Written on: 04/12/2012 by RohanMelling
Came here for a friends birthday today and I must say the food was delicious, the service was amazing and the effort they put in for a birthday is phenomenal. I would recommend this place to anybody, and I'll be going for my birthday for sure. The price was a little much, but due to the amount of food and, in some cases, the fact we have stuff like Crocodile and Ostrich, that's to be expected. (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2011 by AliBongo72 (1 review written)
We visited Jabula in Ellesmere Port on Friday 23/9/11 My cousin who is from South Africa originally booked the table, for us and our mothers. I don't live too far away from Ellesmere Port, but the restaurant was easy to find and parking was close by and secure. When we stepped inside the restaurant straight away you felt the warmth friendly atmosphere, we chose our drinks and food and enjoyed watching the ships drive up the canal. Our food arrived 3 of us had Prawn Cocktail, whilst my... (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2011
What an awfully outdated restaurant! I dine a lot around Chester and I've found this to be one of the most poor and run down restaurants I have ever visited. As soon as you walk in you feel like you've been transported back in time, the table cloths were stained and the colour scheme was sickening. There were cheap, tacky throw away paper napkins that you can buy from Costco pointing out of the wine glasses. There weren't enough wine glasses for all of us on the table and no attention to... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2011
It was an excellent atmosphere, really friendly and food superb will be going back for certain. It was my birthday and they could nt have treated us any better. They explained when I asked about different dishes and sauces thoroughly and the boerewors were gorgeous so if you want a friendly, happy, helpful restaurant with great food pay a visit, I highly recommend Jabula. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2010 by Now Wirral (1 review written)
If you've never been to Jabula you need to read this!
I have experienced some of the finest restaurants not just in the local area but right across the country however nothing has prepared me for the experience that is Jabula. The missiz and I decided to go out for lunch today and wanted to try somewhere new. I've heard the radio ad's in the past for Jabula and have recently edited the listing in the directory so thought we'd give it a try.
Every (and I do mean every) detail is attended... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2010
The two of us went for my partner's Birthday, I mentioned in passing to the staff when I booked that we were coming for his birthday.
When we arrived they had decorated our table area, sang happy birthday to him in both English, Afrikanas and Zulu and produced a lovely birthday desert complete with candles.
The Restaurant itself was superb, we were made to feel very welcome
The food was excellent, the ostrich was cooked to perfection and the presentation was amazing and make sure you try... (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2010
Hi.I arranged a birthday party for my partner and it was the worse service i have ever recieved.The drinks took for ages and i got more veg than meat.(far to much veg).Also they wanted to hurry us up as they had the table booked straight after us.Couldnt believed she said that to us. The bill came and she said i can put the tip on the pdq card machine.she stood over me so felt abit awkward so i gave a tip, but i didnt realise they already added there own tip on my bill.Cheeky.Do not... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2010
We visited Jabula for the first time in April 2010 for a family birthday. From the booking stage until we walked out of the door at the end of the evening we were given excellent service. I was asked if we were celebratig an occasion. It was my husbands birthday and our table was docorated with a banner and balloons. The serviceat the table was excellent, we di not have to wait long for anything. The food was als excellent and well presented. The entertainment was good and there were... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2010 by jacbrass (1 review written)
We visited The Jabula Restaurant last Sunday (7th March 2010) to celebrate my dads birthday we were a party of 11 including my 2 grandchildren (2 and 5) and must say it is the best eating experience any of us have had for a long, long time. The staff were South African born, happy, helpful and very knowledgable. They made sure we were all extremely well cared for and made sure we had a lovely afternoon.
Now for the food WELL!! FANTASTIC !!! Well presented,beautifully cooked and served with... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2010
What an absolutely fantastic place!
When we were settled at our table a very nice young gentleman (who was a hit with the ladies I must say!) came over to get us some drinks and was very helpful with answering all questions that we had about the various South African drinks that were on offer. We received our drinks very quickly and the staff made sure our needs were met throughout the night.
Then came the food, which we didn't have to wait too long for and I can only describe as... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2010
My Fiancee and I have visited this restauarant on 3 occaisions,once to have a coffee to survey and get a feel for the venue, once with friends and the last time 19th feb 2010 for a romantic meal. It has to be THE most wonderful restaurant we have ever visited for food, atmosphere, friendliness and attentive service (fridays for music). I am 45 yrs old and I and my fiancee eat out often.... and this restaurant is second to none. can I add another star as this place is better than 5... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2009 by dannilyn (1 review written)
I loved it the first time i went there, there was a group of four of us that went and it was for my birthday in October,the food was really nice I had a mixture of game,I thought crocodile was the best personally.
But we found the service to be pretty poor we sat for ages before being offered a drink and a menu, and once we were given our menus and choose our food the wait to get are food was ridiculous, the staff are very polite but the service we found was very slow.I like that they sing... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2009 by mainbeam (1 review written)
jabula restaurant was wounderful cant wait to go back the food was very good brought back alot of memories for me of south africa as my partner has never had south african food before.the staff made us feel very welcome it felt like we were at friends for a meal.We would go back all the time if we love nearer.The staff explained any dishes you wanted to know about nothing was to much trouble for anyone just cant believe we found it.amazing resturant and people thank you for such a great night. (read more)
Written on: 10/06/2009 by lisay (1 review written)
Food at Jabula is absolutely amazing. I love the Durban Curry and the Cabo botie which is a mince casserole and vegetables, glazed with egg on top. Today I had a vegetable kebab which was a selection of roasted mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes and other seasonal veg in a very light coconut and chilli sauce with a small side order of couscous. The coucous was full of flavour and had small pieces of feta cheese in it - yum yum! (read more)
Written on: 03/04/2009 by mediagirl
Absolutely delicious food at Jabula - they explain what ingredients are in each dish and how they are made - really authentic restaurant.
There is live music at weekends and they also serve lunches - I think it is great value for money and something totally different from the usual restaurants offering! (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2008
I found Jabula to be bad value for money. painfully tiny portions .
2 people = 2 starters , 2 mains , 3 beers . 55 quid .
shame it make a nice place to go more often but not at that price in my opinion
I think it is fun for novelty only . (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2008
Visited this restaurant on a Saturday night and despite them having a large hen party to look after, the service we received was excellent.
Staff friendly, food hot, tasty and beautifully presented with plenty of choice. Will definitely go back again. (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2008 by Ally Mc (1 review written)
Visited Jabula on Saturday night and despite there being a large hen party booked the service we received was excellent
The food was beautifully presented, hot and there was a large selection.
Will definitely go back again. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2008
Food is very good and the atmosphere is great. The staff are very friendly and helpful
My friends are from South Africa and if they say the food is genuine South African food, that is good enough for me. I have been a few times and have recommended it to anybody who wants to go somewhere special and different. (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2008 by Rach991
This is without a doubt my favourite restaurant around the area! The food is excellent, with a great range of dishes to suit all! The staff clearly have a real passion about the restaurant and the experience it provides!
For special events, inc. birthdays they often ask you to get involved by playing the African drums and downing a shot without using your hands to pick the glass up at all! Great fun and the whole atmosphere of Jabula is incomparible (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2008 by ebessant
whilst impressed by the grilled game dishes at Jabula, I had the durban curry which I felt was poor quality, very salty and to be honest, tasted just like my local chip chop curry. I was overcharged for drinks and service was slow (although restaurant was busy when we went). disappointed. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2008
We were a party of 6 there to celebrate the 21st birthday of my brother, we all had a fabulous evening made even more memorable by us taking part in the dancing (myself) and the African drumming session (Mum)...The food, service, atmosphere, the birthday challenge and whole experience made for a fantastic evening and celebration. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2008
A really enjoyable evening - would definately go back again. Excellent service - very welcoming and attentive. Lots of choice - some unusual dishes well worth trying. Beautifully presented and lovely mix of flavours. Not expensive- great location. (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2008 by peteraider (2 reviews written)
From arrival to departure we felt comfortable, relaxed and entertained, the staff were very courteous and helpful. Having never experienced this cuisine before we were enlightened and delighted, not knowing what to expect we asked advice on choices and were happy with the advice given. The starter of soup was very tasty, homemade with fresh warm bread and salad. The main meal was well presented beautifully cooked to perfection with side dishes served as requested, portions were ample didn't... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2008
If you want a restaurant with a good atmosphere great service and amazing food then look no further. This is something different, you can get all the normal dishes plus african dishes such as springbok, crocodile and ostrich all at reasonable prices, the presentation of the food is tremendous and the portions are excellent, you will not find better, altogether a really enjoyable dining experience, probably one of the best reataurants in Cheshire!! Forget the likes of the Red House in Chester... (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2008
We had a lovely evening with lovely food and the staff were very nice. Can't wait to visit again but hope the proprietors find out what flat drinks mean (and also get Slimline Tonic Water)! The food was beautiful, hot and nicely presented. Real vegetables (not tinned) and very reasonably price for the huge meal we had. (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2007
Lighting could have been a little brighter One toilet perhaps not enough for the number of guests present on this occasion.
As a large party we were made to feel welcome and would use this venue again. (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2007
will go again,we went with a friend who spent many years in south africa he said" it brought back many good memories! "A good evening was had by all -WELL DONE!! (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2007 by jnjayne3 (1 review written)
When i pulled up with my partner and children the location was nice - i walked in and it looked ok bit shabby --the menu looked good but no soft drinks menu . I had to ask to be served and wait a long time for my food -it was awful like a micro meal with frozen -par-boiled veg !!!! I went to the toilet and was horrified a shared toilet with broken door and filthy -Wonder What the Kitchen Was Like /// the staff are teenagers with no go-in them -better food and service in Mac Donald's !!!!!!Do... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2007 by Oakbay1 (1 review written)
We were treated by a friend of ours (Who had been to the restaurant before with another group of friends) to a meal at the Jabula for our daughter's birthday. The restaurant itself is beautiful, with various African artifacts and artwork covering nearly every wall. But it was the food that drew the most attention. Every meal (Including the starters and desserts) was beautifully and individually presented and tasted even better (The Springbok comes highly recommended ;-) ). In addition to... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2006 by yolandi (1 review written)
Jabula in Ellesmere Port has good food, friendly service, and being from South Africa, it is home away from home for me. My husband and I went there for our anniversary and stayed in the Holiday Inn very close. (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2005 by kingmadiba
I came originally from South Africa and I discovered Jabula in Ellesmere Port about a year ago. This is the only South African restaurant that I know of that serves traditional South African food as Mamma used to make it. The Bobotie, Durban Curry, Pap en Wors, Pot Luck is just like I had when I grew up. Its authentic atmosphere makes you think you are back home, and as it is run by a lady who came from South Africa. Hearing all the South African accents make you feel even more at home.
We... (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2005 by foxkids (1 review written)
Fantastic! This is the only way I can describe our experience. The Jabula manager explained the dishes and how it is prepared which is helpful if you want to order authentic South African dishes.
We ordered the Durban Curry, Bobotie, Kudu (Game) and a chicken pot. The curry was beef mince curry and not as we know it. It was slightly sweet and different but very tasty. The Bobotie is a casserole dish. This was the first time I tasted it and will definitely have it again. The Kudu was served... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2005 by janeyjenko (13 reviews written)
I had high hopes for the Jabula Restaurant, however ..
The 'tapas', was a very over priced and extremely frustrating and disappointing experience.
As the food arrived we were told to take one piece of meat and pass it along - one strip of meat aprox (1.5 inch by 1 cm) ostrich, crocodile, springbok, one meatball, you have to be kidding me How much am I paying for this insult again?.... No just turn my brain off and enjoy the experience.
Then came the sliced tinned mushrooms in... (read more)
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