Fabulous Moroccan Restaurant
Fabulous, Durban's best kept secret, is situated at the back entrance to the Botanical Gardens in a beautiful double storey house. Decorated in authentic Moroccan antiques and furnishings brought back by owner/chef Anthony Mayer who spent time in Marrakech, Rabat and Casablanca studying the culture and food of the region.
It really is a piece of Morocco in Durban! Beautiful Mosaics and tapestries line the walls. Lamps of all shapes and sizes throw mosaic lighting across the ceilings and walls.
The smoke of the hookah pipes lingers gently throughout the mystique space of this converted home in Morningside, Durban. The rose petals lead the way to the private rooms and the dining area upstairs, the background music gently woos your senses.
The patrons are mixed and interesting - a group of funky, happy students occupy one of the private rooms in the restaurant, there is a general great feeling throughout the restaurant, and most of the guests look foreign.
But it is not the crowd which brings you to Fabulous, it is its ambiance and the food, which is skillfully prepared and mastered by owner/chef Anthony, who has spend considerable time in Morocco and created an authentic North African experience.
With only ten starters and ten mains the great Moroccan dishes are fun and relaxed. You can taste the time spent in preparation as the various flavours dissolve in an explosion of your taste buds. The fragrant, slow-cooked tagines, which steam under their conical lids with the likes of Lamb Shank Ras el Hanout with Chickpea Tagine and Chicken with Trinity of Herbs, Saffron and Dates, Vegetables soaked lovingly in spicy coconut sauce. Yellow mildly flavoured cous cous steamed to perfection. Springbok served with Sumac & Roseamry New Potataoes and Port and Cranberry Sauce. O! and don'tlet me forget get about the desserts, which are traditional and exotic like the imported Lebanese halva made into ice cream! And the delightful Moroccanpastries with Rose Syrup!
Next time you are in need of a relaxed wholesome dining experience, book a space at the Fabulous Restaurant.