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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 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
Outstandingly delicious... twice!

On a month long visit to Durban and with a host of outstanding places to eat, we dined twice at Market... and I would go back again if there was time. Lunch with friends in the courtyard was a sublime way to spend an afternoon. Delicious combinations of tastes, flavours and ingredients make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Moyra R
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

On a month long visit to Durban and with a host of outstanding places to eat, we dined twice at Market... and I would go back again if there was time. Lunch with friends in the courtyard was a sublime way to spend an afternoon. Delicious combinations of tastes, flavours and ingredients make choosing difficult. The Prawn an quinoa salad... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

When visiting Durban, make sure to try out Market in Essenwood and be prepared to have a wonderful meal served. I was there for lunch and have to say that the price was well worth it. The food is definitely art and after the plate is put in front of you you pause a second to stare at how nicely... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Market is a known favorite for a lot of the Durban foodies. The food here is fresh, the flavors different and the atmosphere is always lovely. You can sit out in their gravel outdoor seating area near a pretty little fountain, or indoors. The restaurant lends itself to a relaxing experience blending the outdoors and indoors beautifully. The freshly squeezed... More 

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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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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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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?