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Blue Zoo restaurant

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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, Breakfast, Reservations
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  • 3
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Great food!

The service can be a bit slow, but the food is really great and affordable. Often went there for lunch or a coffee during my lunch break.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Yadah K
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English first
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The service can be a bit slow, but the food is really great and affordable. Often went there for lunch or a coffee during my lunch break.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great location in Mitchell Park. Nice relaxing atmosphere with the sounds of kids enjoying themselves on the nearby playground equipment. Service acceptable, after all, where's the rush on a lazy Saturday afternoon? We both had salads; mine was roast butternut & feta which was a little disappointing; my wife's was cajun chicken with avo which was good.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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South Africa
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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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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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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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