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★★★★★

“Amazing service”

Written on: 04/12/2012 by RohanMelling (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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“Massively overpriced”

Written on: 04/08/2012 by Osualdo (1 review written)

£75 for 3 people: one average starter, three average mains, two defrosted desserts, two beers, two diet Cokes and one fizzy water?? You get better value at Pizza Hut… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Pleasantly Surprised ”

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 cousin… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Slow and squalid! Don't go here!”

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What an awfully outdated restaurant!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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“It was an excellent atmosphere, really friendly and...”

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 Full Review

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“If you've never been to Jabula you need to read this! ”

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 to… Read Full Review

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“The two of us went for my partner's Birthday, I...”

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 a… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Hi.I arranged a birthday party for my partner and it...”

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 use.These… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“We visited Jabula for the first time in April 2010 for...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“We visited The Jabula Restaurant last Sunday (7th...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“What an absolutely fantastic place! ”

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 fantastic!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“My Fiancee and I have visited this restauarant on 3...”

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 stars… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“I loved it the first time i went there, there was a...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“jabula restaurant was wounderful cant wait to go back...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Food at Jabula is absolutely amazing. I love the...”

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 Full Review

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“Absolutely delicious food at Jabula - they explain...”

Written on: 03/04/2009 by mediagirl (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“I found Jabula to be bad value for money. painfully...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Visited this restaurant on a Saturday night and...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Visited Jabula on Saturday night and despite there...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Food is very good and the atmosphere is great. The...”

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 Full Review

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