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“Highlight of our honeymoon”

Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Diani Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$33 - US$79
Cuisines: Seafood, International
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: You'd be hard pushed to find a more romantic place to dine than Ali Barbour's Cave Restaurant, set inside an ancient coral cove and lit by warm candlelight. The a la carte menu specializes in seafood, international & traditional cuisine and is accompanied by a great wine-list so take your time over dinner.The Restaurant opens every day from 7pm. Reservation Required.Courtesy transfer from Hotels in Diani.Dress Code: Smart casual. No shorts, no hats.We apologize we do not allow children 6 and under.Cigars from our humidor available.
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Around 2 weeks before coming I made a reservation for a table for 2 which was confirmed within 1 hour and stated that we will be picked up from our lodge at the set time (although you could easily walk it, still that was very luxurious treatment from he very beginning). We had a fantastic evening dinner in Ali Barbour's and we were surprised very positively as Mrs. Barbour made sure everything was to our satisfaction herself. High class food and location and the interior were amazing. It was definitely one of the top highlights of our honeymoon.

Thank Olala1988
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Beautiful scenery within the cave. Can look up at the stars as the main dining room is "open". Insightful information card providing history on the cave and the restaurants development. Very tasty food; prawns were grilled to perfection. Excellent and friendly staff.

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Thank Christoph S
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I don't think I had high expectations, but it wasn't that busy to take forever to get a drink or an order taken. Service is bad and slow, and the fish was dry. The energy of the place is dead with everyone's just staring at each other wondering where their food is, though it's candle lit and intimate... but not that exciting of a space. Would probably be prettier daytime or right at sunset to make the most of the open air and visibility of he walls. Otherwise just dimly lit...

Thank Adam U
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were so surprised by this restaurant.
The setting is stunning and unique (and the full moon made it even more exceptional)
The wine selection was limited, but the food was really good! My husband and I both had the prawn piri piri which was great.

The crepe suzette was a great 'show' as they come and cook it at your table - but wasn't the best suzette I have ever had.

All that said, we had a great evening and the staff were really good too.

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Thank LoraBlankfield
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The cave setting is on the edge of a gimmick but works.
The food was very good . Catch of the day was Cajun style was very tasty and the mushroom crepe while not very Kenya was excellent. Plating and table setting needs some work if one is looking to push standards to high international levels. A torch is a must have to read menu

Thank richardray2016
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