The Green Tree Lodge serves excellent food, from traditional Zambian dishes with nshima to delicious variations on continental-style steaks and pastas (Andrew, the owner of the lodge, is also a chef). Many of the vegetables, spices, and fruits used in the dishes are grown on premises, and all of the sauces, marinades, chutneys, etc., are made on site too. Even the granola at breakfast is home-made – Andrew doesn’t like store bought anything.
Since I was staying here for so long, I got to try some things on request, too – like crocodile, local crayfish, and mopane worms (caterpillars) with nshima – and the girls on staff prepared some drinks for me made from various seasonal local fruits and roots we bought at the market. It’s worth asking, if you’re adventurous.
There are seats for about 20, although they told me they have handled parties of up to 50. Meals are served on the porch or, less formally, on the patio by the pool. The restaurant isn’t the primary business, and isn’t advertised, but you can come here for lunch or dinner, or even a full English breakfast, even if you’re not staying at the lodge. For lunch or dinner you should call a few hours beforehand to make sure there’s someone around to cook.
I followed the steps of DAO, and stumbled uppon Thatos Beergarden. The restaurant was closed when I arrived at 9 PM. DAO writes: "Want a quick dip in the pool and an ice cold beer? Sit in or out and enjoy sports on the big screen TV. This is the way bars should be! They do food as well. Paradise found. Drink here, eat here, relax here!". Maybe it's like that in the daytime... I thought it was a shady place in the dark.
"Hungry Lion" is a famous eating house in Livingstone downtown. It's centrally situated close to the path for tourists. The fastfood taste good. Price example: Medium beef burger with chips and a coke was 19,900 Kwacha (4 USD in 2009).
Favorite Dish: Fast food. Hamburger, french fries, coca cola.
Sells all kinds of food.
1)Starters 22,000 to 40,000 kwacha 2) salads 26,000 to 48,000 kwacha, 3) mains 48,000 to 78,000 kwacha 4) Pasta 35,000 to 49,000 kwacha 5) deserts 10,000 to 15,000 kwacha.
They sell meats, pasta, seafood, chicken, salads, veg side dishes,vegetarian.
They do deliver to some places and ask if they do transfers.. (cost involved)I think they do to some hotels.
Favorite Dish: www.rhapsodys.co.za
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This little restaurant is located on the grounds of the Zambezi Sun, next to the banking center and the day activity center. This section of the hotel grounds are open to the public, and serve as a general booking center for many of the activities in and around Victoria Falls.
The restaurant serves as a lunch counter for those visiting the day activity center as well as serving food to hotel guests, who enter this section of the hotel grounds through a separate gate.
Many of the items here are sanwich and chip combinations.
The open air seating is a great touch, but somewhat hazardous during the rainy season.
Servers wear the standard uniform for those working at the Zambezi Sun, which is decorated in an African fashion but also has obvious influences from Europe / North America as well.
Favorite Dish: There are quite a number of items on the list here, but unfortunately many of them are fairly standard lunch type items you will find most anywhere. The prices are probably higher than most other places in Livingstone, but I can't confirm since I didn't get much of a chance to explore the city proper.
We had a great evening at this restaurant. The atmposhere is great: they have an inside restaurant but on a nice evening you can sit outside in the garden. We had our own coalburner next to our table and a blanket each while being served by a very friendly waitress dressed in a traditional Zambian outfit. There were dancers performing near a campfire: it was magical.
But most importantly, they offered all the best things Zambian Cuisine has to offer. According to my Zambian friend, it was all very authentic and well-made.
Nogoma Zanga is a relatively new restaurant set up by famous singer Jane Osbourne. She has done a great job and deserves to do well with this venture.
Favorite Dish: The Vesaci (spinach with groundnuts!)
It had a cool atmosphere, great trendy waitor, and the best full english breakfast you can imagine. Scrambled Eggs, toast Bacon, Sausage, mushrooms, tomatoe and baked beans... A real stomach filler! Yummo!
Favorite Dish: The Full English Breakkie is a must...
Rite Pub & Grill looks like an American restaurant. It's a nice place to visit on Wednesday nights for live local music and entertainment.
Favorite Dish: Spare ribs and steaks.
This restaurant is on the main road and sells seafood. This is a South African Chain restaurant in Livingstone.
Chinese foods sold here, just off main road near the Hungry Lion. Its not far from the Jolly Boys backpackers.. just walk straight past the museum
The place who's name has eluded me was on the right side heading from Zim and had yummy yummy breakfast, wish i rememebred its name, but i devoured the food with such gusto i went back for seconds.