Yes folks, it’s that time of the year again where you get to leave all your dieting worries behind and take your tastebuds out for a weekend of indulgence!

The Pick n Pay Taste of Durban is back again at it’s homeground, Suncoast Durban. Growing from strength to strength since it’s inception in 2012, it has already become an annual foodie-haven showcasing the exceptional skills of local chefs and restaurants, whilst giving us wanna-be masterchefs the opportunity to soak up what’s trending in the food world.

There are various features at the festival ranging from the Pick n Pay Live Chef’s Theatre, Wine and Canape Experience and Lindt Master Chocolatiers area to the Castle Milk Stout Marquee! Whatever your culinary poison, they’ve got you covered. Some of the participating restaurants include Cafe 1999, Havana Grill, Greedy Buddha, Freedom Cafe, Beluga Durban and Amaravathi Palki (to name a few).


Festival Dates

The festival starts on the 25th and runs to the 27th of July at Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World.

Festival Times

Friday 25 July opens at 18:00 – 22:30

Saturday 26 July opens at 12:30 – 17:00 and again from 18:00 – 22:30

Sunday 27 July opens at 12:30 – 17:00


Standard tickets cost R80, which includes a free tasting glass. If you have a Pick n Pay smart shopper card, you get 50% off which means it only costs you R40!

Premium tickets cost R180, which includes a tasting glass and R100 worth of Scoins

Taste Clubhouse tickets cost R685, which includes a tasting glass and R150 worth of Scoins

If you are wondering what SCOINS are, they are the new festival currency that will be used to purchase food and drinks from the restaurants, bars and exhibitors. SCOINS can be pre-purchased with Premium or Taste Clubhouse tickets. SCOINS can also be purchased using cash or credit card at the event from the Taste Bank or from roaming Scoin sellers. Each Scoin is worth R5 and prices range from 4 to 8 SCOINS per dish.


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