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Woodcutters Restaurant

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Bar, Pub, Steakhouse
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48 Buckingham Terrace, Westville, Durban 3629, South Africa
+27 31 266 1843
10:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Woodcutters Westville is the spot to go for great ribs with a variety of bastings to test the taste buds of any pallet! Especially if you catch them on a day when they are on special at a bargain price! My wife and I have now become almost regulars and travel from Durban North just for their ribs! The live... More 

Thank russella985
DeeDurbs, Owner at Woodcutters Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review.We are pleased you enjoy our ribs. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

6 of us went after work for a few drinks and meal . Wednesday night and it wasn't to busy so we could sit anywhere . Service was friendly and quiet fast , didn't have an empty glass for along time , which is a good thing lol We ordered potato skins and poppers for starters and they were pretty... More 

Thank bazzer1911
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went back to Woodcutters for lunch with my Mom yesterday. My steak was great, but Mom felt the fillet was lacking in flavour. The Frangelico Dom Pedro was a bit disappointing this time, was lacking in Frangelico!!! Hardly any flavour. My main issue was the heat. It was very humid so we sat inside for two reasons, firstly because we... More 

Thank Gayle V
DeeDurbs, Owner at Woodcutters Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Gayle as explained on our facebook page our motor on our central aircon blew up and we are waiting for the replacement part.Sorry for any inconvenience and do hope you understand the situation.We do hope you will return. Regards More 

Durban, South Africa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

After reading reviews about Woodcutters decided to try it myself, went with family and since it was a Tuesday night the steaks were on special. We ordered Foccacia, the calamari and potato skins all we nice, for our mains we all ordered the California Steak with cheese and garlic sauce and mushrooms and we ordered the ribs, must say the... More 

Thank ShanthaP10
DeeDurbs, Owner at Woodcutters Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your meal. Really sorry for the delay. This is not our normal length of time for meals and look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Beers are cold and it is popular among many a patron because of its good service and not enough local competition and therefore linited choice. It is in need of a serious revamp. Inside is especially dated, old and crying out for a new and improved fresh look. The cost of alcohol is way to high for such a tired... More 

Thank annuityant
DeeDurbs, Owner at Woodcutters Restaurant, responded to this review

Good evening Sir. Thank you for your input. This year our restaurant has been open for 33 years and you are correct, a revamp is in order.We revamped our pub two years ago and a revamp of the dinning room is in the planning Its just a matter of being closed for a month to do so. Having said that,... More 

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266 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Have not been to this restaurant for a number of years with a major revamp with bar area now separate from eating area. We both had one of their specials for R69 for a steak with two vegetables which was most enjoyable As we leaving the manager informed me that they have several pensioner's luncheon for R49 which includes a... More 

DeeDurbs, Owner at Woodcutters Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Sir, we are glad you enjoyed our venue More 

Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

A very tasty and big portion of food for Christmas Lunch. The staff were very on the ball and friendly. Only downfall is that they served Sangria on the table but nothing for those not drinking, sodas etc had to be purchased. Will like to return for a general lunch or dinner and review again.

1 Thank Lauren I
DeeDurbs, Owner at Woodcutters Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you glad you enjoyed.Sorry about the Sangria my staff should have advised that fruit juice was also available. More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have not been to Woodcutters for years, but went on Saturday with colleagues for a small Christmas function. We were all delighted with the food which was great. Everyone was pleasantly surprised at the prices which were reasonable. All of us have said that we will be back for more!

1 Thank Gayle V
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Good place for generous portions of great servings. We often visit this spot for lunch during lunch breaks. Cozy and comfortable for gatherings.

Thank Danie T
Durban, South Africa
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122 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

How do you review a place that you've been going to for 30 years? It used to better than it is now- at one stage a friend described it as Durban's best second choice, if your first choice was full or closed. You could fall back on Woodies, knowing you'd get a 1st-class meal. But it's also been a whole... More 

Thank Jim D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Buckingham Terrace, Westville, Durban 3629, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban  >  Westville
  • Phone Number: +27 31 266 1843
Grilling steaks for 30 years

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?