Restaurants offering Mother’s Day specials in Durban

Here are seven restaurants your mom just can’t wait to be wined and dined at this Mother’s Day.

Marco’s Italian (Umhlanga)

Known as one of the best Italian restaurants Umhlanga has to offer, Marco’s is renowned for their perfectly cooked Italian pizzas and pastas as well as the atmosphere you experience when dining at the restaurant. Tucked away in the heart of Umhlanga on Chartwell Drive, it’s the perfect spot to treat mom this coming Mother’s Day. They will be doing a mouthwatering roast in their famous pizza oven and offering a complimentary glass of Prosecco for all the moms.

You can book by messaging them on their Instagram page  or call them on 031 5611 926.

9th Avenue Waterside (Harbour)

If you’re looking to really spoil your mom this Mother’s Day, why not treat her to a three-course set menu at 9th Avenue Waterside for R550 per person? With gorgeous views overlooking the Durban harbour, it’s the perfect place to spend Mother’s Day. Having won numerous awards over the years for their outstanding cuisine, you can be sure that this special menu will leave your taste buds tingling. On arrival, you’ll be treated to a peach and hibiscus blini, then choose the exotic mushroom arancini for starters, the pan-seared duck breast for mains and the dark chocolate torte for dessert, among other options. To make a booking, email

The Chef’s Table (Umhlanga)

Having earned its place as one of the most sophisticated restaurants in Durban, The Chef’s Table is the place to go if you want to spoil the special women in your life. Known for creating exquisitely plated dishes using seasonal ingredients from around KZN, you will be in for a treat this Mother’s Day with their specially curated four-course lunch menu. There are a few options to choose from for each course, ensuring everyone at the table is well catered for. Some options are woodfired beef tataki for first course, butter-roasted langoustine for second course, confit king oyster for third course and choose to finish with variations of Cacao Barry chocolate for dessert. The full experience costs R545 per person while children under 12 years pay R245 for two courses. To book, email


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Mamma Luciana’s (Glenashley and Berea)

Mamma Luciana’s is one of Durban’s most-loved establishments, bringing you truly authentic Italian cuisine. Established in 1999, this restaurant is famous for delivering quality food every time. If Italian food is the way to your mother’s heart, why not treat her to a delicious two-course meal including a complimentary cocktail or mocktail on arrival? Some standouts from the menu include a starter of melanzane alla parmigiana (brinjal, mozzarella and napoli sauce, baked in their wood-fired pizza oven) and a main of lamb shank gnocchi (rich red wine sauce cooked with succulent lamb shank on a bed of gnocchi). The cost is R199 per person. To book, email


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The Oyster Box (Umhlanga)

If you’re looking to give that special lady in your life a memorable experience this Mother’s Day, look no further. The Oyster Box, one of Durban’s most famous and world-renowned establishments, is hosting an exquisite three-course fine-dining lunch that will be sure to blow you away. The menu consists of options such as crayfish and prawn cocktail for starters, 12-hour roasted lamb shoulder for mains and a trio of desserts including apple and blackberry crumble, glazed lemon tart, and a champagne and blackberry posset. The meal costs R690 per person. To book, email


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Old Town Italy (Umhlanga)

This well-known restaurant is a hot spot for Umhlanga locals, offering the unique experience of having a well-stocked Italian deli inside the restaurant where you can peruse all the delicious treats on display. This Mother’s Day, Old Town Italy is hosting a one-of-a-kind high G&T experience at all of their stores. This is definitely an afternoon designed for the ladies to enjoy! They will be offering complimentary Malfy Gin and tonics to enjoy with a selection of high tea treats. So, put on your favourite cocktail dress and make sure to capture the moments as this will be an experience to remember! There will also be a lineup of soulful live entertainment to keep the vibe going into the evening. The cost is R245 per person.


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Alchemy (Ballito)

If you’re based in Ballito and don’t feel like travelling too far to spoil mom this Mother’s Day, you’re in for a treat. Alchemy is hosting a Mimosa Mother’s Day that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. They are offering a variety of specials including Sweet Beginnings for R120 per person consisting of two courses and a Prosecco mimosa or a peach Bellini, All Day Lunch Tapas for R250 per person offering a variety of mouthwatering dishes including oxtail dumplings, steamed and fried gyoza-style with olive oil, lemon and parsley dipping sauce, and Seafood Tapas for R290 per person including dishes such as kingklip and prawn cakes with pineapple salsa and soft-shell spicy prawn tacos. Both tapas options include four Prosecco mimosas or peach Bellinis. They are also having a special of only R30 for mimosas, peach Bellinis and Irish red. For bookings, please call Rev on 032 648 0032 or email


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