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“Forgettable lunch in historic surroundings”
Review of Stanley's Terrace

Stanley's Terrace
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 2, 2014

The Victoria Falls Hotel sells it's history and location and would not attract customers by word of mouth for the quality of its food. A pork belly salad on watercress was suspiciously devoid of watercress and a gazpacho-like soup lacked taste and flavor. The cocktails were mock-tails devoid of any discernible amount of alcohol. The waiter was efficient but not enthused by the fact we wanted to be with Visa Card instead of MC necessitating a trip to the front desk.
The public areas are splendid and ooze history if not comfort. The restrooms, however, would benefit from an overhaul to bring them into the 21st century and up to 5* standard.

Thank Walter N
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Great quick meals during the day, wonderful high tea every afternoon, and delicious meals in the evening. Great place for sun downers after a hard day by the pool and before a delicious dinner. Excellent friendly staff!

Thank dgpCB
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

This was our third visit to Victoria Falls and on each trip we have made time to have High Tea on the terrace at the Victoria Falls Hotel. We have never stayed at the Hotel, and find it a combination of pretentious, colonial and irrelevant to what is going on in Zimbabwe. Still, we go back for the experience of the High Tea with the wonderful view of the lawns and the Bridge and the mist from the Falls. It is a wonderful treat, if something of a guilty pleasure for the reasons stated above. The tea and coffee are excellent, the little sandwiches and scones and cakes are done perfectly and served with style, and the service is excellent. The hotel itself is a true pleasure to visit, so this High Tea experience is not to be missed.

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Thank AJandMR
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We had high tea on the terrace at the Victoria Falls Hotel. A lovely lovely setting. There are not enough superlatives to describe the atmosphere and the view. The tea was excellent and local though it was tea bagged. The cakes and sandwiches were fine though nothing remarkable and frankly the scones left a lot to be desired. Of course with plenty strawberry jam and clotted cream and a view one can muddle through !!!! Our waiter was a gem and made the whole experience. He took each of our cameras in turn and took our picture with great good humor. The price was amazingly reasonable as well - four hungry adults shared one tiered 'serving' and we could not finish it all. Tea was bottomless. We had a walk around the hotel grounds and public rooms - just lovely.

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Thank merf56
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed 4 nights at the Vic Falls hotel and had dinner on the terrace each evening. The menu is more than adequate, the food very well prepared, and the service impeccable. Surprise, surprise, the cost is not a shock either.

Thank Wrinkleytraveller
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