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Dining

Circus Circus Beach Cafe

This beachfront café has gorgeous sea views and, if you’re lucky, you’ll get table literally in the sand. Expect to queue on weekends-the breakfast run stretches unit noon and is the most popular. Kick-start the day with some great gourmet option and, later, fill up on burgers, toasted sandwich...

Proximity to venue

2.1km

Cuisine

Light Meal, Mediterranean, Seafood

Cargo Hold

The décor is designed to replicate the 9interior of a ship. Enjoy sea views during the day, or book a table alongside the shark tank. Seafood Flourishes here –try prawn samosas or tasty mussels flambéed in Pernod and served in a lemongrass-infused cream sauce. Meaty options include deboned oxtai...

Proximity to venue

2.7km

Cuisine

Contemporary, Seafood

Capsicum Restaurant

It’s unpretentious, but offers fantastic Durban curries and, of course, bunny chows, delivered by friendly staff. Their mutton bunny is popular: the tender juicy meat is served with fresh white bread and a carrot salad that helps to tone the heat down, or you can try their mouth-watering crab curr...

Proximity to venue

1.9km

Cuisine

Indian, South African

Café Jiran

The service can be sluggish so commandeer a pavement table and order a sublime coffee (or tea) off the extensive beverage menu. Home-baked goodies team perfectly with your brew and breakfasts include the usual suspects. The menu includes a range of pastas, steaks and curries while evening are dedica...

Proximity to venue

2.4km

Cuisine

Bistro, Contemporary, Light Meal

Café Fish

Set in the heart of Durban’s harbour, this café boasts clean, modern lines, with floor-to-ceiling views of the yacht mole and harbour beyond. A great range of line fish and shellfish is available, whether simply grilled with lemon butter or given a more exotic Pacific Rim treatment. Langoustine s...

Proximity to venue

14.2km

Cuisine

Grills, International, Seafood

Café 1999

This vegetarian-friendly contemporary café is always packed. Meze-style dishes include deep-fried olives and anchovies and prawn lollipops. Mains and salads are available in two sizes and Chef Marcelle Roberts’s tuna interpretations are exemplary. Astute service and a well-considered boutique win...

Proximity to venue

5km

Cuisine

Mediterranean

Billy the Bum’s

Nestled in a beautiful old building, Billy’s is one of the city’s most popular upmarket bars. The food is surprisingly good for pub grub and the menu is inspired by cuisines from around the world so Cajun chowder jostles for centre stage with nachos, chilli con carne or man-size burger. A fab co...

Proximity to venue

4.9km

Cuisine

Fusion, International, Light Meal

Beluga

The 350-seater restaurant has a vaguely moody, masculine interior that is juxtaposed with an alfresco area on Gateway’s boulevard perfect for the daily half-price sushi, dim sum and cocktail special from 12 noon to 7pm. The regular menu is a cosmopolitan mix with broad appeal. This is a profession...

Proximity to venue

15.9km

Cuisine

Asian, Fusion, Grills, Seafood, Sushi

Bar Ba Coa

This is essentially a modern steakhouse. The open-plan interior is always abuzz and wooden furniture is countered by natural light from large windows. The focus here falls firmly on grain-fed aged steaks cooked over open flames. Ask your waiter to recommend which cut is best on the day.

Proximity to venue

15.7km

Cuisine

Argentinian Steakhouse, Grills

9th Avenue Bistro

A highly recommended, modern bistro serving classic creations with decidedly modern twists like pork and chorizo-stuffed squid. The fare is seasonal, the food is fresh and the ingredients of the best quality. Exceptional staff will suggest wine pairings from the thoughtful list. Here, nothing is too...

Proximity to venue

3.7km

Cuisine

Contemporary, Fusion

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