Restaurants

Top ChoiceFusion in Harare

Amanzi

Don some nice threads as Amanzi is a class act and still the special night out. In a stunning colonial house with African decor, local art (for sale) and an amazing garden, it serves delicious international...

Top ChoiceCafe in Harare

40 Cork Road

An attractive house-turned-restaurant with a relaxed garden setting, 40 Cork serves quality breakfasts and lunches, and does one of the best coffees in Harare. Also here is its Tutti Gelati, serving excellent...

Thai in Harare

Chang Thai

With a Thai owner and chef team, it’s no wonder this place has locals salivating – and perspiring – at the mention of its name. This is the real deal, with green, red and massaman curries all made from scratch...

Seafood in Harare

Fishmonger

This atmospheric seafood restaurant in a converted house with a Mediterranean-inspired decor is very popular with locals. The weekly specials are always worth a look, but otherwise expect the likes of grilled...

African in Harare

Garwe

Highly recommended by locals, this restaurant has traditional Zimbabwean cuisine served under a thatched roof around a large roaring fire. Lunch draws a busy crowd filling up on sadza (maize-meal porridge) and...

Cafe in Harare

Shop Café @ Amanzi

In a land of carnivores, this vegetarian cafe is a welcome peculiarity. It's moved from its original Doon Estate locale to set up shop within Amanzi restaurant. It remains as popular as ever for its lunchtime...

Portuguese in Harare

Pointe

There's no shortage of authentic Portuguese restaurants in Harare, but the Pointe is one of the very best for peri peri charcoal meats. It's in a ramshackle, character-filled building busy with regulars tucking...

Portuguese in Harare

Coimbra

One of Harare's best downtown eats is this authentic Portuguese restaurant that's a perennial local favourite for its saliva-inducing plates of spicy charcoal chicken.

European in Harare

Victoria 22

Harare's best restaurant for fine dining, Victoria 22 is a fairly formal affair with crisp linen and silverware, making it a favourite for well-heeled locals. Set in a colonial house with a classy interior, its...

Cafe in Harare

Cafe Veldemeers

Your typical relaxed Harare cafe, where you can enjoy a good choice of breakfasts, toasties and burgers, or heartier mains such as steaks and curries. Its handmade Belgian chocolates are the real attraction,...

African in Harare

Dzimbahwe

This attractive, relaxed garden restaurant is a good spot to sample traditional Zimbabwean cuisine. You'll get a choice of grilled meats (such as roadrunner chicken or T-bone steaks) to go with white or brown...

Cafe in Harare

Delicious

One of Harare's best cafes has a fairly uninspiring shopping centre location, but it does great Eastern Highlands coffee, gourmet burgers, hearty mains and a massive choice of all-day breakfasts. Bread is baked...

Portuguese in Harare

Tinkabell Restaurant

In a town where there's fierce rivalry over who does the best peri peri charcoal chicken, Tinkabell gets the local vote as number one. It's totally out of the way within an industrial area, though making a trip...

Italian in Harare

Casa Mia Ristorante Pizzeria

A contender for Harare's best pizza, this Italian restaurant has a cavernous space under a large thatch structure. Pizzas are thin crust and wood-fired. A lot of ingredients are made from scratch including its...

Portuguese in Harare

Paula's Place

Portuguese owner Paula pulls in the punters with authentic spicy grilled meats cooked on a charcoal braai (barbecue). It's a large space decked out with plants and appealing kitschy installations.

Portuguese in Harare

Bakers

Basic no-frills joint in central Harare known for its delicious peri peri charcoal chicken. It also does steaks and burgers etc. It's 100% halal.

Cafe in Harare

Millers Cafe

No longer the buzzing spot it once was, this smart bistro has changed its menu and now specialises in wood-fired thin-crust pizzas, steaks and ribs to enjoy on an outdoor patio. It's within Sam Levy's Village.

Pizza in Harare

St Elmo's

A popular family pizza parlour with cheap red wine and unpretentious pizzas (the type you ate when you were a kid).