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“A super surprise”

The Rainforest Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$18
Cuisines: Cafe, International, Contemporary, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The perfect stop after a long, yet awe inspiring walk through the World Heritage Site.The Rainforest Cafe situated at the heart of the Victoria Falls Rainforest, offers sumptuous food, cool shade among the lush vegetation of this unique eco-system and a chance to relax before continuing onto your next adventure.Whether enjoying a delicious meal and much needed cold drink or simply sampling the divine coffee and heavenly homemade cakes, the powerful roar of this most majestic of waterfalls in the background enhances the ambiance of a tasty meal in a wonderful setting.Adjacent to the Cafe is the Interpretive Centre with information boards containing facts on the mighty Victoria Falls. There is also a lovely shop where visitors can purchase small gifts to remember their remarkable experience to the Victoria Falls.Groups are welcome and can book in advance. Those clients who merely wish to visit the restaurant or shop without proceeding to view the Falls will not be charged park fees.
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“A super surprise”
Reviewed 5 August 2014





We saw the cafe on the way into the falls, and though it looked pleasant enough, assumed it would be the usual overpriced medicore fare typical of a prime site torist attraction - so wasn't planning on stopping for lunch. After spending an hour and a half watching the mesmeric falls though, my husband and I and our 3 children where desperate for a drink. We were offered towels to dry off and asked if we would like a table in sun or shade - our drinks arrived very hastily. Having seen the most delicious looking food being being taking passed us - we decided to have lunch.
IT WAS AMAZING. The waiter took great pride in informing us that all wraps,rolls, pasta and burger patties were hand made, and that juices were freshly squeezed. My boys felt it was the best burger they had ever had, my husband couldn't stop raving about his crocodile wrap, and I had the most delightful and beautifully presented Rainbow Salad. It wasn't cheap, but quality and great service never is. Couldn't recommend the place highly enough.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Temsleyton
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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Delighted you were tempted by our food and that everyone enjoyed it so much - very reassuring. Appreciate the review.
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“Great food on our way back from the falls”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were just going to have a hot chocolate on the way back from being soaked by the Falls! The food looked so good and tasted the same

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank ChrisBuckels
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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Very gratifying you stopped and had lunch with us and that you have taken time to share your appraisal. Many thanks.
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Bronx, New York
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“Quality in the midst of Beauty”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

After enjoying the beauty and majesty of the Victoria Falls, I held my breath as I approached the cafe in the park, thinking "Ok, get ready to overpay for mediocre food and drink". I was pleasantly and thankfully surprised. The food was delicious. I had a sweet potatoe soup and it was DELICIOUS. The service was excellent. Our waiter, Darlington, patiently and professionally answered questions and handled all concerns quickly and with class. I cannot say enough about this place. The assistant manager was friendly and shared helpful information about our next city, Bulowayo. The prices were not excessive and the quality of the coffee and meal just topped off a wonderful time at the falls. I could say because of Rainforest cafe that I had a perfect ending to a perfect outing. Thanks guys.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank road_lover930
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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
What a thoroughly charming review, and certainly your comments concur with the standards we are seeking to set. Many thanks.
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East London, South Africa
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“Definitely worth a visit!”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We had lunch here on the advice of Vic Falls residents. After an enjoyable walk to the falls we were both hungry and thirsty. The Rainforest Cafe doesn't look very special but as a group of 8 adults we all enjoyed both the meal and the service we received here. We ordered a cross selection of salads, chicken wraps and burgers and chips - all delicious and well presented. We didn't have to wait too long and as it was busy, this was impressive. Our waitress was well mannered and had the most quirky sense of humour which was refreshing. I note that some reviews consider it to have been rather pricey but having eaten out at a few other spots, it's really on a par with most of them.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Joanna W
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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Truly appreciate the review and it was decent of your local friends to recommend us - which is as good a commendation as you can get. Many thanks.
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“A nice surprise”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

The Riverside Café turned out to be a perfect place to start and end our visit to the falls.

The make very good coffee and the cappuccino was served on a wood board with a glass of water and a liquor. That's a first.

Our food was tasty and nicely presented.

Service was a bit slow at first but improved during our meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank AuroraPolaris
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ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
I would like to think finishing up at the cafe having stated their is as good a commendation as anyone could give. Appreciate the complimentary views - many thanks.
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