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Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio

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Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
+1 876-485-2789
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I left a Negril All Inclusive and found a little slice of heaven in the mountains. The drive up with Michael was fantastic as he shared the local history throughout the drive. The staff warmly greeted us and everything was great from the welcome juice to the dessert. We sat at the bar while the three marvelous... More 

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

Came as a stranger, left as friends. Mark and Alecia have put together an amazing experience. The good vibes started with the ride up into the hills. Very lively driver and guide, they kept us entertained. Once we arrived it was raining and we were greeted by the staff with umbrellas. The setting will take your breath away, so tranquil... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Zimbale tot have dinner because we heard it was the best restaurant in Jamaica. We were not disappointed. First we got a tour through the farmlands where most ingredients of the dinner are grown organic style. Very interesting to see. After the tour it was time for dinner. The guests were sitting at a bar around the... More 

Thank René H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Natural, Fresh, Flavorful, and Just Fantastic Food! The freshly made fruit juices are equally as amazing. Eating here feels like a party in your mouth every time!

Thank Michelle E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit this little peice of heaven on our recent stay in negril. Words can not describe how fabulous this experience was. The atmosphere is spectacular, the staff are beyond amazing and the food is the best food you will ever put in your mouth. It is a must see!!!! I promise it will not disappoint... More 

Thank tabasa20
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best dining experience ever!!!!an entertaining and educational approach to fine dining. All aspects of a six course meal prepared in front of you with extensive description about the courses prepared. All organic. Grow, make and prepare everything they serve. An awesome evening accompanied by cultural music and a tour of the garden.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow and Wow. What an amazing night it was for our wedding crew to visit this beautiful mastermind that Mark and his wife have created for all to visit. Mark the owner is very quick to reply to emails prior to booking your event. He and his wife own a beautiful piece of land approx 7 acres we were told... More 

Thank mich28Toronto
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While lounging on the beach in Negril, we got to talking to some of the other folks that were staying at the same resort - they were there to get married and had different events planned throughout their stay. They all agreed that the Zimbali cooking studio trip was the best of the best - so we called Mark, and... More 

Thank Lisa L
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was definitely worth the drive! Thanks to Jackson for getting us to and from our hotel! We enjoyed our farm tour with Clifford! While listening to african drums we dined on fantastic farm to table food! Our chef and teacher Sherika and her partner made the experience lots of fun! Everyone there was great! Thanks Mark for an amazing... More 

Thank Sue W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a 5 course organic farm to table meal at Zimbali. Everyone there is so sweet. The farm and retreat are beautiful. Highly recommend taking the trip up the mountain to visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $60
Caribbean, Jamaican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Westmoreland Parish  >  Negril  >  Little London
  • Phone Number: +1 876-485-2789
FOODIES- Rise Up -This Tour is for you! Zimbali's "Farm to Table" Cooking Tour is more than just a Meal- it's an Experience! Only 20 minute from Negril, this 5 Star* Mountain Retreat + 7 acre Organic Farm is one of the most unique places in Jamaica. Come Tour the Farm, Tasting and Picking the Foods & Fruits of the Season. Then Return to the specially design Mountain Cooking Studio for an Authentic Demonstration that is Unrivaled in Jamaica. We offer either lunch or dinner tours Monday- Saturday (Groups of 6 or more can book Sunday as well). The 4 course lunch is $50/person and the 5 course dinner is $60/person. We also offer round trip transport from anywhere in Negril for an extra $15/person- which makes the totals $65 and $75/person respectively :) Wednesday dinners are special as we have our African drummers perform. The cost is an extra 10$/person and the show is amazing ;) The tour begins with a Zimbali greeting & introduction while sipping a freshly made fruit juice. Then Uncle "Fudd", our farm manager, leads a tour of the farm after which its back to the cooking studio for a fun filled cooking demonstration. Both lunch and dinner consist of: 2 appetizers, main course and dessert and come with a bottle of wine/couple- dinner adds a soup course as well. There is a choice in main course dishes between: fish, shrimp, chicken or vegan/vegetarian- Gluten free is a welcome option as well. The pickup times are 10:30am for the lunch tour and 4:00pm for the dinner tour. A reservation is mandatory as we do limit our tours to 20 people. All we need to know for a reservation is: day, time, # of people + name and what hotel you are staying. Zimbali Requires a 50% deposit for reservations more than 2 weeks out and we accept Visa/Mastercard or Paypal. Don't be afraid to dress casual and wear or bring tennis shoes for the farm tour ;)

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