Eating Out in Umhlanga RocksThe Dutch
Where? Corner of Lighthouse and Chartwell Roads, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga
When? Monday to Sunday from 20h00 to Late.
How? Call +27 (0)31 561-6969
Durban’s The Dutch is all about enjoying the cool things in life within an ambience of quality and style. This high-end cocktail lounge, situated in Umhlanga Rocks, invites locals and international visitors to experience the South African music scene, paired with delicious food, excellent drinks and cocktails, and tasteful décor that is more than a little reminiscent of classic rock ‘n roll, complete with Chesterfield couches and bare copper piping.
The Dutch has a mouth-watering menu that combines culinary innovation with an unwavering passion for all things tasty. Prawn and yellow potato samoosas, snappers (edamame beans), fresh oysters, meatball Dutch sliders (mini burgers), butternut risotto balls stuffed with gorgonzola cheese, and seared salmon Tataki are all on offer, and are the perfect way to end off a busy week day or to relax on the weekend. Of course, there is also a wonderful array of top-class coffees and teas for daytime refreshers.
The alcoholic beverages range from indulgent French champagnes to signature cocktails and shooters. Local craft beers are becoming better known and loved in South Africa, and there is a selection of these available at The Dutch; including the CBC Lager, Lumberjack Amber Ale and Butcher Block Pale Ale on tap. The wine list is equally impressive, showcasing the world-class South African wines to perfection.
The Dutch is committed to providing excellent entertainment to its esteemed patrons, which is testified to by the incredible sound and acoustics. So, evenings are special for the live acts and guest appearances that characterise them. There are some really exciting artists in the line-up, and those wanting to experience the vibe should keep a lookout for upcoming performances.
Those visiting The Dutch are advised to stick to the dress code, which is aptly described as ‘slick’. Closed shoes for gents are essential.