From spicy curry to an array of seafood, here’s where to go for your next buffet in the sunny city of Durban.
Bamboo Sushi Lounge (Umhlanga Rocks)
Bamboo Sushi Lounge has a R175 sushi buffet special every Thursday for ladies’ night (including a complimentary bottle of wine).
Jeera (Marine Parade)
Jeera at SunCoast Towers Hotel hosts a spicy Indian-themed buffet on Friday and Saturday nights for R295 per person. Look forward to dishes such as fish curry, butter chicken, tandoori and Indian breads. Diners can also enjoy biryani, dhal, salads, papadum, an exotic array of sambals and, if you have any space left, sweetmeats for dessert.
The Ocean Terrace at the Oyster Box Hotel (Umhlanga Rocks)
This super stylish hotel does a legendary curry buffet for R450,offering a wide variety of curry styles. Look forward to Singaporean fish curry, butter chicken and hot beef vindaloo, as well as local curries like chicken and prawn or the signature lamb version. Tandoori chicken, homemade pickles and chutneys, naan bread, papadum and roti are the perfect sides. For those wanting an earlier start, there’s also a breakfast buffet with fresh oysters and a selection of hot and cold dishes, plenty of bubbly and beautiful views.
Lingela at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani (Snell Parade)
Lingela offers an extensive old-fashioned buffet every day of the week. Various stations feature salads and cold meats, stir fries, a carvery, curries, line fish and a grill for the carnivorous. These are complemented by various starch options, a choice of around eight vegetable dishes, plus a cheese board and an array of desserts. Buffet prices are R325 per person (R160 for children aged four to 12 years).
RJ’s Steakhouse (Morningside)
On Sundays, bring the whole family to enjoy a hearty buffet at this steakhouse. Opt for the breakfast buffet for R87.99 per adult and R43.99 per child under the age of 12. Or go for the lunch option of R159.99 per adult and R79.99 per child.
The Sugar Club at Beverly Hills Hotel (Umhlanga Rocks)
This plush hotel restaurant hosts a treat-filled Friday and Saturday high tea buffet from 2.30pm to 4.30pm for R325 per person.The menu includes a selection of savoury bites and sweet treats served with Ronnefeldt loose-leaf teas.
Taco Zulu (Morningside)
Kick the week off with the sushi buffet at this popular Florida Road haunt. The all-you-can-eat special costs R159 per person.
Vasco’s Restaurant (Durban Central)
This hotel restaurant offers quality buffet-style dining with a variety of buffets, such as the starter and salad buffet for R125, the dessert buffet for R115, as well as Vasco’s hot buffet section for R125 (excluding Fridays).
Versailles Restaurant at Blue Waters Hotel (Snell Parade)
This restaurant at the retro Blue Waters Hotel has been offering its legendary Sunday buffet (at R245 per person) for decades. Main course options include lamb curry, pork ribs, roasts with the usual accompaniments, and a pasta dish. There’s also a breakfast buffet for R170 per person. Ask for a window table for azure sea views.