focus on vegetarian food, but also with chicken and fish options.
A new food-truck style restaurant serving dishes inspired by the American Deep South.
Out-of-this-world Banting and regular dishes, close attention to detail with each dish.
You think you know Italian food and then Alfie’s just takes it to a whole new level. Don’t expect pizza and heavy pasta, the provincial, home-made light pastas will make you think you’re in the Italian countryside.
Stephnie’s can be thought of as a theatre of cuisine and offers a wide variety of dishes with something to everyone’s taste.
Zena Le Roux
Umhlanga’s glam Oyster Box has a French Riviera-style outdoor restaurant by the pool serving a delicious curry buffet and wood-fired pizzas. Beautiful sea views of crashing waves.
This is a Durban vegetarian’s delight. Expect superb Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes. Over the holiday season, try the shiro wot with injera – great for a hangover.
S43 is the buzz of Durban right now with its oh-so-trendy vibe, selection of craft beers and delicious menu. The music’s always pumping and the unique artsy decor is worth an Instagram.
Ginger is right on the main beachfront and, thanks to its gorgeous views and impressive menu, is a safe bet when you need to wow visitors or feel like splashing out.
It’s the sort of place where you can let your hair down while enjoying a hearty, uncomplicated, but always well-prepared meal.
The restaurant is a streamlined, contemporary space and dishes are characterized by their international flavour and the kitchen’s committed use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.