Valentine’s Day restaurant specials in Durban

From candle-lit dinners to lazy picnics, here’s where to treat your significant other this Valentine’s Day.

9th Avenue Bistro (Morningside)

Indulge in a candle-lit dinner on 14 February. For R650 per person, lovebirds can enjoy a three-course meal plus a welcome drink, a pre-dessert, and after-meal coffee and petit fours. The menu includes dishes like roasted butternut squash ravioli with candied pecans; crispy free-range duck with potato rosti and roasted carrots; and Belgian dark chocolate ganache tartlet for dessert. Booking is essential via or 031 312 9134. A deposit of R100 per person is required to secure your booking.

The terrace at 9th Avenue Bistro. Photo supplied.

Big Easy (Durban Central)

Book your spot for a Valentine’s dinner and Hendrick’s Gin pairing. The evening includes a four-course menu paired with Hendrick’s. Enquire about price upon booking.

The Chefs’ Table (Umhlanga)

Treat your loved one to a taste of chef Kayla-Ann Osborn’s cooking on 14 February with a four-course menu for R695 per person. A R300 deposit per person is required to secure your reservation. To book, call 031 001 0200 or email

The Turkish Love Story dessert at The Chefs’ Table. Photo supplied.

The Grill Room at the Oyster Box (Umhlanga)

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner on 14 February at The Grill Room, where there will be dinner and dancing. R1200 per person will include a six-course plated menu and dancing to a live band. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Havana Grill (Suncoast Casino)

Enjoy an evening out at this steakhouse. The Valentine’s Day dinner menu will cost R395 per person and will include dishes like roasted bone marrow with onion marmalade, fillet with café de Paris butter and fondant potatoes, and coffee crème brûlée. The dinner will also include a cocktail on arrival.

Little Havana (Umhlanga Rocks)

For R395 per person, enjoy a Valentine’s dinner with a special set menu including an arrival cocktail and an amuse bouche. The menu will feature dishes like crispy Norwegian salmon fish cakes, roast lamb with potato and spring onion rosti, and a lover’s tasting plate to share for dessert.

Makaranga Garden Lodge (Kloof)

Enjoy a delicious picnic for two in the lush Makaranga gardens for R450. The basket features eats like nachos with a cream-cheese and chive dip, chicken fajita skewers, corn and mixed pepper quiche, homemade chocolate shortbread and lemon meringue pie. This Valentine’s Day deal will run until the end of February and booking is essential.

Moyo (Ushaka Marine World)

Tuck into a Valentine’s Day à la carte menu on 14 February with a welcome cocktail and live entertainment. Secure your booking with a R100 deposit per person. For more information and bookings, contact 031 332 0606 or

The Sugar Club (Umhlanga Rocks)

Enjoy a picnic under the stars at The Beverly Hills. For R659 per person, dine on a delicious picnic basket feast with a bottle of bubbles per couple. A movie will be screened on the picturesque pool lawns.

Vasco’s Restaurant (Durban Central)

Indulge in a dinner buffet for R495 per person. The price includes a welcome drink, a gift per couple, live entertainment and a photographer. To book, email or call 031 336 8232.

While every effort is made to ensure that the details of the above specials are correct, some prices or menus may change without our knowledge. Please confirm the deal with the restaurant in question when making a booking.

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