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Sunday, February 28, 2016


The Dutch, Umhlanga’s much-loved music and tapas bar and favourite spot for those who care about quality, whether it’s the music they listen to or the whiskey they drink, has been given a brand new look and will officially open its doors on March 4.

Renzo Scribante, the powerhouse behind the brand,has been working tirelessly with his team to create a new face for The Dutch and carry it into a new era. The result?  A premium dining and entertainment experience.

The brand new 100-seater space, with tables both inside and out, boasts simple, yet stylish décor.  Think classic white tablecloths, elegant lanterns, silver service and a menu inspired by the 70’s. There are even some old-school classics on the dessert offering to tempt those with a sweet tooth.

As a premium entertainment venue, The Dutch welcomes live acts from all genres to the stage, including jazz, funk, pop and more. The Dutch’s live entertainment programme will now also cater for stand-up comedy. With Durban’s live comedy scene heating up, the creation of another venue to support local comedic talent is highly welcome.

The Dutch will open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and patrons can enjoy cocktails and tapas until 19h00 and thereafter settle in for a three-course meal from the dinner menu. There will be a cover charge on Friday and Saturday evenings and the top-notch entertainment line-up can be seen online at

Bookings for both dinner and entertainment on the weekends is essential and this can be done online at  For Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, book online at or call 060 588 5674.

The venue will close at midnight, so patrons are advised to arrive promptly at 19h00 to enjoy what the new menu has to offer, with the entertainment following shortly after at 22h00. All last minute arrivals who have forgotten to book will be dealt with on an availability basis, bearing in mind that the kitchen closes at 22h00.

With Opening Night just around the corner, The Dutch’s events calendar is already filling up fast with the Black Lapels on March 4 and Gangs of Ballet on March 5.

For all private and corporate bookings contact Lucy on