Where to eat in Livingstone, Zambia

A few places to find good food, lovely drinks and to meet locals and tourists alike. Some of these even include great views…

Cafe Zambezi

A laid-back bar and restaurant offering a relaxed meeting space and local food with a western twist. Locals and tourist alike seem to love this spot and come in search of their hearty wood-fired pizzas, spicy barbecues (braais), and other African and Caribbean dishes.

Here you won’t go hungry as portion sizes are quite considerable.

Address: Shop 214 of 217 Area off Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone, Zambia

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CafeZambezi/

Cafe Zambezi via Facebook
Cafe Zambezi via Facebook

Da Canton Restaurant

Gelato in Zambia? Yes, it’s true! Da Canton not only offer authentic Italian cuisine but over 18 flavors of delicious gelato.

Lovers of Italian cuisine can rejoice in the homemade pasta,  mozzarella and tomato sauce and of course scrumptious pizza.

Book a table on a Saturday night for a cultural performance.

Da Canton Restaurant Address: Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia

Golden Leaf Restaurant

Great Indian cuisine and a relaxed dining atmosphere is what you can expect at the Golden Leaf restaurant.

Linked to Ngolide lodge across the road, this restaurant can up the spice level according to your tastebuds.

Snack-style dishes as well as vegetarian and succulent meat options are available for lunch and dinner meals.

Golden Leaf Indian Restaurant Address: 1174 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 20100, Zam

Zam Mex Restaurant

All proceeds from this restaurant go towards community projects, so come eat, grab a drink and support this restaurant set up by a Spanish NGO.

Perfectly suited to backpackers on a shoestring budget, this is a no frills spot serving up local specialities along with a few Mexican dishes.  It’s another great place to meet locals and foreigners alike.

Zam Mex Restaurant Address: Kunawa Road | Plot No. Liv/4557 Flat 03, Livingstone 20100, Zambia

Clock Bar & Restaurant

This is the place to party in Livingstone as their Friday and Saturday parties are known as a great place to mingle. Also known as FezBar, they also serve up some decent meals such as steak, pizza, burgers and more.

The Clock Bar & Restaurant – FezBar Address: 123 Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road, Livingstone 10101, Zambia

The Clock Bar & Restaurant via Facebook
The Clock Bar & Restaurant via Facebook

The Elephant Cafe

A unique award-winning restaurant offering gourmet meals and the chance to meet rescued elephants who call the sanctuary home.

Hear the stories of their lives and how some of the older elephants were rescued from regions of severe drought and culling exercises.  

First enjoy a Zambezi cruise before sitting on the wooden deck overlooking the Zambezi river with a champagne cocktail before enjoying fine dining at its best.

The Elephant Cafe Address: Nakatindi Road | Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone 20100, Zambia

The Three Monkeys

Another lunchtime hub which has cemented itself as the one of the town’s most popular spots for food and drinks for locals and tourists alike.

The Three Monkeys opened in late 2016, by Chef & General Manager Greg Paymans with the intention of serving good, honest food at great prices.

Their sister takeaway is also situated at the heart of Victoria falls town and offers Fresh, flavourful and healthy food at affordable prices including delicious sushi, health juices and classic wraps and burgers.

Perfect for the health-conscious crowd on the go looking for good clean eating and takeaways.

Address: Corner Adam Stander & Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hours: 7 days a week from 12 pm until late

Phone: +263 83 2847326

The Victoria Falls Hotel via Facebook
The Victoria Falls Hotel via Facebook

The Livingstone Room, Victoria Falls hotel

Voted the seventh finest Restaurant in the World by The Daily Meal in 2013, the classically-elegant Edwardian-style Livingstone Room seats 120 and opens only for dinner, featuring a la carte and table d’hôte menus.

Savour fine dining at is best with a seven-course degustation menu. Thereafter dance the night away to a live band.

The Livingstone Room reflects the century-old hotel’s style of opulence, the dress code which was previously tie and jacket has been relaxed to smart casual, sleeved collared shirt and closed shoes for men for the convenience of guests in this more relaxed modern era. (Strictly no safari wear, shorts, sandals or sneakers.)

Dinner: 19h00 – 21h30 – Monday  to Saturday

Closed on Sundays

The Victoria Falls Hotel

1, Mallet Drive, Victoria Falls

PO Box 10, Victoria Falls

Zimbabwe

Tel:+263 83 284 4751 / 9

MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

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victoria-falls-safari-lodge.com

Fancy starting your day at an award-winning restaurant positioned at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge overlooking a busy waterhole.

Watch the elephants go by through the three sides of the restaurant which are open.

Breakfast consists of an extensive continental buffet and an a la carte selection of cooked dishes, such as the ‘Livukile’ breakfast of soft poached eggs on toasted brown bread, with honey glazed ham and grilled tomato topped with hollandaise sauce.

MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant is open for breakfast from 6.30am to 10am, lunch from 12.30pm to 2pm and dinner from 7pm to 10pm.

Address: 471d Squire Cummings Rd, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Website: https://www.africaalbidatourism.com/things-to-do/bar-dining/makuwa-kuwa-restaurant/

Phone: +263 213 284 3201

Shearwater Cafe

Book your lunch spot at the Shearwater Cafe where cool, chic meets wholesome homemade food and exceptional Zimbabwean hospitality.

Come expecting international flavors with a local twist such as Fresh Zambezi Bream, Zimbabwean aged Fillet Steak, Crocodile Wasabi Wrap as well as the prime location in Victoria Falls.  

The atmosphere is vibrant as travellers converge to plan their adventure activities or return from them. Savour light bites or freshly made pizza while watching elephants hang around the waterholes.

Address: Shop 1 Centre, corner of Livingstone Way and Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hours:  Closes 10PM

Phone: +263 13 46789

 

 

Best Places to Eat in Victoria Falls, Zambia

While you will definitely be feasting on the views of the mighty Victoria Falls and the Zambezi river, you will need to eat at some point too. Here’s a few top places to eat while visiting the Victoria Falls region.

Breakfast

MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant

Fancy starting your day at an award-winning restaurant positioned at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, overlooking a busy waterhole. Watch the elephants go by through the three sides of the restaurant which are open.

Breakfast consists of an extensive continental buffet and an a la carte selection of cooked dishes, such as the ‘Livukile’ breakfast of soft poached eggs on toasted brown bread, with honey glazed ham and grilled tomato topped with hollandaise sauce.

MaKuwa-Kuwa Restaurant is open for breakfast from 6.30am to 10am, lunch from 12.30pm to 2pm and dinner from 7pm to 10pm.

Address: 471d Squire Cummings Rd, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Website: https://www.africaalbidatourism.com/things-to-do/bar-dining/makuwa-kuwa-restaurant/

Phone: +263 213 284 3201

victoria-falls-safari-lodge.com
victoria-falls-safari-lodge.com

Lunch

Shearwater Cafe

Book your lunch spot at the Shearwater Cafe where cool, chic meets wholesome homemade food and exceptional Zimbabwean hospitality.

Come expecting international flavors with a local twist such as Fresh Zambezi Bream, Zimbabwean aged Fillet Steak, Crocodile Wasabi Wrap as well as the prime location in Victoria Falls.  

The atmosphere is vibrant as travellers converge to plan their adventure activities or return from them. Savour light bites or freshly made pizza while watching elephants hang around the waterholes.

Address: Shop 1 Centre, corner of Livingstone Way and Parkway Drive, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hours:  Closes 10PM

Phone: +263 13 46789

The Three Monkeys

Another lunchtime hub which has cemented itself as the one of the town’s most popular spots for food and drinks for locals and tourists alike.

The Three Monkeys opened in late 2016, by Chef and General Manager, Greg Paymans with the intention of serving good, honest food at great prices.

Their sister takeaway is also situated at the heart of Victoria falls town and offers Fresh, flavourful and healthy food at affordable prices including delicious sushi, health juices and classic wraps and burgers.

Perfect for the health-conscious crowd on the go looking for good clean eating and takeaways.

Address: Corner Adam Stander & Livingstone, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Hours: 7 days a week from 12 pm until late

Phone: +263 83 2847326

High Tea

Stanley’s Terrace

The Victoria Falls Hotel via Facebook
The Victoria Falls Hotel via Facebook

High Tea at Stanley’s Terrace, Victoria Falls Hotel is renowned experience offering a classic high tea coupled with views of the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray from the falls right below.

High Tea and light meals are served daily.

Address: The Victoria Falls Hotel, 1 Mallet Drive, Victoria Falls, PO Box 10, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Tel:+263 83 284 4751 / 9

Dinner

Lookout Cafe

Aside from regular dinners, the Lookout Cafe offers a unique Full Moon Dinner experience.

On the night of each full moon, you can enjoy magnificent meals along with wine and full moon.

Perched on the edge of a steep gorge, with breathtaking views, this is a dinner reservation you want to make especially if traveling with your loved one.

Find a fresh, vibrant menu with new flavors such as local game meats and crocodile as well as a superb location (especially for activities such as the gorge swing).

Dinner: 18h30 – 22h00 (last food orders at 21h00)

Phone: +263 78 274 5112

Transfers: Free Shuttle transfers, please call +263 283 2842013 to arrange

The Lookout Cafe
The Lookout Cafe

Fine-Dining

The Livingstone Room, Victoria Falls hotel

Voted the seventh finest Restaurant in the World by The Daily Meal in 2013, the classically-elegant Edwardian-style Livingstone Room seats 120 and opens only for dinner, featuring a la carte and table d’hôte menus.

Savour fine dining at is best with a seven-course degustation menu. Thereafter dance the night away to a live band.

The Livingstone Room reflects the century-old hotel’s style of opulence, the dress code which was previously tie and jacket has been relaxed to smart casual, sleeved collared shirt and closed shoes for men for the convenience of guests in this more relaxed modern era. (Strictly no safari wear, shorts, sandals or sneakers.)

Dinner: 19h00 – 21h30 – Monday  to Saturday

Closed on Sundays

The Victoria Falls Hotel, 1 Mallet Drive, Victoria Falls, PO Box 10, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Tel:+263 83 284 4751 / 9

Sunset and Dinner Cruise

Step aboard the Zambezi Reflections and Ma Robert vessels at 5pm and begin the evening with sundowners and snacks on deck.

Next comes a gourmet Mediterranean style four-course dinner.

The Ma Robert has a lower and upper deck with a maximum capacity of 50 guests, while the Zambezi Reflections is a single deck pontoon with a maximum occupancy of 34 people and is known as the floating restaurant.

A great mix of sundowners, magical sunset floating on the Zambezi and dinner, the sunset and dinner trip is the best combination of both a Sunset cruise and a Dinner cruise.

The main course includes seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes with a selection of the following: Fillet of beef with red wine jus; Bream fillet with lemon butter sauce; or Stuffed chicken breast.