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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