About Us


How it all started

The SandBar is the brain child of 4 locals that have lived in Umdloti for many years. After a few cocktails on the beach, one sunny December day, we envisaged a restaurant & bar that reflected a cool, vibrant and fun place for locals and holiday makers to meet and enjoy good honest food, combined with great wines and colourful cocktails. Our philosophy is a simple one: ‘Good food, friendly service, served in a relaxed environment’. Combine all those factors with one of KZN’s best restaurant locations, then we have one of Durban’s best kept secrets (not for long though!)


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We have a great variety of South African wines ranging from everyday favourites to more complex international award winners. The SandBar is not only a restaurant but also a 20 seater cocktail bar and lounge, serving the most colourful intoxicating, mind numbingly, delicious local and international cocktails.

The restaurant is beautifully decorated with warm colours & lighting with old images of long board surfers to beautiful photography of past generations. The feel of the SandBar is cool, relaxed with a touch of sophistication and is very welcoming.

We welcome all that come dine with us, to sit back relax and soak up the sea views, good music, great food and wicked cocktails. Click on the links above to view our extensive menu!!