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Morningside, Durban, South Africa
031-303-3568
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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: None

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  • 10
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still a nice restaurant to eat on a Sunday

If you like a chilled Sunday sitting out on a terrace eating your lunch and watching the world go by this is the place

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Fabulous location in the beautiful Mitchell park. The curry is so good and tasty! You can even have it as a toasted sandwich or take it home to eat too! The Milkshakes are delicious and the coffee is good. There is plenty of outdoor seating and they also do tea and cake. Go and try it. We went two days... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you like a chilled Sunday sitting out on a terrace eating your lunch and watching the world go by this is the place

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Durban
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant has been going for years and has an olde world charm about it. It is in the Mitchell Park gardens with a beautiful and peaceful setting of trees, flowers and birds. The are some activities put on for the kids - a jungle gym and sand art. The service was ok, but it looked like the waiters were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Went to Durban to visit my elderly father and took him here for lunch. We have been going there for 40 years. It is still a great place! The setting is wonderful. You can sit outside (under an umbrella if you prefer the shade, as I do) and look over the park. the menu is simple but is varied and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited the Blue Zoo for lunch. The weather was great, so we opted to sit outside. The large outside area is beautiful, both naturally shaded under and around huge trees and set in the Mitchell's Park grounds. There is a very extensive menu - there really is a "little bit of everything" for everyone. With such a big choice,... More 

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Zeerust, North-West, South Africa
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It was a wonderful morning with a delicious meal in this pretty garden. If you ever visit Durban, don't miss the Zoo Cafè and Tea gardens. We listened to beautiful piano music and really enjoyed every moment. We waited a bit long to be served but it was very busy and we understood.

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Lisbon
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Although the view and outdoor area is great, the decor is a bit outdated as well as the chairs and tables. The tablecloths were very dirt and the service slow.

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Somerset Wset
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I think people still go here because maybe its quite child friendly since it's in the park. The service is terrible and the food is nothing to rave about. I will definitely not go back!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The setting of this outdoor restuarant is ideal - set in the gardens of Mitchell park with it's huge trees and well maintained colourful flower beds. Food is average and the service was lacking (waiter didn't come back to us once after bringing the food)

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Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Celebrated my 50th Birthday party at Blue Zoo restaurant. Great setting in park complemented by fairy lights , candles and pretty table settings in the restaurant. Everyone commented on the great food and service.

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Additional Information about Blue Zoo restaurant

Address: Morningside, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: 031-303-3568
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisine: African

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Morningside, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: 031-303-3568

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Description

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Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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