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Starters


All our tasty meals are Halal and suitable for everyone.
Items with "V" by their sides are suitable for vegetarians.
 

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Starters


All our tasty meals are Halal and suitable for everyone.
Items with "V" by their sides are suitable for vegetarians.
 

  • SAMOSA (V)
    Deep fried thin, tri-shaped pastry filled with seasoned lamb OR seasonal vegetables, served with a slice of lemon.
    £3.00

  • CHICKEN WINGS
    Flamed grilled marinated peri peri chicken wings, served with salad.
    £3.50

  • Soup of the Day.
    Fresh Soup Served with warm bread and butter.
    £3.00

  • Jumbo Tapas
    A delicious taste of African cuisine containing a portion of  ugali , mukimo, plantain, coconut rice, nyama choma, kuku choma, khima curry, Boerewors all superbly flavoured local delicacies with kachumbari (african salsa)and BBQ dip. Sharer enough for three.
    £50.00
     

  • CHICKEN LIVERS
    Chicken livers pan fried with The Calabash Special sauce, served with bread.
    £4.00

  • CASSAVA (MANIOC)
    Deep fried  Cassava slices, served with a hot & sweet chilli sauce.
    £4.00

  • GITHERI SALAD (V)
    Mixed beans with sweetcorn & lettuce flavoured with African seasoning & olive oil.
    £4.00

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Main Meal


Main Meal


  • MCHUZI WA KUKU (CHICKEN CURRY)
    Simmered portions of chicken with mixed vegetables & a special East African blend of spices
    £6.95

  • KHIMA CURRY
    A Tanzanian style minced lamb curry with mixed vegetables with a blend of African spices.
    £8.00

  • LAMB & TOMATO STEW
    Slowly stewed chunks of Lamb with sweet ripe tomatoes with a special Calabash blend of African Spices.
    £8.00

  • MADODO (V)
    African Kidney Beans stew with tomato, onions capsicum & mixed spices.
    £6.00

  • Jollof Rice -No Side (V)
    Boiled Rice in a tomato sauce and mixed peppers curry, served with fried chicken or pan fried spinach. 
    £8.00

  • Peanut Soup
    Traditional Gambian soup made with meat, tomatoes, peanuts and African spices.**
    £12.00

 

** May contain traces on nuts

  • VEGETARIAN SPECIAL (V)
    Spinach slathered in a peanut butter sauce & served with whole roast plantain.**
    £10.00

  • KATOGO (UGANDAN DISH) (V)
    Green bananas stewed with lamb, tomato, onions & mixed spices. No side.
    £8.00

  • 'THE MAMA SPECIAL' MURIYO WA NYAMA
    Served with Sadza. succulent portions of lamb cooked with a mixture of spinach & sukuma wiki served with ugali just like Mama makes.
    £8.00

  • Pepper Soup - No side
    Very spicy soup made with assorted types of meats mostly tripe. Kidneys and Goat meat seasoned with pepper and other spices.
    £7.95

  • ISI EWU (Goat/lamb head) - No Side.
    Slowly boiled Goat head with a blend of African herbs and spices. 
    £ 16.00

  • Egusi Soup (West African soup)
    (Served with Rice or Pounded Yam )
    Hot spiced ground melon seed soup cooked with tripe, goat meat and crayfish. Highly nutritious and very satisfying.
    £10.45

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Grills


Flame grilled to perfection.
(Kachumbari -African salsa; served on request)

Grills


Flame grilled to perfection.
(Kachumbari -African salsa; served on request)

  • MSHIKAKI (BRUCHETTE) SKEWERS CHIPS
    Flame grilled spiced Lamb, onions & mixed peppers skewers, served with deep fried East African green bananas OR chips.
    £9.00

  • VEGETARIAN CHOMA (V)
    Vegetables in season marinated with mixed spices & lightly roasted over charcoal.
    £8.00

  • HALF NYAMA CHOMA (ROAST MEAT)
    Flame grilled (roasted) marinated & lightly spiced lamb meat; with a choice of Fry option (£1.00 extra) - Flame grilled then pan fried with tomato, onions & spices. No side.
    £10.00

  • FULL NYAMA CHOMA (ROAST MEAT) 
    Flame grilled (roasted) marinated & lightly spiced lamb meat; with a choice of Fry option (£1.00 extra) - Flame grilled then pan fried with tomato, onions & spices. Served with a side.
    £16.00

  • HALF KUKU CHOMA (ROAST CHICKEN) PERI PERI SAUCE
    Flame grilled chicken marinated in peri-peri OR reggae-reggae sauce served with salad.
    £8.00

  • FULL KUKU CHOMA (ROAST CHICKEN) PERI PERI SAUCE
    Flame grilled chicken marinated in peri-peri OR reggae-reggae sauce served with chips & salad.
    £16.00

  • THE CALABASH MIXED GRILL
    Portions of mshikaki, chicken wings, nyama choma, mixed peppers & side salad.
    £13.50.

  • SAMAKI CHOMA LARGE
    Deep fried fresh water tilapia fish.
    Deep fried Tilapia Fish served on a bed of salad with the special calabash sauce & slices of lemon.
    £16.00

  • SAMAKI CHOMA MEDIUM
    Deep fried fresh water tilapia fish.
    Deep fried Tilapia Fish served on a bed of salad with the special calabash sauce & slices of lemon.
    £13.50

  • SAMAKI CHOMA SMALL
    Deep fried fresh water tilapia fish.
    Deep fried Tilapia Fish served on a bed of salad with the special calabash sauce & slices of lemon.
    £9.50

  • NTABA
    Goat (Mature Mutton Meat)
    Steam boiled Goat meat, pan fried with white onions & seasonal spices. No side.
    £10.00

  • BOEREWORS (MUTURA)
    Flame-grilled African Sausage served with the special Calabash sauce & salad. No side.
    £10.00

  • JERK CHICKEN
    Quarter chicken portion lovingly marinated in jerk spices & grilled to perfection served with Caribbean rice & peas.
    £9.00.

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Sides


All sides are £3.00 unless stated otherwise.

Sides


All sides are £3.00 unless stated otherwise.

  • Rice – Plain boiled basmati rice (Fried option available on request).
  • Ugali (Sadza, Nshima, Fufu Corn) - Maize meal flour made into a soft mash.
  • Mukimo- Traditional Kenyan mash of potatoes, green peas, corn and greens sautéed with onions.
  • Pounded Yam/ Gari- Yam flour cooked into a soft mash.
  • Kwanga (Manioc) - fermented Cassava flour mash -£3.50
  • Spinach- Leafy greens sautéed with tomato, red onions and mixed spices.
  • Chips - Deep fried normal or sweet potato chips.
  • Green Bananas- Deep fried slices of African green bananas.
  • Plantain- Deep fried African semi-ripe bananas (Yellow plantain). -£4.00
  • Sukuma Wiki – Fresh Kale cooked with special Calabash sauce and lightly seasoned -£4.00

Sides not offered with main meals.

  • Kachumbari (African salsa) tomato,onions, coriander and lemon juice.
  • Chapati- Unleavened home-made wheat flour flatbread.
  • Cassava Chips- Deep fried portions of Cassava - £4.00
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Desserts


Desserts


  • Cake of the day - £3.00
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding served with Ice Cream - £3.00
  • Plantain served with Custard of Ice Cream - £3.50
  • Fruit Salad or Fruit Smoothie - £3.50
  • Ice Cream (3 scoops) - £2.50
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Rice and Specials


Rice and Specials


Specials.

  • JUMBO TAPAS
    A delicious taste of African cuisine containing a portion of ugali, mukimo, plantain, coconut rice, nyama choma, kuku choma, khiama curry, boerewors all superbly flavoured local delicacies with kachumbari (African salsa) & BBQ dip.
    Sharer enough for Three.
    £50

  • ISI EWU GOAT HEAD
    Slowly boiled Goat head with a blend of African herbs & spices. No sides.
    £16

  • ISI EWU LAMB HEAD
    Slowly boiled Lamb head with a blend of African herbs & spices. No sides.
    £16

Rice.

  • COCONUT RICE (WALI WA NAZI) (V)
    Rice cooked in coconut milk, special blend of spices, mixed vegetables & chicken.
    £7.95

  • JOLLOF RICE CHICKEN
    Boiled Rice in a tomato sauce & mixed peppers curry, served with fried chicken or pan fried spinach. No sides.
    £8.00

  • RICE BOILED
    Plain boiled basmati rice.
    £3.00

    • FRIED RICE
      Fried basmati rice with peas and sweet corn.
      £4.00

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Drinks


Drinks


WINES


WHITE                                           

  • Versare (House Wine)
    250ml Glass: £3.00
    Bottle:  £10.00
  • Premium White Wines
    250ml Glass: £4.50
    Bottle: £15.00        

ROSÉ

  • Three Mills (House wine) 
    250ml Glass: £3.00
    Bottle: £10.00
  • Premium Rose Wines
    250ml Glass: £4.50
    Bottle: £15.00

Special Beers

  • Big Guinness (Foreign export) - £5.00                     
  • Gulder (Nigeria) - £5.00                                            
  • Star Lager (Nigeria) - £5.00  
  • Palm Wine (Nigeria)- £5.00                                 
  • Small Guinness (Foreign Export)  - £3.00             
  • Tusker Lager (Kenya & East Africa) - £3.50           
  • Windhoek Lager (Namibia) - £3.00                         
  • Castle Lager (South Africa) - £3.00                      
  • Desperado- £3.00                                                     
  • Sol - £3.00                                                                    
  • Heineken - £3.00                                   

CHAMPAGNES

  • Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial                  
    £60.00
  • Charlemagne Demi Sec                
    £40.00

DRAUGHT & CANNED BEERS

Stella Artois, Tennent's lager, Foster’s, Budweiser, Kronenbourg, 1664, RedStripe Lager  -All  £3.00


LIQUEURS (50ml)

  • Amarula - £5.00                                                              
  • Baileys - £5.00                                                     
  • Disaronno - £5.00                                               
  • Tia Maria - £5.00                                                         

Alco Pops

  • Blue WKD - £3.00                                                 
  • Smirnoff Ice - £3.00                                              

SPIRITS, WHISKEY & FINE BRANDY

  • Jack Daniels
    Single -£3.00     
    Double-£5.00                     
  • Smirnoff Vodka
    Single -£4.00      
    Double-£6.00
  • Viceroy
    Single -  £3.00     
    Double- £5.00  
  • Courvoisier
    Single - £4.00     
    Double -£7.00                                    
  • Highland Park    
    Single -£4.00     
    Double-£7.00 
  • Glenlivet                
    Single  -£4.00     
    Double-£7.00 
  • Southern Comfort  
    Single -£3.00  
    Double-£5.00    
  • Morgan Spiced    
    Single -£3.00     
    Double-£5.00       


 

  • Martel                 
    Single - £4.00     
    Double -£7.00 
  • Hennessy                  
    Single - £4.00     
    Double-£7.00
  • Macallan                      
    Single - £4.00     
    Double-£7.00
  • Gordon’s Gin
    Single -£3.00     
    Double-£5.00  

SOFT DRINKS

Fresh fruit juice

  • Malt Guinness  (non alcoholic) -£2.50
  • Fanta Orange (African) -£2.00 
  • J2O (Orange & Passion/Apple & Mango) -£2.00
  • Bitter Lemon (African) -£2.00                 
  • Coke /Diet Coke/ Irn Bru -£1.50 
  • Lemonade- £2.00
  • Red Bull -£2.50 
  • Ginger Beer -£2.00
  • Orange Juice -£2.00
  • Cranberry Juice -£2.00 
  • Apple Juice -£2.00
  • Mango Juice -£2.00
  • Pineapple and Coconut Juice -£2.00
  • Tropical Juice - £2.00

Ciders

Bottles

  • Savannah Dry Cider (South Africa)- £4.00
  • Stella Cidre (Apple and Pear) -£4.00
  • Magners (Pint) -£3.00
  • Kopparberg Cider (mixed fruit & strawberry and lime) -£3.50 
  • House -£60
  • Premium - £70
  • Vip -£80
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Christmas Menu


Christmas Menu


CALABASH CHRISTMAS MENU

Entrée

A glass of Champagne

Smoked salmon

On cheese layered cream cracker biscuits.

 

Starters

 Liver patee’

Served with African salsa (kachumbari)

Warm Roast Pumpkin Soup

Served with crusty bread

Sweet Chilli King Prawns

Served with sweet chilli & lime dressing.

 

Mains

 Lamb shank (Mbuzi Choma)

Oven roasted leg of lamb served with seasonal roast veg & mukimo.

Macoroni cheese (African Style)

Macoroni cheese cooked with mixed vegetables lightly seasoned with African spices

Stuffed TURKEY Choma

Succulent oven roasted boneless turkey stuffed with fresh

Spinach and mushrooms wrapped in a blanket of turkey bacon

Served with peppercorn sauce.

 

Desserts

Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

Served with hot butterscotch sauce

& vanilla ice- cream

Christmas pudding served with brandy sauce

Amarula Delight

Ice cream coated with Amarula served with whipped double cream

 

A Selection of House cakes & Ice creams

 

Tea or coffee served with accompaniments