Five upmarket restaurants to visit in Durban

Five upmarket restaurants to visit in Durban

These upmarket restaurants offer fine cuisine and delicious wines…

Reserved sign on restaurant table with bar background / iStock
Reserved sign on restaurant table with bar background / iStock

If you’re tired of eating fast food and want to try something more special, Durban’s upmarket restaurants are a great way to treat yourself.

The experience and every bite of the delicious food will be worth every cent you spend. A bonus is the beautiful surroundings some of these restaurants have to offer.

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Here’s a look at five upmarket restaurants worth visiting.


This Morningside restaurant is considered to have the best sushi in Durban. The Society offers sushi and Asian style tapas. You can also enjoy a wide selection of wines and champagne. The restaurant’s elegant décor adds to the upmarket experience.

Visit their website here.

The Palm Box

The Palm Box in Umhlanga is known for its tile and ceramic chandeliers and towering palms. The award-winning Oyster Box Hotel restaurant is great for casual dining and is quite famous for their spectacular High Tea.

The Sugar Club

The intimate surroundings of this Beverly Hills Hotel restaurant are great for a cosy dinner. Enjoy a fusion of contemporary cuisine with local and international wines.

Visit their website here.

9th Avenue Bistro

Not only is 9th Avenue Bistro one of the best places to enjoy fine cuisine but the restaurant is committed to being environmentally responsible. The restaurant has won multiple awards including the ‘People’s Choice” award for South Africa’s favourite restaurant in 2017.

Visit their website here

The Royal Carvery

Located at The Royal Hotel in Durban’s CBD, the Royal Carvery offers European cuisine for the sophisticated palette. 

 Visit their website here

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