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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: None

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family Outing

A great place to gather during hot days in Durban , lots of welcome shade ! Wonderful position inside Mitchell Park - great spot for young children . Lots of open grass ' running of energy ' spaces ; a kids play area and a delightful mini 'zoo' too. Nice selection of food , efficient and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandy D
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to gather during hot days in Durban , lots of welcome shade ! Wonderful position inside Mitchell Park - great spot for young children . Lots of open grass ' running of energy ' spaces ; a kids play area and a delightful mini 'zoo' too. Nice selection of food , efficient and polite service . Will... More 

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Thank Sandy D
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We usually have lunch here on Saturdays but have also had business dinners here in the evenings. The setting is very good and park like and ample safe space for the children to run around in. The meals are varied and value for money however I would not class this as an upmarket venue as the restaurant is dated and... More 

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Thank Bingorush
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Visiting Mitchells Park, we thought it would be a good idea to try this restaurant, i had the chicken and prawn curry which was too spicy and over priced the salad was minimal for the portion of the dish, my husband had the lamb shank which was too sweet and I had the vanilla milkshake which tasted like raw egg... More 

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Thank chayenn2015
SOUTH AFRICA
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150 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A good central business meeting place in a lovely suroundings . Service was friendly and efficient.Normally plenty of parking but on busy days parking pretty full. Cappuccinos were good. The restaurant was busy with a few Christmas functions taking place. Well worth another visit.

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Thank BARRYBE
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings, kids area with child minder but DON'T come for the food! If you want a nice place to be with a coffee YES! The food is poor, ordered the lamb shank and it tasted like it was made at checkers. The sauce tasted like it came from a berry cheese cake. Most probably the worse lamb shank I've... More 

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Thank Marco R
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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Thank Yadah K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Thank chescat1958
London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank geronimoturtle
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank Andrew John B
Durban
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?