Restaurants in Zimbali

Impulse | Bamboo - A Food Workshop | Primi Plantation | Mamma G's Restaurant | Gigi's Restaurant | Omaha Spur | Mo-Zam-Bik | Olive and Oil | The Tin Roof | Beira Alta Restaurant | Al Pescatore | The Hops | Fiamma Grill Restaurant | Allen Gardiner fine dining


Address: 167 Seaview Drive, Tinley Manor Beach, Tinley Manor, 4300

Overlooking the untamed Indian Ocean on the lush North Coast, Impulse is famous for the unmistakable flavour of the 'pukka' (real) Natal Curry and has been welcoming and serving guests for 20 years.

Our scrumptious, authentic food and warm, friendly service is an expression of our customary Indian approach to life and epitomises traditional Indian culture in the zealous, colourful fusion of spices it embodies. Each delightful dish is freshly made and honourably prepared for your enjoyment, so we coax you to take your time and savour our carefully chosen dishes.

Not only do we excel at robust curries, we also consider the more fragile palate, offering beautifully prepared medium strength curries as well as succulent prawns off the grill, juicy steaks and tenderly grilled marinated fish.

Tel: +27 32 554 4626 Email:  

Bamboo - A Food Workshop

Address: 17 Magai Drive, Zinkwazi

The menu offers Mediterranean seafood flavours and is influenced by a diverse mix of cultures and cooking techniques. Bamboo seats 36 inside the air-conditioned restaurant and 32 outside next to the infinity pool overlooking the ocean in an unsurpassed "al fresco" setting.

There are several elements to excite any 'foodie', such as the Espatada which originates from Brazil, or taste Tuscany with a signature pizza topped with Prosciutto, Beetroot and Creamy Gorgonzola or choose your own toppings. Seafood delights include Spanish Prawns with Mussel and Clam Paella, grilled prawns, or the local line fish catch, baked whole in our wood fired oven and wrapped with banana leaves.

With the breeze of the Indian ocean, dolphin spotting and the unbeatable charm of the KZN north coast, Bamboo is sure to become a favourite dining spot for locals and visitors.

Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: 12:00pm - 03:00pm
Dinner: 08:00pm - 10:00pm

Hotel Reception/Bamboo Bookings: 032 485 3776

Primi Plantation

Address: Shop 73, Ballito Lifestyle Centre

Trendy Italian restaurant with an eclectic vibe and relaxed atmosphere. A superb dining experience is our first priority. The restaurant is very child friendly and can cater specially for kids.

A perfect location for watching sport or enjoying a romantic candle lit dinner. Open from breakfast to dinner daily. Delivery service also available.

Contact: 032 946 3750    

Mamma G's Restaurant

Address: Shop H5, Ballito Junction Shopping Centre, Corner of Ballito Drive & M4, Ballito, KZN

Real Italian food with the freshest ingredients, tastiest recipes & traditional wood-fired oven.

A diverse restaurant menu with something for everyone as well as in-house specials, a super selection of wines and other drinks including their famous Sangria.

Comfortable seating indoors & out with plenty of room for the little ones to play.

Tel.: 032 946 2214 (Main Tel. No.) Tel.: 032 946 2000 (Take-Aways only)

Gigi's Restaurant


Located within the magnificent grounds of Hotel Izulu, you can enjoy Gigi's by dining Al a carte at the elegantly contemporary restaurant, in the intimacy of your finest hotel accommodation suite in Ballito or enjoy light lunches in the pool courtyard or outdoor
terrace areas.

Hotel Izulu now has a specially designed and decorated chef's table dining room in the kitchen. Seating six, patrons may now observe the culinary process through glass windows and receive welcome education from the preparation team. Tasting menus will be served with or without wine from a variety of optional choices. The best kept secret is the table in the charming wine cellar where sought after South African wines can be enjoyed by the bottle or the glass. Seating a maximum of 12 this exquisite room is the perfect venue for special occasions, business dinners or that gathering of friends that could be a little rowdy.

Tel.: +27 32 946 3444   Hotel Izulu...

Omaha Spur

Address: Ballito Lifestyle Centre

Omaha Spur in Ballito is a family friendly restaurant where your family can relax and enjoy a hearty meal or where you can take the children for a special birthday party they'll always remember. Spur supports many mountain biking events around the country and in Ballito, Omaha Spur are proud sponsors of the Kids Fun Rides at Holla Trails on the first Sunday of every month.

With great school initiative programs and the Spur Kids Club, find out what Spur can do for you! Support Spur as they support our community in many things.

Tel.: 032 946 3711    

Mo-Zam-Bik (Ballito)

Address: Shop 4 & 5, Cnr Jack Powell & Compensation Road, Boulevard Shopping Centre  Dolphin Coast 4420

Cuisine: Portuguese, African
Ambiance: Bustling
Menu type: Mozambican

Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner

Seating Capacity: 240

Welcome to Mozambik restaurant our authentic Mozambican barraccas situated in Ballito, in close proximity to the beautiful renowned beaches of the stunning North Coast and also now in Benoni, Gauteng, where life never stops. These vibey, zany, hot spots exude warmth and fun in true Afro-Latin style. Our exciting approach to food is an interesting fusion of Mozambican, Portuguese, African and European flavours, created by our talented Mozambican and South African chefs.

The ambient atmosphere of our vision epitomises relaxed tropical balmy evenings and the musical, rhythmic and freedom-loving culture and lifestyle that is Mozambique. Our barracca's are indeed chill-zones, a way of life, reminiscent of hot sunshine, white sand, prawns and beer where there are no frills, some spills, plenty of laughs and an appreciation for the wisdom of simplicity.

Visit Mo-Zam-Bar and sip on an iced-cold Laurentina beer or a refreshing Caipirinha cocktail at sunset with friends and family, immerse yourself in a mouth-watering meal with a dash of zing and embrace the rich decadence we provide in true Latin style where you are sure to feel liberated and well at home.

Tel.: 032 946 0979

Olive and Oil (Ballito)

Address: Shop 49, Ballito lifestyle centre, Main Road, Ballito, 4390d

Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean
Ambiance: Family friendly

Monday till Sunday lunch 12h00 till 15h00
Monday till Thursday dinner 18h00 till 22h00
Friday dinner 18h00 till 23h00
Saturday dinner 18h00 till 22h30
Sunday dinner 18h00 till 21h30

Seating Capacity: 100

This restaurant is the newest member of the Olive and Oil brand having opened at the end of 2009. It is located at the entrance of the Ballito Lifestyle Centre, which is in the heart of Ballito central. In keeping with the vibe of this popular tourist town, the restaurant provides a great destination for holiday makers looking for a quality dining experience. The variety in the Olive and Oil menus ensure there is something catering to the needs of any new customer and its consistency guarantees locals’ continued satisfaction.

Tel.: 032 586 0177

The Tin Roof

Address: Compensation exit off N2, The Farm Gate, Ballito

Cuisine: Contemporary , Fusion
Ambiance: Elegant

Open: Breakfast , Lunch
Wednesday- Sunday 9.00 - 16h00
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Festive Season : closed on Mondays only
Open on Public holidays

Seating Capacity: 45

The Tin Roof is a world apart from the popular LifeStyle Centre in Ballito, even though it is less than a 5 minute drive away. This relaxed chic restaurant is at the end of a farm road, overlooking lush Natal vegetation.

The food served at this oasis of calm has gathered a reputation for alternative cuisine and the menu changes monthly. There is Live Entertainment and enough variety to suit a range of tastes and appetites. Clients come from far and wide to revisit this pleasant surprise at the end of a dirt road.

Who could wish for a more idyllic spot for a lazy breakfast or a lunch with friends and family? For a special occasion, the entire restaurant can be booked for exclusivity for corporate functions, small intimate weddings and other such events.

If you prefer the food to come to you – the Tin Roof can cater for your special event. Menus are tailoured to your precise needs.

Directions: Exit off the N2 at the Ballito/ Compensation off ramp. Turn Left at the top of off ramp. 30m turn left again, you will see an Ebundla
Hotel sign Follow road for 1.6km following Tin Roof Signs to final destination. The Tin Roof Restaurant signs are visual along this road. Last 600m of the road is a dirt road.

Tel.: 032-9472548

Beira Alta Restaurant (Ballito)

Address: Shop 6, Ballito Lifestyle Centre

Cuisine: Portuguese, Grill, South African
Ambiance: Family friendly

Open: Lunch, Dinner

Beira Alta takes its cue from the interior mountainous region of Portugal from where royalty ruled and traditions emerged.

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 chicken and platters piled high with pan-fried prawns, smothered with a blend of spices, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.

Directions: Available on request.

Tel.: 032 946 2388

Al Pescatore

Address: 14 Edward Place, On the beach

Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
Ambiance: Intimate

Open: Lunch, Dinner
Tuesday - Sunday: 11h00 - 21h30
Monday: 17h00 - 21h30

Seating Capacity: 130

Al Pescatore is one of the oldest and still one of the most popular restaurants on the North Coast. The secret to their success, Al Pescatore owner Trevor Wolf believes, is the fact that they have been willing to change with the times. Having been in the area for 17 years, Trevor and his wife Jenny have delighted the taste-buds of roughly three generations of locals and holidaymakers. The restaurant started out in the
Boulevard Centre in 1989 as an Italian Trattoria. But because of the change in the market, the restaurant has evolved into more of a Mediterranean / seafood restaurant. And, as the market has demanded it, Al Pescatore has kept on changing.

About five years ago Trevor moved the restaurant to the beach - overlooking Clark Bay. Then he erected a wooden deck outside the restaurant where patrons may enjoy a relaxed meal while watching the surfers and dolphins play in the beautiful Indian Ocean . "We
have still retained the romantic, stylish feel inside the restaurant, but now we can also cater for a more casual crowd who want to come in for a light afternoon lunch in their shorts and slops," says Trevor.

Directions: Coming into Ballito on the M4 continue with the road that turns into Alice Road. We will be on the bend as the road swerves to the right.

Tel.: 032 946-3574

The Hops

Address: 14 Edward Place

Cuisine: Pub
Ambiance: Bustling

Open: 11:00 - Late

Hops is a pub and restaurant in the finest tradition, combining a warm, friendly atmosphere with top class service and high quality pub fare. Join us at one of our incredible sites for breathtaking views, incredible food and unforgettable company.Come and unwind with us.

Directions: On Ballito Drive (M4) drive all the way down towards the beach. The road will turn into Hawkins Street. Turn left into Compensation Beach Road and then right into Edward Place.

Tel.: 032 946 2896

Fiamma Grill Restaurant

Address: 63 Compensation Beach Road

Cuisine: Grill
Ambiance: Casual

Open: Tuesday: 18:00 - 21:30 Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30

This vibrant and friendly restaurant is situated in the exclusive Coco-de-Mer Boutique Hotel in Ballito. Service comes with a smile and the dishes are exceptional!

The restaurant is a twist on its two sister restaurants, BEL PUNTO and LA CASA NOSTRA in Umdloti which draws inspiration from fresh seasonal flavours, quality ingredients and a family atmosphere. The well thought-out modern menu draws inspiration from the grill to the wood fire oven, specialising in seafood, chicken and selected meats.

Tel.: 032 946 1029    

Allen Gardiner Fine Dining

Durban Harbour

The Allen Gardiner is Durban's unique and exciting fine dining experience. Enjoy our menu of freshly prepared fine foods while cruising
the calm waters of Durban Harbour. The Allen Gardiner is one of Durban's premier attractions. They have daily breakfast, lunch, sunset or dinner cruises available for individuals or groups. The Allen Gardiner is also available to charter for any large business or family event.

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