Five Recommended Restaurants in Umhlanga

Five Recommended Restaurants in Umhlanga
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Umhlanga is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South Africa and offers a wide variety of cuisine and service models ranging from inexpensive fast food restaurants and cafeterias to mid-priced family restaurants, to high-priced luxury establishments. The following are some of the restaurants in Umhlanga that we recommend.

Bario Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

Barrio is a culmination of cultures, cuisines and experiences. They offer many different tastes and traditions from across the Mediterranean. They have included the key elements of the cuisine, using fresh quality ingredients and an abundance of authentic spices to ensure your taste buds are taken on a journey through their menu… more about this restaurant

Restaurant Ile Maurice

Positioned conveniently near the Beverley Hills and Oyster Box Hotels at No 9, MacCausland Crescent, ILE MAURICE restaurant is located in an old Umhlanga house that has been re-built to take best advantage of its ocean views. And given the ever-increasing demand for corporate and other functions, Christian Lenferna de la Motte has now extended the facility by adding a beautiful wooden deck upstairs that now has a dual purpose: conferencing and private functions. The new facilities also include a cocktail bar and lounge area downstairs. Ideal for that pre-dinner aperitif or after-dinner liqueurs, cognacs or choice of exclusive Mauritian Rums… more about this restaurant


At Pintxada you can expect comfort, style and a taste of Spain. The restaurant has been designed with you in mind. To achieve this they commissioned award-winning designers from Egg Designs to create this beautiful bespoke restaurant. The restaurant features op-art tiles, brass lighting detail and inviting hot-pink Tarantino booths contrasting boldly with egg-yolk yellow leather tapas-bar chairs… more about this restaurant

Butcher Block Steakhouse

With a strong desire to provide quality steaks to the people of South Africa, and the realisation that there were no good Steakhouses in Durban, Manuel Savic set out to change the tide. Butcher Block was founded in 2003 by Manuel, and has since grown into a well-known and highly respected steakhouse company… more about this restaurant

Little Havana

Little Havana is a contemporary and stylish, award-wining Steak House set above the Pintxada Restaurant in Granada Square in Umhlanga Village. Voted as the Best Steakhouse in South Africa by Wolftrap in 2015, you can expect world class grills and seafood served with the very best of local South African wines. Expect a splash of Cuba, a dash of plantations and a slice of KwaZulu-Natal colonialism. This is where South Africans celebrate birthdays, men propose, business people cut deals and families love to eat together… more about this restaurant

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