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“A memorable VERY bad experience !”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Market

Market
Ranked #52 of 595 Restaurants in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Colombian, Contemporary, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
durban
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“A memorable VERY bad experience !”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I will start by saying that I have been to Market many many times. It was at some point my favourite in Durban. However over the last year the food has become more and more disappointing and my last visit will be just that: the LAST!

The white wine was warm, not a good start! My husband ordered a steak insisting on "rare", it arrived overcooked. They agreed to redo, 10 min later he was informed there was no more steak. He ordered salmon, 5 min later he was informed salmon was no more... and we had booked for an early diner 7.30pm! He finally chose a starter (by that time we had finished eating) and to add insult to injury, found a hair in his salad!
When the bill arrived, no apologies, no freebies. In fact my salmon was listed with wasabi mash but had baby potatoes instead. The waiter offered to get me wasabi mash and guess what ? The extra portion was added to the bill!

We asked to talk to the owner and were told he wasn't there. Andre was there! and my husband went to see him. We were branded as looking for trouble, not wanting to pay the bill, arriving late with no reservation so what can we expect ?Oh and the hair was in fact a fiber from the lettuce.

You don't believe so many wrongs could happen in one evening? Trust me they did and I will now spread the word and boycott Market! Pity it used to be a fabulous place!

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“My very Best in Durban!!!”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Such an awesome experience , every time, we do it as often as possible. From the setting, to the delicious food to the top quality service. This is one place in Durban you really "must" not miss, a real TREAT.
Just love it xxxx

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank 250765
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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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11 reviews
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“Delicious ambience and great food”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I loved Market. From the food (tasty) to the design (tasteful) everything was great. Don't miss it when you visit Durban!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank anhalverson
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Quaint”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We absolutely fell in love with this place. Nothing beats a meal and a bottle of wine on a Saturday afternoon with a loved one under the trees at Market.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Janine-Rose
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Columbus, OH
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very nice evening”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Our large group of over 30 people had a very nice evening at Market. The setting was pleasant with good music, the food was delicious and the wait staff was very good. It can be difficult to have everything coordinated for a large group, but the restaurant did an excellent job with our group of travelers. Will definitely return the next time we are in Durban.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank RingoPisco12
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