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“Great service, nice food”

The Palm Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: International, European, Contemporary
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Good for: View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great service, nice food”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Ilala Lodge, where Palm restaurant is housed, is at the upper end of Vic Falls hotels. The restaurant is a quiet, elegant establishment with good food at higher than average prices. But, it is good value for money and the service matches it.

Visited June 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Good Variety”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Prices were reasonable with a good variety of choices. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner here over our three days. Sitting outside under the verandah or umbrella is so relaxing. The mist rising from the falls and overlooking the national park makes for a very relaxed setting.

Visited May 2014
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Bathurst, South Africa
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“waiter had a attention deficiency syndrome”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Four of us when last night and waited for the waiter, I only now realise that he was using his title literally. We had a table outside and when in because it was cold not that it made much difference as all the doors were open so most people wore fleeces.
Had a good bottle of Beyerskoolf Pinotage for 30 usd about 8 times the price elsewhere in Africa.
Food was average but the service was really non existent.

Really good young piano player who saved the night.

  • Visited June 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Returned for the second night.”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Normally we try new restaurants every day while we are traveling, but the Palm was so good, with such interesting items on the menu, that we ate there both nights of our stay in Victoria Falls. Some of the items were more traditional, whereas others were more adventurous. Everything was presented elegantly.

The service was very professional and attentive, but not overly so. The atmosphere is upscale, but guests weren't dressed up. The restaurant was empty at 6:45 pm but by 8 pm it was full.

Compared to US prices, we thought it was good value. We definitely recommend this place.

Visited June 2014
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Bend, Oregon
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398 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our dinners here. . .good food, great staff!”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We ate at The Palm twice during our recent stay at Victoria Falls and truly enjoyed it! The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. Each of us enjoyed our selections each time. Worth going out of your way for if you're in Victoria Falls for an extended trip.

  • Visited May 2014
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