Hillcrest Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Hillcrest

September 4, 2017 Randal Brittian

Discover the best restaurant in Hillcrest, South Africa including Quo Restaurant, Q4 Prawns, Olive & Oil, Oscars Cafe, Mo-zam-bik Hillcrest, Lupa Osteria, Stretta, Treat Cafe, Keg Pub & Restaurant, Chilliplum Bistro
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1. Quo Restaurant

Gillitts Shopping Centre | Corner of York / Clifton Roads, Gillitts, Durban, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating Asian, Fusion, Cafe, International, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night +27 82 320 7906
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Quo Restaurant

A unique dining experience situated in the heart of Gillitts specializing in fusion cuisine. We’re set in beautiful courtyard surrounds within the Gillitts Shopping Centre, our attentive waitrons await your arrival. Ideally situated and able to seat up to 60 patrons comfortably, Quo is well known for its private functions and business lunches. We also have a specifically designed menu to meet the needs of anyone wishing to host a fabulous function. We offer daily and weekly specials, including a special lunch menu and a pensioners’ day every Tuesday. We look forward to offering you a unique and memorable dining experience.

Reviewed By Mich D

Having been once before, heard new owners so we were worried but nothing to be worried about. Had a fantastic and special anniversary dinner. The signature pork belly dish (yes with crackling) was sublime and don't even get me started on the bread and butter pudding... yummy. A lovely restaurant for that special occasion.

2. Q4 Prawns

9 Old Main Road | Opposite Mac Donalds And Above Shave Paints, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar Seafood, Sushi Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +27 31 765 2480
Excellent
29%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 77 reviews

Q4 Prawns

Reviewed By Juanv v - Durban

Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude. To be brushed off by the manager when enquiring about the delay in serving our mains was downright embarrassing. If you do not understand customer service, you are welcome to contact me for some lessons! Having a problem is not the problem, solving the problem is what distinguishes you from the rest.
We have always had good food and service here, but for some reason we were ignored for 45 min after finishing our starters. (Mains was ordered with the starters.)We left after another 30 minutes of waiting for our mains, after bringing it to the managers attention and still being ignored. No feedback, no apology. I was terribly embarrassed as I've told my guests that this is the best place in town. Mains was obviously enjoyed elsewhere.

3. Olive & Oil

12/16 Old Main Road | Shop 19a, Lillies Lifestyle Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +27 31 765 6214
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Olive & Oil

A family based mediterranean restaurant with an emphasis on good quality food value for money and an overall dining experience. Catering for all tastes we do a wide array of dishes from seafood to grills we also cater for children with a kiddies menu

Reviewed By Lorj03 - Durban, South Africa

For top class food and service, look no further than this restaurant. It's been some time since we visited Olive and Oil, and once again, we were not disappointed. We took friends who had owned their own restaurant, and they were extremely impressed with the friendly service and excellent food. Our waiter, Des, was very attentive. All the dishes ordered were outstanding. I always groan when my husband orders steak medium well, as he usually has to send it back because it is still "bleeding". However, his sirloin was grilled to perfection.

4. Oscars Cafe

Old Main Rd | Lillies Lifestyle Centre Shop 7, Hillcrest, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 31 765 7326
Excellent
50%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 281 reviews

Oscars Cafe

Reviewed By J0hnC918 - Kloof, South Africa

Oscar's, packed again this morning but little wonder with such good service value and food. Breakfast stop after a morning cycle Service even though we took the last table was fast polite and efficient. With a full breakfast and coffee for R50. I walked away well satisfied.
Well done to the Management and Team.

5. Mo-zam-bik Hillcrest

9 Inanda Road | Shop 12, Elangeni Centre, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available Portuguese, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +27 31 765 6556
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 168 reviews

Mo-zam-bik Hillcrest

Reviewed By Lorj03 - Durban, South Africa

Mozambik has undergone a revamp, taking away the drinks serving bar to provide more tables on the raised section, and modernising with large picture windows.
The service is excellent and credit must go to our waitor, Tinashe, who was friendly and super efficient. We introduced ourselves and he addressed us, by name, whenever he came to see if we needed anything. The food was outstanding, as usual.

6. Lupa Osteria

14 Old Main Road, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 31 765 3059
Excellent
46%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 221 reviews

Lupa Osteria

Reviewed By Pj398 - Durban, South Africa

I often go to Lupa for lunch or dinners, and it remains one of my favourite restaurants. The service is always great and the food is outstanding. I can recommend the peri peri wood fired chicken with extra sauce and zucchini fries. World class!!

7. Stretta

9 Old Main Road | 50 Old Main Rd, Hillcrest 3610, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 31 765 8862
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 177 reviews

Stretta

Reviewed By wilnaventer - Durban, South Africa

Large group of ladies went there for a birthday. Service and waiter were extremely good as each lady ordered something different. Food came out quickly, my egg and gluten-free breakfast were extremely good. Pleasant and vibey atmosphere. We all had a most enjoyable time together.

8. Treat Cafe

61 Old Main Road, Botha's Hill 3610, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +27 31 777 1586
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Treat Cafe

A friendly welcome, generous spirit and considerable attention to detail, come together at Treat Cafe. Rich tradition, contemporary style and nature's bounty are the sources, your dining pleasure, the result! We like the smallness of our name and we like the simple and complex association of the word. Treat Cafe is a place to indulge yourself, whether it be a quick coffee stop or a long slow afternoon over a delicious lunch with friends, we have built our Cafe on the notion that you want a friendly welcome in a place that is warm, genuine and reliable. Treat Cafe is fast becoming a firm favourite with both locals and our long time Talloula clients and friends, not only for a delicious meal, but as a venue for special birthdays, anniversaries, engagement parties, book club functions, baby showers and even kitchen teas! We seem to have done it all, and loved every minute of the variety this function room offers. Visit our facebook page for news of our Theme Evenings and Starlight Movies For those in need of some retail therapy we have carefully hand picked gift items and artwork for sale, trying wherever possible to support local and hand produced goods. Our jungle gym keeps the little tots busy, and we have been told that we make the best Milkshakes in KZN -come on over and have your say!

Reviewed By Lorj03 - Durban, South Africa

A beautiful light and airy restaurant with views over the Alverstone valley. High ceilings with white exposed beams, white furniture and lovely (albeit rather expensive) gifts on display add to the ambience. Excellent service - my husband dropped his fork and before he could bend...MoreThank you so much for taking the time to review our Cafe! We appreciate the encouragement, and will continue to endeavour to provide our patrons with great service, hearty food and a fabulous experience all round ! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

9. Keg Pub & Restaurant

Old Main Rd | Shop 16, Heritage Market, Hillcrest 3650, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available Irish, Bar, International, European Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch HK$39 - HK$118 +27 31 765 2070
Excellent
32%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Keg Pub & Restaurant

We are a pub and Restaurant in the lovely village of Hillcrest, we serve pie's , steak, Nacho's and many more dishes. We have bands every wed night and this is our Ladies night. Friday's we also get the party started with great free live bands. We love sport here at The Keg and have a big screen and show all sport in HD. Join us for ladies night on Wednesday with 50% off ladies dining with ladies or our Monday night also 50% off. Lots of different events happening on other night's too .You Always welcome ! MENU LINK HERE https://atthekeg.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/KEG-Menu-September-2017.pdf

Reviewed By Lesley1222 - Durban, South Africa

Try visiting the Keg and Trout restaurant/pub in Hillcrest on a Monday night, they offer half price on all main meals after 5 in the evening, the ribs are delicious and my husband had a prime cut steak which he raves about. It is a lot quieter than most other nights, the service was attentive and friendly.

10. Chilliplum Bistro

57 St Margaret Road | The Village Richdens Shopping Centre. PHASE 2., Hillcrest 3610, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Contemporary, Fusion, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$16 +27 31 765 2590
Excellent
85%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Chilliplum Bistro

Chilliplum initially opened as a coffee shop in Kloof in 2013 and is now open in the Richden's Shopping Centre. Phase 2. 57 St Margarets Road. Hillcrest Chilliplum is an innovative urban concept which has grown over the years from a passion for growing, cooking and serving good tasting food! We serve vegan, vegetarian, chicken and beef dishes in different culinary styles. Join husband & wife team, Ursula & Robert for taste sensation of good food made from the heart! We are fully licensed and offer beautiful wines, cocktails & local award winning craft beers. Great atmosphere, Excellent service and Gosh Darn Good Food! #yumyumchilliplum

Reviewed By Jevonjade - Durban, South Africa

We popped in for an early lunch one Saturday and the place was still quiet but filled up by the time we left. This seems to be a very popular spot with the locals and I can see why! A largely vegetarian menu offfering but some meat options available too so there is something for everyone. We had a veg platter for 2 which was awesome! Super fresh ingredients and a nice variety of veg, dips and bread. It was lovely and light and very tasty. The other meal ordered was they chilli non carne, cute play on words! This was very flavoursome and a nice alternative to the more common meat version. Black beans were used as the substitute and gave it a very rich full texture. Will definitely be back to try out more dishes.

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