Food and Drink

The Secret Gin Bar Durban
Posted by cuizine | October 13, 2017

A veritable tsunami of gins has drenched and quenched the thirsty shores of Durban, as the craft spirit rage has swept and sloshed its way throughout the nation's chilled glasses....

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Posted by cuizine | April 11, 2017

Remember when the Plant (where the Morning Trade Market is) kicked off Durban's first ever burger festival (see our post about it here) ? It was a wall-to-wall celebration of...

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Posted by cuizine | April 6, 2017

Words: Robyn Nel Images: Shirley Berko & Robyn Nel I defy you not to let out an “oooh” when the sliding doors open to reveal The Village Table. The outside...

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Posted by cuizine | August 12, 2016

Umhlanga in Durban is heaving. It's packed, to the marbled and gilted brim, with restaurants. Most of them cater to an ever-expanding tourist and moneyed local trade (there are more...

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Wahoo fillet at Sagewood Cafe in PMb
Posted by cuizine | April 13, 2016

Something interesting has been happening in the food scene in KZN. It is a generally accepted and acknowledged fact that often the best restaurants in and around Durban, for instance,...

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Posted by cuizine | April 8, 2016

Durban's got a few micro breweries and roasteries around, but in November 2015 in the Station Drive precinct, Durban's first craft distillery, Distillery 031, opened its doors. It's helmed by...

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The louching method of drinking absinthe
Posted by cuizine | April 5, 2016

I bet you've heard of the 'Green Fairy'. La Fée Verte. And I'm certain you've heard the stories. Banned in Europe. Banned in the US. Hallucinogenic. You're told you have...

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Posted by cuizine | March 22, 2016

Over 40 (forty!) restaurants popped up and opened in the course of the last 12 months in Durban alone, with two thirds of them being in the North Durban area....

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Posted by cuizine | March 17, 2016

Shouldering sidewalks, on the corner of streets, facing onto parking lots, Durban is dotted with little pockets of hidden, chef-owned-and-run restaurant gems. One such corner is between Esther Roberts Road...

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Posted by cuizine | March 16, 2016

The hottest seat in the house, literally, figuratively, is always the Chef's Table. If you get a chance to dine at one, grab it. It means sitting in the restaurant...

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