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Place to eat businesses in Zambia

Find the best places to eat in Zambia; mind you, it can take a while to get used to the many Zambian style restaurants from full service restaurants with dedicated meal courses to restaurants in lodges and guest houses and off course traditional restaurants dedicated to the wide variety of the exotic traditional Zambian foods. Buffets offer patrons a selection of food at a fixed price. Food is served on trays around bars, from which customers with plates serve themselves. The selection can be modest or very extensive, with the more elaborate menus divided into categories such as salad, soup, appetizers, hot entrées, cold entrées, and dessert and fruit.
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Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara
Restaurants and Bars
Livingstone
The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara' s dining room will feed both your soul and your stomach! Indulge in the fine African-inspired cuisine, and soak up the historical ambiance of the glorious setting. Indoor tables offer a more intimate dining experience, while those outside bring to life the sights and sounds of an African day, or night.
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AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
Fine dining restaurants
Livingstone
There is no better place to experience wholesome African cooking than at the AVANI Victoria Falls Resort's Theatre of Food. The tempting menu of tasty lunch and dinner options at Squires Restaurant or in-room dining services means you can dine at any time, 24 hours a day.
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Taj Pamodzi Lusaka
Restaurants & Bars
Lusaka
The Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka offers a distinctive dining experience, with Indian and international cuisines. The Jacaranda Restaurant provides all-day meals in an elegant setting, and the Marula Bar offers exotic international cocktails and drinks. Steaks 'n' Grills provides a more formal al fresco dining experience, overlooking the swimming pool.
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Mika Convention Centre
Fine dining restaurant
Lusaka
This new Centre is a food lover's delight, offering a choice of four restaurants, one multi-cuisine restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a BBQ area and a Zambian menu. The Centre boasts an exclusive lounge bar offering a wide stock of beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
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Mika Hotel Kabulonga
Fine dining restaurant
Lusaka
The stylish Milile restaurant at Mika Hotel Kabulonga provides a wide selection of local and international delicacies, served by well-trained and friendly staff. Meals at the restaurant are prepared fresh by gourmet chefs and diners are taken on a culinary journey of tasty meals.
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Hilton Garden Inn Lusaka
Fine dining restaurant
Lusaka
Choose from a wide variety of meals at Hilton Garden Inn Lusaka’s on-site restaurant. Their chefs only use fresh, local and healthy ingredients to produce cuisine with inspiration from around the world. The goal is to deliver unique flavours that will satisfy your craving for an exotic dining experience.
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Chamba Valley Exotic Hotel
Fine dining restaurant
Lusaka
This hotel restaurant is decorated with beautiful centre pieces, creating a dining experience with its sophisticated ambience. Guests are spoiled for choice with a selection of traditional, Indian, Brazilian and continental cuisines freshly prepared by expert chefs. The hotel bar is open daily for guests and non-residents.
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Mint Lounge Cafe
Casual dining restaurant
Lusaka
Mint Lounge serves a full range of creative food and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The cafe's striking interior and exterior designs reflect contemporary good taste and a stylish flair. Mint Lounge's team of friendly staff create a welcoming atmosphere and are committed to delivering an exceptional service.
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Royal Dil Restaurant
Fine dining restaurant
Lusaka
The Royal Dil is a spacious and relaxing Indian restaurant offering unique dishes, and creating a delicious eating experience at great value. This venue is designed to reflect an ethos of innovation, recreating exquisite curries from the royal courts of India, using the finest quality ingredients.
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Garden Court Kitwe
Fine Dining and Bars
Kitwe
The Copper Club Restaurant, Bar & Terrace for dining and relaxing. Enjoy a satisfying breakfast with hot and cold buffet selections. Meander to the terrace for sundowners and light lunches poolside, or relax in your room with 18-hour in-room dining. Step into the Copper Club for signature dishes which complement home-style favourites in a one-of-a-kind setting in Kitwe.
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Cozy Lodge
Casual dining restaurant
Lusaka
Cozy Lodge serves a wide selection of local and international cuisines. The restaurant specialises in bringing together every element to ensure that your experience is truly exceptional. Cozy Lodge’s restaurant is unique as it creates flavour combinations that linger in your mouth and mind long after the meal is over.
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Mahak Restaurant & Lodge
Fine dining restaurant
Lusaka +5
The six Mahak restaurants gives guests a choice of experiences, with both indoor and outdoor areas. Each restaurant typically serves tasty Indian, continental and Zambian dishes, catering for large or small groups. You'll find four Mahak restaurants in Lusaka, one in Ndola and one in Solwezi.
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Kwithu Lodge
Casual dining restaurant
Lusaka
Kwithu Lodge offers excellent restaurant and bar facilities. The restaurant serves a variety of meals including traditional Zambian food, Indian cuisine and Western dishes, all prepared in-house using only the freshest ingredients. The bar has two large screen TVs. Light music from international and local artists plays in the evening.
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Mika Lodge Jesmondine
Fine dining restaurant
Lusaka
Enjoy the best selection of traditional and authentic Zambian cuisine. The restaurant provides you with a western mix of foods and you can also enjoy fine African-inspired cuisine. Mika Bar offers entertainment and is open to in-house and walk-in guests.
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Ngolide Lodge
Casual dining restaurant
Livingstone
The Kamuza Restuarant at Ngolide Lodge serves hearty breakfasts with the emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The setting is beautiful, service is exceptional and portions are generous. The fully licensed bar is well-stocked with fine spirits, liqueurs and an assortment of local beers, soft drinks and snacks.
Goat 'n Chips
Take away restaurant
Lusaka
Enjoy great meals with friends and family at this beautiful restaurant. Goat 'n Chips serves fried, grilled, boiled and smoked goat meat with chips. There is also a variety of pies, shawama, burgers, salads and non-alcoholic beverages. All meals are made fresh when you order, from fresh goat meat and potatoes.
Goat 'n Chips
Casual dining restaurant
Lusaka
Leave the cooking to someone else and enjoy freshly prepared goat meat with chips, rice or nshima. Goat 'n Chips takes pride in their experienced chefs to prepare superb meals. The restaurant believes in good customer service, quality produce and the importance of a comfortable environment for their guests.
Horse Shoe Steakhouse
Casual dining restaurant
Lusaka
The Horse Shoe Steakhouse promises a stunning design-led environment, a lively but chilled atmosphere, and sumptuous lunches and evening meals — prime steaks with a freshly tossed salad from the salad bar. You can also enjoy your favourite sporting games at the bar, stocked with a full range of beverages.
Le Dolphin's Grand Paradiso serves a choice of salads, soups, seafood, local freshwater fish, chicken, beef, curry and a vegetarian selection of dishes. You will not only receive value for money, but also enjoy unbeatable and tasty food. At a choice of two locations in Lusaka - Kalundu and Northmead.
Africanza Lodge and Restaurant
Casual dining restaurant
Kitwe
Africanza Lodge and Restaurant values fresh ingredients, excellent preparation and presentation. The restaurant's atmosphere is relaxed, casual and provides a great experience. Guests can eat in the lively indoor dining area or choose the outdoor area that overlooks the mini gardens and a fish pond.
Fox & Hound Restaurant
Casual dining restaurant
Lusaka
Fox & Hound serves delicious Italian and multi-cuisine dishes in Lusaka. Menu - starters, salads, snacks, wood fired pizza, mains and grills, pastas, burgers, sandwiches, platters and Turkish wraps, Turkish specials. Everything they do is about you. Catering services are also available for various private and corporate events.
Chuma Grill & Bar
Fine dining restaurant
Lusaka
Enjoy a wide variety of mouth watering international classics from Chuma Grill & Bar. The menu also offers a selection of freshly prepared vegetarian and vegan food for all ages, as well as special dishes for children. Chuma Grill & Bar strives to serve outstanding food to suit any desire in quantities that will leave you feeling satisfied.
Mint Active
Casual dining restaurant
Lusaka
You want to live a healthier life, Mint Active is here to help. They serve a wide selection of natural and healthy meals as well as beverages. Their food is all-natural, local, non-GMO, organic and is prepared with love. For your formal and informal events, Mint Active provides professional catering services.

Places to eat

Find the best places to eat in Zambia; mind you, it can take a while to get used to the many Zambian style restaurants from full service restaurants with dedicated meal courses to restaurants in lodges and guest houses and off course traditional restaurants dedicated to the wide variety of the exotic traditional Zambian foods. Buffets offer patrons a selection of food at a fixed price. Food is served on trays around bars, from which customers with plates serve themselves. The selection can be modest or very extensive, with the more elaborate menus divided into categories such as salad, soup, appetizers, hot entrées, cold entrées, and dessert and fruit.
Casual dining restaurants are between fast food establishments and fine dining restaurants. In Zambia, many establishments including lodges have a restaurant that provides good quality affordable dining in a pleasant setting, typically for the general public as well as lodge residents and their guests. Usually the menu includes continental dishes and traditional Zambian food. Many lodge restaurants serve ready-cooked food, there is little or no table service. Depending on the establishment, servings may be ordered from attendants, selected as ready-made portions already on plates, or self-serve their own portions. Restaurants in lodges often have a full bar with separate bar staff, a large drinks menu and a limited wine menu.
Zambia fine dining restaurants offer a wide range of cuisine styles including Chinese, Indian, German, Irish, Creole and traditional Zambian food. Interestingly, many restaurants in Zambia are in large residential houses in beautiful grounds, transformed into attractive places to eat for dining indoors and outdoors. Many fine dining restaurants are within larger hotels and other accommodation providers in Zambia. Fine dining restaurants are full service restaurants with specific dedicated meal courses. Décor of such restaurants features higher-quality materials, with an eye towards the atmosphere, and food portions are visually appealing. Fine dining restaurants have certain rules of dining including a dress code.
Take away restaurants sometimes called fast food restaurants in Zambia are affordable and convenient – when time is of the essence or you feel like a treat for the family. With a large serving counter and a few tables and chairs, these eating places offer a choice – eat in or take away and emphasize speed of service. If table seating is available, ordering is not done from the table but from a front counter. Diners typically then carry their own food from the counter to a table of their choosing, and afterward dispose of any waste from their trays. Prices, portions, quick and friendly service is guaranteed to leave you wanting more! Most take aways are open seven days a week, in the morning, lunchtimes and evenings.
As Zambia comes of age and as Zambians become proud of their traditional food many restaurants serving traditional food are coming up. Find a place for meat and fish lovers, prepared and served in true Zambian style. Enjoy Zambia’s wide range of exotic vegetables prepared in as many ways as there are tribes in Zambia. Some traditional restaurants in Zambia more accurately prepare the dishes on charcoal stoves, and will offer barbequed fish, chicken, sausages, T-bone, beef as this is very much an established Zambian tradition. In the higher end establishments the decor is Zambian and the waiting reflects Zambia’s high level of respect for guests.

Places to eat in Zambia include:

Take away restaurants

Enjoy tasty take away meals and save time for other activities in the comfort of your own home or office. In Zambia, there is a large number of restaurants serving a wide variety of take away food which includes chips, chicken, fish, burgers, pizza and more. Vegetarian choices and special set menus are also available to give you a whole variety of tastes. Restaurants typically pack the food in paper, paperboard, corrugated fibre board, plastic, or foam food containers.

Zambian take away restaurants take pride in their quality and high standards of cooking. They specialise in a variety of meals prepared using only the finest and freshest of ingredients to ensure your complete satisfaction. You will experience the difference in style and taste as soon as you try food from any of Zambia’s restaurants. Some restaurants offer a free delivery to all orders over a certain value and radius.

Fine dining restaurants

Fine dining restaurant sets itself apart from other restaurants on three main grounds: food, customer service and ambience. The menu gives diners what they cannot find anywhere else, both in terms of ingredients, creativity and taste. Customer service must be attentive but never invasive, with the kind of impeccably-mannered staff that can only come after several years of training.

Zambian restaurants offer an extensive menu prepared with high quality ingredients, the chefs are creative and the sous-chefs are usually well-trained to carry out the chef’s instructions. Customers should expect an enhanced level of service at a fine dining restaurant, chefs are prepared to make adjustments to menu items. Depending on your area, the cost of the food itself may not actually be higher.

Casual dining restaurants

Satisfy your hunger and thirst in any of the casual restaurants across Zambia. Restaurants offer mouth-watering lunches and dinners, seven days a week, so when you are in the mood for some steak, fish or poultry, there is nowhere better to be than at a Zambian casual dining restaurant. With relaxing and inviting atmospheres, you have the choice to eat out on an open terrace or covered one.

Zambian restaurants continuously seek to provide patrons with the best food, drink, atmosphere and service. And, if for some reason, they make a mistake or something is just not right, you are advised to let them know so they can fix it as soon as possible. So if you are looking to avoid some of the higher-end restaurants and stick to simple, tasty and more casual dining, there are several great places throughout the country.

Traditional restaurants

Zambian cuisine is inspired by the traditions and values of her people. There are about 73 tribes, in Zambia’s ten provinces all offering different versions of preparing Zambian food. Cultures all over the world love to add hot spices when preparing food, Zambia on the other hand, tends to hardly use any hot spices at all.

Zambia has a wide selection of traditional restaurants offering you an exciting and authentic African dining experience. You will be served deliciously prepared Zambian food in an atmosphere that is comfortable and relaxed. Zambian traditional restaurants have beautiful African arts and crafts displayed, of which most are known to have been done by Zambians; this gives you a traditional feel, while the great aromas and music creates an atmospheric dining environment.