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Zinzi

10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 44 532 8226
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (11 reviews)
“lamb shank” (23 reviews)
“mussels” (24 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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LOCATION
10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 739 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The standard of restaurants in SA is very high! This basically ticked every box, the service, the food, the overall ambience. We had the works, drinks before by the fire, starters, main, desert, coffee and a liquor. We will return - a definite.More

Thank Pompeysunrise
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Pompeysunrise We thank you for taking the time to review your latest dinner with us. We are delighted to read that you rated us "Best meal of our Garden Route Trip". We look forward welcoming you back on your next visit to our beautiful...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome restaurant that I would recommend to anyone wanting to treat themselves to something special. And it's not even pricy for what you get!

Thank Adfresa
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Adfresa Thank you for taking the time to review your dinner at Zinzi. The team is pleased to read you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward welcoming you back for another special evening. Warmest Regards The Zinzi Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not easy to find from the website. It's just off the Plettenburg road around 5ks out. (South). The whole ambience was excellent we had a great table with a fire nearby to stave off the chill. Great service, great food and wine all at a...More

Thank RWC2003
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear RWC2003 Thank you for taking the time to review your dinner with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the natural ambiance our terrace tables offers, as well as the "Great service, great food and wine" you enjoyed with us. We certainly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Tsala Treetop lodge for two nights on our honeymoon so had one dinner at Zinzi as it is on the same site. The range of food was great so there was too much for us to choose from! We probably ordered...More

Thank Emily T
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Emily T, Thank you for choosing to dine with us on one of your evenings at the lodge for your honeymoon, We are thrilled to read that although we were busy you still found your experience to be intimate. Zinzi means abundance hence the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely Plett's version of fine dining - although whether or not it is actually worth the trek out of town is debatable. Zinzi is located deep in the forest near Harkerville. The style and ambience exudes quality. You can't fault the service or...More

Thank postscript65
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear postscript65 Thank you for joining us during your travels to Plett and many thanks for taking the time to post a review on your latest dinner. We do value our guests feedback and as always endevour to please our guests. We are happy to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had thought this restaurant looked great when searching online, and it was quite close to where we were staying so I booked a table. Unfortunately it was a filthy night and it poured with rain. We hung out wet coats on a central stand,...More

Thank WendyA7
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Wendy47 Thank you for your time taken to offer us feedback following your dinner. Hopefully we can invite you back under better weather conditions for you to enjoy a authentic Zinzi experience. I would also be very happy to chat through anything else in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here half a dozen times now. ( both lunch and dinner ). As visitors from the UK, that must say a lot. The setting is so tranquil, you can seriously forget where you are and any woes. A fantastic outdoor seating area around...More

Thank 612carolinew
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 612carlinew, Thank you so much for this lovely review of Zinzi Restaurant. I am thrilled to read that we have upheld and lived up to the standard you hold of Zinzi every time you have dinned with us be it lunch or dinner. We...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We came here on recommendation from the Knysna elephant sanctuary, and while good compared to the night before and night after was not quite there! My good lady had the caprese salad to start, which was good, and risotto for main which was well cooked...More

Thank BeachfunSouthCoast
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear BeachfunSouthCoast, Thank you for taking the time to review our lovely restaurant. We are pleased to read you had a good meal and found us "reasonably priced". We look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest Regards The Zinzi Team

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

visited the zinzi twice - once for dinner, once for lunch. the stunning beauty of the place can be best experienced when you go there during the day, have a little stroll around the parc and admire the perfect setting of the restaurant as well...More

Thank Monacofranke
Zinzi_Rest, Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Monacofanke, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed both your lunch and dinner with us and that you got to experience the beauty of our restaurant both by daylight and in the evening. Kindest Regards The Zinzi Team

Reviewed 4 November 2017

This restaurant is quite a way out of plettenberg and seemed to be lacking in atmosphere! No where to sit and have pre dinner drinks and quite quiet, not a lot of atmosphere, I am sure the food is good but spoilt for me by...More

Thank Sleepingbeauty
Zinzi_Rest, General Manager at Zinzi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Dear Sleepingbeatuty Thank you for your time taken to offer us feedback following your dinner. Your complement on the good food is most appreciated. We value your constructive criticism and are extremely saddened that you felt the Zinzi flare was not present in our ambiance....More

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Questions & Answers
Freda O
20 August 2017|
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Response from kalgran | Reviewed this property |
Open for lunch - and child friendly - though more of an adult restaurant.
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Sylvia B
3 March 2017|
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Response from Zinzi_Rest | Property representative |
Dear Sylvia B We would suggest smart casual for evening, day time is very casual though. But we fully understand that most guests during holiday period would not necessarily have smart pants available. You are welcome to... More
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Maylanes
8 January 2017|
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Response from Zinzi_Rest | Property representative |
Good evening Maylanes We are situated about 4km from the Knysna Elephant park, once you get to the N2 just drive directly opposite and follow the dirt road for 1km until you reach the Entrance gate to Hunter's & Tsala... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 k west of Plettenberg Bay | Plettenberg Bay, Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay  >  Harkerville
  • Phone Number: +27 44 532 8226
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Description
Vibrant and casual with distinctive international flavours, Zinzi Restaurant offers an abundant & tasty menu. Ideal for sun-downers on the deck, or for a relaxed dining experience, Zinzi embraces the spirit of hearty cuisine and zesty ingredients with a choice selection of a la carte menu items. A meal at Zinzi is truly an abundant experience of honest food, warm service and superb ambience, at an affordable price.
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