With two toddlers at home, we don’t often get a chance to eat at ‘fancy’ restaurants! But on the rare occasion that we go out, my husband and I like to try somewhere we’ve never been before…

[email protected] Palm Hotel in Umhlanga has recently undergone a major refurbishment, and we were lucky enough to be invited to the official relaunch.

This upmarket establishment offers guests the ultimate fine dining experience.  The stylishly renovated restaurant, lounge and bar provide the perfect setting for anyone interested in a good meal and time out from their busy lives


Tables and chairs have been replaced with buffet areas, along with an open-viewing glass window to the kitchen so guests can watch the hustle and bustle of the kitchen while sipping on some wine and enjoying the serene restaurant atmosphere. The live piano player certainly adds a special ambience.

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Magnificent meal and wine pairing

The relaunch took place on Thursday 11 October, and delivered everything of the best, from entrées to mains – complete with impeccable pairing of Boschendal wines.

We began with a spicy kale and potato soup with roasted chorizo that tantalised the taste buds and left one wanting more after your final spoonful.  A refreshing sorbet palate cleanser was followed by a succulent grilled kudu loin. A mixed berry panna cotta was the spectacular grand finale.

The refurbishment of [email protected] Palm Hotel has put the restaurant on the ‘fine dining’ map in Umhlanga. It’s a must-do for your next ‘date night’ dinner!

Contact details

  • 8 Palm Blvd, New Town Centre, Umhlanga
  • Phone: +27 (0) 31 581 8000


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