The best steakhouses in Durban

These Durban steakhouses are serving great steaks to fit your taste. They’ve got you covered no matter your preferences when it comes to steak.

This selection comprises all the steakhouses that made the cut for the 2019 Eat Out 500, the list of the best restaurants in the country as rated and reviewed by our panel of critics for the 2019 edition of Eat Out magazine (on sale now). But we know the city is crammed with more great steakhouses that didn’t crack the nod. Please tell us about your favourites in the comments section at the end!


Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill by Ernie Els (Durban) ?
The ‘Grill’ section of the menu features premium-grade rump, sirloin and fillet steaks, lamb and pork ribs, lamb cutlets, peri peri baby chicken or spice-rubbed breast – all served with a choice of Big Easy fries, a side salad, sautéed veggies, rice or mashed potatoes. The Midlands duck – slow-roasted and served with cashew-nut butter curry sauce and traditional sambals, rice and roti – is also a definite must-try.

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Big Easy is one of the best steakhouses in Durban.

A succulent steak from Big Easy Wine Bar & Grill by Ernie Els. Photo supplied.

Butcher Boys (Umhlanga)
Cater to your carnivore cravings with a variety of meaty meals from Butcher Boys. All the beef here is either wet- or dry-aged for 25 to 35 days, and is basted before being grilled to perfection on an open flame. Dishes like the carnivore’s feast (where you create your own meal by choosing from a selection of various cuts), côte de bœuf and the impressive fillet espetada make this menu memorable.


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Little Havana (Umhlanga)
Little Havana is known for its perfectly executed free-range and hormone-free steaks – mostly wet-aged – from its on-site butchery. The meat-focused menu features a variety of beef cuts like rump, wet-aged fillet, sirloin and rib-eye, dry-aged fillet on the bone and T-bone all ranging from 200g to 600g. Other options include chicken-and-prawn curry, pork belly and ostrich au poivre.

Views at Twenty5 (Morningside)
Meet at Views at Twenty5 for a modern and modified shisa nyama experience while enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Mains boast meat platters including chicken wings, boerewors and beef and lamb cutlets with sides like infused pap, chakalaka and jeqe (steamed bread). Or try the herb-crusted lamb rack with creamy gorgonzola mash.


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Beyond Durban

The Cow Shed (East London)
The Cow Shed offers a variety of dishes with perfectly prepared meat as the focus. They have a selection of cured meats and juicy pork ribs, but the steak is the star of the show. Try the fillet steak with mushroom-and-thyme sauce served with sides like sweet potato chips, skinny fries, onion rings or roast vegetables.

The Cow Shed is one of the best steakhouses in SA.

The Cow Shed interior. Photo supplied.

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Tramontina’s Churrasco range is made with high-quality treated stainless steel and Polywood – a shock- and heat-resistant wood that is dishwasher safe. The knives are long-lasting and feature a five-year warranty against manufacturer defects.

The Churrasco range also includes grills, tongs, serving dishes and carts to make your braai experience as effortless as possible.

Review your favourite steakhouse to put them in line to win the title of Eat Out Tramontina Best Steakhouse. Find more mouth-watering steak restaurant inspiration here


By no means a complete list of all steakhouses, this list comprises the top restaurants rated and reviewed by our critics for the 2019 Eat Out magazine, which is on sale now.

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