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R 195 - R 350
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Italian, Indian, African, International, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

I used to frequent Rainbow Terrace at the Hilton and was always blown away by the variety, quality of food and service so I decided to take my elderly in laws there expecting the same.What an absolutely disappointing experience.Although the waiters were polite and helpful,but...the range in the buffet was absolutely ridiculous compared to the exhorbitant amount of R275 per person excluding drinks. The starters were dried out pizza,one meatball each,macaroni. There was just one option for mains, butter chicken and rice. No carvery,or vegetarian options. No rolls,etc. Dessert was dried out brown cake,used in 2 desserts.One had brown cake and jelly, the other had a dry custard on top. You catch bees with honey not vinegar. You served us "vinegar". Dont ever expect a visit from me or any of my family members again.It saddens me that such a reputable,world renowned Hotel chain group could serve up crap like that.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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HiltonDurban, General Manager at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2020

Dear Valued Guest Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at the Vasco's Restaurant. I would like to sincerely apologize that we could not meet your full expectations regarding our variety and standard of the buffet. We value you and...More

Reviewed 24 December 2019

Lousy food very poor lamb roast and small pieces offered by chef Dessert very poor selection Never eat there againMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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HiltonDurban, General Manager at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay visit to Vasco's Restaurant. I sincerely appreciate your feedback and very sorry to hear of your overall experience, quality and service. We will take your comments under consideration...More

Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

To say it was bad is being kind! The Worst buffet we have been to in the last 5 years ! Our year end party with conjested tables shoved inns corner where we could barely move.literally! money wasted !!!!At R395 a head , takeaway would...have been a better idea ! The menu is so exaggerated ! The food was minimal , the so called Masla fish was more like dehydrated fish . Zero effort in display of food and the cherry on the top was the confused Manager (not manage material by far )This place is seriously heading for disaster !!by Far was not Hilton standardMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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HiltonDurban, General Manager at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent visit to Vasco's Restaurant. I sincerely appreciate your feedback and very sorry to hear of your overall experience, quality and service. We will take your comments under consideration as...More

Reviewed 2 December 2019

Decided to go for supper and the food was terrible. on the menu there was slices of sirolon, a stirfry station, beef potjie, pieces of fish and pork, a veg curry, rice, baby potatoes, spagetti. the food tasted terrbile. advised the host and there was...nothing they could do about it.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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HiltonDurban, General Manager at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent visit to Vasco's Restaurant. I sincerely appreciate your feedback and very sorry to hear of your overall dining experience, quality and service. We will take your comments under consideration...More

Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a buffet after my graduation ceremony. Located within the Hilton hotel in Durban. Very warm, professional staff. Didn't get to see the menu cos it was a buffet dinner. Great food with a lot of heart. Give it a try should you visit the...Hilton hotel.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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HiltonDurban, General Manager at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thank you very much for visiting the Hilton Durban's Vasco's Restaurant and taking a moment to share your dining experience with us. I am delighted to see you thoroughly enjoyed your dinner and that you had a wonderful overall experience in our...More

Reviewed 26 October 2019

I cannot even express how bad it is. "International buffet" which was lamb ribs, iranian chicken, tandoori fish, bbq brisket, and obviously your sides. Lamb over cooked, iranian chicken (just no,dry boiled chicken), tandoori fish (don't know how old this was but my toddler got...food poisoning from it, and we actually checked out) R275 per person totally not worth the paper the receipt is printed on. I am never this harsh on any place, however the fact that my toddler spent the night throwing up after eating with us, is just not on and this was just disappointing for a 5 star establishmentMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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HiltonDurban, General Manager at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay and visit to Vasco's Restaurant at our hotel. I sincerely appreciate your feedback and very sorry to hear of your overall dining experience. We will take your comments...More

Reviewed 30 September 2019

we had a great time , the staff was fabulous always checking on us , the place is classy elegant and the food was out of this world 100%

Date of visit: September 2019
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HiltonDurban, General Manager at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for sharing your nice experience you had with us here on Google+. We are looking forward to welcoming you back at our hotel in the near future! Yours sincerely Vikram Jamwal

Reviewed 26 August 2019

My family and I had a beautiful dining experience on the 16 August 2019 . We took up the PrawnFest special. The food and desserts were top notch . The staff was very very helpful and informative . The seafood buffet was brilliant . We...will definitely be dining at Vasco’s again .More

Date of visit: August 2019
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HiltonDurban, General Manager at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thank you very much for visiting Vasco's Restaurant at the Hilton Durban and taking a moment to share your 5* experience with us. I am delighted to see you thoroughly enjoyed your dining and that you had a wonderful overall experience in...More

Reviewed 4 August 2019

We really appreciate Mluleki's rigatoni pasta. Also people are very kind, with a friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2019
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HiltonDurban, Director of Operations at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

Dear Valued Guest We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us and were satisfied with the services provided by our team. Thanks for taking the time to share your impressions. Your feedback is much appreciated. Yours sincerely Lovet Robinson

Reviewed 3 August 2019

What a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. First time here and definitely not the last. A huge thank you goes out to Romano and his capable breakfast team, you guys were amazing.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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HiltonDurban, Director of Operations at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thanks so much for your wonderful review of Hilton Durban. It has been a pleasure to have you with us and we certainly hope to welcome you back in the very near future. Until then, warm regards from Durban! Yours sincerely Lovet...More

Reviewed 16 July 2019

I came to the Vascos for dinner , i must say what a treat they had instore for us busy as it was the food was fresh. The highlight of the evening for me was the peppered beef liver, which was prepared in a white...sauce i must say being a fan of liver i was at first skeptical to eat liver off of a buffet spread i dared myself to try it and i was not disappointed at all the liver was so soft and tasty, i totally forgot about all the other dishes on the buffet and went for a second serving and a third serving , if it wasnt for the other patrons i most likely would have taken the whole pot and put it on our table i had a chat with our waiter Nonhlanhla who brought the chef to our table , Chef Ridwaan and your team great job my family thoroughly enjoyed you cooking we will surely be back again hopefully you will wow us again .More

Date of visit: July 2019
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HiltonDurban, Director of Operations at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thanks so much for your wonderful review of Hilton Durban's Vasco's Restaurant. It has been a pleasure to have you with us and we certainly hope to welcome you back in the very near future. Until then, warm regards from Durban! Yours...More

Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

My family and I visited Vasco’s at Hilton Durban on Friday evening and enjoyed the Prawn Fest Buffet. We had a great experience: We were looked after very well by our waiter Stanley and we appreciated the touch of the chef coming out to find...out how we enjoying our meal. The food was excellent from the starters to the desserts. They even offered sushi as part of the starter dishes but I was blown away by the variety of Prawns, from plain, to garlic, lemon butter and Tandoori Prawns. Then there was also whole fish and a variety of other seafood and non seafood dishes to choose from. All I can say is Wow what an selection of good food and good service that made for an good evening out. We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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HiltonDurban, Director of Operations at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit to Vasco's Restaurant Friday nights' Prawn Fest at Hilton Durban! We hope to have the chance to welcome you back soon. Yours sincerely Lovet Robinson

Reviewed 31 May 2019

Lovely restaurant,great atmosphere Food and drinks really good and really reasonable It does get busy and that adds to the atmosphere Really enjoyed Great staff and service Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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HiltonDurban, Director of Operations at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. I am pleased to hear you found the Hilton Durban - Vasco's Restaurant experience and services to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the not...More

Reviewed 29 May 2019

Bad food that should not even be on a menu at any restaurant. Leave alone having to pay for it. Really dissapointingMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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HiltonDurban, Director of Operations at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for sharing your review with us. I apologize we were not able to meet your expectations and will surely pass this onto the entire team to ensure it is used to improve our guests experience. We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 11 May 2019 via mobile

The food is good but expected more from a restaurant at the Hilton. Wide buffet spread but not much seafood choices. Stirfry's made as you wait but prawns and mushrooms not available.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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MarkusMFritz, General Manager at Vasco's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for sharing your review with us. I apologize we were not able to meet your expectations and will surely pass this onto the entire team to ensure it is used to improve our guests experience. We hope to welcome you...More

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uphconnoisseur
7 October 2017|
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Response from HiltonDurban | Property representative |
Hi there, unfortunately we do not have a Halaal kitchen nor certified. We do offer our in-house guests a Halaal Certified menu that we can order into the hotel with at least 24 hours notice - additional charges apply.
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Response from HiltonDurban | Property representative |
Breakfast Buffet is R195 pp and is opens Monday to Friday from 06:30am - 10:30am and Saturday, Sunday & Public holidays from 07:00am - 11:00 International Dinner Buffets Sunday to Thursday is R 310 pp and opens Monday to... More
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