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“Great food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Calabash

12 Chapel Road, Ilford IG1 2AG, England
0208 911 8350
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Ranked #106 of 201 Restaurants in Ilford
Cuisines: Caribbean
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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Prices going up and up, food quality going down and down. Like to food. Its just Ok food when ou are hungry

Visited September 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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“Don’t expect the staff to be friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Calabash is located just off Cranbrook Road and a brief walk from Ilford Station. Calabash is a Caribbean restaurant with a variety of Caribbean dishes to include jerk chicken, rice ‘n’ peas, fried fish, e.t.c. They have a mini meal for £3.80, alternatively £6.00 small dishes, £7.00 large, £8.00 extra large. The staff are rude generally and feedback is not something that’s welcome. The lunch deal includes no fish dishes or vegetarian. The menu on the wall had many items that weren’t for sale. The restaurant was very clean with a nice subtle feeling. The dish I chose was macaroni, fried fish with a side salad for £5.50, being a mixed dish was hard work with the assistant. No complaints about the food.

The Manager definitely needs to put the staff through Customer Service training or just employ staff who enjoys their job.

I’ll visit again, but I’m in ‘no’ hurry.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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