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Zucchini Restaurant

Timberlake Organic Village, Wilderness, South Africa
+27 44 882 1240
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Ranked #6 of 20 restaurants in Wilderness
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: Dessert, Vegetarian, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Zucchini is blushing from all the attention... Voted in the "Top 20 Culinary Destinations" in the Garden Route for three years running as voted by the Chaines des Rotisseurs. Also voted best "Family Restaurant" in the Garden route for the last two years. If walls of this honest country restaurant could talk the conversation would include words of fresh,vibrant, from scratch, home grown organic and compliments to the chef. To us simplicity is the key. You can expect dishes filled with flavour, a taste experience for the natural foodie. Zucchini Restaurant is in the Timberlake Organic Village in Wilderness. We offer a selection of Vegetarian meals but also offer game dishes like the "Springbok Shank" or our "Trio of Carpaccio". A mix of local-made micro brews from the tap! 12 Different types of local beers to taste, not to be missed. Play park for the kids, and a host of activities to keep them busy while you relax on our couches and sip a glass of wine.
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Christchurch
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Owned by the same people who run Black Horse Trails, we initially went there as we had a voucher given to us after our ride. It's a lovely place, all the food is organic and we had a very nice lunch there, lots of flavour! I also liked the 'saddle' stools up by the bar! Zucchini's is in Timberlake Organic... More

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Stephan H, Owner at Zucchini Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Debbie H, Thank you for the review! We appreciate the compliment about our saddle bar chairs, now that you have been to Black Horse Trails you know where we get our inspiration from. Beautiful horses and good food go hand in hand for us. Warm regards Stephan & Lyndsay More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Upon arriving on this cold winter evening to the empty restaurant, we were greeted by our waitress at the door. We sat close to the fire which was great. The restaurant is cosy and had very rustic decor which gave it personality. Our waitress was attentive and provided great service the entire evening. The menu has a large variety of... More

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Stephan H, Owner at Zucchini Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Renato It is such a pleasure hearing clients that had an special night with us, we are know for our warm and cosy winter nights so it spoils us to know that you had a night to remember. We are also grateful for your kind words about our portioning and paring of our dishes. Regards Stephan More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

This place gets some lovely reviews, so we thought we'd stop for lunch on our way from Plett to George with our two boys. It's specifically advertising itself as a family restaurant, but if you are taking children under the age of five, bear in mind the floor in the outside eating area is very uneven (we saw two children... More

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Stephan H, Owner at Zucchini Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello ElsieBear Thank you for taking the time to review us. Yes you must have caught us on a bad day, If the waitress did not seem too enthusiastic then you definitely did not catch us on top form, as it is not usual with our style of serving. I might just add that sending you to our coffee shop... More

Knysna
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I stopped here for lunch and had a pasta for lunch before driving to George. The restaurant was empty inside but there were a few tables that were booked outside. The service wasn't very good and I had to get up to ask for a fork and serviette. The food looked good and didn't taste half bad but once I... More

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Stephan H, Owner at Zucchini Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jose! Thank you for taking the time to write a review between your busy stops. I know how untimely an upset stomach can be during a road trip. And I apologise to being the last place you visited before your stomach started becoming uncooperative. My stomach is sensitive as well, and sometimes these reviews actually gives me the runs!... More

Centurion, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

What a lovely surprise, this tucked away restaurant we visited in April 2014! Were received very friendly and the manager introduced us to some local beers that we enjoyed. There Burgers is out of this world – we never had something so special before in our life’s. A must try when you visit!! Large portions and really tasty! We will... More

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Stephan H, Owner at Zucchini Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review! I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and when you return we are working on a whole micro beer menu to introduce you to our local and unique offerings. Also a beer tasting menu is brewing so please do stop by next time you on holiday again! More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We beeing vegetarian - ordered a burger and a veg platter The burger was a chcikpea pattice burger - but the same was not upto the mark - was average. The platter too competely ok Not value for money

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

One of the many places we visited, pre booked by agent. Great service from Stephan (note "ph") :) and amazing fritters from the diabolical oempa-loempas in the kitchen. The 3 cheese spring roll is also a must try. Thx for making our romantic dinner amazing.

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Stephan H, Owner at Zucchini Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks guys, you make our day when we get compliments from our customers! It is awesome reminders like these that makes us go that extra mile for customers. See soon! Stephan More

Somerset West, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A very pleasant surprise! We arrived in late afternoon, unbooked, and for most of the time we were the only occupants of this cosy restaurant, A welcoming fire was burning in the centre of the room, (somewhat offset by the open drafty door!) A good and varied wine list, although my first choice was out of stock. Very good fresh... More

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Stephan H, Owner at Zucchini Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the kinds words, We really appreciate clients that take the time to enjoy the surrounds and decor of the restaurant they are visiting, for us creating a space to dine must go hand in hand with all the other senses as well. When we eat out I look for restaurants that put in that extra attention to... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Service was great and friendly. The food, especially Baby squid and Lamb Gourmet Burger, was fantastic. Atmosphere is relaxed and lots to do for kids.

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Stephan H, Owner at Zucchini Restaurant, responded to this review

Pleasure serving you Casper, I appreciate the compliment on the service you received. unfortunately I do feel that the serving staff the world over dont always get the just they deserve, and are shown in a negative light, sometimes unfairly, so it is really good hearing about the good service you received. will pass on the compliment. Hope to see... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Firstly, Zucchini is not a family restaurant if your child is under 7 or so. Don't let that dissuade you though. There's a play Paul within 50m and if you're willing to take turns, it's well worth the extra effort. Like everything in Timberlake, everything is organic, grain fed and as environmentally friendly as possible. You'd expect that to add... More

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Stephan H, Owner at Zucchini Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a thorough review, we thrive on positive feedback, and customers like you with informative criticisms helps steer the restaurant in the right direction. Hope to see you again when you come to Wilderness. Warm regards, Stephan More

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