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Fully Halaal

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.

Fig n Koi Restaurant

Sundays – Thursdays until 9pm

Fridays & Saturdays until 10pm

The weather is very often conducive to sitting outside and we encourage guests to take advantage of the beautiful garden setting and dine “Al Fresco”.  

We are situated close to the well-known Florida Road area and we Serve a Fine Dining Menu every night.

Conference Venu

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 functions@sjov.co.za for assistance in organizing your event.

The Perfect Venue

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

Fully Halaal Restaurant

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.

Fine Dining

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.


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.

Business Best

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.


To avoid disappointment, try to book your table in advance, whether it is for High tea, or Mother’s day brunch, get in early to ensure your spot is reserved.