Durban Shisa Nyama makes list of world’s best restaurants

21 September 2016 - 15:26
By Tmg Digital
Max's Lifestyle Umlazi
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The traditional braai taste sampled alongside kwaito in a township lounge is now on the world stage‚ with a Durban joint being chosen as one of the 207 best restaurants in the world.

Max’s Lifestyle in Umlazi won the accolade from the influential Conde Nast Traveller magazine‚ which compiled the list with its network of chefs‚ food writers‚ and foodie tourists.

“The best place to get braai‚ amazing South African–style grilled meat. Go on a Friday or Saturday night to hear local Kwaito music‚” reviewer Cherae Robinson said.

Its inclusion on the list is a major boost for Max’s‚ where a man was shot dead in the parking lot only last month.

Max Mqadi’s place – boasting a VIP Lounge‚ Bar‚ Butchery and Restaurant - is a popular venue “frequented by all cultures and races from all over the world”‚ according to its website.

Two other South African restaurants made the list - The Pot Luck Club in Cape Town where Robinson listed her favourites as the chickpea fries and pig’s head; and the East Head Café in Knysna on the Garden Route‚ where the breakfasts were labelled “utterly memorable”.

Let your taste buds join you here‚ for the full list of where to eat when you travel - from cassava couscous in Ghana to Senegalese fish and rice‚ and a restaurant in France that's so good‚ travellers are advised to make a booking before confirming their air tickets.