Get ready for Winter in KwaZulu-Natal!

The 5 cosiest restaurants to visit in KwaZulu-Natal for the Winter Season.

With chilly weather outside, it is tempting to want to stay curled up under a blanket at home. Warm yourself from your belly to your bones with weekend breaks filled with friends, food, and wine, in KwaZulu-Natal this winter. From eateries with sea views to cosy home-like restaurants with scenic surroundings, here are some great Winter-foodie restaurants in Kwazulu-Natal guaranteed to warm you up.

  1. Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse Restaurant, Drakensberg

Think mountains covered in snow, gourmet food, pre drinks by roaring log fires in a rustic luxury setting gets the tastebuds going right? Chef Richard’s food is all about the tastes, while he incorporates fun, passion and patience into the preparation of this good hearty country food.

2. Rawdons Boar’s Head Pub & Restaurant, Midlands

This pub has a traditional English pub feel with a wooden bar and booth seating and is warmed by a nice large fireplace which is exceptionally cosy in winter. Expect all the pub staples from lamb shank and steaks to fish and chips. You will not be disappointed with the famous pickled pig pie, which is actually a beef pie, where the beef has been cooked in an ale called ‘pickled pig’. It is a tasty, hearty choice. Nothing beats tucking into a hearty pie on a cold winter’s night!


  1. Giorgio at The View, Amazimtoti

This elegant Italian restaurant is attached to the View Boutique Hotel. A relaxed cosy atmosphere is created with wooden floors, chandeliers, a roaring fireplace and breath-taking sea views. This is a must winter-foodie experience in KwaZulu-Natal. All dishes are freshly prepared using local ingredients with classic favourites to innovative dishes to suit every taste palate.


  1. The Little India – Musgrave

Are you craving some heat? Nothing cuts the winter blues like eating something spicy. Warm up with the finest Indian Cuisine at Little India where skilfully prepared spicy dishes are prepared and served using only the finest ingredients.


  1. Linga Lapa Restaurant, Midlands

Enjoy warm fires, a cosy atmosphere and warm hospitality. Famous for its quality steaks, ribs and the best biltong in town.  Their tasty puddings can definitely make a long-lasting impression on you. A great place to stop for a meal and to warm up in front of the fire whilst enjoying a fine glass of wine.

KwaZulu-Natal offers the winter-foodie a variety of restaurants and cuisines to keep the belly’s full and hearts happy!

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