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Linga Lapa Restaurant

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Off ramp N3 Highway | Mount west, Nottingham Road, South Africa
+27 61 898 4939
10:30 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Hilton, South Africa
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Eight of us went to Linga Lapa for a Sunday lunch to try the carvery. It really was very good. There was rare roast beef, delicious lamb and gammon. Vegetables were creamed spinach, potato and butternut.It was delicious. Wines were reasonably priced and the desserts were also very good. There were other options apart from the carvery and, all in... More 

1 Thank Tony C
Durban, South Africa
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take home some of their yummy ciabatta bread which is available on the weekends and some of their amazing rib eye steak. The boerewors is also a stand out classic!

1 Thank Firefox330
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't expect gourmet style food here. What you get is tender meat, delicious veg and tasty potatoes. It is the same quality every single time. Meat is sourced and butchered by the owner Ian and is magnificent. Lamb chops are a real win.

Thank Brettbouwer
Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the best steak house for miles around... great service .. locals hang out ... book as very very popular ...10/10

Thank Themuirheads
Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good sunday carvery with proper gravy & yorkshire puddings! Booking essential as its very popular. lovely friendly staff. Great steaks too

1 Thank Purrplcatz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owner bloke, a colossal guy called Ian McKay lumbered up to us and a great smile broke out on his face. His warm welcome and readiness to chat made us feel as though we'd opened the bowling together for our prep school first XI in 1962.

1 Thank Tod C
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I got to experience this place in mid-winter and we sat near the bonfire. This made for a wonderful atmosphere. The food is quite delicious and served in generous portions. The décor of the place is very interesting and you will find yourself just stopping by to have a better look.

Thank Brenden7
Geneva, Switzerland
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

You must call to book this place, and will not regret! The decor is cool (sit outside by the bon-fire if you can) kids and all ages would love, and the meat is just plain and so, so good! Friendly service and the only thing may be hurting is your over-full belly and not your wallet! There is also a... More 

1 Thank Fabysuzy
South Africa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We have been several times to this Midlands icon and there is a reason that it remains #1 in the area. The grilled meats are cooked to perfection and the quality of the meat is excellent. Last night, by chance we went to the butchery which is adjacent to the restaurant and happened to bump into the owner who explained... More 

1 Thank Phood4Thort
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A regular stop for us when in the area. Always stop for a lovely coffee and to do some shopping. We always get a good deal on the great meat at the butchery. A nice place to buy meat and cheese. Lovely service and plenty of parking.

1 Thank Lizelle7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, International
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 23:30
10:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off ramp N3 Highway | Mount west, Nottingham Road, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Nottingham Road
  • Phone Number: +27 61 898 4939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?