7 of Durban’s Favourite Restaurants

Seven of Durban’s favourite restaurants

Offering fun in the sun, whether it’s berg, bush or beach, the province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has loads of activities for local, national and international tourists to experience.

One of the biggest offerings happens to be on a plate, with the city of Durban having built up a reputation of being a cultural melting pot, seasoned with tastes of Indian, African and European cuisine, with a Durban twist of course.

“Durban has always been known for its curries, but in recent years Durban’s cuisine offering has expanded and in almost any part of the city and you will find a restaurant, café, take-away or corner shop with something amazing to try” says Louise Howell, Marketing Manager at SUNCOAST.

“Durban’s expansion to the North over the last decade has provided opportunity for a multitude of new restaurants, as well as the re-invention of some of the old favourites,” says Howell, “at SUNCOAST we are also bringing something new to the coast – with a South African twist of course”

With so many restaurants to choose from, a guideline is always appreciated. Here is a list of 7 of Durban’s favourite restaurants, whether it’s an outing with colleagues, family, a partner or simply by yourself:

  1. 14 on Chartwell (Umhlanga Rocks)

    • One of Durban’s trendiest restaurants, located at the Umhlanga Village on Chartwell Drive. 14 on Chartwell offers diners a fine selection of artisanal cuisine, craft beers and signature giant G&T’s. Meals start from R 80, with one of the specialities being the Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese (R 180).
  2. Afro’s Chicken Shop (Florida Road and Addington Beach)

    • A true Durban eatery, this is a bright and celebrated chicken shop, offering fresh, simple food made with the best ingredients. Being champions of recycling, Afros have stopped using plastic straws at all of their shops. Meals start from R 30, with one of the most popular meals being Strips & Tjips (R 49).
  3. The Big Easy Winebar & Grill Durban by Ernie Els (Durban Central)

    • Inspired by Ernie Els himself, The Big Easy offers an unpretentious yet sophisticated dining destination. “Great hospitality in a fun, relaxed environment in which to enjoy the end of a long day, spending time with friends over a great bottle of wine and a meal is what it is about,” says Ernie. Meals start from R 145, give the Butter Midlands Duck a try (R 190).
  4. Billy G Restaurant (Suncoast)

    • New to the city, Billy G is an upmarket, family buffet restaurant offering an extensive selection of dishes including a variety of hot and cold starters, main courses and desserts. Succulent cuts of meat at the carvery, a variety of casseroles, curries and vegetarian offerings, as well as seafood, pasta, salads and tantalising desserts to choose from. Try one of the freshly made pizzas. Pricing is R 199 for adults, R 120 for pensioners and varied for children.
  5. Glenwood Bakery (Glenwood)

    • Considered a leader of the bread revolution, The Glenwood Bakery offers a variety of freshly made sandwiches and, on Friday’s hamburgers. The sandwiches are listed on the blackboard include at least one vegetarian sandwich and a variety of our breads are used. Meals start from R 35 with one of the standout options being the Smoked Salmon Bagel (R 45)
  6. Four15 (Durban North)

    • A passionately South African Burrito Bar, Four15 offers diners wholesome and fresh Mexican food in a themed setting. The food bar’s culture has been inspired by the Mission District in San Francisco, USA. The food is messy, the people loud, the art intense and most importantly, there is a remarkable sense of community. Meals start from R 60 with the “hot choice” being the Carnitas (R 84)
  7. Moyo on the Pier (South Beach)

    • Moyo offer a unique African dining experience. Inspired by the traditions and values of African ancestors, Moyo is a celebration of and commitment to the beauty of Africa and the industry of her people. Café-style breakfasts and lunch with an African spin for quick on the go meals are on offer. Meals start from R 60 with a popular option being the Shisanyama (R 79)


Influenced by the Art Deco style of Miami South Beach, SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is Durban’s leading gamer-tainment destination. It boasts unparalleled atmosphere from its location on Durban’s stretch of palm-lined beaches known as the Golden Mile and is within walking distance of the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Winner of the BMW Supertech KZN Top Business Award – Tourism Category 2014, voted KwaZulu-Natal’s “Best Casino” for the 14th year running, in the 2017 Daily News Your Choice Awards, the 2014 Ask Afrika Orange Index customer service award winning in the Casino Industry category, and recipient of the 2016 certificate of excellence by TripAdvisor.

SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels and Entertainment continues to be an integral part of the Durban entertainment scene.

SUNCOAST has a gaming floor of over 7,000m2, with coinless SMART technology, 1,600 slot machines, 67 gaming tables, and an exclusive Salon Prive called 77 Ocean Drive for higher limit slots and tables.

SUNCOAST’s leisure, dining and retail options include 13 restaurants and fast food outlets, a kids’ entertainment arcade and an 8-screen Cinecentre cinema complex.

SUNCOAST opens onto a boardwalk which links to uShaka Marine World to the south and Moses Mabhida stadium and Blue Lagoon to the north.

There is a superb grassed area between SUNCOAST and the beach offering loungers and umbrellas for the beachgoer.

The SUNCOAST Durban complex also offers 5-star conference and eventing venues plus superior accommodation at the sea-facing Suncoast Towers and SunSquare Suncoast with its Balinese-style spa and stylish Jeera Restaurant.

SUNCOAST Casino, Hotels & Entertainment is owned by Tsogo Sun Gaming.


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