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“Good food,excellent service,and good value for money”
Review of Buds on the Bay - CLOSED

Buds on the Bay
Cuisines: Mexican
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Description: This unique site, set amongst the mangroves next to the yachts at Trawlers Wharf, is the perfect spot for long lazy lunches, where you can spin a yarn with friends in fine nautical fashion, and enjoy a somewhat different dining experience.Ideal for functions, parties or lazy lunches Relax on the deck and enjoy the view of the yachts and the fishing trawlers amongst the mangroves. Sundowners 10 Minutes from Durban CBD
Durban, South Africa
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2 reviews
“Good food,excellent service,and good value for money”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

Buds on the Bay is a good place to visit,firstly one does not have to be all dressed up in your Sunday best,it is a very relaxed atmosphere.The service is very good and the waitrons have a very pleasant way about them and are always willing to advise.what is good to eat.The quality of the food is five star,and is well prepared and presented.

Visited July 2012
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41 reviews from our community

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English first
Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Down with the crabs”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

A fun venue down in the mangroves and the seafood was very good. We enjoyed the experience and will visit again.

Visited April 2012
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Durban, South Africa
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A gem in the backwaters of the bay.”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

There is a wonderful, casual atmosphere. There are three swings at the edge of the veranda, and those who are young at heart, or worse for wear, can swing out over the mangroves ! The food is excellent with a touch of "quirkiness' in the presentation !

Visited July 2011
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Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Laid Back”
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Casual eatery among mangrove trees on the harbour. Food is very good and music too.

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Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“rustic and different”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

You don't go to Buds for fancy food or fancy service. You go because it's an experience. Very laid back and relaxed it has the feel of a camp site. The food is fine - i had prawn curry, but its mostly a place to unwind and linger with friends. Enjoy your lobster bisque in an enamel mug...

  • Visited February 2012
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