Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Thobelani Zuma
Picture: Lutho Pasiya
Picture: Lutho Pasiya

Durban - It’s been a week since this joint has opened and it’s promising to be one of Durban’s popular food spots. Knowing how young Durbanites like a place they can eat and turn up in, it will probably become quite an event-ful establishment on the Durban Berea. 

The venue has a relaxed, trendy and comfortable setting and meals that are served on different plate makes including enamel by very helpful and attentive staff. The interior design is also rather impressive. 

The restaurant gives you a home feel with its wooden tables and chairs and shelves packed with King Korn sorghum beer and Nyala maize meal and coffee, packaging, and you will also find an outside setting that seems to be hot property on warm days.

Having been to places many dining places around Durban, I have developed a good feeling for what I look for in a restaurant- great hospitality in a fun, relaxed environment in which to enjoy the end of a long day or the beginning of a hectic day- where I can spend time with friends over a great meal and The Shack gives me just that feeling.

I went there with a friend of mine on a Friday just after midday. The place was quiet for lunchtime, but I understood that it had just started being business and it’s still trying to get people coming in. But I don’t think it will be that hard for them to get customers coming in as they are situated just at the entrance corner of one of the busiest malls, the Berea Centre. 

It's MO is simple- simplicity and good food are the order of the day. 

And the food?

We decided on steak with chips served with chakalaka, for two people and that amounted to a price of R178, excluding the drinks. The guy at the counter was super friendly and very helpful as he suggested to us what to have on a Friday afternoon after a busy day at the office, and we were not familiar with their menu.

The place has quite a lot of meals on offer, from shisanyama (which is my favourite), grills, wraps, milkshakes and burgers.

After my visit at The Shack is can say this place will become people’s favourite very soon.

The Shack, Berea Centre, Berea, Durban