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Billy the B.U.M.S.

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Windermere Road, Durban, South Africa
+27 31 303 1988
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Ullapool
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Popped in here one afternoon for a beer and some wine. Neither the IPA or the wine we picked from the menu were available , so we went to Spiga instead just across and down the road.

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Thank Iain T
Hillcrest, South Africa
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Our lunch here turned out a disaster. This outfit was always a pleasure to visit and delivered great service and great food with a great atmosphere. This time around the chef wasn't in the food was bad and service bad. Won't be going back.

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Thank Glyn G
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This establishment is about the worst I have ever experienced. Before we sat down, I asked the waitress if there vegetarian meals available. She said yes. I found nothing on the menu that was at all appealing. I asked if she could make a cheese sandwich. She said no. I ordered an alcohol free drink that tasted like cough syrup.... More 

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Thank elizabethw648
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Lovely to go meet up with some friends and have some delicious cocktails ! They have a nice variety of cocktails on offer :)

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Thank Kimberly130
Durban, South Africa
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199 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

its a nice cocktail and evening out bar . nice music and friendly staff . a lot of young folks so it a good place to meet people

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Thank kingsrest
Durban
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Though basically a drinking hole, Billy’s used to be a pleasant-enough local to drop by for a beer and not-so-bad pub grub—especially on a Monday night for the beer and burger special. It’s recently under new management, with the new owners (we were told) determined to turn things around. There’s a new pizza oven, apparently, and a new look around... More 

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1 Thank NautieZA
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

I had supper once at Billy the Bums about a month ago. Some people seemed no rave about the place but I was not that impressed. It was quite quiet when we were there but service still took a while. We had burgers. The food was not bad but not something out of the ordinary. It might be quite a... More 

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Thank Melchior123
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

Visited a couple of times for a quick snack. Couldn't fault the staff, they found us a table even on a very busy Friday night and looked after us from start to finish.

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1 Thank Stokered
Midrand, South Africa
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015 via mobile

Just as expected. Fun menu, nice food - even if their definition of crispy onion rings is my definition of burnt - bubbly, friendly, young staff. Good evening. Good value.

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1 Thank Jenny F
Durban, South Africa
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116 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

This was a place we frequented often. Excellent Cocktails, good food, and without doubt the best burger in Durban. Sadly though, that is no longer the case. (Ive since learn't from a former employee that this establishment was sold, and the new owners are ALL about cost cutting. Probably the reason for the shoddy service, small burger patty and mingy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Windermere Road, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 303 1988

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