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Welcome to the Cassia Restaurant

Experience gourmet dining in Victoria Falls at the top-rated Cassia Restaurant. Centrally located only minutes away from the Victoria Falls at Ilala Lodge Hotel, the newly-renamed restaurant offers a delicious breakfast buffet, lunch and al fresco evening dining under the stary African sky.

The Cassia Restaurant delivers an unmatched menu, paired with an extensive wine list comprised of carefully selected wines from South Africa’s top vineyards. The calming and tranquil ambience is further complemented by the gentle rumble of Victoria Falls in the background. A truly unforgettable dining experience not to be missed.

In January 2022 we announced the re-naming of our highly acclaimed restaurant, previously known as the Palm Restaurant. The new name – The Cassia Restaurant – derives from a duo of bold and beautiful Cassia Fistula trees poised in front of the hotel, facing the direction of the mighty Victoria Falls. The trees – also known as an Indian Laburnum or Golden Shower trees – are a common feature by which the restaurant is fondly recognised and remembered.

In full bloom, the trees become decorated with a golden crown. Along each branch blossom beautiful flower clusters attached to a central stem – known as pendulous racemes. Hundreds of plump golden pendulums hang from the branches of the tall trees, casting a sheltering shadow over the restaurant’s al fresco dining area.

The Cassia Restaurant serves an unparalleled dining experience in Victoria Falls, where guests can enjoy a delicious á la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The idyllic location makes the restaurant a favourite among visitors with its close proximity to Victoria Falls. Guests can start their day with a delicious continental buffet and order off the breakfast menu while enjoying the morning sunshine.

The popular lunch menu can be enjoyed under the shade of the Cassia Trees or while relaxing nearby the pool-side bar. The lunch menu includes a wide range of delicious options from succulent signature burgers to lighter lunchtime bites. Compliment your meal with a selection of local and imported beers, wine, gins, cocktails and more available.

For a gourmet al-fresco dining experience, the Cassia Restaurant offers a calming evening ambience where guests can enjoy dinner under starry African skies while listening to the rumble of the Falls in the background. An extensive range of South Africa’s best wines is also available to accompany your meal.

The calming ambience of the restaurant, superb cuisine and attentive world-class service allows for an unforgettable dining experience at the Cassia Restaurant. If you’re looking for Victoria Falls restaurants, we look forward to welcoming you to this elegant eatery.

Restaurant hours

Breakfast:  7:00am – 9:30am
Lunch:  12:00pm – 2:00pm
Dinner:  7:00pm – 9:30pm

Snack Menu available 10:00am – 8:00pm

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The Cassia Restaurant testimonials:

Highly Recommended

We have been blessed to have eaten in some incredible restaurants world wide and still we are particularly impressed with the quality of cuisine at this restaurant in Victoria Falls. Kudos to the Head Chef!! The ambiance is fabulous and the staff most attentive and friendly. A must for that romantic dinner for 2 whilst in the Falls. Highly recommended.

Elephants dining with us!

When we arrived (right after the Ra-Ikane boat ride) there was a group of elephants eating right out back. We had a quiet relaxing meal on the terrace. The croc risotto was not our favorite, the springbok samosas were super, the stuffed kudo steaks were ok, but the crusted warthog tenderloins were also fantastic. The caramel dessert was so good.

A delight for your senses

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