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Calypso Restaurant Taste of the Caribbean

1350 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UH, England
+44 1702 719907
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curried goat” (21 reviews)
“peas” (16 reviews)
“ribs” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1350 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’re regulars at Calypso as we live quite close by. The food is always great, really tasty. Particularly recommend the curried beef, jerk pork belly and rum cake. Fantastic selection of rums too. Good unique cocktails which are great. The owners are lovely and Rupert...More

Thank ilikechips78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is run by a lovely couple who instantly make you feel as though you're round they're home for a wholesome meal. The atmosphere is warm and the food is delicious!

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We found this restaurant on trip advisor as we wanted something different. The food is wonderful and plentiful. It is excellent value for money plus the staff are great can not do enough for you the chef always comes out to check you are happy.

Thank theresaEssex
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Top class food, lovely couple who own it, friendly waiting staff and rum - what more could you want for a taste of the Caribbean in Essex - highly recommend

Thank Lyn L
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant this evening, the food was great and very enjoyable, we would both recommend this restaurant to family and friends, the staff were very friendly and also the owner, we will definitely go back again 😀

1  Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Some of the best Caribbean food you will find in Essex, coming from yearly visitors to the Caribbean. Highly recommend for anyone looking for an exciting and tasty dining experience.

Thank BillyPerkins4
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We went at the weekend and had ribs as a starter, plus roti and jerk chicken. All excellent. Enjoyed it so much that we went back a few days later and had a main course portion of ribs. Nice people, good service, tasty food. Couldn't...More

Thank seniorp2017
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This was our first visit to Calypso and I can guarantee this will not be our last! I booked a table for me and my partner as a surprise for her as she is in love with the Caribbean and Calypso certainly didn't disappoint! Walking...More

1  Thank Lewis L
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The location, decor and owners are great but unfortunately for myself and my partner the food really wasn't that good. We both agreed the red snapper wasn't very tasty neither was the jerk chicken so we won't be rushing back I'm afraid.

1  Thank mich2014177
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

As the driver, i ordered the Ting, a non alcoholic grapefruit fizzy. It was so refreshing I had 3! Salt cod and achee for starters and curried goat for main. Definitely heading back.

Thank Rachel W
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5 August 2018|
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Response from theresaEssex | Reviewed this property |
Yes very casual
Anne B
10 April 2018|
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Response from miak196900 | Reviewed this property |
yes their is music and its great their have a good time
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1350 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 719907
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