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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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curried goat” (29 reviews)
“peas” (17 reviews)
“jerk pork” (8 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 5 weeks ago

Our second visit and Calypso grows on us. The owners are warm and friendly and so is the food. We tried Callaloo mix for the first time and it is the best spinach based dish we've ever tasted. Curried goat was another favourite, spicy and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Briggsie999
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to calypso unfortunately it’ll be the last. The food was hit and miss. Starters 4 out of six good but main courses 3 of the six meals were not really eaten. Half roast chicken was very dry. Really don’t like...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Sindens
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

The curried goat was lovely and the chicken Rasta pasta, superb. Salt fish starter was the best of the lot - a must have. This well furnished establishment is definitely worth a visit. Cosy and welcoming with food that is different and flavoursome. Go there.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 8 October 2018

My husband and I ate here last Friday. The restaurant had two other tables occupied when we arrived and another two or three more filled whilst we were there. The phone rang around 8 times, louder than the Bob Marley music, which didn't make for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Bundaberg108
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing meal, everything was perfectly seasoned and great presentation. All home cooked real Jamaican food and cocktails. Book a table as it’s very popular and fills up quickly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank emylou1
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Visited calypso again last night. As regulars we are now greeted like old friends. Curried beef never disappoints. Also enjoyed the new starter of cauliflower roulade. Would also recommend the calypso old fashioned cocktails with your choice of rum. We ordered ahead for the lobster...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ilikechips78
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Visisted on 21.09.18 Loved it and can’t wait to go back! I’ll be recommending this place to everyone! It is now going to be a place that I have cravings to go to on a regular basis! Staff lovley, chef/owner came out to see how...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kirstie F
Reviewed 11 September 2018

After spendin the weekend in Southend a few weeks ago this restaurant caught our eye in terms of the cuisine and reviews, unfortunately they were fully booked. However , being in the area again we tried to reserve at short notice and luckily we got...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gibson32
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 7 all of whom, except two, had travelled to Leigh for a reunion dinner - one came from Wales. The waitress was pleasant and helpful but the food was very disappointing. Dishes containing saltfish were said to be lacking in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sallye104
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in leigh on sea for years and always driven past this place many a time. From the outside you may take glance or mistake for something else, well don’t. This place gets busy and book in advance as to avoid disappointment. I’ve tried...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dazzer2001
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Tina H
23 August 2018|
Response from S1544IUrachelw | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know. But all restaurants should provide allergy information if requester. There is a contact page on their website
Tina H
23 August 2018|
Response from Vanessa B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tina, so sorry for the late reply I've only just seen your message, anyway I'm not sure if they cater for gluten free customers, you might need to call them and ask.
5 August 2018|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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