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About Zinzi

A vibrant and casual restaurant

Surrounded by forest and beautiful fragrant gardens on the Hunter’s estate, Zinzi offers simple, tasty meals expertly created by our passionate world-class chefs.

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Zinzi Restaurant

A relaxed dining experience

Zinzi Restaurant is a masterpiece of architecture, interior design and some of the best food found on the Garden Route. Vibrant and casual with distinctive international flavours, Zinzi Restaurant offers an abundant and tasty menu, in an incredible forest setting.

The African inspiration, seen in the architecture and use of natural building materials, comfortably complements the global tribal décor of beautiful, intricate carvings and metalwork from India and the fascinating patterns of the Suzani tribal textiles. Subtle texture form the canvas on the walls with understated contrasts brought in by the combination of the stone masonry, raw scratch plaster, rough neutral Earthcote and waxed plaster that has the feel of smooth old leather.

Handmade mud chandeliers preside in the interior, with clay balls brought to life by the sparkle of crystal. There are raw textured, natural fibre fabrics in combinations of wheat, stone, ebony and slate colours, with hand printed Suzani fabrics, worn leather and soft suede. Lizard print silver fabrics add a touch of contemporary fun and luscious velvets a sense of opulence.

The furniture is all custom made and slightly oversized, as comfort is key at Zinzi.  Sitting around a low table on ottomans and cushions sharing a meze platter or on a wingback chair at an antique table with turned legs and a pewter chandelier – absolute relaxation is guaranteed. The tables provide for ample space, with fabulous dishes beautifully displayed during each course. Uniquely designed cutlery curiously hidden in a cloth bag and beautiful glassware add to the imaginative dining experience.

Ideal for sun-downers at the bar, or for a relaxed dining experience, Zinzi embraces the spirit of hearty cuisine and zesty ingredients with a choice selection of a la carte menu items.

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Meet the team at Zinzi

Zinzi is run by a team of hard-working, passionate people who dedicate their time and energy to making Zinzi an excellent restaurant. Led by an exceptional head chef who is driven by creativity, love for food and desire to see people enjoy the Zinzi experience every day.

The Zinzi Chefs are a dynamic team who understand the importance of flavour and fresh ingredients that form the cornerstone of the dishes on the menu. The team place high value on getting to know their guests and sharing their love of food with them.

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Dining

Flavourful & Fresh

The chefs at Zinzi Restaurant come from a variety of culinary backgrounds and each brings their own passion and creativity to the menu.

Taking inspiration from Africa and beyond they have created a menu that is a testament to the art of cooking simple yet flavourful food and presenting it in a beautiful and affordable way. The Zinzi Menu changes seasonally to ensure that you not only get to eat seasonal produce but also enjoy the variety our chefs strive for when creating the dishes.

Click here to download the menu

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Wine

Something for everyone

Zinzi wine cellar carefully houses a selection of vintage and younger wines for you to enjoy.

The Zinzi wine cellar pays homage to the wine makers of South Africa, showcasing the best of each wine region. From the cooler coastal Sauvignon Blancs to the rich Shiraz grapes grown on the slopes of the Helderberg in Stellenbosch, each wine is carefully selected and cared for so that you can savour their wonderful flavours while enjoying the sunset over the forest.

Click here to download the wine list

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Your Event

The place to create memories

Zinzi Restaurant is the perfect venue to host an event. The beautiful setting, architectural genius, a modern interior and award winning menu and wine list, means your event is bound to be an experience of a lifetime.

Functions & Events
“Truly memorable”

Zinzi Restaurant offers an idyllic venue for any function or event. The breathtaking setting, chic décor, sublime food and attentive service ensures your celebration runs smoothly and leaves a wonderful memory with all your guests.

Zinzi is a flexible venue able to seat up to 60 people inside, the outside deck area and grassy front lawn can also be utilised to accommodate guests. The set menus are designed to suit every budget with a selection of choices that add to the experience. The team at Zinzi has years of experience in organising events and functions. They are on hand to assist you with every detail, ensuring the execution is flawless.

Zinzi’s beauty and elegance, with its relaxed and vibrant ambience will ‘wow’ your guests.

 

Weddings
“Perfect setting for that perfect day”

Your wedding day is a celebration of love. At Zinzi Restaurant we ensure your special celebration is exactly what you wished for, and more.

The 60-seater restaurant, surrounded by the forest with beautiful lawns, an outside deck area modern and elegant interior, will ensure your guests are enchanted by its uniqueness and wowed by the delicious food and vibrant ambience.

Our menus are affordable and can be tailor-made for you and your guests depending on what you desire. Our wine list offers a large variety of top South African wines to accompany your menu and the 5 star service from our professional team will ensure that your wedding runs perfectly.

Your weddings requirements will be tailor-made by our wedding planner to suit your specific needs. Please contact her directly by email weddings@hunterhotels.com or at our Head Office on +27 (0) 44 501 1111 to arrange a consultation.