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Elements Cafe Bar

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54 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 561 2211
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07:00 - 17:00
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Mon 07:00 - 17:00
Thu 07:00 - 17:00
Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:00 - 11:00
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South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently my wife and I decided on a lunch time celebration and headed for Elements Café Bar. Having been seated at an inside table [the wind was gusting outside] with an awesome view of the pool and the Umhlanga lighthouse in the background we set about perusing the menu. Without hesitation I chose Kyle's Bouillabaisse which I had heard was... More 

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Thank russella985
Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elements has long been a favorite of ours. like most restaurants it has had its ups and downs but recently we have found it to be consistently good. It has a lot going for it. Being part of the elegant and stylish Beverly Hills Hotel sets the tone for gracious service and excellent food. Then of course there is the... More 

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Thank Malcolm L
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great great food .... nice view ... very good service... had the oysters ....best ever juicy and big.... tempura prawns with a delicious mango sweat and sour dip.... and the softest tastiest salt and pepper squid..... rounding it off with the most delcious creme Brulee....

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Thank Zahnè V
BEVHILLSUMHLANGA, executive chef at Elements Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal, particularly the tempura prawns and squid, and wonderful service We look forward to welcoming you back to elements in the not too distant future warm regards Tony Kocke Executive Chef More 

Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were directed towards Elements as the upstairs lounge area was fully occupied and we wanted light meals. Initially, the reception from staff was a little disappointing as they seemed in no hurry to assist. Eventually we were seated and a lovely lady named Sam assisted. She immediately apologised for the table not being clean, and cleaned and laid it... More 

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Thank Sadiyya H
BEVHILLSUMHLANGA, Executive chef at Elements Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and for the most constructive feedback . We look forward to welcoming you back to elements in the not too distant future warm regards Tony Kocke Executive Chef More 

Durban, South Africa
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was with much anticipation that our booking for Sunday lunch was made a week in advance. I was told over the phone that the restaurant was already quite full outside and that if it were to rain that Sunday it was likely that the outside people would be moved indoors and we would be moved to the upstairs hotel... More 

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Thank Arabella786
BEVHILLSUMHLANGA, Executive chef at Elements Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you so much for choosing elements cafe bar for dining and for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. I was disappointed to learn of your experience. May I please trouble you to send me your contact details so that I can call you personally . Email contact details to :lorna@platinumcc.co.za I look forward... More 

Johannesburg
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We have had 3 excellent dishes at the restaurant. The chef, Kyle is excellent and a talented young professional. We can recommend the mussels, the sea food linguini and the absolute must "kyle's bouillabaisse ".

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1 Thank PDSG
BEVHILLSUMHLANGA, Executive chef at Elements Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review .We are delighted you enjoyed your meal in elements. We agree, Kyle is very talented and each dish is a masterpiece. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Kind regards Tony Kocke, Executive Chef More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

6 of us enjoyed lunch today on the outside terrace of elements cafe bar, within the Beverley Hills hotel. We were visiting the hotel as walk in guests (having stayed there before and keen to see if anything had changed) and were very casually dressed en-route to the beach. In spite of our possibly unsuitable attire for the hotel venue,... More 

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1 Thank Theresa T
BEVHILLSUMHLANGA, Executive chef at Elements Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal in elements, particularly are attentive staff We look forward to welcoming you back to elements in the not too distant future warm regards Tony Kocke Executive Chef More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Booked for a birthday celebration for a friend. Got a super setting, balloons and a complementary piece of cake with Happy Birthday iced on plate. Great service.

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1 Thank Shirley C
BEVHILLSUMHLANGA, Executive chef at Elements Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed the birthday celebration in elements We look forward to welcoming you back to elements in the not too distant future warm regards Tony Kocke Executive Chef More 

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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

What a splendid afternoon spent at the old world romantic iconic beverly hills hotel in umhlanga. From the moment we entered the elements cafe we where greeted and ushered to our seating by the efficient and charming Thembisa. The service throughout was outstanding and the food positively scrumptious. We had the lamb curry; succulent and lightly spiced with just enough... More 

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1 Thank nischal g
BEVHILLSUMHLANGA, Executive chef at Elements Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal, particularly lamb curry and wonderful service We look forward to welcoming you back to elements in the not too distant future warm regards Tony Kocke Executive Chef More 

Durban
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful outlook. Good food but not amazing. Limited wine selection. Very slow service, they need to employ more waitrons. Will probably come back but mainly for the setting.

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1 Thank Lisa_R_2206
BEVHILLSUMHLANGA, executive chef at Elements Cafe Bar, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review. All feedback is most helpful. Your comments have been noted and will most certainly be addressed. We look forward to welcoming you back to elements in the not too distant future warm regards Tony Kocke Executive Chef More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Cuisine
European, Contemporary
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 17:00
Thursday
07:00 - 17:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 561 2211
Description
Elements Cafe Bar, situated on the pool terrace of Beverly hills hotel is a chic and relaxed café style restaurant with an eclectic mix of aluminium, chandeliers, comfy couches and stylish ghost chairs. Large sliding doors open to panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The restaurant is known for its fresh pasta, salads and seafood and is a superb place to meet friends for a glass of champagne or cocktail .

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