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California Dreaming

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Seafood, Grill
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gave me the ultimate Durban experience! It’s because of this this that I have officially fallen in love with Durban! The staff are wonderful, the food is amazing and the oceanfront is to die for!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mambwe C
Reviewed 17 November 2018

This restaurant is right on the beach. We sat on the deck with views of the sea and sand. It was a lovely evening. Decent selection of local beers. The food was good but nothing spectacular, but we quite enjoyed ourselves.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marie400nl
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Food was a bit cold when it arrived, but the waiters had no issue to re-warm. Lovely scenic setting on the beach. Lovely meal on the promenade

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 2 November 2018

What a beautiful restaurant to visit on a nice sunny day in Durban! The food tastes great as well as the cocktails and the view is amazing!! Really a great place to see!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nikitab89
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Very delicious food at a very good price. Nice view on the ocean and the beach. Service quite slow and atmosphere on the first floor terrace not very cosy but very loud.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Arlette Z
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

This is a great location by the beach and ideal to be by North Beach in Durban. Had a group of 14 friends (cyclists) who wanted some lovely place for lunch before the race. Service was rather slow on the day as it took a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ndavhe
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great setting- but pretentious waiters, food above average- we had a choice of menu with ciabatta bread/sandwich- with no ciabatta-elementary mistakes, dont advertise something and substitution it with less quality..

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 195michael
RusselB61, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi 195michael Thank you for your comments. I am sorry your experience was not what you expected. Please could you contact me on manager@californiadreaming.co.za as I would greatly appreciate some more information on your experience. Regards Russel

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Had a wonderful experience yesterday we where a group celebrating our friends birthday excellent service from our waiter Fana and thank to the F&B Supervisour Njabulo Mlambo for making sure we where well taken care off the hospitality was amazing.. the food and drinks topped...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nokwazi95
RusselB61, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Hi Nokwazi95, Thank you very much for your kind words. It is great to hear that you enjoyed yourself. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Regards

Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have come here twice and the vibe is short of memorable for me. With the beach renovations, there is hardly a view so with a lack of ambience, makes it hard to stay. The service from the friendly staff was something to smile about.More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank AmandaG0209
Russel B, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Hi Amanda G, Thank you for your kind words about our wonderful staff. We have a great team. Thankfully, the beach renovations have come to an end and our panoramic beach views are back in tact. We invite you to come and enjoy the sea...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

California dreaming has an amazing atmosphere and great food. The portion size is very generous and the food is good quality. The drinks are great too! The place has a relaxed vibe and a beautiful view of Durban beach. Definitely a gem on the beach...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank jerinese
Russel B, Guest Relations Manager at California Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hi jerinese, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you had such a great time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Russel

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28 August 2015|
Response from Jason B | Property representative |
Hi kylecameron Thank you for the question. Not necessarily but it's advisable as we tend to get busy at night over weekends or might be having a private function. If you coming for an intimate dinner, its best to make a... More
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