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FOOD & DINING IN ZIMBABWE / ZIMBABWE DINING GUIDE

Postby Zimbabwe Info » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:00 am

FOOD & DINING IN ZIMBABWE

GENERAL

Zimbabwe is a cosmopolitan society and enjoys both local and international cuisine. Eating out is popular and comparatively cheap. Beer is the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. Imported wines, spirits and liqueurs are available in hotels. Sample Zimbabwe’s staple traditional mealie sadza (thick porridge) and mhunga sadza (millet). Also, do try the popular soups of nhedzi (wild mushroom), muboora (pumpkin leaves) and game soup alongside a wide choice of other locally made soups.

National specialties

• Sadza (a stiff maize meal) eaten with meat and/or gravy and a relish.

• Nhedzi soup (wild mushroom).

• Game meat, including ostrich, warthog and crocodile tail.

National drinks

• Whawha (traditional maize beer).

Things to know: Table service is the norm in restaurants. Public bars are almost always part of a hotel. Licensing hours in Zimbabwe are 1030-1500 and 1630-2300. Major hotels have 24-hour bars and room service.

Tipping: A 10 to 15 per cent tip is usual.

PLACES TO DINE

Morgans Restaurant
P.O. Box 9289,
Hillside,
Bulawayo
Tel: +263 9 79404

The Boma - Place of Eating
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge,
P.O. Box 29,
Victoria Falls
Tel: +263 13 4725 / 8
Fax: +263 13 4792

Bon Journee Restaurant
105 R Mugabe Way,
Bulawayo
Tel: +263 9 64839
Fax: +263 9 64839

Cascais Restaurant
139 Samora Machel Avenue,
Harare
Tel: +263 4 704830 / 1

Coimbra Restaurant
61 Selous Avenue,
Harare
Tel: +263 4 700237
Fax: +263 4 725467

Le Francais Restaurant
P.O. Box 2638,
Harare
Tel: +263 4 704330
Fax: +263 4 704323

Libby’s Restaurant
Shops 7-10 Mon Ropos,
Newlands,
Harare
Tel: +263 4 786471 / 2
Fax: +263 4 496550

Mateos
105 Robert Mugabe,
P.O. Box HG 462,
Highlands,
Harare
Tel: +263 4 252281
Fax: +263 4 252285

Ntepeya Restaurant
78A Herbert Chitepo Street,
Bulawayo
Tel: +263 9 67950

Oriental Lebanese Restaurant
135 Samora Machel Avenue,
Harare
Tel: +263 4 705080

Pan African Restaurant
6 Grant Street,
Cnr Chinhoyi Street,
Borrowdale,
Harare
Tel: +263 4 737660

The Regency Restaurant
159 Fife Avenue/ 6th Street,
Harare
Tel: +263 4 733085
Fax: +263 4 790228

Sherrols In The Park
137 H. Chitepo Avenue,
Harare
Tel: +263 4 705323
Fax: +263 4 790977

Vila Peri Restaurant
3rd Street/Baines Avenue,
Causeway,
Harare
Tel: +263 4 722381
Fax: +263 4 700865
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