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Eating out

Restaurants Near the Elangeni

There are many restaurants that are situated along or near our golden mile. Whether you want to relax near the beach in your flip flops or feel like a night out on the town, Durban has it all.

Grill Jichana


63 Snell Parade

+27 31 362 1300

Monday to Saturday: 18h00 – 22h30

Grill Jichana exudes warmth and hospitality. A wide range of fine dining dishes paired with excellent wines.


63 Snell Parade


+27 31 362 1300


Monday to Saturday:

Lunch: 12h00 – 15h00

Dinner: 18h00 – 22h00


Dinner : 18h00 – 21h30

Japanese dining including sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, tempura and other tantalising Asian dishes on its menu.
Vigour and Verve


Breakfast: 06h30 – 10h30

All Day Dining: 10h30 – 22h00

For something lighter
Café Jiran


151 Snell Parade, North Beach


031 332 4485

Perfect place to start your day or to unwind after a busy one. Many different brews available for the tea lovers!



20 Battery Beach Road, Durban


Breakfast buffet: 06h00 – 10h30

Weekends and public holidays: Breakfast 06h00 – 11h00

Lunch: 13h00 – 17h00

Dinner: 18h00 – 22h00

Their high tea has received lovely reviews and as Jeera means ‘earthy’ and ‘warm’, this is reflected in both the flavours and service of the restaurant


17 Erskine Terrace, Addington Beach, Durban


031 825 8528

A popular hangout right near the beach…Surfriders screams relaxation and good times. A fairly small menu but every mouthful oozes with packed flavours! Give their sweet potato fries a try 🙂


2 OR Tambo Parade, South Beach


Monday to Sunday: 07h00 – 17h00

Serving out of a bright yellow container, Afro’s has fast become a favourite amongst Durbanites. Their chicken and ‘tjips’ is delicious!
Havana Grill


Monday to Sunday:

Lunch: 12h00 to 17h00 (last order 14h30)

Dinner: 18h00 to close (last order 22h00)

Each dish is presented with flair and cooked to perfection
Circus Circus Beach Café


Shop 1, Snell Parade, Bay of Plenty, Durban


031 337 7700
Monday to Friday: 06h00 – 17h00

Saturday to Sunday: 06h00 – 18h00

Dine with the sand in between your toes and the sea as your backdrop. An extensive menu catering for everyone’s tastes.


Cultural spots

A visit to Durban is not complete without trying our famous Durban curries. Spice it up (literally) and try our signature bunny chows. Indulgence at its best – know it is definitely a cheat meal, but so worth it! Durbanites (and South Africans) are also obsessed with braais (or barbeques) – slow cooked delicious meat on a sunny afternoon reflects our laid back attitude.

Britannia Hotel


1299 Umgeni Rd, Durban


031 303 2266
Max’s Lifestyle


328 Mbe Rd, Durban, 4031

Phone: 031 906 1393


Monday to Friday: 07h00 – 04h00

 The only venue that Tourists and Locals alike can enjoy, feel, and experience unique township culture in upmarket trendy and safe surroundings. Dine on traditional meals featuring meat cooked on a “Braai” (Barbeque) with traditional side dishes as well as a custom Restaurant.


1 Bell Street, uShaka Marine World, Point, Durban


+27 31 332 0606


Monday to Sunday: 08h00 – 23h00 Lunch Buffet – Sun 12h00 – 16h00 Dinner Buffet – Sat 17h00 – 22h00

 Enjoy the restaurant situated in uShaka Marine World or sip cocktails while taking in the view from their bar at the end of the pier.


Vibey Night Spots

Sipping on cocktails, enjoying the vibe and appreciating everything that is Durban.

Life Savours


Shop 5, 11 McCausland Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks


031 5615346


10 AM to 10 PM

 A contemporary dining experience with a good balance between fine dining and a vibey atmosphere.
Distillery 031


The Foundry, 2nd Floor, 43 Station Drive, Durban Central, Durban


+27 872324453


Wednesday to Friday: 16h00 – 12h00

Saturday: 10h00 – 12h00

Sunday: 10h00 – 18h00

 The distillery’s urban setting and views over the railway line provide a unique blend of prohibition speak-easy and industrial chic. Vast glass windows look through to the distillery and barrel aging area so that patrons can take in the Distillery 031 experience whilst enjoying fine craft cocktails.


43 Station Dr, Berea


031 303 2747

Tuesday to Saturday: 12h00 – 12h00

 S43 is the home to That Brewing Co, so besides brewing we are a place to eat, a place to meet a friend, a place to celebrate and a place to chill.


72 Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Durban


031 0350827


Monday to Sunday: 10h00 – 22h30

 Creating their own craft beers, Robson’s is fast becoming a crowd favourite.