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40 Marriott (Gladys Mazibuko) Rd | Greyville, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 309 8581
19:30 - 21:30
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Sun 08:30 - 16:00
Mon 19:30 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 19:30 - 21:30
Sat 08:30 - 21:30
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Clarens, Free State, South Africa
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unusual menu and great quality food. Ambience is quirky and relaxed for a casual breakfast, brunch or lunch. Highly recommended

Thank Vanessa K
Level Contributor
47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We revisited this restuarant after a long break. I was taken aback by the quality of the cuisine. Warm french loaf & Virgin Oil & Balsamic to start & a Shredded Duck & Plum sauce Salad was a taste, texture & visual extravaganza. Great deserts & rich espresso to end a perfect meal.

Thank Rory S
Cape Town
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171 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been a venue which locals have stayed loyal to for many years, and one that visitors enjoy seeking out. As we know the demographics of Durban have changed so many of the dining venues have moved from central Durban. Thankfully not 'Market' admittedly I visited after and during heavy rain, but (and this is perhaps just being picky),... More 

Thank LewR
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great venue, in the courtyard under the trees, and I loved the fresh healthy component of their food

Thank FayeFreeman
Rome, Italy
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard about this place from friends so decided to try it out. The food was definitely very, very good, but it was mostly the atmosphere that's so attractive and the reason I would come back. Lights hung from the trees, little tables surrounding a central fountain, two small shops that are open to browse while you wait for your... More 

Thank stefania1018
Durban, South Africa
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a lovely garden type café tucked away in Marriot Road. Intimate, cozy and quaint, with friendly waiters. I had the fish cake and salad which was well served, two decent size delicious fish cakes on a bed of fresh salad. I will definitely be exploring other dishes on the menu. A friend who accompanied me advised I try... More 

Thank pmoonsamy
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I visited Market with a bunch of lady friends before a theatre production up the road. We loved the cosy atmosphere with all the quaint shops surrounding it and the lovely courtyard area. All the waiters were super friendly and attentive and our various lunch salad choices were all delicious- calamari; duck breast and vegetarian salads. Definitely a keeper.

Thank Linda H
Umzimkulu, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

After a dissapointing experience at market, I had actually emailed them with feed back on our meal. I was with a group at the time and didnt want to make a scene. I found the price of the meal expensive and was definitely not expecting something that would leave me less that satisfied. Wont be going back!!

Thank Claire M
Durban, South Africa
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Was recommended to this high end restaurant but will not be passing on that recommendation to anyone. We arrived without a reservation which strangely appeared to be a problem in a 30% full restaurant and were seated next to the kitchen counter, possibly the worst seats in the house. Our rude waiter, who greeted us with a "I'm here now"???,... More 

Thank GfamilyDS
Durban, South Africa
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I you are looking for some where different then look no further. A well located restaurant with tables placed around a lovely fountain and under shady trees with excellent service and a wide range of various foods The wine per glass is a bit expensive

Thank Shane S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Colombian, Contemporary, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 16:00
19:30 - 21:30
19:30 - 21:30
19:30 - 21:30
19:30 - 21:30
08:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Marriott (Gladys Mazibuko) Rd | Greyville, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 309 8581
Market is a world-class garden café/restaurant, situated in a quiet courtyard behind a classic 1930’s colonial building at the foot of Durban’s Berea in Marriott Road.

Market serves simple quality cuisine using locally and/or organic sourced ingredients in a professional, unique, and caring environment. Market is also known for its selection of award winning South African wines, freshly squeezed fruit juices and coffee. Our fine dining dinner food specials change regularly and provide the perfect catalyst for any occasion, whether it be your first date or a birthday celebration.
The courtyard has a central fountain surrounded by a a ring of Leopard trees, which provide all year mottled shade and its peaceful atmosphere. The outdoor furniture and tables are modeled around 18th century French garden furniture, adding to Market’s allure. The restaurant’s indoor section is more a modern minimalist while still providing the feeling of dining somewhere in Europe.

Market is always available for big parties, private functions or weddings.

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