When visiting the gorgeous and exciting city of Harare in Zimbabwe, you’re more than likely going to want to try out some of the local cuisines when you’re not resting up and eating delicious breakfast in one of our comfortable beds!
Food For All
Harare is more than just our majestic capital ‒ it’s the pulse of our country. Whether you are a travelling foodie or someone keen on tasting new dishes, Harare is known as the food capital, drawing in tourists for leisure and work, both locally and internationally. Whether you come for a few days or a few weeks, you are bound to want to explore the city and all that it offers. Aside from our amazing wildlife and scenery, you will meet people who always have a smile and a country ready to welcome you.
From our delectable flavours, rich history and diverse cultures, you can experience it all right here in Harare. And the food is the one point that connects us all. You can find distinct tastes unique to the city unlike anywhere else in the world, and we recommend you try it all.
In the mood for something from the Far East, more continental, truly Zimbabwean or perhaps European? You will find what you are looking for with ease as you discover the streets of Harare.
But where to eat? It can be confusing to know exactly where you’ll get good quality food for a reasonable price, especially if you are unfamiliar with Harare. As an established B&B in Harare, Willow Lodge has gotten to know some of the very best restaurants in the area, and we highly recommend five of them, whether it’s for lunch or dinner.
Seasons Restaurant is known as one of the best restaurants in Harare. It is famous for the exquisite Chinese food on its Bamboo Inn menu. The Seasons menu also offers a range of steaks, ribs, burgers and chicken dishes. There is also an elegant indoor dining option or an intimate garden setting for you to choose from. Seasons should definitely be on your bucket list!
Fusion Café Bar
Fusion Café Bar is a bar and nightclub that also offers some of the very best sushi in Harare. Enjoy fresh sushi or also delicious lunch options on the balcony of Fusion Café as you sip on a cocktail. There are many special offers and deals, especially on race days, and let’s not forget about the atmospheric music that truly sets the mood!
Celebrating something special? There is no better place to celebrate than at La Fontaine. The La Fontaine Grill Room is located at the gorgeous Meikles Hotel, which is a 5-star establishment. This restaurant is classy, sophisticated and offers a truly luxurious fine dining experience. Head to Fusion if you’re looking for a fancy night out and a reason to get dressed up. Their specialities include French and other international cuisines.
Looking for something a little more traditional? Victoria 22 is located in a stunning historical building, giving you the true feeling of Harare’s culture. The food served at Victoria 22 is truly out of this world, and it is served in a formal yet stylish atmosphere.
Mojo’s is a true meat lover’s paradise as this restaurant specialises in tasty, fiery meat dishes. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything for vegetarians! In fact, there is a large variety of delicious veggie dishes to enjoy such as a range of salads and cheesy starches. The atmosphere is great for groups both big and small…and definitely don’t forget to try the cocktails!
Dining In Harare
Breakfast can be more than just bacon and eggs if you have a sense of adventure and are open to tasting something different. You can find European influences throughout the cities, from cafes to local breakfast spots. But you can also find more diverse tastes with our help and recommendations at Willow Lodge.
For lunch, we locals can’t help but recommend sitting outside if the weather permits. Zimbabwe has some of the most beautiful days, with the African sun beating down and a casual breeze in the air ‒ it is the only way to do lunch. You can fill up on light meals to more complex dishes, ready to savour your palate whichever way you please.
And when visiting Harare, you simply cannot miss out on an opportunity to indulge in a high tea on one of your afternoons. There are plenty of delicate and delicious options throughout the city, mostly in the CBD. With our local expertise, we can help you find one that fits right into your schedule.
Lastly, with dinner, we highly recommend doing it the Harare way. Under the night sky, with all the stars in their full glory and seated next to a warm fire, is an unbeatable experience. If you cannot make it, any of our selection of outstanding restaurants can provide you with a meal you will never forget.
When searching for Harare Hotels, Willow Lodge will easily stand out because of our exceptional service and a team of welcoming employees ready to meet all your needs.