Where to enjoy dinner and a show in Durban

If you need extra incentive to venture out of your house this spring, here it is: these places offer excellent fare and entertainment.

The Shed (Salt Rock)

The Shed is a rustic outdoor eatery and bar set in the idyllic Litchi Orchard in Salt Rock. The food is delicious with options like their Vleis Visagie, a 250g beef fillet grilled to perfection and set upon a truffle mushroom sauce served with mash. Tuck into one of their delectable meals and enjoy live music every weekend or keep an eye out on their events page on Facebook to see what upcoming shows they have in store.

guests eating at The Shed Salt Rock

Barnyard Theatre (Suncoast Casino)

If you’re looking for a true “dinner and a show” experience, be sure to have a look at the various performances at Barnyard Theatre. You can book a table and either bring your own picnic to enjoy or call ahead and pre-order from their menu, which offers a variety of pizzas and platters. There is also a fully stocked bar as well as a coffee and snack bar at the venue. Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of entertainment while enjoying a meal with family or friends.

Old Town Italy (Umhlanga)

Head to Old Town Italy every Friday evening for dinner and enjoy their Acoustic Fridays with sets from local artists or spend your Saturday evening soaking up the sounds of their sax players serenading you with sultry jazz while you tuck into authentic Italian cuisine such as their pappardelle al funghi and sip on a glass of Prosecco. 

The bar at Old Town Italy. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Inside at Old Town Italy. Photo supplied.

The Chairman (Point)

This sophisticated, world-class jazz bar is nestled in the heart of Durban and offers an experience like none other. With a selection of top-tier whiskeys, wines and cocktails on offer as well as a delicious food menu with a range of pizzas and bar snacks, you can sit down and enjoy a meal while listening to the incredible local talent on display. From well-known artists to upcoming jazz musicians, this truly is a hidden gem that will leave you wanting to come back time and time again.

Fábrica Coffee Company (Sunningdale)

This local hotspot is always buzzing and is sure to provide the perfect setting to unwind and kick off the weekend. Every Friday night from 5pm you can enjoy live music from talented local artists while you catch up with friends and sip on a glass of wine. Choose from a wide variety of options for dinner, such as the Mediterranean lamb bowl or the bacon, cheese and avo burger. 

Views at Twenty5 (Morningside)

Views at Twenty5 is one of Durban’s best rooftop bars that boasts panoramic views of the city. Head there for sunset drinks and enjoy one of their iconic cocktails and then stay for dinner, indulging in one of their gourmet wood-fired pizzas, such as the shisanyama with wors, beef strips, caramelised onion, mozzarella, cheddar and cream cheese or a perfectly grilled cut of meat while watching live bands or enjoying the tunes from a local DJ.

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