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Going out for a meal can be a dilemma nowadays. As Durban’s food and entertainment scene grows exponentially, it’s becoming a little difficult to stand out. But I’ve found a place that does just that – with finesse. Ask a Durbanite what his or her new favourite restaurant is and someone will mention the spectacular Pop-Up Society on Helen Joseph Road in Glenwood.

Having recently flung open its restaurant doors to the public, this stylish but comfortable spot has won much acclaim from food critics and regular patrons. The menu with its diverse range of offerings, Pop- Up Society’s menu will keep you coming back for more. Please do try the Naked Burger – the courgette, pea and mint rosti is well worth ditching the bun for.


Dog-friendly restaurant in Durban

Furry friends are also welcome, with a special menu catering to your favourite canine’s tastes. Oh, and if you pop in after work, it’s happy hour from 4pm to 5pm every day – half-price burgers and cocktails.

New menu additions

Keep your eyes peeled for menu additions, too, as the team regularly create once-off “pop-up” menus that add a particular theme to what they serve up. More than just another restaurant

An encompassing experience

But Pop-Up Society is far more than just another restaurant. It’s an all encompassing experience, from the decor to the company behind it all. Mike Laing and Rev Batohi, the whiz-brains behind Pop-Up Society, have created an entire events management, catering and pop-up solutions programme that operates behind the flagship eatery.

That’s why Pop-Up Society’s calendar is filling up fast with community events, family fun and live entertainment that you won’t want to miss.


Celebratory Ways

And if there’s one thing Pop-Up Society knows how to do well, it’s throw a party. A little peek at the team’s plans for year-end corporate celebrations last year, left me salivating at my table, and I know they’ve got great things planned. Pop in to Pop-Up Society and treat your out-of-town visitors to a little Durban hospitality, served up with a stylish smile.

Pop-Up Society

071 687 7260

Words: Cath Jenkin
Images: Website

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