We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“High tea - very stately” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stanley's Terrace

Stanley's Terrace
The Victoria Falls Hotel, 2 Mallett Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 44751
Website
Improve this listing
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“High tea - very stately”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Enjoyed the high tea - very British with pastries, tea and scones. Cost US$15 per person and the food to eat is more than enough for twice that many people. The wait staff all dressed like they were years ago. The grounds are great and you can see the Falls Bridge.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

195 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    99
    60
    27
    8
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The food was fine but the cost/value ratio was a bit staggering - normal for such a hotel though. There are other places in town to eat but the convenience after a long, hot day made it worth the cost.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Key Largo, Florida
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Top quality food, great atmosphere......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I had two really great meals here with a beautiful view of the grounds. The menu was very creative, and the food was gourmet. My favorites were the sushi special and shrimp and rocket brioche....
I also like this restuarant because it is stays open, which means you can eat earlier than at most restaurants that open for dinner at 7pm....I am not used to maintaining such a strict eating schedule....and with the day trips starting very early, 7pm dinner seems too late to me many days.....
The only drawback was the INCREDIBLY SLOW service. They seemed to have a service model where anyone can wait on you, and different people wait on you throughout the meal. The only problem with this is when you need someone it is difficult to 'hunt down' someone who feels accountable....such as wanting to get the bill and then pay. Since most of the service in Zimbabwe lacked, I am still rating this restuarant an excellent, but mainly due to the quality of food, hours open, and great view.....

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A little stiff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We did not feel welcome. Service was efficient but stiff. The whole room feels cold. The food was average except for the beef tenderloin which was very, very tough. I have never seen tenderloin that tough before. We both ordered our steak medium rare at the same time but one came medium rare and the other came medium well??? They replaced it with one that was very rare...oh well!

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Great food and service. Went one night for a dinner and the food was amazing. The main restaurant closes by 9pm, so you have to make sure you are there before then to enjoy the full dinner menu.

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Stanley's Terrace also viewed

Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province
Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province
 
Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province
Victoria Falls, Matabeleland North Province
 

Been to Stanley's Terrace? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Stanley's Terrace, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.