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“Good restaurant - tasty food and efficient service”

The Palm Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: International, European, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Come and experience a culinary journey at the top rated Palm Restaurant. Centrally located only minutes away from the Victoria Falls at The Ilala Lodge, The Palm Restaurant offers a magnificent breakfast buffet, tasty lunches and al-fresco evening dining. With an unmatched menu, comprehensive wine list, the roar of the falls in the background and a star-lit setting, it’s an adventure for the appetite that is not to be missed.
Sydney
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470 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
“Good restaurant - tasty food and efficient service”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We dined here as in-house guests on both nights that we stayed at the Ilala Lodge. Reasons:
. convenience obviously, so didn't have to arrange transport to and from another location. Also Victoria Falls, whilst we felt quite safe during the day, is not a place that I would recommend one wander around after dark;
. dining area - able to eat out under the stars on the hotel's large grass and paved patio with an outlook over the grounds and the bush;
. menu selection - not extensive but very reasonable range of choices;
. wine list - almost all South African from Stellenbosch but good range;
. cost - very reasonable - US$22 for an excellent piece of beef with vegetables plus US$20 for a good bottle of SA wine;
- tasty food. On the first night I had the beef plus my wife had a very delicious pork fillet on a risotto base with vegetables. Given our first night's experience we were looking forward to backing up. The next night's fare, beef salad and ostrich with vegetables, was just as good;
- service - friendly and efficient would probably best describe it.

  • Visited May 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed 24 September 2013

We actually stayed at the Victoria Falls Hotel but the dinner buffet was too expensive and the other restaurant's menu too limited so we decided to eat here instead. Great choice! I had the vegetable curry - delicious. Service was excellent, they even let us in a little before dinner time (I am not used to dinner at 8). Within walking distance of shopping and other hotels.

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Navarre, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Palms Restaurant”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The atmosphere is excellant. The food, although we were told to dine here, was mediocre at best. The service was good. The view is real good as well.

Visited September 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A Gourmet Experience”
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I felt that the food, service, as well as the menu at the Palm Restaurant were all outstanding. I enjoyed eating ostrich and crocodile both of which were imaginatively prepared..I also enjoyed chatting with both the managers of the Hotel and Restaurant. I think it deserves to be considered the best place to dine in Victoria Falls.

Visited August 2013
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MartinVaughan, General Manager at The Palm Restaurant, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Palm Restaurant. The Crocodile is a popular dish at our restaurant and farmed very near to Ilala Lodge! We hope you can dine with us again when you return to Victoria Falls.
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“Wounderful meal”
Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

We ate at The Palm restaurant. What a nice experience. Had Crocodile and Kudo. One of the best rest.We will go back. Service qas a little slow but very nice as all ways in Africa.Hotel is in down town, very close to the falls.

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MartinVaughan, General Manager at The Palm Restaurant, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Your review of The Palm Restaurant is much appreciated. On behalf of the management and staff here, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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