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Lunch Spot in Victoria Falls

By Ilala Lodge on March 24, 2017

In recent years Victoria Falls’ food scene has grown in leaps and bounds. Visitors to our little town can now enjoy dining options ranging from traditional Zimbabwean cuisine and authentic Thai food, to modern fast food and high-end pub grub. Here are some of our recommendations for the best lunch spots in Victoria Falls.


In-Da-Belly is a relaxed dining place situated at the far end of Vic Falls Rest Camp. The restaurant is slightly removed from the buzz of the town and has a swimming pool and extensive parking. The restaurant is open and breezy and the bar has a couple of mounted TVs.

The food at In-Da-Belly is unfussy yet delectable, with simple options like burgers, butternut soup and schnitzels on the menu. If you’re looking for a peaceful spot to bring the family for a bite to eat, then this is a great option.

Call +263 13 40509 to make a booking, today!

The Three Monkeys

The Three Monkeys is a vibrant pub and grill spot in Victoria Falls, known for its quality food and delicious cocktails. The restaurant is a unique outdoor venue, located on an old railway carriage and covered by a Bedouin tent.

Three Monkeys Victoria Falls
Chef and general manager Greg Paymans, is a Cape Town-trained chef who apprenticed under renowned South African chefs, Bertus Basson and Reuben Riffel. Lunch is served from 12h00 and the menu has excellent local and international items to try.

Bookings can be made at +263 13 47326.

Palm Restaurant

One of the most popular dining options in Victoria Falls, the Palm Restaurant at Ilala Lodge features gorgeous views of the spray rising from Victoria Falls, an enticing all-day dining, and exceptional service. Sumptuous dishes offered on the lunch menu include a smoked salmon trout bagel, tempura fish & chips, pastrami ciabatta and a scotch quail egg salad. The experienced culinary team at the Palm Restaurant is headed by Executive Chef Anele Dube.

Palm Restaurant Victoria Falls
Reserve a table today but contacting +263(13) 44737/8/9 today.

Shearwater Café

Shearwater Café is one of the latest additions to the Victoria Falls food scene, offering a full menu of snacks and light meals for lunch. Shearwater is located at the end of the main street in Victoria Falls, on the corner of the road which leads down to the falls.

The Café is chic and urban, raising the bar in terms of trendy places to enjoy a meal in Victoria Falls. The menu has lots of healthy options for breakfast and lunch and in the late afternoons, becomes a watering hole for white water rafters to enjoy a sundowner.

Shearwater Cafe
Call +263 13 46789 to make a booking!

Mama Africa Eating House

Mama Africa Eating House is a traditional township-style place of eating with items on the menu from all over the African continent. The name “Mama Africa” refers to a traditional African woman, who is always generous and treats her guests with love and generous meals.

Choose to dine in the brightly coloured interior of the restaurant, or take in the cool breeze in summer on the open air verandah and lush gardens outside. Highlights on the menu include grilled Zambezi Bream, Mozambican peri-peri chicken and warthog on the spit.

Mama Africa Victoria Falls
Bookings can be made, here.

Are you hoping to add the Victoria Falls to your safari itinerary? Ilala Lodge offers top quality accommodation, a short walk from the Victoria Falls and the town centre. Reservations and enquiries can be made at +263 13 44737 or via email at

Image Credits: Anne McGinley, Anna Degenaar, Ilala Lodge, Shearwater, Mama Africa Eating House