Where to celebrate 2017 New Year’s Eve in Durban

Here’s where to feast in the East Coast city this New Year’s Eve.

9th Avenue Bistro (Morningside)

Celebrate the start of a new year with a delicious four-course dinner (including a glass of pomegranate-and-thyme fizz). The dinner will cost R595 per person and features dishes like gin-cured salmon with crème fraîche and homemade seed loaf, crispy duck with a potato-and-feta rösti, and a Belgian dark chocolate torte with white chocolate ice cream. Call 031 312 9134 or email to book.

Figs and ham at 9th Avenue. Photo supplied.

Bel Punto (Umdloti)

Enjoy the gorgeous sea views and tuck into a three-course Italian feast on NYE. A DJ will be playing music for those who’d like to dance their way into the New Year. Booking is essential and can be made via 031 568 2407 or emailing The price is R1200 per person excluding drinks.

The bar at Bel Punto. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

The Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill (Durban central)

Celebrate the new year with a spectacular Moët dinner experience for R1100. The five-course menu includes a welcome glass of bubbly as well as canapés on arrival. Live entertainment will be provided. There will also be a NYE Bar Lounge experience for R600 per person, which includes sharing platters of starters, a main meal and a dessert. If you book for two guests you will receive a complimentary bottle of Big Easy Wine.

A hearty dish and bottle of red at The Big Easy in Durban. Photo supplied.

The Chefs Table (Umhlanga)

Celebrate in the buzzing Umhlanga Village with four-course dinner at The Chefs Table. (Chef Kayla-Ann Osborn was recently named the 2017 Eat Out Rising Star.) The menu is still being finalised but will include a welcome drink and live entertainment for R895 per person. Alternatively, book the VIP package for R1295 per person, which includes French Champagne. A deposit of R500 per person is required in order to confirm the reservation. This deposit will be deducted off your final bill.

The bar area at The Chefs Table. Photo supplied.

The Ocean Terrace at The Oyster Box Hotel (Umhlanga Rocks)

Enjoy an Out-of-Africa-themed six-course menu, including a welcome gin cocktail for R2500 per adult. To end the evening on a high note, there will be an after-party with a glass of bubbly per person, and DJ Daniel Israel to provide the music. To book call 031 514 5000 or email

The Ocean Terrace at the Oyster Box Hotel

The Ocean Terrace at the Oyster Box Hotel. Photo supplied.

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