Top 10 Restaurants in Amanzimtoti near the Sea

Amanzimtoti is a popular KwaZulu-Natal tourist attraction, largely thanks to its picture-perfect ocean setting, excellent surf and annual sardine run.

As such, several of the restaurants here offer beautiful ocean vistas and seaside dining… While others are close enough for you to walk or drive to the sea.

Here, we share the top ten Toti restaurants close to the sea:

#1 Giorgio’s 

Located at The View Boutique Hotel and Spa, Italian restaurant Giorgio’s – run by father-and-son team, George and Giorgio – offers food flair, a stylish setting and breathtaking sea views.

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, this elegant restaurant offers arguably some of the best food and sea views in Toti.

Be sure to visit them for a glamourous dining experience.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 1556, info@hoteltheview.com

Website: hoteltheview.com

Address: Giorgio’s, The View Boutique Hotel and Spa, 9 Hillside Road, Doonsideheights, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#2 Ollie’s Pub and Grill

With beautiful sea- and lagoon-views, great food and friendly service, popular Ollie’s Pub and Grill is a lovely hangout spot for locals and visitors alike.

It is one of the most well-loved spots in Amanzimtoti and provides a real sense of local atmosphere.

Join them for some delicious meals and pretty ocean views.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 7912

Website: N/A

Address: Ollie’s Pub and Grill, Corner of Beach and Rosslyn Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#3 The Thirsty Whale and Splash World

The Thirsty Whale and Splash World via Facebook
The Thirsty Whale and Splash World via Facebook

Located alongside the busy Splash World, The Thirsty Whale is another local gem.

The views here are perfect, service is good and food is top class.

What’s more, The Thirsty Whale has a real beach vibe, enhanced by the (sea) ‘views for days’.

And, because of the nearby kid entertainment, it is an especially great family restaurant.

Contact: +27 (031) 904 2273/(031) 904 2385

Website: www.thirstywhale.co.za

Address: The Thirsty Whale and Splash World, Amanzimtoti Main Beach, 97 Beach Road,  Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#4 Friends Family Restaurant and Pub 

This warm eatery – which is both child- and pet-friendly – offers visitors lovely sea views, a fun atmosphere and good food.

Service is welcoming and there is both indoor seating, as well as outdoor deck-style seating.

It is a great spot for the whole family to go and enjoy a scenic meal together.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 1713

Website: friendsintoti.co.za

Address: Friends Family Restaurant and Pub, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Friends Family Restaurant and Pub via Facebook
Friends Family Restaurant and Pub via Facebook

#5 Giselle’s Kitchen and Coffee Shop

Giselle’s is close to the beach so it is the perfect place to go for breakfast near the sea.

Serving good, wholesome meals, Giselle’s is a popular local spot. Plus, it is child-friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant.

So if you are looking for a cosy spot near the sea, visit Giselle’s.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 8830

Website: N/A

Address: Giselle’s Kitchen and Coffee Shop, 67 Beach Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#6 Circus Circus

With branches across KZN, Circus Circus needs little introduction.

It may not offer sea views – but for those craving good food near the sea, Circus Circus is ideal.

Situated within Galleria Mall, it offers both excellent food and service.

If you are after a quality restaurant within driving distance of the sea, pay Circus Circus Galleria a visit today.

Contact: +27 (031) 904 1250, galleria@circuscircus.co.za

Website: www.circuscircus.co.za

Address: Circus Circus, F20, Galleria Mall, Umbogintwini, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#7 Chatterbox Cafe

Chatterbix Cafe via Facebook
Chatterbox Cafe via Facebook

Offering a cosy, fun cafe experience, Chatterbox Cafe is a lovely spot in Amanzimtoti.

It is a relatively short drive from the beach – but it is worth a visit if you want something a little different.

The food and service here are good, the setting is beautiful and it is child-friendly… Meaning it is a winner on all fronts.

Contact: +27 (031) 171 0985, chatterboxcafe22@gmail.com

Website: www.22onrockview.co.za/chatterbox-cafe/

Address: Chatterbox Cafe, 22 Rockview Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#8 Cafe Amanda

Another Toti gem is Cafe Amanda.

Sure, there are no sea views here but it is perfect for a charming breakfast or lunch before you and your family or friends head out for a day at the beach.

It offers a tranquil garden setting, tasty food and a child-friendly environment, thanks to its lovely play area.

Join them for a good meal before you drive down to the seaside.

Contact: +27 (031) 171 0985, chatterboxcafe22@gmail.com

Website: www.22onrockview.co.za/chatterbox-cafe/

Address: Chatterbox Cafe, 22 Rockview Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#9 19 Beach Road Restaurant

Like its name suggests, 19 Beach Road Restaurant is close to the sea.

It is a great place to go for a delicious family meal, especially as it is child-friendly.

This casual eatery offers good food, service and a relaxing restaurant ambience.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 1068

Website: N/A

Address: 19 Beach Road Restaurant, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#10 Mozambik Galleria

Mozambik Galleria
Mozambik Galleria 

Another Galleria Mall goodie is Mozambik Galleria. This classy eatery offers attentive service, excellent food and a lovely setting.

You can end off a good day at the beach here by swinging by Mozambik after your outing – or let their seafood cuisine get you in the mood for some quality time by the sea.

Either way, Mozambik is a delightful Toti eatery and one well worth a visit.

Contact: +27 (084) 259 4734, galleria@mozambik.co.za

Website: www.mozambik.co.za/galleria

Address: Mozambik Galleria, Shop S20, Galleria Mall, Corner of Moss Kolnik and Arbour Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

These are just some of the best restaurants close to the sea in amazing Amanzimtoti.

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Top 10 Family Friendly Restaurants near Amanzimtoti

Amanzimtoti is a popular KwaZulu-Natal tourist attraction, largely thanks to its picture-perfect ocean setting, excellent surf and annual sardine run.

It is blessed with numerous beaches, a balmy climate and some great family-friendly experiences – including local eateries.

Here are the top ten restaurants in or near Amanzimtoti for families to enjoy together:

#1 Chatterbox Cafe

This cosy cafe is suitable for the whole family and you can even hire the cafe as a venue for your children’s parties.

With a good kiddies’ menu (complete with toasted sandwiches, fish fingers, kiddies chicken salad and mini pizzas), a homely atmosphere and good, simple food, Chatterbox Cafe is a joy for all to visit.

Join them for a good cup of coffee, dear catch-ups with friends or simply some quiet time together as a family.

Contact: +27 (031) 171 0985, chatterboxcafe22@gmail.com

Website: www.22onrockview.co.za/chatterbox-cafe/

Address: Chatterbox Cafe, 22 Rockview Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Chatterbix Cafe via Facebook
Chatterbox Cafe via Facebook

#2 Cafe Amanda

This charming cafe, with its beautiful garden setting, is a lovely spot to go as a family.

They can also host great kiddies’ parties and the cafe is equipped with a great kids’ play area, making them very child-friendly.

Overall, food is wholesome and tasty; service is good; and the setting is relaxing and family friendly.

Visit Cafe Amanda for a delightful family experience.

Contact: +27 (082) 371 6814

Website: www.cafeamanda.co.za

Address: Cafe Amanda, Corner of 16 Rockview Road and 1 Seaforth Lane, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#3 Friends Family Restaurant and Pub 

Both child- and dog-friendly, Friends Family Restaurant and Pub is naturally a really great place for the whole family to enjoy.

They offer a chilled restaurant experience, great food and some good meal ideas, like their Sunday Roast, which is ideal for adults and kids alike.

Visit this lovely gastro pub for a good family time, with great service and tasty food.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 1713

Website: friendsintoti.co.za

Address: Friends Family Restaurant and Pub, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Friends Family Restaurant and Pub via Facebook
Friends Family Restaurant and Pub via Facebook

#4 Tiago’s 

Equipped with a delicious kiddies’ menu, Tiago’s is a place where the whole family can go enjoy excellent food.

Staff are friendly; their open flame grilled chicken and food flavours are out-of-this-world; and the restaurant atmosphere is welcoming.

Kiddies’ food options include: two wings and chips; toasted cheese and chips; chicken burger and chips; and a few more tasty choices to entice little eaters.

Tiago’s is small, so dining space is a bit limited – but whether you visit and sit down or simply stop by to pick up some takeaway meals to enjoy at home, Tiago’s has you covered.

Contact:+27 (031) 903 2070, info@tiagos.co.za

Website: www.tiagos.co.za

Address: Shop G5, Seadoone Mall, 21-37 Seadoone Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#5 Ollie’s Pub and Grill

At Ollie’s Pub and Grill, kids are welcome so parents can head to this popular eatery with a sense of ease.

While it is not the most child-friendly spot for very young children, it is a good idea for families with older kids who are past the need for playtime and can simply enjoy sharing a meal with their family.

And with meal options like toasted sandwiches and burgers, everyone can find something to tuck into.

Here you can enjoy great food; a fun vibe; and friendly, dedicated staff who do their best to make you feel completely at home.

Ollie’s also enjoys lovely sea- and lagoon-views, adding an extra element of beauty to this already much-loved pub and grill.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 7912

Website: N/A

Address: Ollie’s Pub and Grill, Corner of Beach and Rosslyn Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#6 19 Beach Road Restaurant

This casual eatery offers a pleasant experience for families. It is friendly, welcoming and geared at those with kids too, thanks to the play area and TV on-site to entertain the little ones.

Adults, meanwhile, can enjoy delicious food and refreshing cocktails, while their children play.

Visit them for a great family meal.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 1068

Website: N/A

Address: 19 Beach Road Restaurant, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#7 Life Cafe

Life Cafe
Life Cafe

Family and friends are firmly the focal point at this charming cafe.

Not only are they a local favourite for hosting events, functions and kids’ parties – but they are a quiet, cosy place to enjoy with the whole family.

And best of all, they even lay claim to serving the best milkshakes in Toti… Mmm!

Contact: +27 (031) 903 7539

Website: sites.google.com/cedarhill.email/life-cafe/events-and-functions

Address: Life Cafe,  54 Bhengu Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#8 The Thirsty Whale and Splash World

With entertainment for the kids and good fare for the adults – this pub and grill is a crowd-pleaser no matter your age.

Situated on Toti Main Beach, alonside the popular Splash World, it offers a great beach atmosphere and even better views.

And with its good menu – including its famous Mojo Jam Jars, cocktails/sundowners and seafood platters – The Thirsty Whale is sure to make for a memorable family meal.

Contact: +27 (031) 904 2273/(031) 904 2385

Website: www.thirstywhale.co.za

Address: The Thirsty Whale and Splash World, Amanzimtoti Main Beach, 97 Beach Road,  Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#9 Lords and Legends Sports Cafe

This popular, long-standing spot is a great place to go as a family.

With good food (especially their burgers) and service; outside space for play; and a dedicated, well-priced kiddies’ menu, they are certainly a family-orientated eatery.

Join them for a special time out together with your loved ones – and give your kiddies the freedom to run and play or sit together and eat as they choose.

Contact: +27 (031) 903 4534

Website: lordsandlegends.co.za/2017/

Address: Lords and Legends Sports Cafe, 1600 Riverside Road, Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

#10 Indian Origin Family Restaurant

A bit further out, we find the tempting Indian Origin Family Restaurant.

This family eatery is perhaps best suited to families with older children who can quietly enjoy a family meal out – but it welcomes children regardless of age.

Still, even if you don’t take the family with, you can order some amazing takeaways and enjoy quality family time together at home… A win-win situation either way!

Their amazing, fragrant foods, all-day breakfast and great coffee are sure to win you over, as much as the friendly service and lovely restaurant atmosphere.

Menu highlights include: beef curry, Aloo Paratha roti, Butter Chicken and other mouth-watering delicacies.

Be sure to check them out for a delicious sit-down or takeaway meal!

Contact: +27 (064) 031 3501

Website: indianoriginfamilyrestaurant.business.site/

Address: Indian Origin Family Restaurant, 117 – 122 Kingsway St, Warner Beach, Kingsburgh, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

These are just some of the family friendly spots in and around Toti!

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