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What to Order at Cassia Restaurant

By Ilala Lodge on May 31, 2023

Over the past few months, our culinary team has been hard at work creating new dishes for our dinner menu at the Cassia Restaurant. As one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Victoria Falls, we’re always searching for fresh, flavourful ways to share the bounty of our home country with you.

Setting the scene

From the moment you arrive for dinner, you will be aware of the distant rumble of Victoria Falls – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. On clear nights, the stars come into their own and there could be no better feeling than deciding to dine al fresco, either on the verandah or on the patio, which looks out over our magnificent front lawn. (You might even spot some buck or a family of warthogs enjoying a graze.) The interior of the restaurant is elegant and comfortable – a cozy spot to enjoy a date night or family dinner.

The name Cassia is an ode to the beautiful Cassia Fistula Trees, also known as Golden Shower Trees, that dot our front lawn, lending an exotic air of splendour to the existing magnificence of the surrounding bush.

What about the food?

If you’re looking for things to do in Victoria Falls or a wonderful culinary experience, join us for dinner and sample some of the mouth-watering additions to our dinner menu.
New offerings include ostrich parfait, crumbed haloumi, slow-roasted pork belly and crackling, eggplant parmigiana, daal and cauliflower curry and vanilla pannacotta, among others.

If you’re a first-time visitor, take a look at the roundup of our 5 “must-orders” when eating at The Cassia Restaurant:


*NEW* Pan-fried trout with summer squash noodles, green beans, leek sauce and parsley-buttered barley.


Game mince bitterballen with a tomato relish and tomato concasse.


Caramelised apple tart with tahini ice cream and honey cinnamon sauce.


Millionaires shortbread parfait with poached pears, marula crumb and berry coulis.


Homemade haddock and hake ravioli, brown butter sauce with pickled lemon and black pepper.


Pair your choice with a wonderful bottle of wine off our extensive wine list. We select each vintage carefully, sourcing top wines only from South Africa’s most renowned vineyards.

There you have it, five dishes worth making any journey for!

Stay with us:

Our hotel is family-run, and this is at the heart of everything we do. Whether our guests have travelled from near or far, we want everybody to feel like Ilala Lodge Hotel is their home away from home.

Ilala Lodge Hotel is geographically the closest hotel to the magnificent Victoria Falls – an 8 minute walk to be exact! Not only are we centrally located, offering you easy access to ‘Africa’s Adventure Capital,’ but our hotel is a destination on its own – unparalleled dining, stunning views and plush amenities to make your vacation in Zimbabwe an unforgettable one.

If you’d like to stay with us, feel free to get in touch with our friendly reservations team directly at reservations@ilalalodge.co.zw or make your booking online by using our user-friendly booking platform.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ilala Lodge Hotel & Victoria Falls!

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