Let's waai 'Lugs' and get one quarter mutton!
20 years ago Bob Moodley had to travel all the way to Overport to get a lekker bunny with his good buddies Hoosen Kolia and the late Manu Padayachee. That’s when he decided to buy the pokey little ‘post office’ looking building we all now know as the famous Coconut Grove. From tough beginnings of making a mere R20 turnover a day, it now goes through almost 500-600 kg of mutton in one weekend!
Open for almost 24 hours a day on the weekends, they are admittedly renowned more for their killer Mexican chilli burgers than their bunnies. During the week it's quiet and there is something to be said for spreading your bunny chow out on the newsprint wrapping with a 2 litre Coke on the boot of your car, enjoying the spectacular view of the lagoon... life does not get better than this my Chinas (or should that be… my Indians?)
The bunnies were tasty and of a fair size, not too fancy, just right for a quick meal when on the move. Getting orders from as far a field as Cape Town, Johannesburg and even the UK, father and son team Bob and Hagen Moodley have found themselves packaging food to journey on a long 12-hour flight to London for homesick Durbanites desperately craving a bunny or a ‘lekker’ burger 'with the works’ from 'Lugs'.
Oh yeah, ask them for some vinegar chillies to go with your meal... phew, they're good!
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Photos: © 2009 Luke Comins
You all got one thing to say, right?
Govender's food has given me food poisoning--- so NEVER again. I'm not used to eating microwaved bunnies. The Govenders in Eaton Road is still the best! :)
Without Coconut Grove there would be NO Lugz and no Awesome food!
Viva Coconut Grove!!
I love bunnies!!!
where's da pics???
Coconut Grove bunnies are the best, but make sure you ask for extra gravy and be sure to try the vinegar chillies, gosh they're Sh!t hot!!!
i'm heading there now for my weekly treat...oh, ask for the "mexican burger" after saturday night, that burger put me right!
them govender's have no show over the Moodley's!!!
Coconut Grove is cracking the whip into the morning, bustling with people, hell just saturday night i waited in a queue just to order...wish they'd do a kebaab bunny...mouth watering now, happy feasting!
The best bunny is from Indian Connection. Sadly, you cannot sit there. Bunny chow is NOT FINE DINING!
They even had dhania on it! Lol! I hope they maintain the standard! Well worth the drive out!