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9th Avenue Bistro

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Ninth Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
(+27+31) 312 9134
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant had a good rating and we were not disappointed. The owners made us feel welcome with offering to do some vegan / dairy free options for us. Really enjoyed the food, would definitely go back on our next visit. Best to ring in advance re special dietary needs.

Thank lorraine155
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been there several times. The food is always very good but on the more expensive side. There is a good selection of wines, the restaurant can either be a romantic venue but I have also had several business diners there over the years.

Thank Chris P
Durban South Africa
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235 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue is overpriced and very pretentious. Certainly not worth the money, however I am willing to pay whatever, but at least get value for money.Parking is difficult too.

Thank Peter F
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favourite fine dining restaurants. We always have had amazing food and the wine selection is excellent. Attentive wait staff.

Thank lithium5
Durban, South Africa
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed a lunch of superbly prepared langoustines on a bed of deliciously veg and a waldorf salad followed by crème brule' and tea to finish. Excellent food and great service with attentive but discreet waiters.

Thank pmoonsamy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its was my first time at the bistro and the service was super and our waiter Bernine was super friendly and efficient.The food was good and whole ambience was pleasant, we thoroughly enjoyed our outing..

Thank Menzi M
Durban, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked a special dinner for 6 people on a Thursday night , only to discover that two very large tables of diners were also celebrating special occasions. This seemed to cause a backup in the kitchen and a long wait between starter and main courses ensued. Eventually we left the premises after 10pm feeling a little jaded. This was... More 

Thank Canhappen
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food is always exceptional. The wait staff is attentive but not intrusive. I have never had a meal there that I did not thoroughly enjoy. It remains my favourite place to eat in Durban. Perfect for a special occasion - it has a great private, personal feel. But you can just as well pop round for a lunch and... More 

Thank Keith C
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This restaurant has been on my wishlist for ages, so I was thrilled when friends suggested a meal there. We hadn't booked so were delighted when we could be accommodated at short notice. Everything was divine, we were warmly greeted on arrival and our waiter was a star! Phil made our evening that more enjoyable by his relaxed banter, and... More 

Thank mags592014
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Very nice and tasty food. Perfectly cooked nd seasoned. Easy parking in front of the restaurant . Friendly service. Prices reasonable (not cheap but worth the expense). Good choice of wines

Thank PaulPauwen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, European, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ninth Avenue, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: (+27+31) 312 9134
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?