And talking about fresh, the newly opened Sandbar Restaurant and Cocktail Bar in Umdloti has all the locals singing with joy. The venue has been completely rebuilt, upgraded, scrubbed and polished. The owners have spent a considerable amount of effort in making sure that, this time, this amazing restaurant location on the KZN coastline will thrive.
The SandBar is the brainchild of four locals who live in Umdloti. Sometime ago they saw an opportunity to revive the existing restaurant venue on north beach and turn it into a cool, vibrant and fun place for locals and holidaymakers to meet and enjoy good honest food, which would be accompanied by great local wines and colourful sexy cocktails.
Husband and wife team, Leonard and Davina Staples, are the owners and enjoy the restaurant scene, their philosophy is simple 'Good food, friendly service, served in a relaxed environment'. Leonard, who has spent many years working in family restaurants, not just in South Africa but also abroad, loves the Umdloti vibe and will go out of his way to ensure that his patrons get what they ask for.
"I want my guests to feel like they are at home." He told The Bugle, "I want them to be comfortable, relaxed and happy. All our dishes are made with love and the finest ingredients and even though the food is simple and honest, the flavours speak for themselves."
So come on meet me at the SandBar. Lets sit back and let it all hang down. Lets enjoy the spectacular views of the Ocean, the funky tunes, scrumptious menu and the wicked cocktails. Come on let's feast at the SandBar.
Bookings are essential so dial 031 568 2140. The SandBar is situated on Umdloti's North Beach opposite the tidal pool.