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Food scene in Durban

Garden
“The Durban Botanic Gardens is the oldest surviving botanic garden in Africa. Set on the slopes of Berea Hill, northwest of the city center, the gardens were established in 1849 for the trial of agricultural crops. Today, visitors can stroll among the indigenous and exotic subtropical plantings, including majestic heritage trees, some of which are more than one hundred years old. The main plant collections include cycads, orchids, bromeliads, and palms, and visitors can also experience the Garden of the Senses. In addition to the rich plant biodiversity, at least fifty different species of birds are permanent residents of the gardens.”
35 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Delicious food, pastries, coffee and a laid back atmosphere to catch up on work or emails.”
18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great spot on the beach - have a swim in the warm Indian Ocean and then enjoy a delicious meal and drinks.”
15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Beautiful located in a courtyard in the heart of Essenwood. Amazing and healthy breakfast and lunches.”
18 locals recommend
Bar
“Delicious pub-grub & afternoon drinks with a fun and trendy atmosphere in Durban's famed Florida Road.”
12 locals recommend
Café
“Good food and vibe. Vegetarian and vegan options. Open for breakfast and lunch.”
12 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great spot for a drink before dinner at Cafe 1999. Nothing fancy but always a great vibe and friendly people.”
16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“There is no better view of Durban. This historic Italian restaurant is famous for its delicious food but more-so it’s 360° views of Durban. An absolute must for any first time Durban visitors. ”
13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The most delicious ribs and steak. The best baked potatoe in Durban. If you want a spoil this is the spot - i have never been disappointed. ”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Renowned Westville pub. Good range of beers on tap and good pub grub (can order and collect). Catch all the games. Noisy and friendly "local". ”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“Cool viby place with local live music and comedy shows check out the website for events.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“more contemporary dining, a great place for a date or fancy night out. they have a nice wine selection and great food.”
8 locals recommend
Café
“A special treat dinner, amazing food that the Durban locals keep going back for!”
8 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“The best fine dining in Durban (perhaps a close second in KZN) makes 9th avenue amazing - the food is supreme and the vibe is relaxed ”
7 locals recommend
Café
“My mate, Juddy Poo, will serve you great cups of coffee while entertaining you with his wit and charm! A 5min walk from us. ”
9 locals recommend
Café
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“Quaint cafe along the Durban promenade perfect for a light breakfast and fantastic coffee whilst enjoying the beach views and local surf scene. If you are feeling up for it, rent a bicycle and cycle down the promenade after breakfast. It’s an easy, flat cycle with fantastic views. ”
10 locals recommend