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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: None

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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
Delicious food in glorious setting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
bernmeerkat
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Durban, South Africa
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Durban, South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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Although the view and outdoor area is great, the decor is a bit outdated as well as the chairs and tables.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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Being first time visitors to Durban, we made sure that the Blue Zoo Restaurant was on our itinerary as it is touted as being a family friendly restaurant. We wanted to seat inside but were informed that there was a meeting in progress. The service was good, the meal (breakfast) came fast, reasonable portions; we paid and got ready to... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A group of 3 had lunch in this café set in a lovely park.We only had salads but they were very tasty and our service was ok but I got the impression some of waiters were better than others.

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Durban, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We visit this restaurant with my parents who like the outdoor venue. We have only had light lunches and these are average and service is sometimes slow. However, we will continue to use this restaurant as it is a nice venue.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We had a family party here and we loved the setting. The piano playing created a great ambiance and the beautiful park setting made it a special occasion. Overall the food was fair - Roast not great but the curries were excellent. Service was slow but then again we were in no rush. We enjoyed the family environment and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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