How It All Started

The SandBar is the brain child of 4 locals that have lived in Umdloti for many years. After a few cocktails on the beach, one sunny December day, we envisaged a restaurant & bar that reflected a cool, vibrant and fun place for locals and holiday makers to meet and enjoy good honest food, combined with great wines and colourful cocktails. Our philosophy is a simple one: ‘Good food, friendly service, served in a relaxed environment’. Combine all those factors with one of KZN’s best restaurant locations, then we have one of Durban’s best kept secrets (not for long though!)

We have a great variety of South African wines ranging from everyday favourites to more complex international award winners. The SandBar is not only a restaurant but also a 20 seater cocktail bar and lounge, serving the most colourful intoxicating, mind numbingly, delicious local and international cocktails.

The restaurant is beautifully decorated with warm colours & lighting with old images of long board surfers to beautiful photography of past generations. The feel of the SandBar is cool, relaxed with a touch of sophistication and is very welcoming.

We welcome all that come dine with us, to sit back relax and soak up the sea views, good music, great food and wicked cocktails. Click on the links below to view our menu!!

About Us

We are passionate about your experience. We know how hard you work for your money and we know that when you spend your hard earned cash you want value added service and a sensory experience that creates a sense of well being and relaxation. We are passionate about food. We know that when you decide to leave the comfort of your couch in seek of some divine dining you are not looking for something that jumped out of your own toaster but a mouth-watering, unforgettable treat. We are passionate about relaxation. Our aim is to unwind you, come in and leave chilled out, full and happy.

Our Vibes

Check out the view. What could be better than sipping on a beautiful glass of wine while taking in the salty air? Get we get you something delicious to accompany that?

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