During the month of love, the quest to find the City’s most romantic spots to celebrate Valentine’s Day, are top of mind. The Concierge at The Oyster Box highlights a few of Durban’s best restaurants for their high standard of cuisine as well as their ‘wow’ value for a romantic Valentine’s dinner.
Ile Maurice Restaurant
Established in June 1976, and previously known as St Geran, Il Maurice is one of Durban’s favourites. Situated in Umhlanga, this family-owned and run establishment is famous for its authentic Mauritian and French cuisine.
Wow Factor: Speciality cuisine served in an old fashioned style for an old-world romantic feel.
Situated in Umhlanga, this little eatery offers patrons a stylish indoor-outdoor dining experience. Little Havana’s slick, contemporary design and decor create a space that’s relaxed, yet still sophisticated, making it a perfect choice for a private celebration. Little Havana specialises in fresh seafood, steak dishes /grills and innovative contemporary creations.
Wow Factor: Stylish and relaxed with a great outdoor verandah and perfect for a first date.
For location! location! location! it’s hard to beat Bel Punto, at Ballito on Durban’s north coast. This stylish spot has a large indoor dining area, mirrored by an outdoor terrace with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. An authentic family-run Italian restaurant, it draws diners from far and wide, to sample its seafood, steaks, poultry, game and Italian specialties.
Wow Factor: Great ocean views to set the mood.
9th Avenue Bistro
This multi award-winning restaurant has been at the forefront of the Durban dining scene since it opened in 2001 and is ranked among the top restaurants in the country. Showcasing fresh seasonal cuisine, exquisitely presented, under the guiding hand of Chef Patron Graham Neilsen, 9th Avenue is one of the City’s best.
Wow Factor: Exceptional attention to detail and refined ambience for an extra special evening out with your loved one.
Roma Revolving Restaurant
At ‘The Roma’, one of Durban’s oldest, most loved dining establishments, at 105m above sea level, it feels as if time has stood still. Food is freshly prepared in the ‘old ways’. On the menu, traditional and chef’s specialties sit comfortably alongside an extensive established menu. A meal at The Roma, especially at night, is an experience never to be forgotten.
Wow Factor: There is something terribly romantic about dinner for two as you look over the flickering lights of the City & the harbour 32 floors below you.
The Grill Room
The legendary Grill Room is the gem of The Oyster Box. Stylish elegance and a menu that includes the restaurant’s signature dishes and contemporary dishes from around the world, make an evening in The Grill Room, very special indeed.
The popular Dinner and Dance every Saturday evening, is a highlight of the Durban weekend calendar – a winning combination of exceptional cuisine and dancing to the sounds of a live band.
For a more intimate dining experience, the Chef’s Table in the Wine Cellar is ideal for private dinners and special occasions. Bespoke menus created for every occasion and an exclusive venue, provide an experience that promises to be truly memorable.
Wow Factor: Let the old world charm and elegance of this restaurant romance you and partner for a night you’ll never forget.