G spots [ Beau­ti­ful din­ing] Dur­ban

Gor­geous food meets gor­geous decor.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Glamour Star Track -

7 Wel­tevre­den St, Gar­dens; 021 286 0187

The old Le­in­ster Hall has been re­stored to its for­mer glory and re­opened as The Stack, cour­tesy of in­te­rior guru Sarah Ord and hote­lier Nigel Pace. The up­stairs mem­bers’ lounge is bold and eclec­tic, while the down­stairs din­ing room is swish and so­phis­ti­cated, with plum chairs and moody light­ing. We liked the Sal­danha Big Bay oys­ters (R22 each), beef bour­guignon (R150) and clas­sic crème brûlée (R65).

Sand­hurst; 011 292 6000

Tal­ent runs in chef Luke Dale-roberts’ fam­ily: his wife, San­da­lene worked on the decor for this new eatery, with its con­crete walls, turquoise and brass de­tails and green vis­tas. Revel in the op­u­lent in­ti­macy with the seven-course tast­ing menu, which fea­tures dishes like smoked scal­lops and pork belly (R1 300 p/per­son).

38 4th Ave, Parkhurst; 011 447 0710

Chef James Di­ack called in his mom Janet when it came to Coobs’ decor, and the re­sult is bright paint­ings, fur­ni­ture made of wood from the fam­ily farm and a funky Ka­roo meets Joburg feel. The great bistro-style menu fea­tures of­fer­ings like beef carpac­cio (R80), slow-braised lamb (R140) and cho­co­late trio dessert (R70).

Umh­langa; 031 561 2211

An airy at­mos­phere is the or­der of the day at this lux­u­ri­ous eatery with its plush seat­ing, stun­ning sea views and fu­sion of clas­sic and con­tem­po­rary cui­sine. To start, tuck into the sal­mon roulade (R135), then move on to the line fish fil­let with chive beurre blanc sauce (R180).

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