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Buds on the Bay - CLOSED

30 Grunter Gully | Bayhead Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
18 Jan 2016
“Great Bunny Chow”
11 Jan 2016
“Very disappointing”
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30 Grunter Gully | Bayhead Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 December 2014

I use to love Buds on the Bay. The venue is so rough and dilapidated which creates the unique atmosphere it is so popular for. The atmosphere and great food make this an "adventure". However, the latest outing I had there today, 09 December 2014,...More

2  Thank PointBlankZA
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Being an ex Durbanite and now a Joburger, I tend to expect Durbs to shine when I bring other Joburgers to visit. The Food was great, as always. Superb prawn bunny and lovely chicken strips. Service (ha ha) was pretty much non existent. Good view...More

Thank Tamcs74
Reviewed 26 May 2014

great location at the waters, good food, service was a little slow but the food was worth the wait. There was a fly problem when we were there, but more annoying that off putting. Enjoyed the prawn curry and lamb chops.

Thank A K
Reviewed 25 May 2014

A group of 10 friends went for Lunch to Buds on the Bay, Friday 23rd May. I ordered a Sprite&Bitters, the waitress brought me Sprite Zero.I ordered a Chicken Enchilada,I can really say that, that must have been one of my worst plates of food...More

Thank 28Craig
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Nice atmosphere, but very expensive food for what you get. No real service, have to go to bar to order drinks and meals. Quite a drive to get there, so good value for money, and reasonable service should be a priority.

Thank Durbs1234
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Tucked away on the wrong side of the tracks in the harbour, this wooden diner has a special charm. Shabby chic chicks, bikers and truckers mix with bankers and bigwigs. They are all drawn to the food. Bill Budd owns the renowned Prawn Shack at...More

1  Thank Brenda312595
Reviewed 13 July 2013

No staff to take food orders or drinks. Have to walk to the bar to order drinks or food. Absolutely shocking service. Avoid.

Thank Marshall L
Reviewed 4 July 2013

We celebrated my Mum's 80th birthday at Buds in late afternoon. Not easy to find but it is a little gem. The food was good for the price but perhaps could do with a little more attention as calamari was tough but it didn't detract...More

Thank Kitseykat
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Always love the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Then last month they had Barry Thompson there!! What a delight to find our favourite singer and guitarist playing laid back mellow!!! Pity the MC tried to take over. Need more music and less clever talk!!!! Love the...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 4 June 2013

Went to Buds for a friends Birthday, we got lost trying to find it. Very glad that we eventually did, it's a breath of fresh air and very unique. From the barber chair, to the hangman's noose & the swings. The food was good, the...More

Thank Stewart B
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Grunter Gully | Bayhead Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
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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
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