Since its opening in 2016 and situated in Umhlanga, The Chefs’ Table has earned its place as one of the more sophisticated dining experiences in Durban, while remaining contemporary and approachable. Beautifully designed, with luxurious detail The Chefs’ Table offers gracious hospitality, located in the heart of the Umhlanga village.
Award winning executive Chef Kayla-Ann Osborn presents a modern, seasonal menu inspired by the best fresh, seasonal ingredients that Kwa-Zulu Natal has to offer.
The open plan kitchen is at the heart of the restaurant, allowing diners to watch the chefs at work and feel the connection to the food and the beautifully plated dishes being prepared. Each dish is carefully sculptured around exceptional flavours and plated as a work of art on hand crafted ceramic dishes, further reinforcing the artisanal nature of the dining experience.
The interior of the restaurant reflects the philosophy of the food – natural materials, raw, luxurious yet simple and familiar, yet exhilarating and adventurous.
Executive Chef, Kayla-Ann Osborn, was awarded the Eat Out Rising Star of the Year in 2017 and The Chefs’ Table was awarded Eat Out Top 15th Restaurant of the Year in 2018. Her passion for her craft is obvious and she curates her menu with bold flavours and pairings.
The restaurant strive for freshness, seasonality and authenticity and their menu is constantly evolving. They craft the menu around whatever local farmers and suppliers have delivered throughout the week.
If something is out of season, the restaurant will change dishes to incorporate the new season’s ingredient – this means that guests’ menu will probably be slightly different when they actually sit down to dine with. They cater for dietary restrictions, vegetarians and vegans.