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African, European, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 24 March 2021

Went for lunch again - such a stunning setting. The staff is attentive, friendly and are happy to help with suggestions or leave you to yourselves - as needed. Wonderful that they're open Mon-Sun for lunch and dinner again! Some nice new options on the...menu as well. We prefer lunch as it's normally less busy and a relaxed atmosphere. Thanks for another super experience guys!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 8 January 2021

The restaurant is very highly rated and markets itself as one of the best restaurants in the country. This may be true for the ambiance, setting and service (the restaurant was about 25% full when we were there). The gardens and restaurant are beautiful. The...pricing is a little on the higher side but to be expected at a restaurant of this stature. I however don't believe that the food lived up to the the rest of the experience. The meals were OK but not special - except the desserts. Overall a bit overrated and therefore not great value but still a nice enough experience, just wish I could rave about the food as well.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 18 December 2020 via mobile

We were disappointed with dinner. We had fishcakes for starters which were crumped, overcooked and dry with little fish inside. The pork belly as mains were on the dry side..so all in all a below average experience. The surrounding gardens are beautiful!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 29 September 2020 via mobile

They’re back! I visit Zinzi every time I’m in Plett. And after the lockdown they are better than ever. Food, decor, setting, service: all 5 star. Congratulation guys. Very glad you’re back and look forward to my next visit. I’m not even going to recommend...a dish. You can’t go wrong here.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 2 May 2020

Most enjoyable experience. The restaurant is set in a beautiful forest, quite close to Plettenberg Bay. The cuisine was very good, the wine list interesting. The service most attentive and polite. The only drawback for us was the close proximity of tables producing a feeling...of overcrowding. Otherwise, excellent.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 30 March 2020

Very busy restaurant just outside Plettenberg Bay, set in beautiful grounds. Although the menu was limited, the food was exceptionally tasty and some of the desserts were delicious. The service was good and the steaks were cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: February 2020
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JulieS7419, Other at Zinzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2020

Dear Terry H, Thank you for your comments, we much appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future, Kindest Regards Julie Smith Group Operations Manager

Reviewed 28 March 2020 via mobile

We ate here twice whilst staying at hunters country lodge. It seems to get fully booked each night so make sure you have a reservation. We had the burger and steak on the first night then both had the lamb curry the second night which...I would really recommend. Not too expensive and had a really nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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JulieS7419, Other at Zinzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2020

Good Morning Lyndsey S, Thank you for the feedback relating to your Zinzi experience. Our teams are delighted and we look forward to welcoming you soon, Kindest Regards Julie Smith Group Operations Manager

Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

Thank you Kevin for reinventing the “Decedent Chocolate” dessert last night especially for me ... please put it back on the menu it was delicious 😋

Date of visit: March 2020
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JulieS7419, Other at Zinzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Dear JBBradley, Thank you for the wonderful review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your Zinzi experience and especially your dessert! Regards Julie Smith Group Operations Manager

Reviewed 10 March 2020

The Restaurant is just amazing. If you like a beautiful atmosphere, great service and outstanding food, you are in the right place.

Date of visit: February 2020
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JulieS7419, Other at Zinzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2020

Dear Niko D, Thank you so much for your feedback, our teams are delighted! Regards Julie Smith Group Operations Manager

Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

Superb. Booked for 6 people and there were absolutely no complaints about the food or service at all. A bit out of Plett but worth the easy journey. It was a very warm night and the only possible improvement suggestion I could make would be...to train the people on how to set up the AC so that the airflow covers the people sitting directly below it (i.e. us) ! Otherwise keep up the great work.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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JulieS7419, Other at Zinzi Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Dear b16blr, Thank you for your construction feedback. I have spoken to our restaurant and he appreciates your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards Julie Smith Group Operations Manager

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Response from Malcs01 | Reviewed this property |
There is no particular dress code, however it is a very smart restaurant so it is always good to dress up a little for the occasion 😀 smart casual should work nicely - i went in Winter so wore jeans & polo shirt - hope... More
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Sorry for such a late response- life’s been more hectic since coming back from that fab trip to SA.....I’d imagine you can book- I went for an evening sitting- ring them & give it a go... the surroundings are lovely for... More
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  • Zinzi Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5