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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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Caribbean, Jamaican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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! This place is amazing, it's definitely worth a visit. Got picked up from our hotel by Michael who was just lovely, chatting and telling us lots of interesting facts about Negril as we drove, the road to the restaurant is so bumpy and in...More

Thank Claire M
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 27 May 2017

You can't come to Jamaica and not experience Zimbali! The owners...amazing! The food...exceptional! Entertainment...outstanding! Whether you are a seafood lover, meat lover or vegetarian, you will find something tantalizing that will fill your appetite. Our kids experienced the Rastafarian Tour which they said was totally...More

Thank Pgouveia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The space and organization is impeccable, a feast for the eyes. After a refreshing welcome drink, we took a short walk through the farm where our guide identified some plants (rather too brief for those interested in farms, probably just right for casual walkers). Lovely...More

1  Thank Srimati B
Zimbaliretreats, Owner at Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Blessings All- I allow anyone to say anything the want and respect all opinions, BUT..this is just wrong. You wrote me an email and I quickly responded. The network to the entire Isalnd was down and you did not have cash. We wrote your CC#...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went last night with our 2 daughters. Everything was perfect from the time we sey foot in the retreat. Staff was very friendly, the place magical and of course the meal is above and beyond. This is a true farm to table experience. Highly...More

Thank Olivierpariente
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great evening exploring the organic farm, food and wine. 5 courses of tasty authentic Jamaican food. Go

Thank Dons12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here for my 40th Birthday with my husband and had the BEST night ever! The tour with Clifford was really interesting and beautiful, he has huge passion for the crops they grow. The food was awesome and the entertainment topnotch and hilarious. A...More

Thank amyloured23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is after or review of the retreat. Amazing food, outstanding atmosphere, incredible staff! You have to do it... will always be top of our list for feeling of belonging and family. Zimbali is zen and unforgettable ❤️

Thank beachgyrl
Zimbaliretreats, Owner at Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Love when a "Beachgyrl" Loves the Mountains! Blessings- Mark

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited on 6th February with my husband. I had read about Zimbali many months ago when I first planned my trip to Jamaica and wanted to go, I was certainly not disappointed! The very bumpy journey through the sugar cane fields and up the...More

Thank Cheshire D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Negril four times, so I'm always looking for something different to do each trip. The Zimbali retreat is a MUST DO for anyone looking for a unique experience. I contacted Mark by email and he was super quick to respond about my...More

2  Thank DelpC3
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

I can't say enough wonderful things about our visit to Zimbali's Mountain Retreat. We signed up for a farm tour and dinner. They picked us up from our hotel in Negril and drove us up through town, and sugarcane fields, and along dirt roads until...More

1  Thank whitneyklein
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
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
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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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