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1 A Igwababa Road | Durban, Kloof 3610, South Africa
+27 31 764 6616
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Singapore
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the setting for this restaurant and so have visited more than once especially with out of town guests. But the service issues which have happened on both of the last 2 visits mean I won't return. On the first visit in July 2014 my credit card was charged twice for the meal which I only discovered on returning... More 

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Kingsburgh
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good. The variety and presentation was great. The only down side was that, thy took very long to clear the table and the waitress was hardly in sight for any additional requests we had. The gardens were manicured and did not make me miss the beach at all. I thought there would be monkey's around the... More 

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Thank 405tonih
Durban, South Africa
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Nonna restaurant and what a lovely change- menu was more varied, vegetable portions were much more substantial and food was really superb. Well done!

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Thank Cindi A
Waterfall, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here is worth every cent you pay for it.And the surrounding gardens are outstanding. Beautiful and tranquil. And on top of that, you get excellent service

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a salad with a sparkling water and a coffee. It took them 90min to serve. They forgot to bring cutlery. I had to ask. When the salad come it was very good. The coffee was already cold.

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Thank annelizeroetz
Durban, South Africa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Took my sis there for her birthday and was pleasantly surprised with the ambience and quality of food. Ordered the Calamari starter and mains was pasta, all was enjoyed, beautiful place to visit

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Thank ShanthaP10
Durban
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169 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Very hot day, booked table outdoors on varanda. Could do with overhead fans in this area to gently turn the air. Lovely honest waitress recommended food. Drinks order arrived quickly but food was quite slow and she forgot to place order for one meal. There were many apologies for this but sole was excellent when it arrived. Popular with children... More 

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Thank dacabs
Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

For such a classy restaurant this place has terrible service. Slow and inaccurate. Food was good. Train your waiters better though to fit your setting.

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Thank DriesL
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66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We used to go here often, especially for family birthday breakfasts or lunches, romantic evenings and sunset drinks. The gardens are especially lovely in the early morning or around sunset. The restaurant is capable of serving great omelettes, pastas, pizzas and salads. But their quality is inconsistent and their service varies from very good to below average. They have gluten... More 

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Thank karen w
Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We go to Makaranga on a regular basis as it has stunning setting and it is a pleasant enough restaurant, However the service level is not where it should be as some of the waiters are not friendly nor efficient as sometimes you have to wait ages for any type of service. The food is not bad but very ordinary... More 

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Thank Peter G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 A Igwababa Road | Durban, Kloof 3610, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Kloof
  • Phone Number: +27 31 764 6616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?