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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.

Combined dinner and activity 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.

For groups upwards of 6 people we can arrange a private dining experience at beautiful bespoke locations under the stars. These exclusive dinners are very popular for something just a bit different. Please contact us if you are interested in arranging one of these.

Below is a full 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.

Below are our favourite Victoria Falls restaurants in order of preference. We are confident that you will have good food and a nice experience at any of these.

Breakfast: Mostly likely at your hotel as you will have paid for bed and breakfast.
Lunch: Lookout Cafe, Shearwater Cafe, Three Monkeys, Rainforest Cafe.
High Tea: Stanley Terrace.
Dinner fine dining: Cassia Restaurant (ex-Palm restaurant), Makuwa Kuwa, Livingstone room.
Dinner casual dining: Three Monkeys, Shearwater Cafe, Jungle Junction, Dusty Roads

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


Around Town -Victoria Falls Restaurants

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
 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 - $12
Recommendation: Yes - Lunch
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Chicken Inn, Pizza Inn, Creamy Inn - Innscor Victoria Falls Chicken Inn / Pizza Inn / Creamy Inn
Menu: Pizza, burgers, ice-creams etc
Style: Take way or casual seating in the food-court
Entertainment: None
Well known Zimbabwean fast food chain of restaurants
Average price PP: US$ $5 -$15
Recommendation: Best in town for this type of fast food
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Dusty Road Experience Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Dusty Road Experience
Menu: Lunch and dinner
Style: Informal traditional dining - al fresco
Entertainment: None.
Located right in the oldest township of Victoria Falls is the Dusty Road Township Experience - a unique traditional dining experience and food is cooked the Zimbabwean way, on open fires and in cast iron pots and ovens, giving you an authentic, wholesome and tasty food experience. As local vendors sell their wares, enticing smells waft from the charcoal fires and your eyes are treated to bright and inventive creations recycled from the region with a heavy dose of African humour and ingenuity. This initiative aims to improve the livelihoods of the families in this town through exposure to visitors and the transcendental gift of human interaction over a delicious meal.
Average price PP: US$30 - $40
Recommendation: Yes. A very different dining experience.
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Quaint corner take-away serving fresh healthy food! Centerally located in the town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Ellie Cafe
Menu: Breakfast, Lunch, Light meals, delicious home baked cakes and pastries
Style: Cafe – Tropical Garden Courtyard - Informal
Entertainment: None.
Set in the sunny tropical gardens at Elephant's Walk Shopping and Artist Village, you can watch artists work while you enjoy fresh and unique homemade goodness or just relax under the palm trees and sample delicious flame grilled combos with gourmet coffee and teas. This is the place where the locals meet! Special local artisan baked goods available.
Average price PP: US$9 - $15
Recommendation: Yes - breakfast and lunch, great atmosphere to have a meal in between your shopping.
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Quaint corner take-away serving fresh healthy food! Centerally located in the town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Little Monkey
Menu: Breakfast and Lunch
Style: Small corner take-away, informal
Entertainment: None
Little sister to The Three Monkeys Restaurant, Little Monkey is a very small takeaway serving healthy meals and snacks, including sushi.
Average price PP: US$5 - $10
Recommendation: Yes - good quality and delicious food on the go. You can call ahead too.
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The Lookout Cafe Zambezi River Gorges - Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Lookout Cafe
Menu: Breakfast (weekends only), Lunch, snacks and cocktails, Dinner
Style: Informal cafe
Entertainment: None.
Lookout Cafe is perched high on the edge of a gorge with one of the best views in Victoria Falls, overlooking the Batoka Gorge and Zambezi river below. This large cafe is next to the Wild Horizons highwire activities. Its great for lunches, coffee, sundowners and dinners.
Average price PP: US$13 - $20
Recommendation: Yes 100% - an absolute must for every visitor to Victoria Falls, build it into your itinerary. It has to rank amongst the best restaurant views in the world! Food is great and reasonably priced and service is quick and friendly.
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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
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: Ok for casual lunch and dinner with live entertainment, but not our favourite.
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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.
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 good for a family outing, a birthday lunch or dinner.
Average price PP: US$8 - $15
Recommendation: Expensive for what it is and food we think a bit bland - not one of our favourites anymore.
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Nando's Chicken, Victoria Falls Zimbabwe Nando's Restaurant Victoria Falls
Menu: Portuguese-style flame grilled chicken, burgers, wraps, pitas, and a variety of flavourful sides.
Style: Casual fast-food. Dine in or take away.
Entertainment: None.
Nando's is known for their spicy flame grilled dishes. A fast-food local favourite, the restaurant has a warm family-friendly atmosphere with dishes for everyone from very hungry adults to kiddies meals, as well as unique refreshing beverages.
Average price PP: US$3 - $15
Recommendation: If you're looking for something different and slightly healthier on the fast-food front, Nando's may be what you need.
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Pariah State now in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - in the town center Pariah State
Menu: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Style: Informal bar and grill
Entertainment: None.
A rustic treehouse-looking restaurant snugly fit within the town centre, offering a variety of delicious grilled food, pizza's, and unique dishes. riverside cafe-style canteen and bar offering delicious food and an great place for the whole family or group of friends, away from the town.
Average price PP: US$5 - $30
Recommendation: Coming soon...
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Rainforest Cafe - Victoria Falls Rainforest Rainforest Cafe
Menu: Light meals, homemade cakes
Style: Casual
Entertainment: Sometimes an informative and entertaining talk about David Livingstone during lunch
The Rainforest Restaurant is located just inside the entrance to the Victoria Falls National Park allowing visitors to enjoy a light meal and a cold drink before or after having walked around the Victoria Falls Park. 
Average price PP: US$ $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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Reynardo's Cafe and Pizzeria Reynardo's Victoria Falls
Menu: Breakfast, lunch and pizzas.
Style: Small open-air cafe in the quiet residential area.
Entertainment: None.
Cafe with casual outdoor seating, pizzeria, good coffee and a takeaway menu as well as a container bar that serves cold craft beers, gin and wine.
Average price PP: US$4 - $15
Recommendation: Yes - for breakfast and lunch.
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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: Live music by quality musicians from Zimbabwe every night. Absolutely great atmosphere.
Shearwater Cafe is located right in town, on the corner of the main streets, just where a busy cafe should be - great location!  Food is top quality, good selection of drinks, including cocktails.
Average price PP: US$12 - $15
Recommendation: Yes - for lunch and dinner, some of the best food in town. The live entertainment is great and having at least one meal here during your stay is a must. Only downfall is the slow service, be patient!
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Shoestrings Cafe, Shoestrings Backpackers Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 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.
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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 Zambezi River front dining experience near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe The Eatery
Menu: Lunch and dinner
Style: Semi formal, Al fresco, river-side
Entertainment: None
The Eatery Dining Experiences are a way of enjoying a tasty 3-course meal at lunch or dinner time in a stunning atmosphere on the banks of the Zambezi River – the only such location in Victoria Falls.
Average price PP: US$35 - $40 (drinks not included)
Recommendation: Yes - dining experience by Pure Africa who have a great track record for their catered cruises.
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Unique restaurant/cafe/bar in a fabulous location along the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe The River Brewing Co
Menu: Lunch and dinner
Style: Informal bar, brewery, restaurant
Entertainment: Occasional guest musicians, weekend sports
Refurbished in one of the oldest buildings right in the centre of town, the brewery resonates of a steel brewery yet has an inviting atmosphere.
Average price PP: US$12 - $15
Recommendation: Yes - an exceptional brewery serving first class craft beer freshly brewed behind the bar.
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Fabulous 3 Monkeys restaurant in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe The Three Monkeys
Menu: Lunches, dinners, drinks, snacks and coffees
Style: Informal, semi-open restaurant
Entertainment: Occasional live entertainment.
This restaurant and cocktail bar is partly a beautifully restored 1935 Railway carriage from the Rhodesian times, and partly a covered wood deck perfect for the summer days. It is located near the Victoria Falls Station and Elephant's Walk shopping mall.
Average price PP: US$12 - $20
Recommendation: Yes - great for dinners and lunches with friends, and can be used to host events such as parties
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Unique restaurant/cafe/bar in a fabulous location along the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Zambezi House
Menu: Breakfast (weekends only), lunch and dinner
Style: Informal bar and canteen
Entertainment: Occasional guest musicians.
A funky modern riverside cafe-style canteen and bar offering delicious food and an great place for the whole family or group of friends, away from the town.
Average price PP: US$6 - $13
Recommendation: Yes - the ambience is inviting and there is indoor and outdoor seating, plus plenty of space for children to run around.
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Ellie Cafe  Not rated yet
I totally love this little Cafe with its personal service and very thoughtful homemade food. My choice was baked camembert and it came with a little bakes …

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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