Ali Barbours Cave Restaurant
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- Ali Barbours Cave RestaurantMember ofBusiness TravelersOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 27, 2013
This is my vote for the one thing you must do if you go to Diani, but make reservations at least the night before because the venue is small and the word is already out on this place. It is set underground in a cave made of limestone and petrified corals. It is illuminated with a candle lite glow, and the top of the cave is open letting in the glow of the moon and many stars.
The food is spectacular. Expertly prepared fresh seafood, and some pastas. I recommend the Tagliatelle Seafood Barbour's style, and the Chili Crab.
- Ali Barbours Cave RestaurantJul 06, 2012
What do you think of dining in a cave, stalactites looking down on you, surrounded by walls embedded with fossil shells? Sounds exciting, right? Then Ali Barbours Cave Restaurant in Diani Beach – South of Mombasa is the place.
The entrance to the cave complex is a bar area, covered with makuti –palm tree branches- roof, which is supported by a gum tree. From this point, two lower dining caves are revealed. These open up to an African starry night sky.
The waiters wear baggy trousers, which are held tight at the ankles. One would be forgiven to think that they are in a film shooting of Ali Baba.
The cuisine at the cave is international, though focus is given to sea food. Smoked prawns are listed as tasty starters, just as are mushrooms stuffed with seafood pate, which are then deep fried. Often, Ali Barbour’s Cave serves a main course of Sea and Star – beef and crustacean grilled and topped with demiglasse sauce; or Lobster Diani which is served with prawn and mushroom sauce topped with cheese.
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