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Pesto Restaurant At The Palace Resort

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211 O.R. Tambo Parade | The Palace Resort, North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 332 8351
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07:00 - 22:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is as a let down. Fillet steak and Lamb Cutlets smothered in a terrible barbecue sauce. The kitchen need a wake up call. At the prices they charge I would have expected better. Red wine sold at room temperature which was 31 degrees on the night we were there.😳. The discount given could not make up for basic mistakes.... More 

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Thank cliveandmerle
First_Resorts, General Manager at Pesto Restaurant At The Palace Resort, responded to this review

Dear Clive and Merle Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience, constructive criticism is the root of our success. The issues you mentioned will most definitely be addressed with our chef and waitrons to ensure improvement. We sincerely hope you would take it upon yourselves to join us again in the near future to reconcile... More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice place to eat in solo.. quiet and good food. Very affordable. The waiters are very hostfuln and take care of you. Make sure all is always great for you..

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Thank sylvieg289
First_Resorts, General Manager at Pesto Restaurant At The Palace Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Pesto. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to always welcoming you back Kind regards, Shamini Pather General Manager - The Palace More 

Hartenbos, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can only say it is the worst service I ever recieved from a restuarant. We waited an our for the first food to come out the kitchen and more than 15 minutes for the rest. The manager I must say is not informed about the tourist industry and are not helpfull nor friendly. I advise all tour operators and... More 

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Thank gerhardusels
First_Resorts, General Manager at Pesto Restaurant At The Palace Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit. I must apologize for the poor experience you had and would appreciate your contact details so that I can contact you directly in order that I can address the issues raised, improve our service and offering and ensure we delight all who visit us Kind regards Shamni Pather More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The restaurant offers a good breakfast Buffet esp for the hungry or those having a busy day ahead.Lunch good curries or a bunny chow. Staff are helpful and friendly.

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Thank Trip-adv_SA
First_Resorts, General Manager at Pesto Restaurant At The Palace Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us about your experience at Pesto. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we will most definitely pass your comments onto the rest of the team. We look forward to always welcoming you back to enjoy our hospitality and good food Kind regards, Shamini Pather More 

Durban, South Africa
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It doesn't matter what you eat here, its all good.Best chicken livers are the best in Durban. And the service makes you feel special and is absolutely fantastic. One of my favorite places to eat.

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Thank wendyb4146
First_Resorts, General Manager at Pesto Restaurant At The Palace Resort, responded to this review

Dear Wendy Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Pesto. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and will most definitely pass your comments onto the Pesto team. We look forward to always welcoming you back and thank you for your loyalty. Kind regards, Shamini Pather More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

My third visit and likely to be the last. The food isn't bad - if you love the Spur dining experience, you'll enjoy Pesto. The appeal of Pesto was its fish and seafood, and especially the seafood platter. Since menu changes, the delicious seafood platter is no longer available, and the fish offering is underwhelming. Durban has so many great... More 

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Thank Lisa_T-G
First_Resorts, General Manager at Pesto Restaurant At The Palace Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lisa Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. Your comments are well received and we will most definitely look into the menu changes made. Kind regards, Shamini Pather More 

Key West, FL
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Convenient, as it is located off the lobby of the hotel. Great breakfast offerings, and plenty of food/value for money, about $6 including coffee for bacaon, sausage, mushrooms, eggs and toast. For just 5 rand more you can add beans or fries. Service was a bit slow, but had the same waitress 3 days in a row and the 2nd... More 

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Thank brake4bears
First_Resorts, General Manager at Pesto Restaurant At The Palace Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Pesto. I am so glad that you enjoyed your breakfast with us. We appreciate you bringing the lack of attention of the staff and I assure you it will most definitely be addressed to ensure that the standard of service is improved. We look forward to always welcoming you back. Kind regards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

i loved the place and i wish i could go back. its right below a very comfortable hotel with a beautiful view and welcoming service. anybody willing to spend a reasonably sane amount will love this place.

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Thank Daniel K
First_Resorts, General Manager at Pesto Restaurant At The Palace Resort, responded to this review

Dear Daniel Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at Pesto. We are so glad that you had an enjoyable time and we look forward to always welcoming you back to enjoy the view and service . Kind regards, Shamini Pather More 

Gistel, Belgium
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

First we thought we could not have dinner in here, since it is actually a hotel, but asked at the waiter, very friendly!, and it was no problem at all. We enjoyed the delicious food! Exellent kitchen!

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Thank Ruben D
First_Resorts, General Manager at Pesto Restaurant At The Palace Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ruben Thank you for your wonderful comment about Pesto. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to always welcoming you back. I will pass your comments on to the rest of the team as well. “ Kind regards, Shamini Pather General Manager More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Not a particularly large menu but has all the usual Italian fare - pizza, pasta with well-grilled fresh seafood. Quality was above average and service was good throughout our meal, with efficient and friendly waiters. Restaurant is conveniently just across from Marine Parade.

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Thank Kriskross18
First_Resorts, General Manager at Pesto Restaurant At The Palace Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal at Pesto and we look forward to always welcoming you back. I have passed your comments about good service onto our staff too, as that always proves motivational for them. Thanks again Kind regards Shamini Pather More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 O.R. Tambo Parade | The Palace Resort, North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 332 8351
Description
Looking for a quick bite to eat, a creamy cappuccino or in the mood for room service? Pesto is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving an array of delicious treats. Don't miss out on fine Mediterranean dining at Pesto Restaurant, situated on the ground floor overlooking the promenade.

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