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10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 44 532 8226
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Got a last minute booking outside on the deck next to the fire one night. So glad we had that table as we thought it was the best in the whole restaurant! Very romantic, plenty warm enough and great background music of the frogs! The food was incredible and was the best of our 2 wk stay in south africa,... More 

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Thank 52Jen
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear 52Jen Thank you for your lovely review, we are extremely happy to read that you had a wonderful evening whilst dining on our deck area surrounded by the music of our local frogs. We too are sorry that you only found us on your last evening in Plett, but do wish you will join us again on your next... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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182 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we enjoyed a great tapas dinner at zinzi. the satay chicken is absolutely excellent. we also loved the hummus, the camembert, the haloumi and the bread. our chenin blanc called secateur and the gewurztraminer were also first class. the service was superfriendly and we did laugh that neither the ordered tapas nor the bill was 100% correct. last but not... More 

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Thank Chris G
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Chris G Thank you for commending the newly launched "tapas" page in our menu. We are delighted that you enjoyed so many of the newly added items and hope to have you join us again soon for some more superfriendly service. All the best! The Zinzi Team More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Zinzi with high expectations given the good reviews I had seen. Sadly the only thing that lived up to expectations was the cost. Our waitress was not interested in serving us, the food was Ok but not what you would expect for the cost. Rather go to Enricos where there is a nicer view, good service and... More 

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Thank Gareth S
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Gareth S Thank you for the time you have taken to give feedback on your dining experience at Zinzi. We value each guest and pride ourselves on attentive service and truly regret that this was not given by our staff during your meal. I would love to personally welcome you back so that you can experience the true Zinzi... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a 3-course meal here recently. We had a selection of tapas for starters - which were excellent. Particularly would recommend the sweet and sour pork. Then had fish mains and shared a desert. Food was all excellent but we still had wine left by the time we finished our deserts, which is a rarity for us! They were very... More 

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Thank KiranM1000
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear KiranM1000 Thank you for your review via TripAdvisor. I am pleased to read that you had enjoyed your 3-course meal and that you will particularly recommend the newly added Sweet & Sour Pork. I value your feedback on feeling a bit rushed during your meal, it has been noted and I will most certainly act on this. I do... More 

Thornton-Le-Dale, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in this restaurant for two of our three nights in Plettenberg Bay Area. The menu choice is varied and interesting and we enjoyed both meals very much. The location is stunning, the service excellent and all served up in a very relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Thank debbielovestotravel
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear debbielovestotravel We are delighted that you so thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for your wonderful review and for so highly recommending Zinzi. We certainly look forward to having you join us again during your next travels to Plettenberg Bay. Kindest regards The Zinzi Team More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was delightful and it was a great place to relax and eat good food. In many south African restaurants the waiters often clean the table almost before we are finished eating. Here they did not, and it really set the tone for a positive experience. The food was really good, except for the dessert, which was a little... More 

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Thank Tonje Ø
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Tonje Ø We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed such a positive dining experience with us. Thank you for your lovely review and constructive feedback. We do hope that you will be able to join us again in the not too distant future. Best regards The Zinzi Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From Booking this family celebration I have nothing but praise and awe for the superlative service and truly exceptional setting. The super attentive highly trained staff shine. A memorable evening for us all. SPecial thanks to Megan who helped me organise the evening.

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Thank familybrown176
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear familybrown176 Thank you so much for your "outstanding" review of Zinzi and for commending our staff on their efforts. It was an absolute pleasure having you and your family dine with us and we are delighted to read that you all had a truly wonderful evening. We most certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.... More 

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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had read a number of ecstatic reviews so were looking forward to the restaurant. But ultimately we were disappointed. The menu itself is a bit strange: a small selection of starters and mains with a seemingly random page of tapas in between... why not just have these as starters? And why a burger amidst all the fine dining? We... More 

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Thank Wymlae
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Wymlae Thank you for your feedback via TripAdvisor, we are saddened to read that you had a disappointing evening at Zinzi. We have recently updated our summer menu to include tapas which gives both our lunch and dinner guests further options to enjoy. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the second bottle option of Rijk’s Shiraz. We... More 

Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant restaurant Exceptional service Exquisite food Fantastic grounds The perfect restaurant for a relaxed elegant meal and the perfect location to celebrate any occasion. If good weather sit on the deck... (Make sure you book in advance)

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Thank Mr_and_Mrs_De_Chypre
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this review

Dear Mr_and_Mrs_De_Chypre Thank you for joining us to celebrate your very special occasion. Your review is greatly appreciated and we do hope to have you back soon! Warmest regards The Zinzi Team More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My late stepfather, Senator Bill Sutton, used to call Plettenberg Bay, "Plettenberg Bliss", and nowhere is this title more upheld than the elegant dining at Zinzi at Tsala, part of the Hunter Hotels group. Beautiful gardens (especially at late sunset after 19h00), fine dining, and a charming decor ... what more can a romantic gourmand ask for?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay  >  Harkerville
  • Phone Number: +27 44 532 8226
Description
Vibrant and casual with distinctive international flavours, Zinzi Restaurant offers an abundant & tasty menu.
Ideal for sun-downers on the deck, or for a relaxed dining experience, Zinzi embraces the spirit of hearty cuisine and zesty ingredients with a choice selection of a la carte menu items. A meal at Zinzi is truly an abundant experience of honest food, warm service and superb ambience, at an affordable price.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?