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Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio

Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
+1 876-485-2789
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Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio
1. Fresh from our Organic farm!
"I highly recommend this magical place."
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2. Cooked right in front of you!
"The dinner itself was prepared right in front of us "
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3. African Drumming on Wed Night!
" back to the studio we were able to chill and watch the drummers."
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow ! What a great time . Cant believe we have never been here after 12 years visiting Jamaica . Mark and everyone made you feel so welcome . The place is so interesting , like a museum in the hills . The ride up...More

Thank Cardoor080
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Yep... BEST EVER. This was my 24th trip to Jamaica & my BFF & I decided to have Friday night dinner here. SOOOOOO stunning! From the moment you arrive, you can feel the aura of peace, love, & relaxation!! The owners Mark & Alicia are...More

3  Thank marknjules1997
Zimbaliretreats, Owner at Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

What a Blessings to have you both and bring back memories I had forgotten :) Thank you for such a lovly review- we strive to SHARE with everyone who comes, beyond a business this is a real family/farming life in the hills and we are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our experience at Zimbabwe was an absolute treat. The driver picked us up on time; The drive was about 45 minutes from 7 Mile beach. Upon arrival you are greeted with the staff and a cup of fresh juice. he property, which is also a...More

Thank munzer q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great unique experience with delicious fresh food!!! My family and I enjoyed this very much. A nice break from the beach activities.

Thank nlezama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best dinners I have ever had! They put love in their food! We went on a tour of the farm, hung out with the pups, and on Wednesdays they have live music! The owner Mark is such a great guy!...More

1  Thank Nicoleswierczyk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are not enough positive words to offer... Do it, experience it, and then you can say you did it...

1  Thank CharlieD1966
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the farm tour and saw many fruits and vegetables growing. Also saw tree frogs, hummingbirds, lizards, cats and dogs. Drum band for entertainment was very cool. Great dinner in the cooking studio where we watched the prep and learned about the ingredients. Such...More

1  Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Interesting culinary experience. We've had the lunch - only 4 course and the portions could have been larger. The food was very good (although not michelin star quality), especially the desert - honey caramelized banana and papaya. It was a nice experience to see the...More

1  Thank Mihai551
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Zimbali on our recent trip to Jamaica. We stayed for 2 nights and truly enjoyed our time there. During our stay, we ate all meals at Zimbali including the dinner cooking show on our second evening....More

1  Thank sunshinetravel34225
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

The Zimbali Cooking Show and Tour was much more than I ever imagined. I learned so much about the Farm-to-table movement and what it truly means. Clifford was our farm guide and he was extremely knowledgeable on the crops and ensured we understood each one....More

2  Thank Paula E
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Questions & Answers
23 February 2018|
Response from Zimbaliretreats | Property representative |
Hello- Glad your coming to Jamaica & know you are going to LOVE Negril :) The cost for the 4 course lunch is $60/person and the 5 course dinner is $75/person. We offer transport from anywhere in Negril for $15/person and we... More
ABby L
21 February 2018|
Response from DelpC3 | Reviewed this property |
Its about the same distance. I dont feel comfortable posting my email here since it's a public forum. Feel free to ask more questions here! :)
ABby L
21 February 2018|
Response from schutzj | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I’m guessing that you are asking how far Zimbali is from the Riu. It takes roughly an hour to get to Zimbali from the Negril resorts area. The fee charged by Zimbali includes transportation. They will pick you up right... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$60 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Westmoreland Parish  >  Negril  >  Little London
  • Phone Number: +1 876-485-2789
  • E-mail
FOODIES- Rise Up -This Tour is for you! Zimbali's "Farm to Table" Cooking Show is more than just a Meal- it's an Experience! Only 20 minutes from Negril, this 5 Star Retreat + Organic Farm is one of the most unique places in Jamaica. Tour the Farm, then Return to the specially designed Cooking Studio for an Authentic Demonstration using the Foods & Fruits of the Season. We offer Lunch or Dinner Shows Monday- Saturday. The 4ccourse lunch is $60/prsn and the 5 course dinner is $75/prsn. We also offer roundtrip transport from Negril for an extra $15/prsn. Wednesday & Friday dinners we have our African drummers perform- the show is amazing ;) Enjoy dishes such as: fish, shrimp, chicken; Vegan/vegetarian, Gluten free are welcome. Pickup times are 10am for the lunch tour and 4pm for the dinner tour. Mandatory Reservations are Mandatory as space is limited. Zimbali Requires a 50% deposit for reservations more than 2 weeks out and we accept Visa/Mastercard, Bitcoin or Paypal. Dress casual and wear or bring tennis shoes for the farm tour ;)
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