Beverly Hills’ Elements Bar

This weekend I had the opportunity to hit up the Elements bar at the Beverly Hills and drink in one of Durban’s most spectacular views. In addition to the feast for the eyes, I had one for my belly too! The menu is mostly for relaxed, light-eating fair that demands at least one glass of wine to accompany it. I’m ok with such a demand.

This is a great spot to indulge in a lunch treat for an afternoon. The ocean view is magnificent, the nosh is posh and the service is top notch.  And did I mention the view?

As this blog is mostly about celebrating food, let’s celebrate the dishes we enjoyed:



My friend and I shared a beef carpaccio and a tomato and feta flatbread to start with. I loved that carpaccio, next time I won’t share 😉


And then for slightly more serious food, we had the Niçoise salad and  a beef fillet with a chimmichurri sauce. Both were delicious and I loved the colour and flavour of the gorgeous parsley-based steak sauce.


And finally, we had something called “a study of chocolates” to round off the afternoon and it was amazing. Food as art, with the canvas being the plate and decadent chocolate being the medium. It had a brownie, a thin chocolate wedge, a mousse and a creme brûlée. The chocolate creme brûlée on that plate was It inspired sinful thoughts, it was that good. If all you do is go there for some wine and a dessert, get that. You can probably share it too, but I wouldn’t!


Our food was prepared by Head Chef Tony and his team. Chef Tony has worked nationally and globally at places like the Savoy and Dorchester hotels in London, and ran his own Michelin Star award-winning restaurant. He very kindly let me run rampant through his kitchen and interfere with the food prep so that I could snap some shots.

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I have to mention the decor which adds to the ocean view ambience with its light and bright pallete. And I especially LOVE the archways that emulate the hull of a ship.

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This is such a nice spot to relax with a view and yummy fare, or a special occasion lunch. I’m looking forward to my next glass of wine and view, which I will definitely be indulging in again soon.

Blog Comments

I am so keen to try this out…must admit after a not so great experience a long time ago we were put off but your review and pics have peaked my interest again 😀 Yippee for another great Umhlanga seaside option

It seems like they have a new team in action. New menu, new head chef, new decor. To be honest, I didn’t even know much about it before I popped in. It seems like our daytime fine-dining-with-seaview options are expanding in Durbs which is awesome!

Your photography is seriously stunning!!
Tipsy Tart

Thanks Pascale! It helps when the food is so photogenic 😉

Howdy friend. I have been there so many times… each time ordering either a Cosmo or a Mojito… both amazingly made, and sipping on a cocktail with that view is just hard to beat…. now however you have up-ed the anti… the food looks so good. I have looked at the menu on each visit, and everytime we’d hop across to one of the many other places around. next time though I’m diving into dessert first then that sexy looking steak medallion.
thanks for ruining my plan of “lets eat out less”

Yeah, thanks Sohana, it’s totally worth it!

Sounders amazing and the photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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