We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buds on the Bay - CLOSED

30 Grunter Gully | Bayhead Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
18 Jan 2016
“Great Bunny Chow”
11 Jan 2016
“Very disappointing”
Restaurant Hours Closed
30 Grunter Gully | Bayhead Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
All Details
Reviews (41)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 19 January 2016

The best meal here is the Bunny Chow - a Durban speciality. Very laid back shabby chic atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable It would help if the restaurant cleared up the rubbish that comes in with the tide and gets caught up in the mangrove...More

Thank Colin J
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We stopped in for sundowners after reading about Buds as being one of the top sundowner spots in Durban. Firstly, although warned, the stench from the harbour was overwhelming, secondly there was no cocktail menu and most of the drinks we asked for were out...More

Thank Beverley R
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This place is in a beautiful setting on the water's edge. It's very shabby but that adds to the overall feeling. The food is cheap and average so have a few cheap beers before you decide to order. The have these fabulous shots called Turkish...More

Thank JuliaSutherland
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Had heard it was a decent restaurant on the waters edge. More like an very rustic restaurant in a dodgy area of the harbour. We were hoping for some fresh fish but when we asked if the fish was fresh they said no, its fresh...More

Thank Charlotte-Marc v
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Decent food and very good prawn curry. The setting, within the industrial part of the harbour, is interesting. The laid back atmosphere and friendly service is Durban at its best. But it's grubby, and that's a shame. The beer is cold though, if that helps.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

I have been here twice both times on a motor bike ride. We relaxed on the bar counter overlooking the bay and slowly let the afternoon drift away while sipping on a beer and coffee. I'm not to sure of the food but did spy...More

Thank Andrew_Durban460
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Its rustic, in a working harbour with the dirty harbour smells and sounds, and you have to dodge trucks trying to get there, but its so worth it! I had the Zulu Sushi (fillet with a twist) and believe me, its not a meal i...More

Thank Esta-Marita
Reviewed 30 June 2015

When I heard that my brother-in-law was coming out from Australia to celebrate his 50th at Buds on the Bay I was a little apprehensive considering the below average experience the last visit I had there. Well I must say Buds on the Bay certainly...More

Thank PointBlankZA
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Good atmosphere even if you are the only group there! peaceful and away from the cbd but i the shipyard so you feel connected to durban. yummy shooters and good snack foods.wasabi mash side order is great!

Thank Varsha N
Reviewed 17 April 2015

If you want a chilled, rustic venue that it is an ideal spot for Long Lazy Lunches, sundowners, parties, events and other functions, visit Buds On The Bay

Thank LevonneNefdt
Nearby HotelsSee all 45 hotels in Durban
The Marilyn Boutique Hotel
3 reviews
2.42 km away
Riviera Hotel
30 reviews
4.84 km away
Durban Manor Hotel and Conference Centre
65 reviews
4.97 km away
Royal Hotel
212 reviews
5.12 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Alfresco Cafe
9 reviews
1.44 km away
Luigi's Italian Restaurant
39 reviews
1.35 km away
10 reviews
1.04 km away
Ponto D'Ouro
5 reviews
1.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Phansi Museum
46 reviews
3.52 km away
West Street Mosque
33 reviews
4.95 km away
Dolphin Experience
12 reviews
4.82 km away
17 reviews
5.14 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing