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9th Avenue Waterside

Contemporary South African
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Attributes

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Great Views
  • Sunsets

9th Avenue Bistro is owned & run by Graham & Gina Neilson who travelled and worked in top establishments in the USA, the UK, Bermuda, South America and South Africa. It was while travelling they came to the conclusion that there was no place like home and decided that their home town of Durban would be the place for them to make their mark. It has been their mission to create a modern, warm and unpretentious venue in the heart of Morningside, Durban, serving fresh and creative cuisine with an emphasis on high quality seasonal ingredients. Graham in the kitchen strives for perfection with every plate whilst Gina and the front of house team delivers smooth, knowledgeable and professional service. Showcasing fresh locally sourced seasonal cuisine. All dishes are exquisitely presented, from modern interpretations of Bistro classics to cutting edge gastronomy. The menu is constantly evolving and we encourage diners to try one of our tasting menus. The wine list changes regularly and concentrates on smaller boutique wineries offering some of SAs finest, as well as many affordable options. The wine list also offers a selection of international wines and locally sourced micro brewed beers.. Every few months 9th Avenue hosts set menu dinners paired with leading wine estates from SA and abroad.

Reviews (112)

4.7 out of 5.0
Food 4.8
Value 4.5
Service 4.7
Ambience 4.8
  • Murray D. Wed 16 Oct 19
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Great meal in a superb location.

  • Nicky P. Wed 16 Oct 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    The most exquisite venue, partnered was outstanding food and service. We had the most delicious lunch. I’m sure the dinner views will be breathtaking!

  • Kugan M. Wed 16 Oct 19
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    We had an excellent lunch, the Mussel starter , Prawns main and Duck main were well presented ,of Fresh high quality produce and tasted divine . The wine was an excellent match and good value .Only disappointment was the crème brulee at the end , the custard should have been smooth and silky and was disappointing .Clive's service was exceptional . Thanks for bringing 9th Ave to Yacht Mole. Its going to become Legendary at the bay!

  • MRS H. Wed 16 Oct 19
    4.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • SARAH Wed 16 Oct 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Beautiful venue, attentive staff and superb food. Durban's treasure.

  • Eden Wed 16 Oct 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    5 stars! What an incredible dining experience. One that has topped our list in the whole of Durbs! First off, thank you for a DIVINE vegan menu filled with so much option. Our meals were so unique and filled with flavours we’d never tried before! Complements to the chef & staff. Value for money, no doubt. Also, thank you for such excellent service. We cannot wait to be back and try more of your vegan menu and bring family along to try your other menu.

  • Themba Wed 16 Oct 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • JONATHAN Mon 14 Oct 19
    3
    Food 2.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Very disappointed with my favorite restaurant. Brought a friend over and was very disappointed. The pear,gorgonzola and candied pecan salad was nowhere near what you guys normally offer. The serving was not the problem;it was the composition that left a lot to be desired. The shellfish orzo too, was very, very disappointing. There was no bisque to speak of. There was a lot of rice with a tablespoon or two of the sauce. This is definitely not being exaggerated. The shellfish was very well prepared. It is the bisque that I pay for though and we were very short changed. I do understand that you're very busy but you're number one in my book and I expect standards to be maintained. Kind regards Jonathan

  • Dalisu N. Mon 14 Oct 19
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    really enjoyed the food, good service

  • Lizette H. Mon 14 Oct 19
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    first time at 9th Waterside and absolutely loved it. Everything from the wine to the food to the service was amazing! Well done for taking the leap to the Wharf - a really good move! We had a really lovely experience, thank you!

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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 12h00 - 14h30, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 12h00 - 14h30, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Thursday 12h00 - 14h30, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 12h00 - 14h30, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 12h00 - 14h30, 18h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday 12h00 - 14h30
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