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Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge Hotel

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411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls 12345, Zimbabwe
+263 13 44737
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We opted for dinner at the Palm Restaurant on our first night, as we were staying at Ilala Lodge. It was the right choice! Wide variety of game specialties on the menu, as well as an extensive wine list. Service was excellent, as was the food. We watched 3 elephants at the water hole on the hotel grounds as we... More 

Thank LindaFraubie
Orebro, Sweden
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and comfortable room facing garden. Pool with sun beds and pool towels. Excellent restaurant. Victoria Falls is close by.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Under a thatched roof or on the terrace under the African sky you will be in a spacious dining area with an extensive menu showcasing lots of local produce. Deep fried Brie with a marinaded salad and roast quail were our chosen starters followed by ostrich steak and kudu Wellington, both very tasty and well presented with well cooked vegetables.... More 

Thank Mary H
London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried out the Palm after walking in to the Ilala Lodge during our stay at Vic Falls (we were at the VF Safari Lodge). We sat outside as it was quite warm enough and you can hear the Falls rumble in the background. Started with a spicy beef salad and the crocodile frikadelle, as one does; then baked tilapia... More 

Thank tim0thyp00le
San Mateo, California
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dining room was elegant with high ceiling with doors opening out to an open area where you can see mist from Victoria Fall. We tried breakfast, lunch and dinner, all were cooked with very good ingredients and most important, creativity and care.

Thank Kallen C
Milton Keynes, UK
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152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined in on both nights of our short stay. Enough on the menu to please most tastes. Tables on the terrace quite romantic. Service great and attentive without being obtrusive. Springbok spring rolls, ravioli, warthog, steak, lamb shank - we didn't make dessert. Wine excellent too.

Thank Savv1traveller
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our anniversary dinner at The Palm restaurant recently and I can’t rave highly enough about the food, the menu, the service and the setting. We live in Victoria Falls and get to sample all the restaurants around town and I can say with all honestly that currently The Palm, in our opinion is the best fine dining option... More 

Thank BooPeel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast was not 4* level. The cheese melted in the heat. The choice of sausages was poor. There were no olives, tomatoes, cucumber or anything else. Only the choice of eggs where huge. but we are not from the USA or Britain and after 3 weeks of traveling through Namibia, we could´t see eggs any more. We also didn`t really... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were guests at Ilala Lodge for 3 nights, and experienced several meals there. Breakfast was included in our room rate and offered everything for most palettes. The pancakes were delicious. We also had lunch, which was also good. Dinner was a culinary delight with a variety of local type dishes. We all indulged and tried something out of our... More 

Thank gemi3886
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate already several times ostrich meat but never as tender as this evening ! The filet was cooked exactly as I requested and it ŵas prepared in a very original way with a sauce of truffle accompanied with vegetables. I drunk an African red Cabernet with it and all this for a reasonable price. The service was cordial, warm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
African, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls 12345, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
  • Phone Number: +263 13 44737
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?