Earning the reputation as the best buffet in Durban, Lingela at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is a perennial favorite with hotel guests and Durban locals. Lingela turns the tables on traditional buffets, inviting diners to interact with the chefs who prepare dishes to your taste.

Situated 200 meters from the beach, along Durban’s Golden Mile, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani overlooks the Indian Ocean. The hotel also offers three swimming pools and four restaurants serving various dishes. Welcome to Lingela Restaurant, the Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel’s top South African buffet.

This place provides multiple delectable food options that satisfy even the pickiest palates. With options ranging from curries to carvery, there’s something for everyone. A range of starters, salads and side dishes, casseroles, Durban curries, biryani, tandoori oven specialties, and a carvery with all the trimmings are included in the buffet selection. 

Choose your favorite at the carvery from the roast leg of Karoo lamb with mint sauce, roasted farm fresh chicken with cranberry sauce, and 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 their chefs will then prepare to your taste. Rare to well done, fried or grilled – you tell them how you like it.

Along with the delicious food, there’s a kid-friendly and family-friendly setting and attentive, courteous service. Lingela Restaurant is the ideal location for a special event or just a fantastic supper because of its abundance of freshness and variety. Why not visit and have a look for yourself?

Elangeni Hotel Buffet Menu

This sample menu may vary according to the market availability of ingredients.

Monday to Sunday Dinner: R395.00 per adult

Sunday Lunch: R395.00 per adult
Children between 4 and 12 years inclusive pay R200.00
Prices include machine soft drinks.
Prices are subject to change as per Hotel Management.

All bookings of 6 or more guests are to be secured with a 50% deposit.

Cold Kitchen SelectionVariety of five non-vegetarian starters:
Marinated mussels
Pickled calamari salad
Homemade Cape Malay pickled fish
Steamed shrimp with sweet chilli dressing
Smoked chicken with apricots
Cajun spiced beef fillet
Cold Kitchen SelectionA variety of five vegetarian starters:
Roast calamata olives
Grilled aubergine cigars
Marinated mushrooms
Marinated sundried tomatoes
Basil pesto basted feta cheese
Sweet potato slices with chili honey
Cold Kitchen SelectionVariety of three freshly prepared salads – Create your salad from an array of fresh market ingredients with assorted condiments & dressings
Action StationsSeafood Grill – a selection of fresh linefish and prawns
Action StationsMeat Grill – lamb cutlets, steaks, and boerewors
Action StationsAssorted sauces and condiments
Stir-fry StationYour choice from a selection of fresh market ingredients, including seafood, lamb, chicken, vegetable, and noodles, wok-fried with assorted condiments and sauces.
CarveryRoast leg of Karoo lamb with mint sauce
CarveryRoast beef with mustard and horseradish cream
CarveryRoast farm chicken with a herbed butter basting served with cranberry sauce
CarveryBrown onion gravy, mushroom sauce, and pepper sauce
Hot Buffet SelectionTwo casseroles of the day
Hot Buffet SelectionAssorted fresh vegetables
Hot Buffet SelectionRice and potato dishes
Hot Buffet SelectionVarious sauces, condiments, and accompaniments
Curry CornerTandoori oven specialties – chicken, lamb kebabs, and naan bread
Curry CornerTwo curries of the day
Curry CornerBiryani of the day served with spicy dhal assorted sambals and condiments
Dessert SelectionAssorted tartlets, gateaux, mousse, pastries, and sweets from our pastry chef
Dessert SelectionThree flavors of ice cream with various sweet toppings
Dessert SelectionSelection of cheeses served with various preserves and biscuits
Filter coffee and tea selectionA variety of filter coffee and tea

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