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Durban Spice
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 22 reviews
 by Louise Baily
The most fantastic evening!

I was looking for something special to do for my sister’s 50th birthday and found just that at Durban Spice. Shabs & Sarah surpassed any expectation I may have had. Everyone there, I’m sure would agree that the food was beyond excellent, and Sarah as a host is just brilliant. I have to mention both their great sense of humour too. I cannot recommend Durban Spice enough for a truly special experience. We will definitely be going again.

Hi Louise, 😊thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. We look forward to seeing you all again. Shabs and Sarah.

 by Denise C
Heaven in an tin cup!

With dhal to die for, samoosas to scintillate, a curry crammed with flavour and a pudd so perfect, my taste buds were in heaven all evening. Shabs & Sarah have created a little South African experience in the middle of Wheatley. They are so welcoming and the space so comfortable, you feel at ease as you step through the front door. A wonderful evening from start to finish. Sometimes there aren't the words to describe it and you just have to experience it. This is one of those times. I cannot recommend highly enough.

We can’t thank you enough for your wonderful feedback and are over the moon you enjoyed your first experience with us so much! It was a pleasure to have you join us, we look forward welcoming you back!!

 by Janet Louw
21st birthday bliss

Shabs and Sarah gave us and our guests the best possible 21st dinner anyone can ask for! Thank you so much for bringing us those wonderful South African flavours in a modern context. The beef curry was melt in the mouth soft and the spicing mouthwatering. I can write an ode to each course, but something can only be experienced in the flesh. What makes the experience so special is the care and attention going into each dish, the service, everything 5 star. Thank you.

Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing us to host your daughters 21st! It was a special and lovely evening with such a wonderful group of people. Hope to see you again!

 by Mark & Cali French
Incredible dining experience

We recently booked Durban Spice for a private dining experience. First off the ease and communication from Shabs was first class. On the evening, the welcome to us and the rest of our guests was super warm and friendly. Sarah did an excellent job of hosting us and accommodating to all ensuring we all felt at ease. The food was literally incredible, the flavours were even better than the food back home in Durban. Sarah & Shabs did a great job explaining the dishes, their story and how they come to get that real true Durban flavour and spice. Thank you so much, it made for a wonderful evening and our guests thoroughly enjoyed it. If you are looking for not just amazing food but a true South African dining experience don’t hesitate to book. 🇿🇦🍾🙏🏼

Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to host your wedding celebrations and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience! Hope to welcome you back again, Sarah & Shabs

 by Ronelle

A fabulous evening out with yummy flavours for the palate = foodgasms of note. Some dishes on the night, just outshone others with the flavours, but they they were all delicious. We all went away with food babies & to be honest, by the time the main came we struggled as to finish due to the previous courses. Have to say I was a bit disappointed being summer that we didn't get peppermint crisp tart for the dessert 🙂 My friends have a sweeter tooth than I do, so they got through the malva pudding, which I couldn't. Would love to be able to attend a seafood evening. The explinations from Sarah was fab & Shabs coming through at the end to chat to each table also a truly lovely touch. AMAZING evening & would recommend. Need a car I'd say as no station close by unfortunately 🙂

Thank you for your lovely review! We really enjoyed meeting you all and are so glad you had a great evening together! We look forward to welcoming you back.

 by Hayley
Fantastic experience!

What a lovely evening! It can feel a bit strange going to a strangers house for dinner but from the minute you walk in the door, this disappeared. We received the warmest welcome from Sarah and were led to our table. The service is personal and genuine. Shabs came out after dinner to say hi and make sure we were happy with everything. The food was delicious and not close to ‘normal’ Indian food at all. The flavours were lovely and everything was seasoned to perfection. Sarah takes the time to explain where the dishes come from and what spices are used. Fantastic hosts, amazing food - looking forward to our next visit! To mimic other reviews - make sure you arrive hungry!!

Wow, thank you for the wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves and felt welcomed and comfortable in our lovely home restaurant. It is exactly the experience we want all guests to have. Thank you once again and hope to see you soon!

 by Stan Horwitz

From the moment we entered Durban Spice we felt the warmth of typical South African hospitality.

We joined our good friends who have been several times before and who warned us "come hungry".

All 6 courses in the intimate, homely environment certainly did not disappoint. Each unique dish was explained and the love experienced in the palate. Absolutely delicious. It is 4.25 am as I write this post and I am so full!

The ambiance matched with authentic hospitality was simply unprecedented.

What a phenomenal evening and incredible value. We loved every minute and it was well worth the drive up from London.

Big thank you. We will be back.

Wow, thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and loved the experience. Baie baie dankie, we look forward to welcoming you back, Sarah & Shabs

 by Erica
Amazing taste of home

An amazing bunny chow night to celebrate our anniversary. Shabs and Sarah are amazing hosts and the food was heavenly. Whether it's a takeaway or supper club, a meal from Durban Spice always make me miss South Africa a little bit less.

Thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us! As as always we are very happy you enjoyed your meal. Thank you for your continued support over the last 4 years

 by Gail

I can't recommend Durban Spice highly enough.
My partner and I went to one of their super clubs a couple of nights ago. I was a little unsure of what to expect, it's unusual to dine in a stranger's home. But we were made so welcome and it didn't feel weird at all. I wondered if we might share a table with strangers, which could be great or awful, but we had our own table so no again, no worries there!
The food was absolutely delicious and, according to all the South African's in attendance, totally authentic. Each course was explained with passion, not just what the food was but why it was chosen and why it was special to the hosts.
Everything about the evening was perfect and BYOB was the cherry on the icing on the cake!
Thank you both so much, I know we'll be back!

Thank you for the lovely review, it was wonderful to meet you both and we are delighted you enjoyed your evening with us! We look forward to welcoming you back.

 by Bronwen
Five Star Supper Club

We had our first experience at the Supper Club just last week and it was absolutely amazing! The flavours took me straight back to South Africa with each course unique and delicious. The portions were generous and the atmosphere warm and inviting.
Thank you Shabs and Sarah for giving us such a memorable anniversary. We can't wait to come back and bring friends!

Thank you so much for a lovely review and we are really happy you enjoyed your special evening with us. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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