Valentine’s Specials 2018

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The Secret Gin Bar Durban

Durban’s Best Secret is Out!

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The Burgerfest is BACK!

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The Village Table

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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 drive to Umhlanga's New Town Centre, where you will find Old Town Italy. Having never been to Italy myself, very regrettably, I cannot attest to...

Gazi – New Greek Souvlaki Bar

There's been a notable increase in new restaurants north of the Umgeni River. And dominating that scene are reliable, bankable cuisine style favourites: pizzas, pastas and burgers. And mostly no complaints from me, but I am a little burgered-out. Enter Gazi, a little Greek souvlaki cafe in Umhlanga, which emerged a few weeks ago and...

The Circle Café

A fairly sizable group of us descended upon the Circle Café to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had never been and was keen to give it a try, having heard about the bagels, a lot. For those who haven't been, it's positioned inside (and round the back of) the Durban Holocaust Centre. To find it, head...


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 millionaires per square meter in Umhlanga than anywhere else in the province), whilst a few are pushing through the franchise fray to plate up tasty...

Fig Tree & Chef’s Table dining

I'd never experienced dining at a chef's table before, and always wanted to, so when I was invited to the Fig Tree restaurant at Simbithi for this occasion I accepted with barely restrained levels of unprofessional squee. A chef's table is where diners are served in the kitchen of the restaurant and taken through a...

How the real salami sausage is made

Often when I explore our city through markets and food events I am amazed at what incredible local talent we have. What was previously latent is suddenly flourishing in a kind of artisanal spring. One team that showcased this is a father and son duo who specialise in authentic Italian-style cured meats.  They had a...

Hartford House – The food

Last week I posted about about the amazing place that is Hartford. Today is about the food. After an impatient drive up from Durban, we arrived around lunch time. My wallet and stomach were prepped and ready to go. I wasn't sure if we could check in yet, nor did I care as I barreled...

Jack Salmon

Every week I am going to try feature a restaurant or chef or food supplier that I feel is part of what makes Durban a great place to eat. And Jack Salmon is just one such spot. We have surprisingly few decent seafood-focused restaurants considering our location, and fewer still with the ocean in view,...

2015’s Durban Restaurants Roundup

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. The ongoing corporate development and tourism hub around the greater Umhlanga area seems to have attracted a lot of potential for hungry patrons. How many...

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 three local guys, Andrew Rall, Jason Andrews and Jordan Semple. Like any good entrepreneur story, Andrew Rall's efforts began in his garage. In the pursuit...

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