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“Arguably the best at the Falls” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel

Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: African, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located at The Ilala Lodge Hotel, The Palm Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a comprehensive wine list. Dine outside under the African night sky amidst the sound of the mighty Victoria Falls
Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Arguably the best at the Falls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

I visit here regularly and recommend it to all of my clients. Make sure your get a table on the verandah.

The food has always been very good here (though I met some americans recently who thought the local take-ways were better .... what does that tell me ?) ....

The Palm always has great specials and really uses local food (game) in very creative ways. Our group tried a variety of dishes and everyone raved about their individual dishes. The chef came out and was delighted to see how much we really enjoyed what he was doing... trying new dishes.

I see others writing reviews here found the food here very average, but I really do not understand it. Certainly at Dinner, I have always found the Palm to be better than I find elsewhere in the Falls.

Try it ..... you might be suprised.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Wurtsboro, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

The food was excellent. The decor was so much like a Hemingway novel. Staff was courteous. The grounds were beautiful. We always ate outside. Great bar and bar tenders.

Visited September 2012
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Queensland
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

What a great atmosphere, great service, good value and most of all lovely food. We had both breakfast and lunch here and could not fault anything.

Visited August 2012
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Stevenage
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The best place to eat in Vic Falls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Superb staff, consistently good food and plentiful. The terrace was an ideal place to eat and hear the sound of the Falls and see the spray from your seat!

Visited August 2012
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MartinVaughan, Manager at Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our Palm Restaurant. We are delighted to receive such positive feedback and trust you enjoyed your stay and your visit to The Victoria Falls.

Kind regards
Ilala Lodge Team
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“4 star meals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Each of the dinners we had were of such a high quality and plentiful BUT most of all very tasty!!
The steak was huge and tender and the vegetarian options were also better than expected.
Breakfast was a little big in size, but if you had 2 meals in the day you were set.

Visited August 2012
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