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“Very old n tested restaurant been here done that n enjoyd the food”

The Calabash Continental Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 23 Restaurants in Ezulwini
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
STANGER,KWAZULU NATAL
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very old n tested restaurant been here done that n enjoyd the food”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Calabash is a beautiful restaurant in a quiet part of Ezulwini Valley with tasty Continental food we have been fortunate to dine here for many years and their fame precedes them

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Nairobi
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This restaurant provides excellent food and service. The menu is wide ranging, with many dishes having a Austro-Germanic origin. The food prices are reasonable compared with other Swaziland restaurants, but the wines are a bit on the pricy side. The decor is pleasant enough but a bit dated. One major plus is that if you are staying in a hotel in Ezulwini the restaurant will provide free transport to and from the restaurant.

Visited July 2013
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Thank DrDuncanBerry
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“For Swaziland - its the best! Outdated but good food.”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We visited the Calabash restaurant on a day trip to Swaziland. It was a little hard to find considering the signs on the road, but it was worth it. The food was very good - we had beef filet, which was the best we had while in Africa. The service was very good. Clearly this is a "high end" restaurant for Swaziland, but looked like a Shoney's on the inside. Swaziland in general is several years behind in growth and updates, but the restaurant was very good. The price was quite reasonable for "high end" Swaziland - about $30 US for two filets and drinks! This is probably the only place i would eat in Swaziland!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank aamartin20
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Cresskill, New Jersey, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“One of Swaziland's Best”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is an old staple top quality restaurant - probably the fanciest in Swaziland. Located in Ezulwini, it is close to Mbabane. The food is served with a French flair, and the wine list is interesting and extensive. Prices are reasonable and service impeccable.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Craig B
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Ok but wine very expensive”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Hi

We had supper here one night (4 adults). Food was beautifully presented and service very good, but I felt it was overpriced and the wine was very pricey for a standard South African red (and they had run out of our choice of white wine...)
I thought the decor was a little dated (reminded me of the 1970's)!
Nice touch, they run a free shuttle service to all the hotels in the valley, which eliminates one of your party sipping a cool drink all night!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank SJD2203
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