Eating Out at Gateway

Eating out at Gateway is a taste adventure that will leave you coming back for more! A definite must for all! Locals and Visitors alike.

Gateway Eating out guide

Gateways Food Court : The food court is the perfect opportunity to taste the diversity of flavors that South Africa's cultures are known for. Situated in centre of Gateways Theatre of Shopping, the food court has over 15 restaurants and fast food outlets that cater for a variety of tastes, mixed with the hustle, bustle and vibe of the renowned Gateway`s Theatre of Shopping.

Eastern, Thai & Italian Cuisine : The Gateway`s Theatre of Shopping offers you a variety of cuisine, be it Chinese noodles, Indian curries, Thai stir fry or an Italian pasta. Each restaurant will surely ignite your taste buds and fill your memories with the great service and warm smiles that can be found only in South Africa

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Royal Palm DISH Restaurant

Royal Palm Cafe

The signature restaurant of the Royal Palm, DISH, is a fusion of contemporary dining sophistication. DISH offers patrons an opportunity to experience opulent dining with a modern twist. With a unique concept of four distinctive areas under one roof, the restaurant is a refreshing place to enjoy a couple of cocktails or a scrumptious meal.

The restaurant includes a bar area, lounge, dining room and outdoor courtyard, each one offering something different to the other to accommodate all. The focus of the main floor area is a vibrant, circular bar, with four seating arcs surrounding it. This innovative seating plan offers patrons a chance to be part of the dynamic energy at the bar, while enjoying privacy in one of the secluded arcs. Comprising a funky dining room table surrounded by wingback chairs and lengthy leather lounge suites, the lounge enjoys a relaxing ambience. Here, diners can snack on delicious finger foods whilst sipping exotic cocktails.

The main dining room area seats up to 60 people and enjoys an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere. With a selection of table styles, including a chefs table seating 8 people as well as other options available, the dining room accommodates small and intimate dining arrangements. Restaurant goers can also enjoy the DISH ambience outside, as the restaurant’s sliding folding doors open up onto a spacious courtyard and enjoys an elegant café feel, offering a taste of Al Fresco dining. With such a variety of offerings, DISH serves as a definite hotspot for Durban diners.

Vida E Café

Vida E Cafe

The trademark rousing music, bell-ringing and bellowing chorus from the baristas is in full force here, and it’s a great spot to sit with a paper or magazine and engage in some serious people-watching while enjoying the feeling of ‘exclusivity’ or being part of a distinct ‘tribe’ that comes with having coffee at Vida rather than anywhere else. Enjoy quality coffees, giant muffins, rolls and Portuguese pastries, with a range of Portuguese beers. It is the ultimate hangout for serious espresso aficionados; get your fix while soaking up the infectious Portuguese-style café ambience.

Cuba lounge

Cuba Lounge Gateway

This is a great alternative to the chaotic clubs. CUBA - rocked the world with its revolutionary movement, revered for fine cigars and let's not forget Mojitos; Daiquiris, sublime coffee and sultry Salsa. Havana nights at Cuba Lounge will see you dressed to impress, snazzy and sexy - while by day dress to lounge, cocktail in hand and something tasty to savor. Each of Cuba’s patrons are part and parcel of the essence that is Cuba. Red and black is indicative of power and passion – fire and exhilaration. Sway through the day with melodic Cuban traditional music – and turn it up at night with drum, bass and exotic beats to get your feet tapping. What sets Cuban Lounge apart is that 'chill' factor - so brace your self for great music, fabulous food and drink to celebrate.

There are many more amazing restaurants to tease your taste bubs at gateway Shopping Mall, so don’t be afraid to explore the favors!

More at Gateway

Gateway also offers a 1 on 1 conference venue, often offering exciting festivals and expos, as well as the Kizo art Gallery, which showcases some of South Africa’s best emerging talent. 1 on 1 Events Centre Gateway, is a sophisticated events and social venue and a South African first for design, interactive entertainment and operation. More than a conference and banqueting facility, 1 on 1 Events Centre Gateway is an experience, a living performance. Combining an events facility with the retail, dining and entertainment elements of Africa's largest shopping complex, places 1 on 1 Events Centre Gateway at the forefront of innovative and creative 'eventing' and offers wedding and banquet guests and conference delegates a unique opportunity to experience an event with a difference.

Valet Parking in the Palm Boulevard: You deserve to be treated like as celebrity guest at Gateway. Valet parking is available in the Palm Boulevard at a nominal fee. Hand your car over to the professional valet parking staff who will ensure that it is safely parked in one of the undercover parkades at the center, and if you call the special valet parking telephone number when you are on your way again, your car will be waiting for you

They also have a shuttle service available to drop you off at the nearest entrance for your convenience

Family rooms are available at all the public toilets. Parents can make use of these special facilities to feed babies and change nappies, in private. To ensure general safety, all cubicles have been installed with panic buttons, which is directly linked to the security control room.

Gateway boasts with its very own 24hour, on-site paramedic & sick bay/recovery room. Gateway is a safe and secure, spotlessly clean and well maintained shopping center

Gateway, Directions and Contact Information

Gateway Emtrance

Centre Trading Hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9am - 7pm.
Friday and Saturday: 9am - 9pm;
Sundays and Public Holidays: 9am – 6pm.

Contact Details:
Telephone: +27 (0)31 566-2332
Address: No. 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge, Durban
Web Site:

How to get there : From Durban City Centre

Take the N3, North bound (towards the North Coast and Stanger). Then take the Umhlanga, Phoenix and Mt Edgecombe off ramp. Turn right at the traffic light and follow the appropriate signage to Gateway.


Take the M4, North bound (towards the North Coast and Stanger). Just after the La Lucia turn off, take the Phoenix off ramp. Then follow the appropriate signage towards Umhlanga Rocks and Gateway.

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