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Republik (Durban North)

Republik (Durban North)
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  • Location 0310070135
  • Phone Number Unit 8 Broadway, Cnr of alediade Tambo and Swabo Road, Durban North, KwaZulu Natal
  • email info@republik.co.za
  • Website URL http://republik.co.za/
  • Opening Hours

    Mondays 11am till late; Tuesday to Saturday 8am till late; Sundays 8am to 4pm

Cost
R65 avg main meal
Ambience
Comfy & casual
Food
Burgers, Café fare
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
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Critic's review

Trushka Soni

Food
Indulge in the ultimate gourmet burger experience at this popular social spot.

The burgers take centre stage on the menu: build your own burger from a trio of base burgers and get creative with your taste buds. Add a juicy beef, lamb or chicken patty to any one of the base burgers then choose from the mouth watering sauce selection from creamy bourbon mushroom, rich black pepper or traditional cheese and barbecue. For a carb-free option try the Hipster burger, served on a grilled garlic infused portobello mushroom accompanied by battered zucchini fries topped with honey and mustard aioli.

From the signature burger selection, the Republik 4.0 sports a 180g free range beef patty, crowned with creamy camembert cheese, crunchy deep fried parma ham, and drizzled with a delicious fig and rosemary sauce. The shoe string fries are a great addition to the meal, however they can be messy to eat. The southern fried chicken burger wasn’t a favourite as it was slightly burnt and over cooked, which gave a bitter aftertaste to the dish. For a fancier treat, try the French dip sandwich, slow cooked roasted beef with caramelised onions served with sweet potato straws.

Tuck in to desserts like the deep fried Bar One bites, served with vanilla ice cream or a classic Peppermint Crisp tart. On the flip side the gosh brownies and ice cream were disappointing in taste and presentation, especially for the price.

Drinks
Enjoy happy hour with the extensive selection of beers, ciders, red and white wines. The milkshake combinations are decadent, try the coffee and condensed milk or the unique avo and vanilla for something different.

Service
The hostess was lovely and friendly at the entrance however, our table felt unattended to at times. A bit of confusion surrounded the orders taken.

Ambience
Fun, vibey atmosphere especially on Fridays and Saturdays, décor is trendy and urban.

And…
The food philosophy is great, through the motto of ‘For the People’, they are a socially responsible and an environmentally sustainable business, encouraging everyone to do the same.

(September 2016)

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    Bringing gourmet casual dining, this burger joint offers a range of flavoursome burgers. The free-range burger patties are all made with 100% grass-fed, free-to-roam, and hormone- and routine-antibiotic-free beef. Tuck into a juicy a spicy nacho burger, or opt for the signature burger, which is dressed in a silky hollandaise sauce. If you want to forgo the bread, ask for the Hipster Burger, where your choice of patty and toppings is served on a grilled garlic portobello mushroom with fresh rocket and a side of zucchini fries. All burgers come with side of crisp shoestring fries.

    Drinks
    A range of local craft beers, ciders and wines are on offer. The coffee also deserves a special mention, with the hot brews coming from Cape Town’s Tribe Coffee.

    Service
    Welcoming and efficient.

    Ambience
    Casual, young and trendy. It’s a space meant for socializing.

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    With tons of interesting toppings and sauces to choose from, their build-your-own burger concept is a winning formula for creative eaters.

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    Republik in Durban North keeps the crowds happy with a range of flavoursome burgers and drinks in a casual and sociable environment.

    The free-range burger patties are all made with 100% grass-fed, free-to-roam, and hormone- and routine-antibiotic-free beef. Tuck into a juicy, spicy nacho burger, or opt for the signature burger dressed in a silky hollandaise sauce. If you want to forgo the bread, ask for the hipster burger, for which your choice of patty and toppings is served on a grilled garlic portobello mushroom with fresh rocket and a side of zucchini fries. All other burgers come standard with side of crisp shoestring fries.

    Drinks
    A range of local craft beers, ciders and wines is on offer. The coffee also deserves a special mention, with brews coming from Cape Town’s Tribe Coffee.

    Service
    Welcoming and efficient.

    Ambience
    Casual, young and trendy. Republik is a space meant for socialising.

    And…
    With tons of interesting toppings and sauces to choose from, their build-your-own burger concept is a winning formula for creative eaters.

    (October 2015)

  • Eat Out

    Food
    Bringing gourmet casual dining, this burger joint offers a range of flavoursome burgers. The free-range burger patties are all made with 100% grass-fed, free-to-roam, and hormone- and routine-antibiotic-free beef. Tuck into a juicy a spicy nacho burger, or opt for the signature burger, which is dressed in a silky hollandaise sauce. If you want to forgo the bread, ask for the Hipster Burger, where your choice of patty and toppings is served on a grilled garlic portobello mushroom with fresh rocket and a side of zucchini fries. All burgers come with side of crisp shoestring fries.

    Drinks
    A range of local craft beers, ciders and wines are on offer. The coffee also deserves a special mention, with the hot brews coming from Cape Town’s Tribe Coffee.

    Service
    Welcoming and efficient.

    Ambience
    Casual, young and trendy. It’s a space meant for socializing.

    And…
    With tons of interesting toppings and sauces to choose from, their build-your-own burger concept is a winning formula for creative eaters.
    October 2015

User reviews

  • The flavors are sensational....best burgers definitely....the service and staff is really amazing. Real value for money. place has a awesome vibe....if you want to have a good time with friends and family this is the place to be..
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  • You often hear of these new places to go to and most of the time when you try them they disappoint. It was a Friday night and I worked late, I didn't eat the whole day because I had heard so many good things about republik. Needless to say we walked in. To a vibe which made us not wanting to leave. From young kids, to families, to people having date night's, to birthdays being celebrated upstairs with awesome music. We got greeted by every single staff member who walked past us and the menus arrived. We ordered cooperberg my favourite cider. It then came to ordering mains. As much as I wanted to order everything on the menu I had to make a decision. I ordered the burger without a bun. Beef to be exact, crispy bacon, caramelized onions and a side of deep fried baby marrow chips. The food arrived in about ten minutes, my tummy didn't even have time to grumble. It was by far the juiciest and tastiest burger I have ever tasted. My stomach was full and my heart complete. Desert we had the deep fried bar one. I'm not sure If they still serve it but gosh. It was definitely made with love. I will definitely be back and I honestly recommend everyone to go and try their burgers!
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  • Incredible Vibe. South African theme , Steve Biko on the wall
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  • Love the vegetarian patties! They are unbelievable! And the new menu has some incredible options I'm dying to try out! Awesome vibe and the beers are just the cherry on top of an awesome experience!
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  • Fantastic Burgers & wings! Chunky fries for the win! Nothing beats a republik Burger, they have perfected the blend of their patty !
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  • Best burgers in Durban! Juicy hormone free meat. Amazing service and epic vibe!
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  • Amazing burgers with the best toppings, I would suggest the Republik burger - topped with camembert cheese, deep fried parma ham and with fig and rosemary sauce. All the burgers are not the norm, they are unusual and made to perfection.
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  • The high quality ingredients make these the best burgers available in Durban
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  • We have been to Republik twice and both times were pretty damn awesome! There are options for the vegan, the gluten free kids, the banting-babies and the girls with a sweet tooth! I love this place. It rocks! It fills my belly and is worth every penny!
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  • A revolutionary burger joint for Durbs
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  • I do not often order beef burgers but at Republik I couldn't resist! The extra choice toppings made it difficult to choose but I played it safe with cheese, caramalised onions and it was juicy and delicious. Next time I will be more adventurous.
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  • The burgers are brilliant. It might be slightly pricey for Durban but they certainly don't skimp on flavour or quality ingredients. Great wine and beer list with some very reasonable options.

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  • Looking for a confident chef or fresh eatery owners with gusto? Make your way to Republik, an authentic burger bar pretending to be a wine and coffee joint. Don't get me wrong, they have very good coffee, that you will need when you are in a burger coma. You may also need the coffee when you have toured the fantastic regions on the wine list. My personal fav is the Nacho Burger Thanks Tayne and Matty (and Bravo for staying open on an infamous corner)
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  • always festive!
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  • Republik boasts a large selection of craft beer and a variety of burgers. Having seen their menu online, I was immediately drawn to the burger and beer combination. Three of us ordered craft beer and they didn't have any of our first choices available so we all had to pick a different beer. Understandably restaurants run out of stock on occasion, but we ended up having to ask the waiter "So what beer DO you have?". For a restaurant that specializes in craft beer and whose menu boasts a large selection, they ought to make sure there is sufficient stock for the 'beer snobs' out there. Let's hope these are just growing pains and that they'll stock up on beer from now on. The burgers? My mouth waters just thinking about them. I had the "Mary had a little.." burger and after the first bite it made its way onto my Top 5 Burger list. Enough said.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Beer served
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
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  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi

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