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Victoria Falls Restaurants Guide

Eating out for many people while on holiday is a very important factor. Especially for those of you who might be visiting Zimbabwe for the first time and want to experience some local dishes and entertainment.

The hotel you are staying at, will of course have its own restaurant, but if you are staying there for more than a couple of days you might want to venture further a field. It's also possible that the onsite restaurant is not to your liking. So it's worth knowing what else is out there.

Since there are so many hotels and lodges in Victoria Falls there is a wide variety restaurants to choose from and some of them are truly world class. There are also a few Victoria Falls restaurants dotted around town offering a variety of different foods. It is easy enough to catch a taxi from where you are staying to one of the other restaurants.

Other options include a sunset and dinner cruise, which is very popular, as the name suggests, enjoy a Zambezi River sunset cruise but instead of coming in just after sunset, stay out on the cruise boat and get treated to a 3 course dinner - a splendid alternative to dining in a Victoria Falls restaurant. There is also the option of doing what's called a night drive and bush dinner where you go on an evening game drive and then enjoy a specially prepared meal under the stars. If you are interested in either of these, please send us a booking enquiry form.

Below is a basic list of the Victoria Falls restaurants, they are listed alphabetically by the hotel / lodge name. Restaurants not at a hotel are included in the "Around Town" heading. See our map for locations of the various hotels and Victoria Falls restaurants.

In time we will add more details on each restaurant and hopefully the reviews section will grow, which will help you in deciding where to eat out in Victoria Falls.

Below are our favourite Victoria Falls restaurants, confident that you will have good food and a nice experience.

Breakfast: Mostly likely at your hotel as you will have paid for bed and breakfast
Lunch: Africa cafe, Rainforest Restaurant, Bridge Cafe, In Da Belly
Dinner fine dining: Jungle Junction, Palm restaurant, Makuwa Kuwa
Dinner casual dining: Thunder cloud spur, Panorottis pizza's (Kingdom Hotel) or takeaways at Wok'n Roll.

Victoria Falls Restaurants are listed below; around town and at the various Hotels and Lodges

 

Around Town -Victoria Falls Restaurants

Africa Cafe Africa Cafe
Menu: Light meals, delicious home baked cakes, breads and deli
Style: Cafe – Tropical Garden Courtyard - Informal
Entertainment: Now open every Friday till 7pm. Come and start your weekend off with us and enjoy our fun packed evenings filled with music, cocktails and delicious bites to eat.
Description:
The Africa Cafe is an eclectic fusion of foods and beverages from Zanzibar to the Zambezi! Set in the tropical gardens at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist Village, you can watch artists work while you eat, or have your hair braided whilst sipping smoothies or just relax under the palm trees and sample some of our gourmet coffee and teas. This is the place where the locals meet!
Average price PP: US$8 - $10
Recommendation: Yes - breakfast and lunch, great atmosphere to have a meal in between your shopping
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View of the Victoria Falls Bridge from the Bridge Cafe Bridge Cafe Restaurant
Menu: Light meals and refreshments (vegetarian dishes)
Style: Informal cafe - Bistro meals
Entertainment: Bridge tour, Bungee Jump, Bridge swing/slide
Description:
 Spectacular views of the Victoria Falls Bridge, Batoka Gorge and the Falls themselves (during the high water season). It is also a great place to watch the famous bungee jumping, bridge swing and slide.
Average price PP: US$10 - $12
Recommendation: Yes - Lunch
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Mama Africa Eating House - Victoria Falls Mama Africa Restaurant
Menu: Traditional dishes of hotpots and stews + standard grill menu
Style: Casual family dining
Entertainment: Live music most nights from local Mama Africa band - jazz, reggae and pop
Description:
Victoria Falls restaurant situated in the Trading Post complex close to the town centre. Popular with the young crowd and for those wanting to savour a bit of local atmosphere. Very casual dining with traditional African style decor.
Average price PP: Lunch $10 - Dinner $15
Recommendation: Nice for casual lunch and dinner with live entertainment
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Rainforest Cafe - Victoria Falls Rainforest Rainforest Restaurant
Menu: Light meals, homemade cakes
Style: Casual
Entertainment: None
Description:
The Rainforest Restaurant is located just inside the entrance to the Victoria Falls National Park allowing visitors to enjoy a light meal and a cold drink before or after having walked around the Victoria Falls Park. 
Average price PP: US$ $12 -$15
Recommendation: Yes - the food is really good, probably some of the best in town. Prices have crept up a bit but still represents good value.
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Chicken Inn, Pizza Inn, Creamy Inn - Innscor Victoria Falls Chicken Inn / Pizza Inn / Creamy Inn
Menu: Pizza, burgers, ice-creams etc
Style: Take way or casual seating in the food-court
Entertainment: None
Description:
Well known Zimbabwean fast food chain of restaurants
Average price PP: US$ $8 -$15
Recommendation: Best in town for this type of fast food
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Nam Took Thai Restaurant - Elephants Walk, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Nam Took Thai Restaurant
Menu: An extensive Asian fusion menu consisting of authentic Thai, Chinese and Indian/Pakistani recipes.
Style: Casual upstairs dining within Elephants Walk Shopping Mall. Dine in or take away.
Entertainment: Can be arranged for special functions only.
Description:
A colourful open restaurant with friendly and reliable staff. Nam Took has an extensive menu with plenty of starters and mains to choose from. You can absolutely make every visit a fresh one by choosing something new every time. It is situated upstairs in the Elephant's Walk Shopping Mall. It has very colourful but simple Chinese and Thai infused decor. The restaurant is great for a family outing, a birthday lunch or dinner.
Average price PP: US$8 - $15
Recommendation: For a delicious variety of flavours, I recommend Nam Took Restaurant to all who like and love food, period.
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Burgers at Shoestrings Cafe, Victoria Falls Shoestrings Cafe
Menu: They have a breakfast menu, a light meal menu, a main meal menu, pizza and a small dessert menu.
Style: Casual and very laid back.
Entertainment: They occasionally have functions to bring in people. It has a public bar with lots of loud music in the evenings.
Description:
Formally Garden of Eat'n, Shoestrings Cafe is located within the garden area at Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge on 12 West drive. Guests are free to have a seat in any part of the garden and enjoy their food in the sun or shade. There are sofa seats by the bar, where you can watch TV, garden seats by the pool in the sun, and wood bench seating under the trees.
Average price PP: US$8 - $15
Recommendation: Yes. Their pizzas are very popular.
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Shearwater Cafe, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Shearwater Cafe
Menu: Their menu is a fusion of European, Mediterranean, and local cuisine.
Style: Modern cafe style restaurant with indoor and outside seating.
Entertainment: None.
Description:
Shearwater Cafe is located right in town, in one of the busiest areas, but comfortable enough to relax and enjoy the Vic Falls air, the company and your food.
Average price PP: US$12
Recommendation: Yes - popular restaurant with some of the best food in town.
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Lola's Tapas & Bar, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Lola's Tapas & Bar
Menu: Spanish and African tapas - A fusion between Spain and Zimbabwe using only local products.
Style: Open area seating both in the shade and in the sun.
Entertainment: Live music performances every day for lunch and dinner. Artists draw and paint right next to Lola’s.
Description:
Tucked away within the Landela Complex in Victoria Falls town, Lola’s offers a cosy atmosphere for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks. They have daily specials which change every couple of days. The most popular dishes are pork ribs, bream and game stews.
Average price PP: US$10 - $30 depending on your appetite and choice of tapas
Recommendation: Yes - Lola’s makes for an interesting meal with Spanish and Zimbabwean recipes and combinations.
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The Lookout Cafe Zambezi River Gorges - Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Lookout Cafe
Menu: Lunches, snacks and cocktails
Style: Informal, semi-open cafe
Entertainment: None.
Description:
Lookout Cafe is located on the gorges with indeed one of the best views in Victoria Falls. The cafe is in a semi-open thatched building next to the Wild Horizons highwire activities. Its great for lunches, coffee and sundowners.
Average price PP: US$8 - $12
Recommendation: Yes - The Lookout Cafe has stunning views of the gorges and the food is quite good.
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Rainforest Restaurant Not rated yet
Nozizwe, our waitron was wonderful. We had 2 Fillet Steak Rolls, 1 Zambezi Beer and a glass of Chardonnay. Total $34 Great atmosphere and best value by …

Rainforest Restaurant Not rated yet
Best value for lunch in Vic Falls. Everywhere is overpriced but at Rainforest Restaurant in the Vic Falls park we got best value for money. BRIDGE SALAD …

In Da Belly restaurant is the place to be Not rated yet
We had just walked around the majestic Victoria Falls, deliberately working up an appetite, and we were now hungry and needed food in our stomachs. What …

Wine List of the Year winners: 2009, 2010  Not rated yet
The Wine List of The Year Award 2009 went for the second consecutive year to Miller’s Grill, also the very proud winner of Speciality Restaurant of the …

Makuwa-kuwa Restaurant Not rated yet
Had an amazing breakfast there: great selection, friendly service but the setting is hard to beat: we watched elephants, warthog and kudu at the waterhole …

Ilala Lodge Not rated yet
We had lunch there a couple of times and found it great value, good food and friendly efficient service.

Palm Restaurant, Ilala Lodge Not rated yet
I have stayed at Ilala Lodge on two separate occasions, the latest in October 2008, when things were pretty desperate in Zim. Still our stay was absolutely …

In-Da-Belly Not rated yet
We ate at this place about five times, and loved it. The rolls and the burgers are fantastic, and washed down with Golden Pilsener, the perfect way to …

Mama Africa Not rated yet
We ate here one night and had a lovely evening meeting other tourists and hadn't realized we were going to have entertainment with African dancers and …

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