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10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 44 532 8226
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Vibrant and casual with distinctive international flavours, Zinzi Restaurant offers an abundant & tasty menu. Ideal for sun-downers on the deck, or for a relaxed dining experience, Zinzi embraces the spirit of hearty cuisine and zesty ingredients with a choice selection of a la carte menu items. A meal at Zinzi is truly an abundant experience of honest food, warm service and superb ambience, at an affordable price.
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

10km from Plettenberg Bay and hidden down a dirt track (signposted from the road) this is a gem of a place where you will be treated to a range of gastronomic delights in a beautiful restaurant. Everything is prepared to a high standard and the presentation and service are superb. The flavours are to die for. Only wish we had... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful venue complimented by great service, great decor and above all superb food. Had an anniversary dinner which I changed 3x - but only to a smile!!! Had the sirloin carpaccio starter excellent (the deep fried capers were so good), the lamb rump with gnocchi although a little rich was brilliant and i finished with the creme brulee (as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Made it a location for an anniversary. Top top restaurant. Service, value, setting, food, management all tops! Trully one of the best must visit restaurants in SA. O and the pork belly is Superb!!

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Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear CAuret Thank you for your top review. The team is so glad that you had a wonderful anniversary! Looking forward to having you again in the new year. Best regards The Zinzi Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Fabulous food, exquisite presentation and such friendly chefs. Wish I could cook like this😊Such a great surprise, 5* restaurant hidden in the Knysna forest near Harkerville. Shared the country style platter, had Pork Belly and Thai beef curry for mains all delicious!

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Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear gailhelyar Thank you for dining at Zinzi and taking the time to write this fabulous review! So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening at our "hidden gem" Best regards The Zinzi Team More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Zinzi managed to serve us without complications even though there was a power failure. Romantic, true African feeling about the place. Thumbs up for Zinzi!. Try the Pork Belly....

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Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear AneneH Thank you for taking the time to commend the team. Somehow no power does make one think of "African" days gone past. The chefs are overjoyed that you recommend the Pork Belly dish! Kindest regards The Zinzi Team More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What a lovely evening we had, a perfect sunset on the terrace and a great dinner. Jocelyn, who was our waitress was such a lovely lady. We had a perfect dinner. Baie dankie!

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Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Katja v Thank you for your feedback on our staff and Zinzi. Joslyn is ecstatic that she contributed to your "perfect" dining experience! Kindest regards The Zinzi Team More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Tranquil setting even with eskom power outages food was delicious and well presented services was friendly

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Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear lyndagreat One advantage of load shedding - peaceful romantic candle lit dinners. We are only grateful that you had a wonderful dinner and that we could adhere to our Zinzi ideals. Hope you will be able to join us again on your next travels to Plett. Best wishes The Zinzi Team More 

Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Wonderfully decorated restaurant in a remote location... if you love good food don't miss out on this restaurant... you will not be disappointed!!!

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Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Gordonon1 Thank you for your "wonderful" Zinzi review! We are so pleased you enjoyed our charming location & food! Our Zinzi team hopes to see you again in the near future! Kind Regards The Zinzi Team More 

Knysna, South Africa
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were invited to a friend's wedding at the Lodge Chapel and dined later at Zinzi. The setting for pre-dinner drinks was idyllic with vast lawns and lakeside views. Despite a power cut of 2 hours at the proposed dinner time, the staff were attentive and the food delicious. Just one adverse comment; there is a lack of soft furnishings... More 

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Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Kmiller12 We are elated to hear that you enjoyed the wedding at Zinzi despite the load shedding! We agree that "Tigger" was strident, so we hope that you will return to enjoy our peaceful setting & Zinzi music. Kind Regards The Zinzi Team More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Zinzi has a fame in South Africa and is supposed to be one of the best restaurants in the area. The location is beautiful on the grounds of the Tsala Treetop lodge and the Hunter House hotel. We made reservations which is a must as this restaurant is mostly fully booked. Upon arrival in the restaurant we were kind of... More 

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Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Adriaan1969 Thank you for your constructive comments. It is wonderful to hear that Joslyn provided you with great personal service. We do hope that you will join us again on your next travels to Plett. Kind Regards The Zinzi Team More 

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Address: 10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 532 8226
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay  >  Harkerville
Cuisine: Fusion

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