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Zanzibar Cafe

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Corner Market St & Main St, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
+61 2 6495 3636
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Merimbula, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food with intelligent service if somewhat overpriced for the portions. Unfortunately success has its drawbacks in this case a landlord rent increase put this worthwhile dining experience out of business. I guess if there is a god the building will remain empty.

1 Thank _rrrgee54
Eden, Australia
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Check their web site. Says ""We are now closed" No reasons given Very sudden and a pity. This restaurant was the best in the area and brough a class dining option to us Sorry they have quit so suddenly and trust they are OK

2 Thank Muffinthemule
Melrose, Massachusetts, United States
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My wife and I were staying in Eden for the whale festival and made a dinner booking at Zanzibar Cafe about a month before our trip. The meal was a very pleasant experience. Plates were each small but for the most part delicious (minus the sea urchin). We asked for our meals to be gluten-free, so our menu was varied... More 

Thank Bennett G
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

It's so sad that this was my last dinner at this amazing place I have been here so many times and every time has been memorable Food service wine to the highest level Well done guys and good luck

Thank DarrenAndrew
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food matched with excellent wines dont look past this place because it is worth every cent and probably a bit more :) Make sure you book early as this sort of place books out quick

Thank brad h
Rutherglen, Australia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great restaurant for fantastic food. A great menu selection with excellent service and fabulous food. Our favorite wine was the Anderson Durif Shiraz.

Thank Howard A
Merimbula, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

You are immediately made to feel special when you are greeted on arrival and shown to your table.The food is sensational with a good wine list.For a real treat try the degustation menu that is matching food with the appropriate wine.

Thank jppetty
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner one night with friends (some who have dined here before). First course was very basic beetroot and goats cheese. Next few courses were simple but flavoursome. Pork course was a bit salty and pre dessert was a firm pannacotta. All courses were delivered from staff with a standard statement of dishes ingredients but no explanation of different... More 

Thank Yolksonntoast
Canberra, Australia
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful degustation experience last night when visiting Merimbula for a few nights. We loved the local produce used in creative and delicious ways. The wines selected by an extremely knowledgeable co owner were just as enjoyable as the food experience and we were introduced to some wines we will purchase in the future. I cannot recommend this... More 

Thank Ridgewalker258
Orange, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This place is the most amazing little cafe. The food is all Local sourced and just blended together beautifully. We go to Merimbula once a year and mainly to have our last dinner of the week there every time. It is just some of the best food we have ever eaten and the atmosphere is fantastic. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Dbunting500

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Market St & Main St, Merimbula, New South Wales 2548, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Merimbula
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6495 3636

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