At its 8 hotels, Protea Hotel by Marriott serves a wide range of delicious meals. Start your morning in Zambia with their complimentary breakfast, or relax with a meal and a drink in the evening after a busy day. Their bars are fully stocked with a wide variety of beverages.
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.
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.
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.
Sandy's Creations Resort has its own exclusive fine-dining restaurant, the Weaver's Nest, for both residents and members of the public to enjoy. Both ends of the restaurant are open, allowing guests to admire the scenic gardens on one side and the swimming pool on the other.
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.
This new Center 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 Center boasts an exclusive lounge bar offering a wide stock of beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
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.
The Best Western Plus Lusaka Grand Hotel provides stylish fine dining options with an international cuisine, open to both residents and the general public. Restaurants includes the Manna restaurant, with an international Western menu, and the Mandarin restaurant with its authentic Asian dishes.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a wide variety of mouth watering international classics from Chuma Grill Restaurant & 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 Restaurant & Bar strives to serve outstanding food to suit any desire in quantities that will leave you feeling satisfied.
Are you in Livingstone or planning to travel but wondering where to have a good meal? Joevera Restaurant is the place for you. From the moment you arrive, their friendly and attentive team will present to you an extensive menu of delicious cuisines.
Malabar Village serves a wide selection of Indian, Indo-Chinese and Zambian cuisine. The restaurant takes pride in serving you with delicious food directly from the cooking pot to your plate. Visit Malabar today and experience the joy of exotic cuisine. You can choose to dine in their fine dining restaurant or garden chalets.
With the tantalising combination of African fusion and contemporary cuisine, Lilayi Lodge provides pasta, steaks and specials that include delights like prawn risotto, quality coffee, smoothies and dessert pancakes, as well as a broad range of other fine dishes. The in-house chef prepares meals using only the freshest ingredients.
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.
Visit and grab a bite to eat at Dulce by Jessie, a new multi-cuisine restaurant that needs to be top of your breakfast, lunch and dinner destinations. As you enjoy your meal, you will be surrounded by Zambia's newest collection of photographic works. Dulce by Jessie is also perfect for functions such as birthdays, weddings, kitchen parties and corporate events.
This restaurant offers a variety of signature dishes to suit every taste. Located within the hustle and bustle of Arcades shopping centre, during the day Rhapsody's is an oasis of coolness and calm. In the evenings it lights up the night sky, beckoning invitingly - a place where friends hang out.
This restaurant has evolved into a venue where residents and visitors can enjoy delightful meals in a beautiful location. It's a great choice for a place to eat or drink whilst enjoying a relaxing day out with family, friends or business colleagues. The restaurant serves a delicious choice of meals created by experienced chefs.
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.
You'll find a brasserie restaurant, a bar and grill with relaxing decked poolside experience, and an inspiring floating restaurant. At Chrismar Hotel Livingstone, you can enjoy a hearty breakfast, sumptuous dinner from an inspiring menu, buffet selection or light nibbles and high tea in peaceful and tranquil surroundings.
The Royal Livingstone Express is a unique steam train offering a fine wining and dining experience. The train is an all inclusive luxury rail experience rooted in the nostalgia of a bygone era. The luxury rail dining experience is an extension of the five-star Royal Livingstone Hotel.
The newly opened Sila's Restaurant is already gaining a reputation for its excellent food and service. Come here for a range of Indian and international dishes - both vegetarian and non-vegetarian - in a calm, relaxing setting, with entertainment available for children. Sila's Restaurant is great for spending quality time with friends and family.

Fine dining restaurants

A 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.

Food and drink

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. Fine dining restaurant menus can change on a daily or weekly basis. This is a great benefit, because a smaller rotating menu allows customers to buy local, seasonal items when they are fresh, allowing chefs to exercise creativity when designing dishes.

Fine dining restaurants have well stocked bars with top of the line liquor and a good selection of wine and champagne, they also offer a wide variety of non - alcoholic drinks. Staff in fine dining restaurants know everything offered in the bar and are able to suggest drinks with each meal.

Decor

Fine dining restaurants require a lot more attention to detail than just taking an order and delivering food. Everything in a fine dining restaurant should provide a unified feeling. So, if the menu is upscale Italian, the decor needs to be as well. If the menu is minimalist, so too should be the decor. Whatever the style, the linens, silverware, glassware, and plates all need to be high quality.

Customer service

Establishing great customer service is especially important, and costly, for a fine dining experience. High quality customer service is not the stereotypically snooty waiter of movies, rather it is a large group of staff being attentive to the needs of customers. Waitstaff in fine dining restaurants are well trained and comfortable with a diverse group of customers. Some services provided in a fine dining restaurant include escorting customers to the table, holding the chair for women, escorting customers to the restrooms, crumbing the table in between courses and replacing napkins if the customer leaves the table.

Dress code

Most Fine dining restaurants prohibit or discourage ripped jeans or tee shirts, collared shirts are preferred for men, and some restaurants also require a sport jacket or tie in order to be fully dressed. For ladies, skirts or dresses or other nice clothing are recommended. While you may not always be turned away if you go to a fine dining restaurant dressed inappropriately, some restaurants will be strict on the dress code so it is always better to ask in advance.