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African, European, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the amazing Tsala tree top lodge and went to Zinzi for our evening meal. We are a vegetarian family of five and my husband does not eat eggs. The staff were okay, we had been used to great service in South...Africa and it felt odd not to be welcomed with the same warmth. The menu had very limited vegetarian options and when we requested help with it we were advised that it was clearly stated on the menu. The starters were good. We ordered all the vegetarian options for starters and main courses. The main courses were average but large quantity. We couldn’t finish the food. All in all a poor experience particularly given the great time and great food we had in our two weeks stay in South Africa.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

We came for meal whilst staying in Knysna during our 2 weeks in SA. This was one of our favourite meals of the trip. The restaurant decor and resort grounds are absolutely stunning. The food was amazing (lamb curry in particular) and our waiter, Bokkie,...was so nice and welcoming that he was one of the highlights of the meal. From start to finish Zinzis is excellent and you’d be missing our not to go ( even if it’s just to meet Bokkie) .More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 31 January 2022

Celebrated my husbands birthday at Zinzi's and we had a lovely time. The staff were professional and friendly, able to advise on options. All our meals were extremely tasty, with the use of local ingredients. Management made our dinner extra special with glass of complimentary...champagne and a happy birthday message on the dessert plate.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 4 January 2022 via mobile

We had dinner at Zinzi. Great menu selection and excellent food quality. Nice atmosphere. Location is a little outside Plett, only a 15 min drive.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 16 December 2021 via mobile

The spot to be, add this to you list. Food, decor, service and all the small detail. This is a must. Food looks delicious and so beautiful, then the taste, flavor you can't even imagine. The prices are what is expected, more than your usual...eating out. But it is worth it, to do this. Food portions are more than enough. Take away was needed, for dessert had to be done aswell. Sit l, relax, and enjoy a meal you will remember.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 13 December 2021

Visited Zinzi's twice on our last visit with two sets of friends visiting Plett for the first time. Kate and her team provided a flawless experience, as always. We prefer a late lunch or early dinner as the setting is so stunning and it is...less busy. The fireside table outside is our favourite giving a lovely view of the grounds and a cosy warmth from the fire. Starters are group ordered included the wontons, duck, seafood soup, cauliflower soup, mussels and Dukkah salad - all were excellent! For mains, the pork belly, lamb and of course the beef! Everyone loves the beef! As a veg, I had the the pasta which was also very tasty. Desserts included the cheese cake (truly decadent!), creme brûlée and Malva pudding - all were excellent! Thanks again to you and your team Kate - we always appreciate the outstanding Zinzi experience!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 5 December 2021

We had planned to visit last year but unfortunately didn't make it.......but the wait was well worth it... The food was excellent, the staff attentive nut not overbearing and the location excellent......great value for money... So pleased we made and will certainly visit next time...we are in the area......More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

Without a doubt, The most special place on Earth. We had the most beautiful evening for a very special occasion. The food was "Out of this world". The Fillet we both had was cooked to perfection, do try the Chocolate Cheesecake dessert, it is Devinely...out of this world. The service Professional, Friendly with such care and compassion. You can't get better anywhere else. This place is an absolute gem. When you visit Plettenberg Bay ..... at Zinzi Restaurant and Hunters Lodge is where you need to be. From the ambience to the staff and the food, you can't fault this amazing beautiful Gem in the forest. We were blessed while having dinner with 2 Bushbuck walking casually out of the forest, gracing us with their presence. Absolutely amazingly beautiful. Love this place, thank you for always making us feel special with the extra care you take.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 16 May 2021

I was disappointed by the quality and quantity of my seafood chowder.It contained only two mussel half shells, a couple of shrimps, and no fish or other ingredients for adding body.The chowder itself was thin and the serving very stingy.The menu describes the dish as...being " medium plate," but for me it was a starter. The bread slices were neither warmed nor fresh. Worse, there was no walk around by management to query my satisfaction so clearly they are not interested. On a positive, the chocolate cheesecake and ice cream was a real death by chocolate sensation, and the filter coffee hot and strong. Another disappointment in what is described as being a top restaurant was the lack of tapped draught micro - brewery beers. I am loathe to return to try their more expensive dishes that were around the over R200 per mark , given my first experience there.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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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13 October 2019|
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Response from Malcolm T | 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
19 February 2019|
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Response from leighannmiller | Reviewed this property |
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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5