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The Lookout on Newport

$$ - $$$,
36 Newport Avenue | Glenashley, Durban 4051, South Africa
+27 31 562 1415
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good50%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“schnitzel” (2 reviews)
“eisbein” (3 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
36 Newport Avenue | Glenashley, Durban 4051, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The RIBS are to die for and the service was tops, very friendly, informative waitresses. Thoroughly enjoyable but a rather noisy establishment.

Thank habyjansen
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

We visited The Lookout restaurant after reading all the reviews on them having the "best ribs" in Durban, and indeed it was the best by far!! Fall off the bone ribs, absolutely perfect. Our waiter was warm and very friendly. The view is a bonus....More

Thank shabelR
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The Lookout's menu has something for everyone. It's not fancy dining, it's just really good food. Their ribs are the best in Durban by far. The seafood is fresh and cooked to perfection. The various steaks are done perfectly. There isn't a dish on the...More

Thank Ferne K
Reviewed September 11, 2017

We've eaten here quite a few times and, despite telling myself that I should order something different, I end up ordering the same thing each time - and never being disappointed. I can recommend the half chicken and calamari combo - the calamari is tender,...More

Thank RaeBar
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a lovely view and is nice and warm inside. The service was efficient and friendly. We ordered the chicken schnitzel and eisbein. The protein portions were very tasty. The only let down was that the mashed potato was ice cold on the...More

Thank LaraJB
Reviewed August 9, 2017

I visit the Lookout relatively frequently and have zeroed in on my favourites. The half flattie piri-piri is one of the best I've eaten for a long while plus if you like sauce or gravy they are happy to spice your meal up a little...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed June 21, 2017

To start off with it was a Friday, lunch time and we were having lunch the 3 of us we got our drink order fairly quick but that is where it stops, when our lunch arrived the food was ice cold curry served in a...More

Thank carol b
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Enjoyed a leisurely lunch here last week with a large crowd. The restaurant views are great, looking out over Glenashley and the sea. The day we were there (Thursday) they were short staffed so no pizzas were available but it didn't seem to affect the...More

Thank MargaretW_11
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Although we have been for a meal in the evening, because we live some distance away in Hillcrest, we generally go for a pub lunch when in the area. This place at lunchtime is like the old TV series "Cheers". Every time we've been there...More

Thank Lorj03
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We waited 10 minutes to give our drink orders. Our starter order was wrong as well as our waitress was not very attentive. When the manager checked up on us, she was rude with her responses. We were one of three tables in the restaurant....More

Thank JessNats
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:59 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Newport Avenue | Glenashley, Durban 4051, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 562 1415
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