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The St James on Venice became a Fully Halal establishment on the 4th of May 2017. Taking over the Hotel and restaurant meant that everything needed to be changed to the Halal standards, thus suppliers, rules and regulations have been in place. We had to remove images from the web that goes against our regulations too. If you do spot an image that raises concern, Please do contact us so that we can rectify this.


The Fig and Koi Restaurant has hosted from engagement to small weddings. It is the perfect intimate wedding venue to tie the knot or even just for all the formalities that goes with the Big question.


Being a small, private, peaceful venue we are ideally suited to host intimate functions for your special occasion. We can make a private dining room available for group functions. Please esquire with our reception staff or by email to for assistance in organising your event.


Finding the perfect Venue just got easier…

Our evening events are warm and cozy with large fire heaters and a lovely Koi pond feature.

Baby Showers | Bridal Showers | Kitchen Tea | Engagements | Weddings | Conferences


As of May 2017 the hotel and restaurant was taken over by the same Muslim owned hospitality group that took over the very successful Antique Cafe.


The Fine Dining All day menu recently launched, made quite a stir as one of the first All Day Fine Dining Halaal Restaurants in Durban. With Master Chef Byron in the Kitchen, it stands to reason why we are part of the South African Chefs Association.


Our Top Class restaurant has been Host to some big decisions in South Africa! We have Hosted now Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa, Janna Jihad the youngest journalist in the world, The Famous Blogger Nadia Jafta just to mention a few. Have a loot at our blogs to read more.