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“A hidden gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Victoria 22

Victoria 22
Ranked #1 of 157 Restaurants in Harare
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Colchester
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186 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Last thing I expected in Harare was to find a restaurant of this quality. It is a little out of the city centre but worth the detour for the wonderful food, service and surroundings. I came whilst on a business trip for dinner, on my own and could not have had better treatment. After a drink at the bar with beautiful nibbles, I was shown to a lovely table and as it was chilly, they wheeled up a calor gas stove to keep me warm. Wonderful menu but just had to have the ostrich carpaccio, which was elegant and plentiful and then the blesbok with cranberry sauce, meltingly tender and flavoursome. I rounded off the meal with a splendid dessert and a very fine cappuccino. Service throughout was professional and up with anything you'd find in the world's major cities. Cost was $60, including an excellent glass of South African wine. A meal that was more than good, it was memorable.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ash Green, Surrey
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant, beautiful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

We visited Zimbabwe to attend a wedding in May, at Spurwing Island, and before travelling to Kariba were staying at the Wild Geese Lodge, Harare. One of our party had been to Victoria 22 before and we decided to go there for lunch. The setting and grounds were impeccable and the service first class. In my opinion the food was of michelin star quality with realistic portions at a very reasonable price. For the 4 of us, 3 courses and 3 bottles of excellent South African wine came to $230.00, which when likened to a comparable meal in a top class London restaurant, was amazing value. A real treat.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Old world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

A nice place to be formal and smart.
Intimidate someone maybe? The food is tasty. Its goes well and the wine pairing is good. Its commonplace in any international city (sophisticated city) and nice for a once a year event.
I had the salmon mains which went down well and the formality made it extra delicious.

I'd go again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Excellent look and feel. Very good food. Expensive but worth it I felt. About the same price as New York restuarants

Visited May 2013
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Harare
1 review
“Always brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Been going to Vic 22 for 10 Years - Always a brilliant meal and hosts are always there to make sure.

Visited May 2013
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