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Lingela - Elangeni & Maharani

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  • Buffet

Earning the reputation as the best buffet in Durban, Lingela at Southern Sun Elangeni & 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. Choose your favourite at the carvery from roast leg of Karoo lamb with mint sauce, roasted farm fresh chicken with cranberry sauce as well as tender roast beef with horseradish. The dessert buffet offers a selection of gateaux, tartlets, mousses and sweets - the perfect finish to a sumptuous feast at Lingela Restaurant.

Just the Way You Like It

Select your desired cut of meat or seafood, from tender steak and cutlets to succulent prawns and fish, which our chefs will then prepare to your taste. Rare to well done, fried or grilled – you tell us how you like it.

Reviews (3765)

4.5 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.5
Service 4.5
Ambience 4.4
  • Kammiel R. Dined: 6 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Renee S. Dined: 6 days ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 30 Jan 23
    I love the big variety to choose from, catering for all tastes. The layout is beautiful as well. I am most impressed with the starter servings as I am a seafood fan. My family had a lovely experience and my daughter enjoyed her birthday lunch very much. I will continue to choose Lingela for my special occassions and recommend it to others. If I may just comment on the desserts. There is a large selection but I feel too many mousse like desserts with no flavour. I recommend you add crepes, waffle triangles and proper fresh cream. All in all I had a satisfying day. THANK YOU!

  • Busisiwe Z. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 30 Jan 23
    We did not like coke zero that we were served with. The lady did not tell us it is not normal coke but everything else was fine.

  • Sheroma R. Dined: 6 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 29 Jan 23
    It was an amazing night, food was top class. Absolutely divine. Service was excellent.

  • Dan G. Dined: 1 week ago
    3.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 2.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 29 Jan 23
    Should introduce a dress code....many pplcame in shorts and sandals.....Have unsliced bread added for those that want to have a bunny chow..aircons were not working ...was very hot in the eating area....Service was good....Food was excellent value...

  • Jerome C. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 27 Jan 23
    I was disappointed that i never receive my 20% discount on the bill as i am a black rewards member at Suncoast and was aware of the changeover from tsogo sun to southern sun. I suggest this be sent out to all rewards members.

  • Prudence Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 24 Jan 23
    We really enjoyed the buffet as well as ur service is outstanding

  • prathna r. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Amith Dined: 2 weeks ago
    3.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 2.0
    Ambience 1.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 23 Jan 23
    Tables are very cramped, no space to have a private dinner, tables are too close together

  • Nadeen A. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    2.5
    Food 3.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 1.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 23 Jan 23
    Waiting Staff was very friendly and helpful. Serving staff at the food station were very rude, abrupt, unhelpful and unwelcoming .. Put a damper on the whole experience.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Tuesday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Wednesday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Thursday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Friday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Saturday 18h30 - 22h30
  • Sunday 12h00 - 15h00, 18h30 - 22h30