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Plates Restaurant & Wine Bar - CLOSED

Acacia Park, Arcades Mall, opposite FNB Bank, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
+260 21 1841015
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
5 Oct 2014
“Newly reformatted as a high end Indian restaurant”
18 Dec 2013
“Fantastic food!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, International, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
€€ - €€€
Acacia Park, Arcades Mall, opposite FNB Bank, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
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Reviewed 5 October 2014

No longer Plates but now the Royal Dil, this restaurant has very good Indian (in a relatively competitive market in Lusaka) and excellent service. They have kept the wine bar from Plates so there are a good number of wines available by the glass and...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Visited plates twice or three times actually, early 2012 and september 2012. Fantastic food, all our meals on all occasions were great. Lovely to look at and pleasant taste. Worth the price-absolutely. Rated as my favourite restaurant in Lusaka.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Excellent meal and wine. The steak was cooked to perfection! Well worth a visit if you're in Lusaka!!

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Plates has some great food, but the previous management just couldn't keep up the quality. The good news is that it's under new management now and they've made some refreshing changes! Their wine selection is excellent as always and new decor and seasonal menu are...More

Thank TexasLonghrn
Reviewed 9 May 2013

The Plates Restaurant has in my experience the worst food and service in Lusaka. My family and I visited the Plates Restaurant on a Saturday afternoon. Given that the Restaurant is located in the beautiful Acacia Park at the Arcades Shopping Centre, we were expecting...More

Thank Namukulo M
Reviewed 2 April 2013

It was a nice treat coming from Lilongwe. Plates much like a restaurant from the west. Not cheap, but the food is nice and service was excellent. Made for a pleasant evening.

Thank 20TomS
Reviewed 18 February 2013

We decided to try Plates becuase we had heard varying reviews, mostly goodish. We went for lunch, a family gathering, all adults. We sat outside and it was just a table to eat at, no ambiance, maybe because there were very few patrons. Seemed slightly...More

Thank mamarich13
Reviewed 7 February 2013

After recurring travel to Lusaka for the last four years, I appreciate the new caliber of restaurants that have appeared over the last year. Plates serves high quality food with thoughtful flavor, presentation and respectful service. A "western" quality meal, also at a more "western"...More

Thank Hefnerkate
Reviewed 5 February 2013

I've been here a couple of times and have always enjoyed my time here. Its a lively place with good food and music . The service is also good. Only downside is the pricing, its expensive but worth a visit

Thank Njones2013
Reviewed 7 January 2013

My boyfriend decided to try the restaurant after having seen the rating and reviews. We were there for lunch on 31st and the place pretty empty. We walked in without anyone greeting us and stood around for a good 5 minutes before we ASKED one...More

2  Thank wishful0traveller
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Acacia Park, Arcades Mall, opposite FNB Bank, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Zambia  >  Lusaka Province  >  Lusaka
  • Phone Number: +260 21 1841015
  • E-mail
Plates Restaurant serves fine American cuisine in Lusaka, Zambia. It is also Lusaka's best wine bar, with over 50 types of wine served by the bottle, and 16 served by the glass! Our menu's change monthly, and we host a wine tasting each month. Plates can also cater your next special occasion, either at the restaurant or at your location. Check out our website for more details and upcoming events!
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