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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
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10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Deep in the heart of Jamaica lies something special. Zimbali's offers so much, both in organic farming and the wonderful tour with Clifford. the dining experience with Sherika and 'Rambo' was spiritually good. The farm, food and the trip (1 hour each way from Negril) was more than worth it - the only other word we really needed (Tripadvisor said... More 

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

Went to Zimbali's this evening and were really satisfied! Made reservations a week ago and had to make some transportation arrangements since we're not staying in the area. Emailed Zimbali's a couple of times and always got prompt and friendly replies from Mark. Unfortunately it was raining upon arrival but as soon as the rain stopped we still got a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just left Zimbali. It was such a cool experience! Can't agree that I came as a guest and left as family but I can honestly say it is cool what Mark has up there. 7th time to the island and I have to say...Thanks, for the experience. The African drummers we amazing! Joe and Kim

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get away from the busyness and visit this lush piece of paradise. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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Herrin, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went into this excursion full of excitement for the experience to go into the mountains, visit this lovely retreat and organic farm and enjoy a nice meal, yet our actual experience was far in a way more than we could have ever expected. The staff of the retreat are truly lovely people that provide a wealth of information on... More 

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Drammen, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A learning and dining experience out of the ordinary. Great place, good people, fantastic food that was made right in front of us as all ingredients were shown and explained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Zimbali a couple of days ago, and had what was beyond a doubt - the finest dining experience we have ever had in Jamaica. The retreat sent a shuttle for us and delivered us there in good time and also shuttled us back to our hotel at the end of the evening. The experience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only a few miles outside of Negril (although you enjoy a nice ride into the mountains, past the sugar plantation workers). Loved our journey up the mountain, highlight of our trip!! Thank you Mark & Alicia! Jah love!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent visit to Negril, we visited Zimbali for dinner. The restaurant/cooking school/resort is somewhat off the beaten path, but is well worth the trip. The visit starts with a tour of the farm where virtually all of the labor is done by hand and where they produce much of the food which is used in the restaurant. You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $60
Cuisine
Caribbean, Jamaican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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