Where to Eat in Uvongo: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 26, 2018 Nicolette Lion

Uvongo is a seaside resort south of Port Shepstone at the mouth of the Vungu River in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Uvongo is the largest upmarket residential area on the lower South Coast. The Vungu River has a waterfall that flows into a small gorge near the mouth. The town is named after the Vungu River, which is derived from the Zulu word that describes the sound of a waterfall or the wind in a gorge.
Things to do in Uvongo

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. c-bali

St. Michael's on Sea, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +27 39 315 0473
Excellent
27%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 33 reviews

c-bali

Reviewed By DevMar - Sandton, South Africa

Based on reviews on TripAdvisor we visited the restaurant. The Dutchman potjie whilst served in a small potjie pot is not really a potjie. More like seafood in a creamy sauce. That said the calamari in the dish was really good although we didn't like the taste of the mussels. The sushi was good. Has a good selection of imported beers and ciders.

3. 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!

4. 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

5. 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 ???

6. Pavillion Tea Room and Restaurant

Beach Road | Uvongo Beach, Uvongo 4270, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Seafood Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
18%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 38 reviews

Pavillion Tea Room and Restaurant

Reviewed By McGill_Tripper - Montreal, Canada

We took our friends here for lunch due to its lovely location overlooking the ocean.
It ended there
I ordered a calamari dish that was described as grilled tomatoes garlic etc and it was bland tasteless and in general awful.
The fish and chips were just OK...fish overcooked
My husband's calamari and shrimp dish was bland and there were very few shrimp...again bland. Our other friends cutlet was tasteless. It was as if children learning to cook were in the kitchen.
Prices were high considering the quality of the food so we suspect they intentionally gouge tourists
Never again...

7. C-Bali Restaurant and Beach Bar

1 Bay Rd | St Michael's Beach, Uvongo 4270, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Sushi, Bar, Thai, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks HK$392 - HK$1,570 +27 39 315 0473
Excellent
35%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 160 reviews

C-Bali Restaurant and Beach Bar

C-Bali Restaurant & Beach bar is a stylish restaurant located on St. Michael's Beach. It is a comfortable place with a beautiful beachfront view and fantastic people. The cozy bar is a great spot for cocktails and we’ve got a great selection of craft beer. We offer a wide variety of dishes including authentic Thai dishes, fresh seafood, sushi, steaks, light meals and mush more. The menu includes our famous Flying Dutchman Potjie, a medley of seafood in a creamy garlic and parsley sauce served in a truly South African way. We cater for special events, staff parties, birthday parties etc. Enjoy our delicious Bali inspired meals just a few steps from the ocean. C-Bali the place to be!

Reviewed By JDvRooyen - Welkom

We have thought it is only seafood they served but we were surprised , because the people joint us there not every one is eating seafood. Me and my wife have had the seafood potjie and it was very good. Our waiter were very friendly and was helpful with everything ( choice of food and drinks ) I can promised you if I ever go to Uvongo again that place is my first choice .

8. Breakers

Main Road, Uvongo 4270, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 39 315 6174
Excellent
35%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Breakers

Reviewed By bhagsunag

Went for a Sunday lunch, chose to order of the set menu, the food was greasy and highly disappointing, the prawns were undercooked and translucent and the service was awful, they came to check on us, from time to time, was not that busy and a smile or even a friendly gesture was too much clearly.
The calamari however was well cooked, at least hence the 2 stars i gave the restaurant, very poor on the whole.

9. Friar Tuck Restaurant

Marine Drive, Margate 4257, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +27 39 312 1084
Excellent
32%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 91 reviews

Friar Tuck Restaurant

Reviewed By sabrinaschaller27

So apparently the strawberry daiquiri is their specialty, well boy, was it incredible. Our waitress Amy certainly did not lie.
We enjoyed our evening with a garlic bread and a mushroom starter, followed by Ox tail and a surf and turf (Succulant steak and prawns.) The food is copious, well priced and my steak was as tender as they come! Amy even allowed me to opt for a salad rather than potatoes or chips or vegetables.
Our waitress was friendly, and very hospitable. My boyfriend and I had a great evening watching the south coast nightlife below us and we left certainly feeling like our waist lines resembled that of Friar Tuck.
Whether you are interested in a great steak, sun downers or both, Friar Tuck is the place to go!

10. Munchner Haus

Marine Drive, St. Michael's on Sea, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available German, European Lunch, Dinner +27 39 315 5112
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Munchner Haus

Reviewed By SeanJHB - Johannesburg, South Africa

We are on a quick weekend to the KZN South Coast and decided to give Munchner House a try. The reviews seemed to indicate a high quality of food.
We all though the food was average. We ordered speciality German food, Eisbein, Schnitzel and Gordon Rouge. Nothing stood out as memorable.
Eisbein ordered as crispy came out with a soft skin on it, certainly not crispy. It was tasty, but I had to cut off the entire skin to make it edible. Both other dishes dry and somewhat bland.
Our youngest ordered pizza and this was good. Thin base and very tasty.
I would not call the German food good here. A lot more could be done to improve food quality and taste.
Service was good and attentive, but we were they only table in the restaurant, so we would expect this.
We have eaten at better options on the South Coast.

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