Top 10 restaurants in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

February 6, 2018 Franklyn Hardiman

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Things to do in Victoria Falls

1. The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show

Victoria Falls Town | Africa Albida Tourism, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet African, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$314 - HK$314 +263 13 43211
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 1 reviews

The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show

Described as an unforgettable African experience infused with Zimbabwean cuisine, spirited Performances and traditional storytelling, The Boma - Dinner & Drum Show has firmly established itself as a Victoria Falls highlight.Partially open to the skies, The Boma specialises in a superb selection of Zimbabwean dishes. A four-course meal combines a choice of starters with a barbecue buffet. The adventurous are enticed with local delicacies such as mopani worms and potjiekos (hunter's game stew), whilst those wishing to enjoy beef, pork, fish and chicken or a variety of vegetarian meals are welcome to do so.The sights and sounds of the evening are accentuated by a feast of nightly entertainment, incorporating traditional dancers, who captivate guests with their vibrant songs and dance. The acclaimed Zambezi Drumbeat provides a wonderful interactive drumming experience.

Reviewed By ginger2003_98 - Marietta, Ohio

This was a fun dinner and drum show for tourists to the area. There's an expansive array of local food to sample buffet style. You are given a traditional African fabric wrap upon entering. The drummers are amazing and really get the audience to participate...MoreMany thanks for your wonderful review and recommendation. We are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us and hope to host you again. Best regards. Dustin Kennedy. General Manager.

2. Livingstone Room at Victoria Falls Hotel

2 Mallett Drive | Victoria Falls Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +263 13 44751
Excellent
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Good
18%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 654 reviews

Livingstone Room at Victoria Falls Hotel

Reviewed By 8636travel

We enjoyed our dinner here with a large group. Service was exceptional as was the food. There was lovely piano music through dinner and the setting was very elegant too. It felt very upscale and we had a very memorable evening dinner there.

3. The Palm Restaurant

411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls 00000, Zimbabwe Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$118 - HK$235 +263 213 284 4737
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 623 reviews

The Palm Restaurant

Come and experience a culinary journey at the top rated Palm Restaurant. Centrally located only minutes away from the Victoria Falls at The Ilala Lodge, The Palm Restaurant offers a magnificent breakfast buffet, tasty lunches and al-fresco evening dining. With an unmatched menu, comprehensive wine list, the roar of the falls in the background and a star-lit setting, it’s an adventure for the appetite that is not to be missed.

Reviewed By Mark W - Poynton, United Kingdom

Beautiful setting for dinner, sitting on the Terrace with the roar of Victoria Falls as a backdrop. We were a party of six. Our dinner was beautiful. The beasts were Beef shin, ostrich, wild boar and impala Wellington all served in a modern style. The...MoreThank you for the lovely recommendation!

4. In-Da-Belly

Corner Parkway and West Drive | Corner Parkway and West Drive, Victoria Falls 00263, Zimbabwe Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards African, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$157 +263 13 40509
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 216 reviews

In-Da-Belly

In-Da-Belly offers a taste of Africa and dishes up authentic, affordable Zimbabwean food 7 days a week, breakfast through dinner. We are located in a quiet oasis at the bottom of Rest Camp, in the very heart of Victoria Falls town. Besides our delicious and colourful African cuisine, we also offer free secure parking, Wi-Fi and a large crystal-clear pool to cool off in. Perfect for families, groups and solo travellers, In-Da-Belly is the place for you.

Reviewed By Wallowsabroad - Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

We were pleased to be recommended "In Da Belly" as it provides a wide ranging and interesting menu at prices that encourage one to go often.
Surprisingly it does not seem to attract as many people as it deserves, perhaps because it is slightly away from the main drag but more likely because it is constantly improving and the word has not got round yet. Whatever, this is a good place without any pretensions. The proprietor is delightful and very helpful and so are the staff.

5. Stanley's Terrace

The Victoria Falls Hotel, 2 Mallett Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +263 13 44751
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 642 reviews

Stanley's Terrace

Reviewed By John S - Spain

Has a great view of the Vic Falls bridge and a great lunch menu. Has a high tea service from about 2pm which has to be booked. Great service from the staff, prices in US dollars and a bit pricey on the wines.

6. Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

Stand 471 Squire Cummings Road, Victoria Falls -, Zimbabwe Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards African, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$157 - HK$392 +263 13 43211
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

Centuries past, we’re told, an inimitable Royal Drum disenchanted with its owner was lost forever when it ‘jumped’ into the Zambezi River. In honour of this legend, the award-winning Makuwa-Kuwa Restaurant celebrates the richness of Africa’s heritage with fine fare and unmatched hospitality. The MaKuwa-Kuwa drumbeat is a call to partake of a royal feast.Located in the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge's central hub is the Makuwa-Kuwa Resaurant - split level and with a 270º view of the unfenced Zambezi National Park, and focusing on a central waterhole attracting year-round wildlife, the a la carte restaurant offers a wide variety of internationally styled cuisine, with a hint of African and game dishes thrown in. Diners are tempted by gourmet dishes made from the choicest selection of local and imported ingredients, and Zimbabwe’s finest winelist. Little wonder then, that this restaurant lays unchallenged claim to Zimbabwe’s top eatery title year after year…

Reviewed By ColchesterSleeper - Colchester

As we were staying at the Safari lodge club we had a reservation for dinner and were given a 'window' seat. It is actually all open sided but the prime seats along the edge overlook the area where they feed the vultures in the day so the hyena come to see what may be left. You also get a view of the floodlit waterhole.
The trouble is they get this mad rush of Reservations and others at 1900 when they open and it is chaotic as the place fills. If you want to eat here I suggest you go along later after this first 'sitting' has cleared out and your service will be better.
Due to the volume of diners at once service was haphazard, if you hadn't quite made up your mind when they came to take your order you were at the back of the queue again. The food was Ok but not more than that.
We did try a lunch another day and that was so bad I sent mine back and refused to pay.
If you happen to be staying in the Club part just eat there as the food is so much better and service excellent

7. The Rainforest Cafe

Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls VIC, Zimbabwe Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$141 +263 13 45003
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 704 reviews

The Rainforest Cafe

The perfect stop after a long, yet awe inspiring walk through the World Heritage Site.The Rainforest Cafe situated at the heart of the Victoria Falls Rainforest, offers sumptuous food, cool shade among the lush vegetation of this unique eco-system and a chance to relax before continuing onto your next adventure.Whether enjoying a delicious meal and much needed cold drink or simply sampling the divine coffee and heavenly homemade cakes, the powerful roar of this most majestic of Waterfalls in the background enhances the ambiance of a tasty meal in a wonderful setting.Adjacent to the Cafe is the Interpretive Centre with information boards containing facts on the mighty Victoria Falls. There is also a lovely shop where visitors can purchase small gifts to remember their remarkable experience to the Victoria Falls.Groups are welcome and can book in advance. Those clients who merely wish to visit the restaurant or shop without proceeding to view the Falls will not be charged park fees.

Reviewed By kiminzim - Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe

We visited the Falls in the morning, so were ready for a refreshment and light lunch. Rain forest cafe is perfectly situated. The "misters" kept the whole place pleasantly cool The menu was varied and reasonably priced. Staff were very friendly and efficient. We ordered...MoreLovely review, many thanks Kent.

8. Jungle Junction

Right By Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +263 13 41841
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 283 reviews

Jungle Junction

Reviewed By maddiePortsmouth - Titchfield, United Kingdom

stayed here for 2 nights and the breakfast each morning was sensational. huge choice of fresh fruit . smoked salmon and scrambled eggs went down a treat followed by Danish pastries.

9. The Africa Cafe

The Elephant Shopping Mall | Elephant's Walk Shopping & Art Village, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$39 - HK$110 +263 77 140 2081
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 224 reviews

The Africa Cafe

A funky little restaurant, filled with great vibes, friendly people, chilled music, delicious food and ice cold drinks, this place has so many fun things happening all the time, we even have a Magic Far Away tree where the kids can sit under and enjoy their meal, while looking for all the hidden creatures. The Africa Cafe looks forward to your visit.

Reviewed By WorldWanderer88 - Montreal, Canada

This restaurant serves up casual food including a vegetarian burger. Tables are tastefully set with colours, umbrellas to shade from the sun, within the centre of the Elephant Walk shopping complex. Food was beautifully presented.

10. nam took

Adam Stander Drive | Elephant Walk Shopping Centre, Victoria Falls 0000, Zimbabwe Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$118 +263 13 46709
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 303 reviews

nam took

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, Nam Took is an Asian Restaurantin central Victoria Falls adding to the cosmopolitan cheerful buzz of tourists and locals who will be quick and eager to recommend this great restaurant. Located just 800m from The Falls, Nam Took is situated upstairs under a welcoming, cool and high thatch roof looking out over riverine bushveld and beyond,out to the Victoria Falls Spray rising up into sky. The restaurant serves authentic Asian and all dishes including are cooked to order. Chef's recommendations to diners include daily specials but the spring rolls and spicy Tom Yum Prawn Soup are firm local favourites.

Reviewed By Rick T - Manchester

We love Thai food, we were a bit sceptical about eating here! We didn’t expect Thai food in Zimbabwe.
Located upstairs in the Elephant Walk shopping arcade. Colourful decor in a lovely location.
The service was very attentive and we were very pleased to hear the owner and chefs were Thai. We ordered a chicken green curry and a beef red curry. Both were delicious and tasted very authentic, with some of the traditional vegetables substituted for what is available in Zimbabwe. We then shared banana fritters which were delicious.
Portions are very generous and we were very impressed.
Definitely worth a try. They also have a Chinese menu on offer.

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