Where to celebrate 2018 New Year’s Eve in Durban

Looking for the perfect spot to welcome in the new year? We bring you a list of spots in Durban to visit this New Year’s Eve.

9th Avenue Bistro (Morningside) 🍽

Celebrate the new year with a five-course set menu at R650 per person. This offer includes a delicious welcome cocktail. Call 031 312 9134 or email to book.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

Interior at 9th Avenue Bistro. Photo Supplied.

Bel Punto (Umdloti)

Enjoy a delectable three-course menu and live entertainment at Bel Punto this New Year’s Eve. Taste starters of crab soup with white wine, Italian tomato and touch of cream or marinated sliced beef filler grilled with chilli, garlic, white wine and Italian tomato. Choose between mains of char-grilled beef medallions, prawns pan seared with garlic, white wine, Italian tomato, cream and chilli, fresh fish of the day or layers of brinjals with parmesan cheese. End off with dessert options of panna cotta, cheese cake, chocolate mousse or espresso créme brulé. The three-course menu is available at R1300 per person and booking is essential.

Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill Durban by Ernie Els (Durban Central) 🍽 

Welcome in 2019 with a five-course set menu, a lounge party and an after party on the terrace at Big Easy. Enjoy the five-course menu and after party on the terrace while sipping on Moët & Chandon, for just R1250 per person. You could opt for the three-course platter with a complimentary glass of wine at the lounge party for R695 per person. Booking is essential.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

Group dining table at The Big Easy. Photo by Chris Wessling.

The Chefs’ Table (Umhlanga Rocks)

Sip on a crisp glass of bubbles and tuck into a four-course menu at The Chefs’ Table this New Year’s Eve. At only R995 per person guests can enjoy live entertainment by 5th Season Jazz Band, bubbles on arrival and a delicious dinner. The price excludes additional drinks and gratuity. Booking is essential and a deposit of R500 per person is required. Call 031 001 0200 or email

Corner shot of the gorgeous interior at The Chef’s Table. Photo Supplied.

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

Experience an evening of thrills and magic as you welcome in the new year at The Ocean Terrace. Their Show Stopper Starters include savoury goats cheese cake, marinated and seared venison carpaccio, Oyster Box style open flamed oysters or oven roasted Mozambican prawns. Guests can also enjoy the Ringmasters Dinner with options of confit of duck, roasted Kingklip, red wine braised lamb shank or crisp wild mushroom ravioli. Round it all off with their Parade of Circus Treats which includes chocolate delice, white chocolate marshmallow, wasabi chocolate Boston créme cake, candy floss cloud and candied walnuts. This circus themed experience is available at R2500 per adult and R1500 per child (12 years and younger). Booking is essential.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

Beautiful aquamarine coloured interior decor at The Ocean Terrace. Photo Supplied.

The Grill Room at The Oyster Box Hotel (Umhlanga Rocks) 🍽 

Sharing the circus theme with The Ocean Terrace, guests can enjoy an exciting New Year’s Eve dinner at The Grill Room. Stat with their Acrobatic Amuse of home smoked salmon mousse, then enjoy the Show Stopper Starters of savoury goats cheese cake, fois gras pate, Oyster Box style open flamed oysters or cipollini and parsley prawns. Enjoy their entrée of Cape Salmon Trout or their butternut sponge with pea mousse, candied walnuts, poached petit pois and creamed Swiss cheese. Guests can also expect a palate cleanser of Old School ‘Eskimo Pie’ before enjoying the Ringmasters Dinner and the Parade of Circus Treats. The menu is available at R2500 per adult and R1500 per child (12 years and younger). Booking is essential.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

Interior at The Grill Room. Photo Supplied.

Vasco’s Restaurant (Durban Central) 🍽 

Dine into the new year at Vasco’s at only R725 per person. Enjoy starters of crudités with dips, build your own salad, grab some fresh oysters from the oyster bar or start with delicious pulled duck spring rolls or free range chicken and coconut milk soup. Mains can be enjoyed from the carvery of whole roasted rib eye on the bone or from the Tandoori of Murgh Malai tikka served with butter naan and garlic naan. They also have options of fresh grilled line fish, a pasta station, hot dishes of baked roasted butternut and spinach lasagne, potato and leek casserole, a selection of Midland’s cheeses and sweet dessert options of pecan caramel slice, Panatone trifle with summer berries and more. Booking is essential.

🍽 Available for online bookings on the Eat Out app

Interior at Vasco’s Restaurant. Photo Supplied.

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