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The Palm Restaurant

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411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls 00000, Zimbabwe
+263 13 44737
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Under a thatched roof or on the terrace under the African sky you will be in a spacious dining area with an extensive menu showcasing lots of local produce. Deep fried Brie with a marinaded salad and roast quail were our chosen starters followed by ostrich steak and kudu Wellington, both very tasty and well presented with well cooked vegetables.... More 

Thank Mary H
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

We tried out the Palm after walking in to the Ilala Lodge during our stay at Vic Falls (we were at the VF Safari Lodge). We sat outside as it was quite warm enough and you can hear the Falls rumble in the background. Started with a spicy beef salad and the crocodile frikadelle, as one does; then baked tilapia... More 

Thank tim0thyp00le
San Mateo, California
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016

The dining room was elegant with high ceiling with doors opening out to an open area where you can see mist from Victoria Fall. We tried breakfast, lunch and dinner, all were cooked with very good ingredients and most important, creativity and care.

Thank Kallen C
Milton Keynes, UK
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160 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Dined in on both nights of our short stay. Enough on the menu to please most tastes. Tables on the terrace quite romantic. Service great and attentive without being obtrusive. Springbok spring rolls, ravioli, warthog, steak, lamb shank - we didn't make dessert. Wine excellent too.

Thank Savv1traveller
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2016

We had our anniversary dinner at The Palm restaurant recently and I can’t rave highly enough about the food, the menu, the service and the setting. We live in Victoria Falls and get to sample all the restaurants around town and I can say with all honestly that currently The Palm, in our opinion is the best fine dining option... More 

Thank BooPeel
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Breakfast was not 4* level. The cheese melted in the heat. The choice of sausages was poor. There were no olives, tomatoes, cucumber or anything else. Only the choice of eggs where huge. but we are not from the USA or Britain and after 3 weeks of traveling through Namibia, we could´t see eggs any more. We also didn`t really... More 

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Thank C174BGingridb
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2016

We were guests at Ilala Lodge for 3 nights, and experienced several meals there. Breakfast was included in our room rate and offered everything for most palettes. The pancakes were delicious. We also had lunch, which was also good. Dinner was a culinary delight with a variety of local type dishes. We all indulged and tried something out of our... More 

Thank gemi3886
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016

I ate already several times ostrich meat but never as tender as this evening ! The filet was cooked exactly as I requested and it ŵas prepared in a very original way with a sauce of truffle accompanied with vegetables. I drunk an African red Cabernet with it and all this for a reasonable price. The service was cordial, warm... More 

Thank mbo63
Vienna, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016

We wanted to try some wild game but did not want to go to the touristy circus at the Boma. This was a good choice. We had Kudu Wellington, Ostrich Filet, Warthog Pork Belly and all were good. Presentation was solid and while service was a little slow, not out of the ordinary for our Zimbabwe experience.

Thank Basscat250
Zemst, Belgium
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Romantic place with good food, nice service, good wine, had a beautifull candle light dinner to end our trip in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibië. We had a great dinner with real African food.

Thank rvolont

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
International, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls 00000, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
  • Phone Number: +263 13 44737
Come and experience a culinary journey at the top rated Palm Restaurant. Centrally located only minutes away from the Victoria Falls at The Ilala Lodge, The Palm Restaurant offers a magnificent breakfast buffet, tasty lunches and al-fresco evening dining. With an unmatched menu, comprehensive wine list, the roar of the falls in the background and a star-lit setting, it’s an adventure for the appetite that is not to be missed.

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