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“Gorgeous decor, wine, food, waitron...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Harvey's

Harvey's
Shop 13, Umhlanga Centre | 189 Ridge Road, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban 4320, South Africa
031 561 4977
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Ranked #62 of 373 Restaurants in Durban
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
DURBAN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Gorgeous decor, wine, food, waitron...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I joined a colleague of mine for a drink at your restaurant, of course everyone says the food is excellent. I want to remark on the décor, the books on the tables and the comfort of the outside area. I simply love this restaurant. The finer details and touches are lovely.

A waitron with blond hair served us and he simply amazing. His professionalism and demeanor is a perfect fit for this kind of establishment.
He pairs food with wines in an effortless manner. He is well spoken and tactful.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Durban, South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great for an intimate dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We had a lovely dinner there for our anniversary. Great food and service. Love the decor. Wasn't the best place for a function for lots of people where there is a speaker, but that was a space and sound thing, rather than a service and food problem.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We ate at Harvey's last Saturday and were sadly disappointed.
My sister who lives in Durban treated us to dinner here.
Food was at best average but the price tag not.
Service was unatentive and we even saw a lady try to take my sisters purse while waiting for the washroom who was not a patron but the staff did nothing.
All in all cold Steaks, peppery fish and no value proposition sorry Harvey's but your standards have lapsed a great deal since we were last there

Visited March 2013
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Ladybrand, Free State, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“The definitive Durban fine dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

There's not enough words to describe the wonderful experience that Harvey's present to all the senses....a beautifully opulent space with character and charm. A relaxed atmosphere with infinite attention to detail.....all that before I even get to mention the service and the food! Oh the food the glorious food! The menu offers a beautiful tapestry of inventive and exciting choices, one can not resist wanting to try everything! The service in a nutshell: fantastic! This is, simply said: the best restaurant in South Africa!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durban
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Evening - will be back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was a really lovely evening. Very warm and professional service from the staff. EXCELLENT food. Lovely wine, and all in all - a super evening. Not for the financially faint-hearted, but then... a safe bet if you're wanting a'successful' time. Very nice to be at an upmarket, boutique type of environment - not in a mass-numbers hotel chain place. Nice venue/location. We'll certainly go back a couple of times a year if we can.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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