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Durban Spice
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 12 reviews
 by Sam Francis
First class & Unique Dining Experience

Thank you so much to Shabs & Sarah for what is an amazing dining experience. Our friend is from South Africa so we suggested Durban Spice as we had been before and we knew we wouldn't be disappointed!

And we weren't, every dish is skillfully created by Shabs using authentic ingredients sourced from SA.

Each delicious course is proceeded by a brief explanation from Sarah giving the history and story behind the dish.

We left at the end of the evening with our bellies full and our very impressed South African guest.

Thank you Shabs & Sarah, we have just booked in again!

Thank you for the wonderful review, we look forward to welcoming you back in a few weeks time. Shabs and Sarah

 by Lara

Absolutely delicious taste of home!!!
Best lamb samosas I have ever had
and I have eaten many!!
The malva pudding is out of this world.
Fantastic communication, welcoming hosts, delicious food
what a treat
Thank you

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that we could offer you a taste of home and are so happy you enjoyed our food.

 by Georgina

Where do I begin...the evening was fantastic from start to finish. Sarah and Shabs were so welcoming and made you feel immediately at home. The food was faultless; each course got better and better. Amongst some of the best food we have ever tasted. Such a wonderful concept and executed by Shabs and Sarah perfectly. Will certainly be back, and have already started telling others to try. Thank you for an amazing evening and see you again soon!

Thank you so much for the wonderful review and comments about the fantastic experience you had with us! We look forward to welcoming you back.

 by Michelle Watts

Thank you both so much for a wonderful food extravaganza last night! It was our first experience of South African food and we weren’t disappointed. Really enjoyed your hosting, Sarah, giving some great back stories to each course. The flavours were delicious, spicy but not overwhelming. We were so full when we left, we forgot to buy some of Shabs delicious samoosas, but it’s a good excuse for a return visit soon!

It was absolutely wonderful to have you join us last night and we are delighted you enjoyed your meal with! We really look forward to welcoming you back.

 by Steph
Taste bud galore!

Thank you so much for the great evening. Always an absolute delight enjoying all those lovely flavours from chilli bites, Dahl, samosas, ox cheek biriyani, Malva pudding. Got our secret stash of samosas to hide away in the freezer. Looking forward to joining in those tasty flavours soon! Guys if you reading this and you fancy a treat from South Africa book now!

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so happy you enjoyed your meal and the taste of home!

 by Kirti and Paul
What a fabulous evening

Thanks you both for an amazing experience. The food was amazing (and it kept on coming!) Sarah was the hostess with the mostest… for our first (and hopefully not the last!) supper club experience we had a fabulous evening. Thank you again.

Thank you both so much for the lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you join us and we are so happy you enjoyed your first......and yes hopefully not last supper club experience! Best wishes, Sarah & Shabs

 by Shannon

Best eating out experience ever. Incredible food that brought back strong memories of Durban. Hosts were warm and friendly as typically
Durban people are. Loved it.

It was so lovely to have you both join us for a wonderful evening of nostalgia! Happy Anniversary to you both again and we look forward to welcoming you back. Baie Dankie!

 by Courtney Bolton

We thoroughly enjoyed our bunny chow evening! The food was amazing and Sarah and Shabs were wonderful hosts. I've been wanting to visit for ages so I am glad we finally made it and we will definitely be back soon. Thank you so so so much!

It was fantastic having you both join us last night and we are so happy you enjoyed your first Durban Spice experience!! We hope to see you soon.

 by Trish Coppock

My daughter and I, being ex Durbanites , along with our husbands have wanted to try Durban Spice for so long. Then along comes Covid! However last night was the night. Shabs and Sarah graciously welcomed us into their home, which has some lovely South African touches. The smells coming from the kitchen were amazing. Thank goodness we were hungry! It was a seafood night and wow, it didn’t disappoint. We started with Severn & Wye smoked mackerel & trout pate, with gorgeous sourdough bread. 😋 We could see we definitely weren’t going to go home with empty bellies. We then had monkfish & crab samosas with a lovely mango apple & chilli relish. Main course was black tiger prawns & king prawn curry with rice & sambals, ahh who remembers Durb sambals! Now getting really stuffed. Dessert was granadilla ( passion fruit) & coconut slice with granadilla curd cream. I personally couldn’t finish mine but it was absolutely delicious. The whole meal was one of the best we’ve tasted in a long time. Sarah was a consummate host, explaining every course as it was served. Shabs is an incredible cook and a lovely guy. Will we be back….Try stopping us, we even bought some of Shabs famous samosas to bring home. Thanks Shabs & Sarah for a fabulous relaxing evening with amazing food, you both deserve every success. Hope to see you again soon.

Hi Trish, wow thank you so much for such a fantastic review after last nights Seafood evening. It was lovely to have you all here finally and we are absolutely delighted you enjoyed the experience! Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back! Sarah & Shabs

 by Yvette

What an awesome evening!
Thanks Shabs and Sarah for a culinary journey back to my hometown of Durban!
Those potato samoosas were the best I have EVER tasted and paired with the delicious chutneys - well heaven.
The bunny chow did not disappoint either. The lamb was delicious and tender and the sauce was just spicy enough. Mimi’s pickle - simply divine! You have to sell that by the bottle!
That Malva pud was also amazing! but I could not finish it as I just thought I might pop!
Can’t WAIT to come back again and enjoy some more of your hospitality and amazing meals.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

It was fantastic to have you join us and we are so happy we were able to transport you back home to re-live the tastes of Durban! Look forward to welcoming you back!

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