Food and Drink – Featured

The Secret Gin Bar Durban
Posted by | October 13, 2017
Durban’s Best Secret is Out!

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 | April 11, 2017
The Burgerfest is BACK!

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 | April 6, 2017
The Village Table

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 | August 12, 2016
The Chefs’ Table

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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Posted by | April 8, 2016
Distillery 031

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 | April 5, 2016
A pleasure for the Absinthe Minded

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 | March 16, 2016
The Chef’s Table Dining at the Oyster Box

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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Posted by | June 10, 2015
Oyster Box Oyster & Sushi Bar

Famed for it's landmark, rather large and contemptuous cat, and also known for the gorgeous view of its lesser-famous towering torch, the Oyster Box is a go-to watering hole for...

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Posted by | May 9, 2015
Old Town Italy meets New Town Umhlanga

Considering the staggering exchange rate and the massive schlep involved with visas and flying, if you are daydreaming about journeying across the global pond, I recommend opting for a short...

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Posted by | February 19, 2015
Cuisine Crawl at the Oyster Box Hotel

To kick off 2015 with a gourmet start, the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga recently hosted an imaginative “Cuisine Crawl” flavour tour. If you’ve ever experienced a “tasting plate” at...

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