Where to Eat in Southbroom: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 15, 2017 Misti Hsu

Southbroom is a coastal village in Ugu District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It is located 25 km south-west of Port Shepstone, 143 km south-west of Durban, and 213 km south of Pietermaritzburg.
Things to do in Southbroom

1. Keg & Galleon

Marine drive, Margate, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 39 312 2575
Excellent
28%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Keg & Galleon

Reviewed By Andre O

We drove up and down the Hibiscus coast on a Sunday afternoon trying to find a restaurant with a reasonable setting and good food. Most were closed. Others, well, did not quite seem 'right'. We eventually stopped at the Keg in Margate Hotel. It has always been one of our favourites through the years. It again did not disappoint. My wife had the lamb pot pie, I had the new bunny chow. The chef actually accomodated me by making the curry very mild.
Bottom line, I need to add the Keg and Galleon to my review list as the food is always very good and well prepared with generous helpings, the menu is comprehensive and the prices are 'right'. In my opinion, one of the top restaurants on the hibiscus coast that finds the right balance between quality, affordability, and especially not being ripped off. The setting and ambiance is the only reason for not giving a 5/5, but one needs to realise it is after all a pub-restaurant.

2. Trattoria La Terraza

Outlook St | Outlook Road, Southbroom, Margate 4277, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +27 39 316 6162
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 258 reviews

Trattoria La Terraza

Reviewed By Richard A

A booking for 5 people was made for a 7.30pm sitting. We arrived promptly at 7.30 but waited for a couple of minutes and then only after we stopped a waitress were we even acknowledged and shown to a table. Waited some more for our waitress to bring menus who told us to order quickly because the mains would take a long time but staters would be quicker. We placed our order for both starters and mains at 7.50pm. Starters arrived at 8.15, so 20 minutes for starters that were mediocre. At 9.00pm we were starting to get quite twitchy as we still waiting for our mains. Then eventually at 9.05 our mains arrived. No apology from the manager who placed the first plate on the table. This was the same lady who for the past one and a half hours had visited all the tables in the restaurant except ours. A salad was ordered and was asked if chicken strips could be added. The waitress came back and said no as the chicken was frozen with the pasta for the chicken and pasta dish on the menu. I ordered the Spaghetti with clams and squid heads, it did say chilli, but it was so hot I could only manage 1/4 of the dish. There was also sand in every mouthful as the clams were not cleaned properly. Out of 5 dishes no one enjoyed their meal and expected a better quality of food from a restaurant like this.

3. Riptide

Imbezane Lagoon Road, Southbroom, Margate, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Full Bar Seafood
Excellent
9%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
20%
Terrible
32%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 120 reviews

Riptide

Reviewed By TheHotelGuru10 - South Africa

One of my most favourite beachfront restaurants. Good food & wonderful atmosphere. WHY DO WE NOT HAVE MORE BEACHFRONT RESTAURANTS IN SA PEOPLE ?

4. Mariners Restaurant

62 Marine Drive, Marina Beach, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +27 39 313 0448
Excellent
33%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

Mariners Restaurant

Reviewed By AndySmal - Johannesburg

Restaurant situated right on the beach (use the 'pay parking' just up the hill, there's hardly any parking actually at the bottom of the road and it's an easy 2min walk to the restaurant) , sea right in front of the tables. Wear a hat or risk sunstroke at the outside tables!
Good seafood, though have doubts on how much is fresh (often a problem on the south coast to be honest) rather than frozen, but well cooked never the less, had a lovely lobster thermidor, fried brie, calamari, all very nice. Zar1100 for 5 of us including wine and beers and zar480 for the lobster, so fairly good value for beachside eating?
Friendly professional service with a sense of humour, always nice in a busy restaurant.

5. Casa Toscana

Louis Botha Ave | Poggio Farm Trafalgar Kzn, Trafalgar 4275, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +27 78 541 8234
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Casa Toscana

Reviewed By EONJoburg - Joburg

There is no doubt that Casa Toscana is the very best there is on the far South Coast.

Many of your favorite Italian options are available , in addition to the chefs local alternatives.
The pasta and fish options were great and all our guests had compliments for the way the food was prepared.
The service is at the very best average to slow , but remember you are in the South Coast and service is generally very very slow and poor.
A big YES

6. Flavours Restaurant

2450 Marine Drive, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +27 39 314 4370
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

Flavours Restaurant

Reviewed By Freddie M - Pretoria, South Africa

Booked for and visited on the 30th of December 2017. Looked forward to a great meal shared with family as we only heard good things about this restaurant, ordered 2 prawn platters (dissapointing as we love prawns and expect only the best when we pay...MoreThank you for your review. Sorry you did not enjoy everything. I have spoken to my kitchen about your concerns. Good to hear you enjoyed the service and some dishes!

7. Frangipani Restaurant Days At Sea

39 Effingham Parade | Days At Sea, Trafalgar 4275, South Africa Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$243 - HK$337 +27 39 313 0013
Excellent
88%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 24 reviews

Frangipani Restaurant Days At Sea

The Frangipani Restaurant at the Days At Sea Hotel is situated above the Indian Ocean in a tropical garden with old frangipani trees. The set dinner menu is written on a board and offers every day changing fresh products. White table cloths and cotton serviettes go with with fine dinner glasses and porcelain. Your food and wine will be served by our friendly competent waiters who are always willing, they will be sure to make your experience a memorable one. The Frangipani restaurant has a huge wine cellar where guests can walk in and choose their wine choice from. The extensive platinum awarded wine list by Diners International was awarded the 2008 wine list of the year. It is a casual smart atmosphere with Cafe Del Mar style music. In the evening live Concerts like Pavarotti and friends are projected onto the wall of the restaurant setting the perfect mood. Dress is smart casual so be sure to look your best.

Reviewed By madenik - Muenster

Unbelievable! Best food on the South Coast. And a view to die for.They serve a 3 course set menu which turned out to be a 5 course menu. Like in Hartford House the Chef explained and we enjoyed.

8. The Waffle House

Lot 839, Marine Drive | KwaZulu Natal, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch +27 39 314 9424
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 657 reviews

The Waffle House

We specialise in freshly made-to-order crispy Belgian waffles, topped with an array of savory or sweet options. If waffles aren't your thing, you can opt for savory dishes with the rice or salad option, while sweet dishes are offered in a bowl without the waffle. We believe that food should be fresh, wholesome, nourishing, as well as delicious. So great care is taken in the preparation of your food; this includes the use of whole foods and quality ingredients in our recipes. To make your food just that bit more special, we try to use organically grown vegetables and salad produce whenever possible, avoiding foods that contain additives, preservatives and colourants. We aim to meet our customers' individual needs by ensuring we offer gluten, egg, or dairy-free options, as well as a range of vegetarian and vegan options. Our Little Wafflers also deserve a menu of their own, with portions tailor-made for little bellies. Waffle soldiers, toasted treats and a range of sweet waffle add-ons are all available for them to enjoy. To keep them occupied in between mouthfuls, our menu doubles as a picture that can be coloured in and turned into a work of art.

Reviewed By Colleen N - Johannesburg, South Africa

Always popular so go early as no bookings taken. Food is excellent and an interesting variation served with waffles. Staff are helpful and friendly. A consideration would be cushions for the elderly. Must make mention of the car guard in the parking, he was fantastic

9. Larry's

Harley Davidson Road | On The Beach, Margate 4275, South Africa Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +27 39 317 2277
Excellent
36%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
11%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

Larry's

Larry's Family Restaurant in Margate will ensure that your visit is a memorable one. We are ideally-located on Panorama Parade overlooking the popular Margate beachfront and paddling pool. It is a strikingly different and original eatery. For more than 20 years, the names of patrons have been burnt into wood panels, which have been used to decorate the walls, ceiling and furniture, both inside and on the verandah. Some patrons do it just for fun, but most to commemorate a special day. Also a feature of long standing at Larry''s is the quality of service and variety on its menu. The menu is both extensive and extremely flexible. In addition to a full range of steaks, burgers, seafood, pasta, pizza, grills and baskets.

Reviewed By SharkRoland - Ramsgate, South Africa

This restaurant has a lovely position right on Margate beachfront.
Unfortunately the food quality is inconsistant. Sometimes it is really good, other times is it terrible.
We used to go there a lot and also recommended it to all our guests but not anymore.
Something needs to change first.... maybe this inspires ???

10. Crayfish Inn

lot 2105 Marine Drive | Cnr Clarence Street, Ramsgate 4285, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
24%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
11%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 107 reviews

Crayfish Inn

Reviewed By BARRYBE - SOUTH AFRICA

As we were not over hungry we ordered calamari steak with vegetables and steak egg and vegetables comprising of butternut,onion rings and spinach Most enjoyable Restaurant not very busy Our order came very quickly which was most expressive Decor very good, very much a fishing theme Well worth another visit

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