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Maharani is a perennial favourite both with hotel guests and Durban locals. Lingela turns the tables on traditional buffets, inviting diners to interact with the chefs who will prepare dishes to your taste. A range of starters, salads and side dishes, casseroles, Durban curries, breyani, tandoori oven specialities and a carvery with all the trimmings are included in the buffet selection. The dessert buffet offers a selection of gateaux, tartlets, mousses and sweets - the perfect finish to a sumptuous feast at Lingela Restaurant.

Reviews (2043)

4.4 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.4
Service 4.4
Ambience 4.3
  • Charlotte P. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Gerhard W. Dined: 4 weeks ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 04 Jan 21
    I would like to commend Lingela on the outstanding and friendly interactions I had during our booking process. The service received from all staff in the restaurant, even under Covid constraints, was exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

  • Reagan R. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 29 Dec 20
    We had a great time at Lingela Restaurant, food & service was excellent. Management only needs to tighten up on Covid protocols, as social distancing at tables & whilst at dishing stations are not observed, otherwise a one of the best buffets in Durban.

  • Pragashnie (Pat) N. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    2.3
    Food 2.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 2.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 29 Dec 20
    Acoustics - Poor. The lady who was playing the piano and singing, should have been based in the lounge area. you could not hear your family speak at the table. The lamb curry was awful, the meat was absolutely tough. It was not the usual high standard curry. The waitrons were rather slow. Used cutlery and crockery was left for long periods of time on the table. Eventually, we took the used plates and left them at the waiter station. I could be mistaken, however, the prawns did not seem fresh. Deserts were good. Salads and lamb roast was good.

  • Darren Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Elaine M. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    1.8
    Food 1.0
    Value 2.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 2.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 27 Dec 20
    There was variety all right, butghe food had no taste. It was so bland and tasteless. The only thing, I enjoyed was the prawns. For the price of R495, it was not worth it. The lighting is so dark, and it was so dark at our table and we constantly had to ask for cutlery and for our drinks. Very disappoining Lingela.

  • Thami X. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Richard N. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 27 Dec 20
    It's sad that url don't keep any vanilla cake, jelly. My wife don't like grilled or sushi prawns. She prefer prawns with stir fry nd unless don't do that anymore. Plus the stir fry should have been the way url used to hv it b coz this way its not washed when url frying beef.... thank u

  • Beryl N. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Rishen K. Dined: 3 weeks ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 26 Dec 20
    Staff were friendly and welcoming. Good service. I felt the the tables were quite close to others. Good variety of food. Well done on the safety measures for COVID.

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  • Monday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Tuesday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Wednesday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Thursday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Friday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Saturday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Sunday 02h00 - 02h00 - 22h30
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