Durban’s Top Hotspots For Foodies

Warm, friendly Durban is a popular holiday destination. With its unique blend of cultures and traditions, its food scene is not to be underestimated. Lizeka Maduna tells us more.

House of Curries, Florida Road
Nothing beats a warm and spicy curry with family in a chilled place. Florida Road is a popular destination for tourists and Durbanites looking for entertainment. House of Curries offers a host of options – including several types of briyani – but they’re most famous for their traditional chicken, mutton and beef curry. For those prefer something less traditional, try the fillet wraps.

Cane Cutters, Davenport
No foodie trip to Durban would be complete without the city’s legendary street food, bunny chow, and Cane Cutters on Davenport Road in Glenwood is the place to get it. Their bunnies have been rated the best in town. You can choose between mutton, chicken, broad bean and even prawn bunnies. While this is a busy, homely restaurant, the staff are friendly and welcoming. If you’re not up for a bunny, they offer light bites and cooling desserts to dig into after a hot meal.

Eyadini Lounge, uMlazi
Township vibe always win when it comes to shisanyama (traditional braai) and uMlazi is known for having the best shisanyama spots around Durban. With its exclusive live music entertainment and legendary food, Eyadini Lounge has become a tourist and celebrity hotspot in KwaZulu-Natal. On weekends, Eyadini Lounge features artists from various cities and hosts thousands of people from different provinces. The menu offers warm, hearty traditional meals, it also offers urban meals, including their famous dumplings with hearty cuts of meat.


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Catch, uMhlanga
Seafood lovers won’t go wrong at Catch’s divine menu which offers different meals, from prawns to sushi. uMhlanga is popular for its gentle sea breeze and its beautiful beach but the food is also droolworthy. Their fishy menu includes everything from fish and prawns to sushi, dim sum, seafood curry and fish burgers.

RepubliK, Durban North
If you’re looking for something meatier, head to Durban North for burgers at Republik. If you’re not up for their famous Republik bunny burger, try the Camemburger – a chicken burger topped with deep fried panko-crumbed Camembert and tomato chilli chutney. Their breakfast menu is also not to be underestimated. As for drinks, you choose from their heartclogging array of milkshakes or BYOB.


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Butcher Block, uMhlanga
Butcher Block, one of uMhlanga Rocks’ most famous steakhouses, features succulent flame-grilled beef and the rib-eye steak, with an array of delicious sauces. Their delightful seafood is an option too, served in a form of grilled calamari, butterflied prawns and a line fish. For dessert try the deep fried Oreos.

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