My favorite restaurants at Fairmont Zimbali

Recognized as one of KwaZulu-Natal’s top five-star destinations, it’s not just the accommodation that wow at Fairmont Zimbali Resort, but this resort offers guests a culinary journey that will blow your mind away. With a selection of light to full-course meals, local delicacies and ethnic dishes, you are assured of a memorable experience. Here I share some of my favorite restaurants at Fairmont Zimbali.

31 DEGREES:

I started off my stay with lunch at Fairmont Zimbali’s 31 Degrees cocktail lounge. The bar looks out on an impressive pool and over the ocean beyond. Their menu is light and innovative and perfect for informal dining or sundowner drinks. I recommend you try their Thai beef salad and crisp white wine.

My favorite restaurants at Fairmont Zimbali

My favorite restaurants at Fairmont Zimbali

VINUM:

Our first night started off by visiting Vinum cocktail bar. Vinum offers a well-curated selection of unique crafted gin cocktails to an extensive list of wines. Aptly located upstairs from Osa, this makes for the perfect pre-dinner drink venue at Fairmont Zimbali.

OSA:

I am not too familiar with Indian Cuisine, but my dining experience at OSA was possibly one of the best Indian food experiences I have had thus far. Their food is prepared from recipes handed down by generations of Indian chefs. Each dish uses a unique blend of spices and herbs and is accompanied by traditional homemade condiments. I highly recommend you try their Seafood and Chicken Thalis which are served with the most delicious butter naan bread and a bottle of Merlot.

My favorite restaurants at Fairmont Zimbali

My favorite restaurants at Fairmont Zimbali

CORAL TREE:

The Coral Tree offers dining with an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere, ideal for family dining with buffet breakfast and dinner on the terrace. Apart from the daily breakfast, we also enjoyed dinner at Coral Tree. The dinner buffet brings together the culinary imagination of different countries and cultures. Features include a sushi bar, South African carvery, Mama’s Italian pasta bar, a stir-fry station and tastes of India. Live action stations allow you to customize your meal and engage with our culinary team.

AYOBA!

Ayoba! is the perfect afternoon cocktail and dining experience if you are looking for a venue that overlooks the Indian Ocean and beautiful poolside area of Fairmont Zimbali. Ayoba! makes meal times – and every other time in-between – a fiesta of Mexican flavours.  We enjoyed their tacos and Calamari & Prawn salad while sipping on frozen daiquiris and margaritas.

My favorite restaurants at Fairmont Zimbali

My favorite restaurants at Fairmont Zimbali

Whether you are looking for a formal dinner or casual pizza next to the pool, Fairmont Zimbali Resort is the perfect destination for any occasion.

For further information or to make a reservation, kindly contact Fairmont Zimbali’s Dining Concierge Desk. Phone +27 (0)32 538 5000 or email zim.dining@fairmont.com.

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