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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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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
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Caribbean, Jamaican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole package from the drive, to the farm tour, to the meal was so special. It is worth the money for the experience and gets you off the beach or the cliffs where I suspect most people stay.

Thank Princess_Patty2
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Came as a stranger, left as friends. Mark and Alecia have put together an amazing experience. The good vibes started with the ride up into the hills. Very lively driver and guide, they kept us entertained. Once we arrived it was raining and we were...More

6  Thank sammyb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very good evening and theyaccommodated a party of 16 on a short notice. Arranged our travel and entertained us for 4 hours. The whole party agreed it will be a memory we will never forget

Thank Budzie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptionally wonderful food by any standard. The only miss was the sushi. Setting was lovely. Car ride there was good way to see more of Negril. Wine was fine. Trip was 7 hours door to door. Much longer than we anticipated. There were long intervals...More

1  Thank rosch01
Reviewed 1 week ago

I almost wanted to give this place a bad review so the tourists don't take it over and it doesn't become a tourist hub. It was the best experience, best food, best people, best fruits, best weed. The hike was challenging and has the best...More

Thank bbbpppkkk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the privelege of visiting Zimbali more than once. and I can attest that the guest experience is one to die for. The food is sumptous and well prepared. The atmosphere is filled with love. At Zimbali everyone is treated like family. Mark and...More

Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wasn't too sure what to expect when booking this trip but what a lovely surprise! The place is beautiful the staff are very welcoming & make you feel right at home, Clifford took us on a tour of the land telling us about the...More

Thank leeseKnottingley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I left a Negril All Inclusive and found a little slice of heaven in the mountains. The drive up with Michael was fantastic as he shared the local history throughout the drive. The staff warmly greeted us and everything was great from...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Zimbale tot have dinner because we heard it was the best restaurant in Jamaica. We were not disappointed. First we got a tour through the farmlands where most ingredients of the dinner are grown organic style. Very interesting to see. After the...More

Thank René H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Natural, Fresh, Flavorful, and Just Fantastic Food! The freshly made fruit juices are equally as amazing. Eating here feels like a party in your mouth every time!

Thank Michelle E
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I understand you provide transportation? Or should we plan on arranging our own. We will be in Lucea this fall, and a trip to see you is very high on our list.
17 May 2017|
Response from Zimbaliretreats | Property representative |
Hi Dave, Thanks for the questions and we look forward to having you :) YES- we provide roundtrip tranport to Zimbali. It is $15/person anywhere in negril (thats roundtrip :) and we also can pickup for different price ranges... More
Do they take visa credit card?
6 May 2017|
Response from Zimbaliretreats | Property representative |
Hello :) Yes we do- Visa/Mastercard, Paypal or cash at your conveninece ;) Bless- mark
How far in advance do we need reservations?? I realize alot depends on time of the year.
1 May 2017|
Response from Zimbaliretreats | Property representative |
Hi Sam, You can make reservations anytime up to the day of the tour, but the risk is that we will sell out and not be abke to take you. Wed. nights are particularly popular and sell out weeks and sometimes months in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
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 Tour is more than just a Meal- it's an Experience! Only 20 minute from Negril, this 5 Star* Mountain Retreat + 7 acre Organic Farm is one of the most unique places in Jamaica. Come Tour the Farm, Tasting and Picking the Foods & Fruits of the Season. Then Return to the specially design Mountain Cooking Studio for an Authentic Demonstration that is Unrivaled in Jamaica. We offer either lunch or dinner tours Monday- Saturday (Groups of 6 or more can book Sunday as well). The 4 course lunch is $50/person and the 5 course dinner is $60/person. We also offer round trip transport from anywhere in Negril for an extra $15/person- which makes the totals $65 and $75/person respectively :) Wednesday dinners are special as we have our African drummers perform. The cost is an extra 10$/person and the show is amazing ;) The tour begins with a Zimbali greeting & introduction while sipping a freshly made fruit juice. Then Uncle "Fudd", our farm manager, leads a tour of the farm after which its back to the cooking studio for a fun filled cooking demonstration. Both lunch and dinner consist of: 2 appetizers, main course and dessert and come with a bottle of wine/couple- dinner adds a soup course as well. There is a choice in main course dishes between: fish, shrimp, chicken or vegan/vegetarian- Gluten free is a welcome option as well. The pickup times are 10:30am for the lunch tour and 4:00pm for the dinner tour. A reservation is mandatory as we do limit our tours to 20 people. All we need to know for a reservation is: day, time, # of people + name and what hotel you are staying. Zimbali Requires a 50% deposit for reservations more than 2 weeks out and we accept Visa/Mastercard or Paypal. Don't be afraid to dress casual and wear or bring tennis shoes for the farm tour ;)