The South Coast is a special, diverse region – situated on the southern coast of KZN, South Africa – that offers glorious outdoor experiences, charming holiday towns and beautiful beaches for visitors and locals to enjoy.
In this post, we look at the top ten restaurants found along KZN’s alluring South Coast, so you can enjoy the best eats, relaxing accommodation finds and outdoor beauty in one dazzling trip.
Here, in no particular order, are the ten best restaurants in the South Coast:
#1 Flavours Restaurant
For those seeking a selection of quality food from around the world (with a South African spin), Flavours is the one to try.
This popular Ramsgate restaurant is known for its good service, delicious food and pleasant dining experience.
Add to that, food made using the freshest local ingredients and attention to detail and you have an all-round satisfying eatery.
Menu highlights include options like Oxtail Pasties, Spicy Moroccan Lamb, Homemade Tomato Soup, Aubergine Stack and Thai Green Curry, to name only a few of the delicacies you can enjoy here.
Contact: +27 (039) 314 4370
Address: Flavours Restaurant, The Lifestyle Village, 2450 Marine Drive, Ramsgate, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#2 C-Bali Restaurant
Anyone desiring a gorgeous, family-friendly eatery that specialises in seafood and sushi will love C-Bali.
This local institution, found in Shelly Beach, offers everything from gourmet burgers to stunning seafood.
What’s more, it even has its own craft gin bar and cocktail deck, meaning they serve up some specialty drinks alongside the delicious fare.
With a fun vibe, beautiful, ocean-fronting location and good service to boot, it isn’t hard to see why this is one of the most well-loved eateries in the South Coast!
Contact: +27 (039) 315 0473, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: C-Bali Restaurant, 1 Bay Road, St Michael’s on Sea, Shelly Beach, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#3 Jaxx Restaurant
Situated in Port Shepstone, Jaxx Restaurant is another local institution of note. It is known and loved for its incredible food (everything from divine pizzas to juicy ribs), wonderful atmosphere and beautiful views.
At Jaxx Restaurant, diners can enjoy quality dining for all, with tasty food that will both tantalise and satisfy your senses.
Jaxx Restaurant is one of the best eateries anywhere – not just in the South Coast – and is therefore an unmissable local spot!
Contact: +27 (072) 120 8767
Address: Jaxx Restaurant, Old Saint Faiths Road, Umtentweni, Port Shepstone, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#4 The Lobster Pot
The Lobster Pot is one of the oldest restaurants anywhere in the South Coast- and yet, it is also one of the most consistently good!
Here, at this popular Ramsgate restaurant, they are all about delicious seafood and other good food – offered at reasonable prices to suit every budget.
No matter whether you try the famous lobster, calamari, platters or grill specialties – whatever you order here is sure to be great!
Contact: +27 (039) 314 9809 or 081 348 2603, email@example.com
Address: The Lobster Pot, Lot 955, Marine Drive, Ramsgate, Margate, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#5 The Cellar at Honeywood
For those seeking gourmet dining along the South Coast, it’s impossible to go wrong at The Cellar at Honeywood. Situated in Sea Park, just some five kilometres north of Port Shepstone, guests can find this special restaurant.
Here, you can enjoy an intimate, elegant dining experience, with contemporary, fusion-style cooking and great service from husband-and-wife team, chef Dylan and Kate Smith.
The Cellar provides a memorable dining experience that stays with you long after you leave its welcoming embrace.
Contact: +27 (039) 695 1036, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: The Cellar at Honeywood, 32 Abelia Crescent, Sea Park, Port Shepstone, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#6 La Capannina Italian Restaurant
If you fancy a little taste of Italy in the South Coast, then you really can’t go wrong with the lovely La Capannina Italian Restaurant.
This little Ramsgate eatery is your ticket to a true taste of Italy in the stunning South Coast.
With the choice between cosy indoor seating or the beautiful al fresco deck, with ocean views for days, guests are spoilt for choice when visiting this popular place.
And let’s not forget all that mouthwatering Italian cuisine and excellent service to ensure an all-round quality meal!
Contact: +27 (039) 317 1078, email@example.com
Address: La Capannina Italian Restaurant, 206 Marine Drive, Ramsgate, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#7 Bell and Anchor Restaurant
Found in Scottburgh, Bell and Anchor Restaurant is another local gem.
Here, guests can enjoy incredible seafood and steaks. Recently, they have also added a tasty sushi menu to the mix!
In addition to its quality service and delicious meals, Bell and Anchor also doubles as a lovely party and wedding venue, perfect for celebrating your special occasions.
Contact: +27 (039) 976 0867
Address: Bell and Anchor Restaurant, 131 Marine Terrace, Scottburgh, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#8 The Packshed by Sweetdale
The Packshed by Sweetdale is an amazing, award-winning restaurant that needs very little introduction. Here, visitors can enjoy a range of simple, yet divine artisanal tastes, inspired by the hosts’ travels around the globe.
This marvellous Margate restaurant – which also doubles as a classy events space – offers a range of delectable dishes and good service in a memorable setting.
While you are at The Packshed by Sweetdale, stop by the farm stall (if it’s open) for some excellent, take-home foodie finds!
Contact: +27 (078) 812 7272, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: The Packshed at Sweetdale, Old Izotsha Road, Farm 23
Margate, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#9 Trattoria La Terrazza
This beautiful restaurant on the river is one of the most glorious finds in the South Coast. Here, guests can enjoy gorgeous food – everything from wood-fired pizzas to a wonderful range of Italian pasta dishes – in the loveliest setting.
Despite its effortless elegance, this restaurant – fondly known as ‘The Tratt’ – is far from pretentious, making it even more of a landmark South Coast destination.
In addition to its restaurant joys, you can also host functions and pretty weddings here thanks to their delightful venue space.
Contact: +27 (039) 316 6162, email@example.com
Address: Trattoria La Terrazza, Umkobi Beach, Southbroom, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
#10 Pavilion Italian Restaurant
Another Italian gem found in the South Coast is undoubtedly Pavilion Italian Restaurant.
At this Uvongo eatery, guests can enjoy pleasant beachside dining… It doesn’t hurt that the views from this local favourite are also great!
This beautiful, relaxed family-style restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy great food, lovely service and special moments with your closest friends and family.
Contact: +27 (039) 315 0010, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Pavilion Italian Restaurant, Uvongo Beach, Uvongo, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
These are just ten of the top South Coast restaurants to discover!