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Cafe 1999

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Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 202 3406
Today
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Fri 12:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
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Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old years eve dinner was the best ever. Started off with a gin cocktail, 5 starters, a selection from 5 main courses, and a selection of 5 deserts. Everything was delicious, the best all round meal we've ever had, they really excelled themselves with this amazing menu. The restaurant was full, and had a great atmosphere.For such a busy evening... More 

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Thank 13cuddles123
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Cafe 1999 as part of a working lunch. The staff were attentive and brought us our food and drinks quickly. We had a large group of 10 and everyone was happy at the end. We had a range of items from wine to soda, starters and mains that consisted of chicken, fish and steak. Every meal had... More 

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Thank Rushavia G
Southafrica
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had a ratatouille moment(the movie)....so pleased was he with the food.....he could hear a symphony in his head.we had a fantastic time hosted by good food n company.really ala carte food presented masterchef style.complete with stunning deserts n cocktails.

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Thank Rash1275
Durban, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was abit apprehensive based on the limited menu choices but was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the norwegian salmon special with creamy mash, sweet chilli and microherb salad. The microherbs was basically coriander used as a garnish but the salmon was cooked well. Had to send it back the first time because my preference was well done but worth an extra... More 

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Thank Mil-ZN
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The food in Cafe 1999 is superb, this is world-class cooking and it is matched by wine and also by both kitchen and waiting service of a very high standard. The menu is also a very wide one but not so wide that it detracts from the outstanding standard of food that is produced. Very impressive indeed. Today's lunch was... More 

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Thank Liz S
Durban, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We have been frequenting this restaurant for the past 17 years and the food has just got better and better. Not the greatest setting looking into a car park but once settled inside or on the verandah, that fades into the distance. Our daughter had a chorizo and prawn pasta - the waitress allowed her to change the angel hair... More 

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Thank Taryn C
Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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129 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Went with my husband to dinner on a Saturday evening. I was expecting a lot from this restaurant given its reputation, however I was disappointed with my food. I ordered the sesame seed encrusted chicken breast. My husband had the fillet steak and that seemed to be the better option. What saved the evening for me were the lovely cocktails... More 

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Thank Michelle_Guy_100
Durban, South Africa
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We finally returned after three years... and glad we did! Thank you to Marcelle for some wonderful dishes, I think my wife's Tuna tartare starter was the highlight. Service was great, knowledgable and attentive. We will be back to taste the rest!

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Thank JoNo_N
Durban, South Africa
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58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The restaurant provides world class cuisine at very favorable prices. Using daily and fresh ingredients, the menu changes daily / weekly with a varied menu for the discerning palette. The flavours in the dishes explode in your mouth leaving you wanting more. This is a must visit and return as frequently as you can. It is abundantly clear the strong... More 

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Thank Dean S
Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Attended a Birthday Lunch for 40 people. Custom Menu with 3 choices for Starters and Main Course. Something for all tastes . Friendly Service, Tasty and Elegant Food served with style . There is also a good choice of dishes for Lunch and Dinner and a choice of Big Bites and Little Bites for the not so hungry. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 150
Cuisine
European, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 2, Silvervause Centre | 117 Vause Road, Musgrave, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 202 3406

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?