It’s the festive season and whether you’re a Durban native or a tourist, you have to eat! Here are our top picks!
1. CHEF’S TABLE
If you’re looking for an experience rather than just a meal, make a booking at The Chef’s Table. The food is exceptional, an adventure with every mouthful! The vibe is upmarket, but chilled. Gather a group of good friends and head down for a dining experience you will not forget!
2. JACK SALMON
If you’re looking for Durban’s best sushi, we’ve found it! And trust us, we’ve tried it all! With the freshest fish you’ll find in town, it’s from the sea to your plate! It’s like stepping into the Mediterranean. Expect a chilled night, with some of the best seafood you’ve ever had!
3. SPIGA D’ORO
Spiga D’oro will always be Durban’s sweetheart! Any proud Durbanite will tell you that the best food, vibe and cocktail can be found at Spiga, especially after a late night! Be sure to check out Sidebar while you’re at it, if you love a good cocktail and great music!
4. UNION SQUARE
Home of the smash burger! Enjoy the epic music and diverse clientele. Just make sure you don’t have plans for a good few hours after, because trust me, you will not leave hungry!
5. OYSTER BOX TERRACE
Have a drink or two while watching the sun go down from the beautiful Oyster Box Hotel, make sure to catch a bite to eat from the stunning terrace menu. The food is causal and relaxed while remaining exceptional in taste and quality!
6. FOUR 15
Step into the heart of Mexican culture at Four 15. The vibe is electric and the food is delicious! Have the best of Mexican cuisine, from tacos and tequila to burritos and quesadillas! They have it all! It’s never a dull occasion, the decor is bright and festive while remaining comfortable and homey! Bring all of your friends along for a fun night out!
7. STORY DURBAN
A charmed meeting place for connoisseurs of fine food, fine wine and engaging conversation, venture further into Morningside, one of Durban’s biggest cultural hubs to experience fine food and a culture that is uniquely Durban!
8. CAPSICUM AT BRITANNIA HOTEL
If you’re looking for the best of authentic Durban Indian food, this is the place to go! You’re most likely to be recommended the bunny chows, which are some of the best in Durban! The curries are the real stars, with the perfect blend of spices, the aroma of which is enough to make your mouth water, and the taste, well, let’s just say you’ll be wanting more!
9. TACO ZULU
Situated in the heart of Florida Road, Taco Zulu has that vibe you’re always looking for, it’s lively, loud and fun, and the food never disappoints! The Mexican fusion cuisine creates a new take, and showcases their diversity! The sushi is delicious, the cocktails are excellent and their speciality is the giant Taco Pizza, and it’s enough to feed a dozen, so grab a couple friends and head on down!
10. GREEDY BUDDHA
An Asian influenced Global Cuisine restaurant, most conveniently located at Palm Boulevard across the road from Gateway! Every dish on the menu is a winner, highlights include the Bang Bang Noodles and the Pork belly served with smoked potato purée. If you’re looking to step ever so slightly out of your comfort zone, Greedy Buddha is for you! Enjoy your meal on the cocktail terrace under the fairy lights and ask any of the helpful servers about the perfect wine to pair with your meal!