Market (Morningside)

 
 
40 Marriott Road
Greyville, Durban
Kwazulu-Natal
 
 
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Market is a world-class garden café/restaurant, situated in a quiet courtyard behind a classic 1930's colonial building at the foot of Durban's Berea in Marriott Road.

Market serves simple quality cuisine using locally and/or organic sourced ingredients in a professional, unique, and caring environment. Market is also known for it's selection of award winning South African wines, freshly squeezed fruit juices and coffee. The fine dining dinner food specials change regularly and provide the perfect catalyst for any occasion, whether it be your first date or a birthday celebration.

Market is always available for big parties, private functions or weddings.

Open:
Breakfast and lunch - Monday - Saturday
Dinner - Tuesday - Saturday

Bookings are recommended.
 
 

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Market (Morningside) 4out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.
 
Price Range: Mid
Seating: 100+
 
  • Licensed
  • WheelChair Access
  • Child Friendly
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Take-Aways
  • Booking Required
  • Live Entertainment
  • Parking
 

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Andre Schubert
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Regarding the review posted today regarding Market's "Arrogant" "shortsighted" manager and the limit on corkage wine. A meeting was held with Jonno regarding This booking last week in which Jonno pointed out our Rules regarding corkage. Jonno was told that the amount of bottles to be brought in would be 4 to 6. He made a note of this in the booking book. Market does not allow more than one bottle per two customers per party. Market's rule not Jonno. This is also printed on our menu and posted on our web-site. The party that arrived last night had far in excess of 8 bottles, which Jonno had to respond to as this was not agreed. He did this in a professional, courteous manner and not in the manner described by Alison above. In fact Alison's Father agreed that Jonno handled the situation correctly and in fact that other patrons at the table took it upon themselves to have a go at Jonno in exactly the way they describe his behavior. Market concedes that it is possible that at some stage the amount of bottles allowed could have been written down correctly but at no stage did Market or its staff act out of order or unprofessionally for that matter. Market holds all customers dear and will always go the extra mile where service and professionalism is concerned. We want our customers to be happy and return in the future, hence the reason Jonno allowed eight bottles anyway. If one posts a report on a public platform (Alison)especially one that is negative and portrays Markets general manager as something he is not then please be factual and allow the public to make up their own mind as apposed to a cynical disrespect for the truth.
5 Market (Morningside)
 
Alison
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
We had our wine club at Market in Mariott Road last night. My parents had gone there for dinner the previous Friday, and discussed the concept with the manager, who confirmed that everything would be all right. They even discussed the number of bottles of wine he'd bring, as well as the corkage Dad would pay. We were all seated last night (all 12 of us), ready to order lots of food. As Dad opened the first bottle the manager came over - the SAME manager who had agreed to this last Friday - and started telling him he couldn't open so many bottles, only 6 were allowed etc. He was really arrogant about it, and my Dad didn't know what to do as we were all seated, had ordered drinks etc. The manager eventually, with very bad grace, agreed to let us have 8 bottles of wine. So we went ahead, but it soured what would otherwise have been a pleasant evening with good food, and good service from our waiter. I really think his behaviour was shocking and short-sighted - for a matter of two bottles of wine (for which we was having corkage paid in any event, as agreed!) he has ensured that 12 people who eat out often in Durban won't go there again, and will tell other people not to as well.
2 Market (Morningside)
 
Ladies day out
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
It is with great disappointment I provide the following feedback. This was my guests first visit to the Market Sunday 15th December 2013. We ordered the special of the day which was line fish. As the order arrived so did the flies. We dismissed the presence of the flies as we were seated outside. However, we soon discovered the fish did not taste or smell good. We reported this to the waiter who in turn referred to the Chef and then to the manager. The chef was adamant that the fish was not stale and would however speak to the Manager. Personally the chef was addressed by myself and was visibly nervous when I questioned about us possibly getting sick and the fact that it was confirmed that the fish could have been gone off. How this still could be served. Lastly to add to the disappointment the Manager did not even approach his clients to apologies for us not being happy with our meals. Therefore I will not recommend this place to anyone. Besides the food not tasting and smelling good, the situation was dealt with very badly. The waiter was apologetic but the manager did not even care. We paid our bill and left
1 Market (Morningside)
 
 
 
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Market (Morningside)

 
Andre Schubert
16/04/2014 03:44
Regarding the review posted today regarding Market's "Arrogant" "shortsighted" manager and the limit on corkage wine. A meeting was held with Jonno regarding This booking last week in which Jonno pointed out our Rules regarding corkage. Jonno was told that the amount of bottles to be brought in would be 4 to 6. He made a note of this in the booking book. Market does not allow more than one bottle per two customers per party. Market's rule not Jonno. This is also printed on our menu and posted on our web-site. The party that arrived last night had far in excess of 8 bottles, which Jonno had to respond to as this was not agreed. He did this in a professional, courteous manner and not in the manner described by Alison above. In fact Alison's Father agreed that Jonno handled the situation correctly and in fact that other patrons at the table took it upon themselves to have a go at Jonno in exactly the way they describe his behavior. Market concedes that it is possible that at some stage the amount of bottles allowed could have been written down correctly but at no stage did Market or its staff act out of order or unprofessionally for that matter. Market holds all customers dear and will always go the extra mile where service and professionalism is concerned. We want our customers to be happy and return in the future, hence the reason Jonno allowed eight bottles anyway. If one posts a report on a public platform (Alison)especially one that is negative and portrays Markets general manager as something he is not then please be factual and allow the public to make up their own mind as apposed to a cynical disrespect for the truth.
5 Market (Morningside)
 
Alison
16/04/2014 11:54
We had our wine club at Market in Mariott Road last night. My parents had gone there for dinner the previous Friday, and discussed the concept with the manager, who confirmed that everything would be all right. They even discussed the number of bottles of wine he'd bring, as well as the corkage Dad would pay. We were all seated last night (all 12 of us), ready to order lots of food. As Dad opened the first bottle the manager came over - the SAME manager who had agreed to this last Friday - and started telling him he couldn't open so many bottles, only 6 were allowed etc. He was really arrogant about it, and my Dad didn't know what to do as we were all seated, had ordered drinks etc. The manager eventually, with very bad grace, agreed to let us have 8 bottles of wine. So we went ahead, but it soured what would otherwise have been a pleasant evening with good food, and good service from our waiter. I really think his behaviour was shocking and short-sighted - for a matter of two bottles of wine (for which we was having corkage paid in any event, as agreed!) he has ensured that 12 people who eat out often in Durban won't go there again, and will tell other people not to as well.
2 Market (Morningside)
 
Ladies day out
17/12/2013 03:07
It is with great disappointment I provide the following feedback. This was my guests first visit to the Market Sunday 15th December 2013. We ordered the special of the day which was line fish. As the order arrived so did the flies. We dismissed the presence of the flies as we were seated outside. However, we soon discovered the fish did not taste or smell good. We reported this to the waiter who in turn referred to the Chef and then to the manager. The chef was adamant that the fish was not stale and would however speak to the Manager. Personally the chef was addressed by myself and was visibly nervous when I questioned about us possibly getting sick and the fact that it was confirmed that the fish could have been gone off. How this still could be served. Lastly to add to the disappointment the Manager did not even approach his clients to apologies for us not being happy with our meals. Therefore I will not recommend this place to anyone. Besides the food not tasting and smelling good, the situation was dealt with very badly. The waiter was apologetic but the manager did not even care. We paid our bill and left
1 Market (Morningside)
 
ks
10/06/2013 04:14
Great food, great service. Well done!
4 Market (Morningside)
 
 
 
 
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Food24 eats at... Market restaurant

by: Janice Tripepi
 
 

 

With Durban basking in the glory of warming winter sun it’s the perfect time of the year to meet the girlies for a fabulous lunch. The sizzling, hair-frizzing, skin blanching sun has eventually moved far away enough from earth for the Durban girls to venture outside and to actually wear some winter clothing and we all know what a multitude of sins that can hide! 

Market is one of those rare restaurants that boasts a lunch menu that is both interesting and light. There is always a good selection of specials on offer and if you take your hubby or boyfriend along there is tantalising, yet healthy Man food on the menu that will keep them happy too!

Situated in Marriot Road, on Durban’s leafy Berea, Market’s location is fantastically well situated and one could be forgiven for thinking that one was dining far from the city in the country garden. Dappled shade from the Leopard Trees and the gentle tinkle of water from the fountain create such a relaxing mood.

Dinner in this venue is magical, with the trees encircling the fountain and pond, lit up with twinkling fairy lights. This is a perfect wedding venue with 120 seats and guarded evening parking.  Market is a restaurant with a big heart and social conscience and belongs to the Food for Thought initiative that supports the Uthombo project in Durban that gives KZN street children positive alternatives. 

Menu

Andre Schubert’s love for food is visible at Market and is given life and form in the moss and cactus studded living art that spells LOVE.  This, ever smiling and ever present owner is vegetarian which translates deliciously well in the menu for those looking for a Meat Free meal.  How does Falafel salad with humus, salsa and sesame Lavash (R67) sound?  I am not vegetarian but adore their kicka** sesame lentil burger with beetroot and their special relish. (R72)

My lunch date, Milena, a career woman doesn’t often have time to “do lunch!” She was convalescing after an emergency appendectomy and my mission was to get this little wisp of a girl some healing food, fresh air and a good dose of Vitamin D.  Within a few minutes I saw her sit back in her chair, turn her pale little face up to the sun and give a deep, satisfied sigh.

The beauty and calm of her surroundings were working a treat and she tucked into her Fishcakes with a leafy vibrant salad, adorned with house made creamy mayo (R70) with great gusto. I woofed down my pan fried calamari with a red pesto and macadamia nut quinoa salad. (R69)  I am a real fan of quinoa; it’s a gluten free power food of note and this very generous portion is one of my favourite Market dishes. 

The lunch menu has 17 fabulous dishes on offer and they range from R45 to R70. Each dish is a veritable Jackson Pollock of colour with an emphasis on fresh and tasty. You really can’t go wrong here. I washed my salad down with a chilled glass of rich and fruity Anura Chardonnay (R30). We shared a slice of heaven with our espressos. State secrets could be swapped for a piece of Market's decadent chocolate torte napped with berry compote. Lunch just doesn’t get better than this. 

I must confess that I eat at Market as often as possible and have a special memory of the best and most aromatic lamb shank served on creamy parmesan polenta that I have ever eaten, burned into my memory. TrickyRicky and I joined a group of friends at Market last year for dinner; al fresco, under those twinkling fairy lights, great mates, great food, great vino and an eclipse of the moon to top it all! *Sigh*

Andre is very clear about the ethos of his restaurant and his words reflect this he says, “Market is passionate about serving the finest locally and/or organic sourced produce in a professional, unique, evocative and caring environment, always.”

I rest my case!

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