Victoria Falls Restaurants | Cassia Restaurant | Ilala Lodge Hotel
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Welcome to the Cassia Restaurant

The Cassia Restaurant, located at Ilala Lodge Hotel, offers an unmatched menu and an extensive wine list featuring carefully selected wines from South Africa’s top vineyards. The calming and tranquil ambience sets the stage for a truly unforgettable dining experience at one of the finest Victoria Falls restaurants, within earshot of the gentle rumble of Victoria Falls. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in exceptional cuisine amidst the natural beauty of this iconic destination.

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 it one of the most popular Victoria Falla restaurants, 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 06.30 – 10.00
Lunch 12.00 – 14.00 
Dinner 18.30 – 21.30 

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Great evening with friends opposite entrance to Victoria Falls Hotel

What a wonderful restaurant in a beautiful garden setting with professional and courteous staff.
There were 6 of us and everyone commented on how delicious their food was and the good service.
Menu was very inventive…had the best oxtail main course ever.

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.

Out of Africa feels the moment we walked in

The service we received was world class, to have dinner in a candle-lit setting with the roar of the Victoria falls in the background is truly magical. The chef is amazing and our food exceptional.

A delight for your senses

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