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“Great location revisited” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wild Geese Lodge

Wild Geese Lodge
Ranked #50 of 157 Restaurants in Harare
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Harare, Zimbabwe
Level Contributor
64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great location revisited”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Warm enough welcome by staff. Strange absence of waiters (the bar man and receptionist served us from start to finish). The two of us were the only diners. Orders taken promptly and very nice presentation of food. Starters were ambitious (Salmon tartare and baked brie) but very tasty. Mains were traditionally Southern African in choice and presentation (we chose fillet of beef in brandy sauce and a spicy half chicken) but generously portioned and cooked as ordered. Desert (crepes) were tasty but a little amature compared the starters and mains.Table dressings were missing and condiments were presented in retail packing without serving spoons.I obeserved a senior manager smoking outside the restruant (lawn side where the main view extends). This is offputting. Rather a lot of random people wandering in and out, ignoring us, while we ate and an unbeliveable amount of noise emanating from within the kitchen. Reasonable value. The waiters checked in as we checked out. No water in the bathrooms due to maintenance. Lets hope the kitchen had a hand wash back up. Great setting, tasty food let down by distinct lack of front of house accountability.Standards have dropped. Is it for sale maybe ?.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Coleman M
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Harare
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Peaceful wild geese”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

i liked the gardens and the serene environment. the food is tasty and well prepared. everything is well manicured

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Thank Prec B
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Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Poor food in a beautiful setting”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

Surprised to see two other excellent reviews here. We ate at Wild Geese Lodge on a Sunday, when, instead of their usual menu (already very limited with only four mains) there was a buffet Sunday roast. Service was fine, the setting is beautiful, but the food was very average. Bland and uninventive. If you are wanting to get a little way out of Harare and feel like you are in the countryside, it is worth the visit. Sadly the food is not worth the drive.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Catherine S
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Harare, Zimbabwe
Level Contributor
64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always a winner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

What you get is what you pay for. Despite a set back with a fire in the main lodge another excellent meal enjoyed in good company against the beautiful backdrop of the African bush

Visited June 2011
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Thank Coleman M
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South Padre Island, Texas
1 review
“absolutely great food, but terrible front of house”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2011

we went for easter lunch and it was alot better then it has been in a long time, it was a pleasure to see a new female chef which put us in good spirits and a nice face to see when collecting our food. The front of house service is still very poor and something needs to be done about it, very unfriendly.

Well done to Wild geese female chef on the food and pleasant atmosphere at the buffet.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank mandy56691
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