G spots [ Al fresco dining] Durban Cape Town
’Tis the season for eating outdoors.
2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga; 031 514 5000
Overlooking the Indian Ocean, this casualchic poolside venue is a beautiful way to spend a summer afternoon. We loved the crumbed calamari with peanut and chilli pesto (R140) starter, while the crayfish and monkfish au gratin (R490) and traditional curry buffet (R320) are fantastic mains.
1 Seaforth Ave, Umhlali; 032 815 0516
Take in the stunning view of the litchi orchard from this eatery’s refurbished shed as you delight in live music. Start with the bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers (R58) and the seared tuna with mango salsa (R154) or a prosciutto, caramelised onion and Gorgonzola (R105) pizza for mains.
Killarney; 011 268 6144
Expect garden dining in a grand, modern setting at Killarney Country Club’s La Vie en Rose. Have high tea with the ladies (R265 p/p) or lunch – we recommend the sesame seed seared-beef stir-fry (R108) or the Lasting Impression burger (R113).
Naude Dr, Muldersdrift; 087 941 1223
Opening out onto a scenic garden, Casalinga’s outdoor seating is ideal for sun-soaked days enjoying authentic Italian cuisine. Go for the pan-fried pork wrapped in Parma ham (R135) or the gnocchi served in a sauce of your choice (R95).
121 Beach Rd, Mouille Point; 021 433 1757
What better way to indulge in sensational sushi than with the sea breeze on your face and the crash of the ocean in your ears? You’ll get all of this at the laidback Sotano, located just across the road from the Atlantic Ocean. Relax on café chairs on the sidewalk as you sample tempura prawn California rolls (R90 for eight), Asian soya salmon (R85) or seared tuna fashion sandwiches (R78 for six).
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