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6 festive Christmas specials in Durban

Here’s where to celebrate Christmas around the East Coast city.

9th Avenue Bistro (Morningside)

Christmas Eve dinner: This sophisticated eatery offers diners a cheerful five-course menu for R495 per person, complete with a welcome glass of bubbles, an amuse bouche, appetisers, mains, dessert and homemade eggnog. Booking is essential.

An elegant dessert at 9th Avenue Bistro. Photo supplied.

The Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill (North Beach)

Christmas day family lunch: Enjoy a festive family Christmas day feast including bread service, starter platters, soup, mains, and dessert platters. Pay R700 per person or R950 per person for the food-and-wine pairing menu.
Christmas Eve dinner: For R425 a head, tuck into a scrumptious three-course Christmas Eve dinner complete with a baked citrus malva pudding for dessert.

A meaty dish from Big Easy. Photo supplied.

The Chefs Table (Umhlanga Rocks)

Christmas day lunch: Celebrate with an elegant four-course feast complete with bubbly on arrival. The lunch will cost R795 per person and R350 per child. This excludes drinks and gratuity.

The beautiful booth seating at The Chefs Table. Photo supplied.

The Grill Room at The Oyster Box (Umhlanga)

Christmas Eve dinner: Enjoy a beautiful evening of live music and dining with a six-course menu, including all the traditional trimmings, for R2200 per person. Alternatively, enjoy a Christmas Day lunch for R2500 at The Grill Room, or R2200 on The Ocean Terrace.

The festive setting at The Oyster Box. Photo supplied.

La Pizza Pazza (Kloof)

Christmas day lunch: Enjoy a festive Italian feast at La Pizza Pazza with a set menu for R295 a head and R175 per child under 12 years. The menu includes an antipasti platter, mains like wood-fired turkey or grilled sole, and desserts like sticky chocolate brownies or baked chocolate cheesecake.

Vasco’s (Durban Central)

Christmas Eve buffet dinner: On 24 December, feast on a lavish Christmas buffet with starters, a salad bar, soups, breads, carvery and even tandoori for R365 a person.
Christmas day buffet lunch: On Christmas day, enjoy a buffet lunch for R650 a person. This includes everything, from cold and warm starters to seafood platters and local cheese and meats. There will also be a carvery with roast Karoo lamb.

The spread at Vasco’s Restaurant. Photo supplied.

Have we missed a Christmas special in Durban? Let us know in the comments below.

Please note that, while we make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information, some prices and deals might change without our knowledge. Bookings are essential and these specials are subject to availability.

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