Restaurants

(arranged by distance from Petite Provence)

Below are some of our favorite restaurants. The restaurants on this list are here for various reasons. Some for their exceptional food, some for their location and stunning sea views, and others for their atmosphere but all of these restaurants carry our approval, and we can recommend them depending on the occasion.

Please enjoy and let us know what your experience was like.

Pangeli

We take pride in serving our clients (not customers!) fresh, wholesome food that is not only healthy for your body but addictively delicious. From sushi tacos to poké bowls, you will not be disappointed.

Where: (1.2 km) Salt Café & Old, Main Road, Shaka’s Rock

Sea view: No

Walking distance: Yes

Contact Number: 074 833 3641

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Occasion: Casual. Take away or sit down.

Salt Rock Coffee Company

Excellent coffee and people who love coffee. This combination is what brought Salt Rock Coffee Company to establish on the North Coast of KZN.

Where: (1 km) Shopping Centre, 61 Basil Hulett Dr, Salt Rock

Sea view: No

Walking distance: Yes

Contact Number: 082 825 5127

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Occasion: Casual. Coffee, croissants and light eats.

Salt Café

Salt cafe is positioned opposite Shaka’s Rock Beach on KwaZulu Natal’s Dolphin Coast. We specialize in pizza and coffee but also offer tasty pastries, frappes, and smoothies. Take one of our hand-crafted pizzas down to the beach or sip on a Cappuccino poured by one of our skilled baristas- and watch the world go by.

Where: (1 km) Salt Café & Old, Main Road, Shaka’s Rock

Sea view: No

Walking distance: Yes

Contact Number: 032 525 5576

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Occasion: Casual, get a take away pizza here and walk down to the beach and enjoy on the beach.

Two Shrimps Restaurant

Our dedicated in-house chef is committed to making your dining experience at Canelands beach club and spa a treat. Our Two Shrimps restaurant features a spectacular menu and creates a distinctive dining experience. Our menu changes with the seasons – ensuring that only the freshest ingredients reach your table.

Where: (1.2 km) 2 Shrimp Lane, Salt Rock

Sea view: Yes

Walking distance: Yes, exceptional breaker views

Contact Number: 032 525 2300

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Occasion: Formal to semi-formal.

Sage

Sage Bakery and Cafe boasts a beautiful garden setting with local boutique stores & their own Nail Bar surrounding the café. The wonderful thing about SBC is the variety, from different seating options to their delicious food selection, there is something for everyone. You have the choice of catching some sun or sitting in the shade underneath the beautiful indigenous trees, sitting in the open barn area or restaurant terrace area.

Where: (3.8 km) 1 Old Fort Rd, Foxhill, Dolphin Coast

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 031 023 0855

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Occasion: Casual. Perfect for families and outdoor eating.

Nikos Greek

We invite you to share in a truly Greek experience with us, stemmed from love and fueled by passion. Sit back, relax, and feast on our home-made dishes, while we take care of the rest and welcome you into our family.

Where: (5.4 km) NIKOS Ballito Bay Compensation Beach Road, Ballito

Sea view: Yes

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 032 586 0493

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Ray’s Kitchen

Ray, Paul and Billy opened Rays kitchen in 2015. We had all been in the business since we left school with successful restaurants and catering businesses between us. We have loved opening this shop and feeding north coast folk. It has been a treat to meet the community and catch up with old friends and customers who have moved north.

Where: (3.3 km) Ray’s Kitchen Sameja Drive, Salt Rock

Sea view: Yes

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 032 525 4505

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Occasion: Casual to smart. This is fine dining in one of the most sought after exclusive estates, Dunkirk, in Salt Rock.

Bird & Co

Bird & Co offers great take-out or eat-in comfort food from exceptional woodfire pizzas to their signature peri-peri chicken. Simple yet delicious.

Where: (3.8 km) Shop 5, Tiffany’s Shopping Centre, Salt Rock.

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 032 648 0074

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Occasion: Casual. You can take it as a takeaway or eat at their restaurant.

45 on Eat Street

Experience discernment made simple at 45 on Eat Street. This is a place for Ballito families and friends to connect and feel comfortable in a sophisticated yet casual environment. More than just a place to eat incredible food, you will find stunning décor and design and superb service.

Where: (4.9 km) Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Ballito

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 087 460 0085

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Occasion: Smart-casual to formal. This is the owner’s personal favourite with some of the best food and atmosphere in town.

Attikos (Greek)

At the entrance to Eat Street, you’ll find ATTIKOS, a casual, relaxed and stylish Greek restaurant. Inspired by the Mediterranean way of life, and the pleasures of eating together, their authentic dishes celebrate a rich culture. As a local, family owned and run Mediterranean Grill with a strong Greek influence, Christos and Tracy serve honest food just as it should taste, with generous hospitality just as it should be.

Where: (6.8 km) Ballito Lifestyle Centre

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 087 460 0231

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Occasion: Smart-casual to smart.

Lupa

We offer authentic Italian meals, served with style. We are loved and recommended for our authentic Italian food, warm hospitality, and relaxed and inviting space.

Where: (4.9 km) Shop 3, Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Ballito

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 087 357 7409

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Occasion: Smart-casual. Comfort Italian food.

Yori ōkī

Yori ōkī is an intimate, beautifully designed space in which to indulge in the flavours of Japan, on both a sensory and culinary level. At Yori ōkī our approach is focused on representing the time-honoured art of sushi and presenting the distinctive flavours of contemporary Japanese fusion as part of a unique and immersive culinary and sensory.

Where: (4.9 km) Lifestyle Centre

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 087 711 2001

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Peron Peron

Peron Peron serves up Argentinian cuisine, with authentic flavours and cooking techniques, but also carefully considers the cuts and style that South Africans enjoy. 60% of the menu focuses on different cuts of beef, 30% on seafood.

Where: (4.9 km) Shop No. 8, Ballito Lifestyle Centre

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 087 460 0053

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Occasion: Casual to smart-casual. This is one of our best-reviewed restaurants with exceptional food and excellent atmosphere.

SOI 55 Thai Eatery

This exceptional Thai eatery promises to take your taste buds on a journey through the alleys of Thai street food culture, presenting a harmonious fusion of traditional dishes with contemporary flavours and an upscale ambiance. With a vision of creating an unforgettable dining experience, Soi 55 is destined to become the go-to destination for food enthusiasts seeking an Asian culinary adventure.

Where: (4.9 km) Ballito Lifestyle Centre, Ballito

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 032 032 0019

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Occasion: Smart-casual to formal.

Beira Alta

Our food is prepared using only the freshest ingredients, herbs and spices. Our family tradition is to cook from the heart with recipes handed down from generation to generation, which has evolved into Portuguese Cuisine with an African Influence. The menu has, from its inception, earned a reputation for its flame grilled chickens and platters piled high with pan-fried prawns, smothered with a blend of spices, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.

Where: (4.9 km) Lifestyle Centre, Cnr 398, 498 Main Rd, Dolphin Coast

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact: 032 946 2388

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Occasion: Smart-casual to formal. This is perfect for formal dining and dinners.

The Market

The Market caters for a diversity of modern tastes, and here you will find muddy-boots market gardeners and backyard farmers rubbing shoulders with confectioners, coffee specialists and beer-makers. This mixture of the organic and the inspired, the traditional and the new – all hosted in a beautifully designed environment with a natural feel – is what sets The Market apart.

Where: (5.5 km) Lifestyle Centre, Cnr 398, 498 Main Rd, Dolphin Coast, 4420

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 032 946 2388

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La Piazza

Founded in 2013, La Piazza Continental Café & Restaurant is known for revolutionizing the way families eat and enjoy food. We offer something special to everyone, from our delectable dishes to our incredible Bambini Kids Entertainment area.

Where: (5.3 km) La Piazza, KwaDukuza

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 032 946 1527 / 032 586 3565

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Fig Tree Simbithi

Where: Sagila Lane, Simbithi Eco Estate, Dolphin Coast

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 032 946 5403

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Occasion: Smart-casual to formal.

Fireroom Zimbali

Fireroom burns away the ordinary, to unveil a mind- blowing fusion of flavours. Sushi like you’ve never experienced it before – ON FIRE. Enjoy textures with unexpected flavour combinations to create astonishingly remarkable food. The finest quality beef cuts FLAMED at your table with the 850g Tomahawk steak – Fireroom’s signature beef specialty!

Where: Zimbali Drive, Port Zimbali, Dolphin Coast

Sea view: No

Walking distance: No

Contact: 032 538 5020

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Occasion: Smart-casual to formal.

Al Pescatore

Al Pescatore, Italian and Seafood Restaurant in Ballito, North Coast, offer a unique culinary experience with the owner designing original specials each and every day. What more can one ask for than a breathtaking view of the ever-changing Indian ocean, the finest food and a delightful team that is at your service.

Where: (5.1 km) Al Pescatore Italian Restaurant Edward Place, Ballito

Sea view: Yes, exceptional breaker views

Walking distance: No

Contact Number: 032 946 3574

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Occasion: Casual to smart-casual.

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