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Cafe 1999

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Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 202 3406
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Today
18:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Fri 12:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food in Cafe 1999 is superb, this is world-class cooking and it is matched by wine and also by both kitchen and waiting service of a very high standard. The menu is also a very wide one but not so wide that it detracts from the outstanding standard of food that is produced. Very impressive indeed. Today's lunch was... More 

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Thank Liz S
Durban, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been frequenting this restaurant for the past 17 years and the food has just got better and better. Not the greatest setting looking into a car park but once settled inside or on the verandah, that fades into the distance. Our daughter had a chorizo and prawn pasta - the waitress allowed her to change the angel hair... More 

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Thank Taryn C
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my husband to dinner on a Saturday evening. I was expecting a lot from this restaurant given its reputation, however I was disappointed with my food. I ordered the sesame seed encrusted chicken breast. My husband had the fillet steak and that seemed to be the better option. What saved the evening for me were the lovely cocktails... More 

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Thank Michelle_Guy_100
Durban, South Africa
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We finally returned after three years... and glad we did! Thank you to Marcelle for some wonderful dishes, I think my wife's Tuna tartare starter was the highlight. Service was great, knowledgable and attentive. We will be back to taste the rest!

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Thank JoNo_N
Durban, South Africa
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The restaurant provides world class cuisine at very favorable prices. Using daily and fresh ingredients, the menu changes daily / weekly with a varied menu for the discerning palette. The flavours in the dishes explode in your mouth leaving you wanting more. This is a must visit and return as frequently as you can. It is abundantly clear the strong... More 

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Thank Dean S
Durban, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Attended a Birthday Lunch for 40 people. Custom Menu with 3 choices for Starters and Main Course. Something for all tastes . Friendly Service, Tasty and Elegant Food served with style . There is also a good choice of dishes for Lunch and Dinner and a choice of Big Bites and Little Bites for the not so hungry. Highly recommended.

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Thank 351glendab
Kloof, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

An enjoyable and vibey restaurant although not a large restaurant and booking is advised.. Always a good meal

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Thank Debi19
Durban, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This has got to be my favourite restaurant on the south side of the Umgeni River. Excellent food and a fabulous choice of select wines, Mo and his very competent staff are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the food and wine on offer, whether it's a party of friends or just dinner for 2 and you want something a little... More 

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Thank lynnegild
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant is run by a husband and wife team Marcelle and Sean Roberts..The menu is outstanding...all fresh produce and prepared by a very talented chef.. The food is tasty modern and fresh with a wide variety to choose from. The service is great and the atmosphere is exciting with Sean in the front of house...Has to be visited!!!!!

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Thank mchase977
Durban, South Africa
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Went there for our wedding anniversary, and we had a really special evening. My wife still talked about it 3 days later. Quite pricey - R800 for two, but then again we had a full house, but only two good glasses of wine. The deep-fried olives are to die for and the pear and gorgonzola salad is not far behind.... More 

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Thank Hans S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$150
Cuisine
European, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 202 3406

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?