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40 Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) Road | Essenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
31 309 8581
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8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mon 7:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb!

Food tastes like the chef has real passion. Courtyard is welcoming,, cozy and romantic. Both dishes, quinoa salad and pasta was mouthwatering. Service is great and food came quickly. Very happy customer!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Zizke
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Food tastes like the chef has real passion. Courtyard is welcoming,, cozy and romantic. Both dishes, quinoa salad and pasta was mouthwatering. Service is great and food came quickly. Very happy customer!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Live music, outdoors and great food. The waiters are friendly and helpful and all four of us loved our meal!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Not our first visit to Market so it is proven as a nice little venue with good food and excellent atmosphere. Service staff are attentive and knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. Food is fresh and consistent, heading in the right direction. Love the outdoor court yard seating and casual feel. Good wines. Will return.

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Bergville, South Africa
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Quick afternoon coffee and cake with business colleagues, in between visits to clients. Good service, fine coffee, and glorious lemon meringue, with plenty of lemon and super pastry. We'll be back!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very good restaurant to relax with friends and enjoy a selection from a well chosen menu. Service was good and waitress was charming. Our group all had excellent, well-presented mains followed by first class dessert. Prices were medium to high and corkage charged between R45 and R90 depending on whether local or foreign wine was brought.

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Benoni, South Africa
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had lunch here with a colleague and enjoyed every moment of it. The menu offered a big variety of dishes. I ordered the burger and it was well prepared and tasty. Service was excellent and the setting in the garden was just what I needed. Thanks Rachel for taking me there and if you want a quiet place to have... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had only one problem with this restaurant : S-L-O-W service. The decor and vibe are warm, welcoming and absolutey charming. So were the staff. The menu offered wide variety, enticing dishes and modest prices. We ordered chicken tagliatelle with pesto and roast tomatoes, which were truly good subject matter for gastronomic fantasies (I have others!) My latte was delicious... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

one word word for service at market AMAZING had an awesome evening there my food was great but could be better above all service is amazing FRANK keep it up on good service He made sure we where well looked after i will definatelly be back

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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160 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Listening to a great singer over lunch brought back many pleasant memories - terrific selection of songs. Most pleasant outdoor setting - easy to see why all those arriving asked for an outside table. BUT that is where it stopped. Service is friendly but very slow - 20 minutes to get a carafe of water, etc. The menu is varied... More 

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were guests of "locals" , and what a treat. An extensive "specials" menu, any requests accommodated. Very friendly staff, great atmosphere only surpassed by the food. A great night.

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Additional Information about Market

Address: 40 Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) Road | Essenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
Phone Number: 31 309 8581
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 7:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Gladys Mazibuko (Marriott) Road | Essenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: 31 309 8581

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?