Situated in Morningside – KwaZulu-Natal, 9th Avenue Bistro is owned & run by Graham & Gina Neilson who travelled and worked in top establishments in the USA, the UK, Bermuda, South America and South Africa. It was while travelling they came to the conclusion that there was no place like home and decided that their home town of Durban would be the place for them to make their mark.
It has been their mission to create a modern, warm and unpretentious venue in the heart of Morningside, Durban, serving fresh and creative cuisine with an emphasis on high quality seasonal ingredients. Graham in the kitchen strives for perfection with every plate whilst Gina and the front of house team delivers smooth, knowledgeable and professional service.
Showcasing fresh locally sourced seasonal cuisine. All dishes are exquisitely presented, from modern interpretations of Bistro classics to cutting edge gastronomy. The menu is constantly evolving, and diners are encouraged to try one of our tasting menus.
Some of the selections start with the gorgonzola, pear and candied pecan salad or the fried calamari, tossed in sticky Vietnamese roasted jalapeño aïoli. A popular favourite is the creamy shellfish orzo.
Main courses include lamb shoulder, crispy duck and braised beef short rib. Desserts could include blueberry-ripple ice cream or their take on a G&T: gin-and-juniper sorbet with toasted marshmallow meringue, lemon curd and cucumber gelée.