Lunch with a View : Batonka Gorge Victoria Falls

October 31, 2023

Located on the edge of the stunning Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, the Outlook Deck Restaurant at Batonka Gorge is a hidden gem.

The Outlook Deck :

I highly recommend this experience! I was really taken back by the breathtaking views and exquisite cuisine. The Outlook Deck restaurant is a must-visit destination for anyone who visits Victoria Falls.  I was luckily enough to have lunch and it really was a memorable dining experience.


The restaurant itself exudes elegance and sophistication. The minimalist design and natural materials blend seamlessly with the surroundings, creating a harmonious African space. The deck is spacious, allowing you your meal while you watch the beauty of the gorge.  I loved this vantage point as I saw so many massive birds. Including a pair of White backed Vultures.  


The Outlook Deck Restaurant is a delight for food enthusiasts, it has a great menu.  Showcasing the flavors of the local ingredients. From fresh African-inspired salads to succulent grilled meats and seafood, every dish is a masterpiece.

Birds flying high over Victoria Falls

Without a doubt, one of the standout dishes at the restaurant is their signature Zambezi Bream. This fish, caught from the river just a stone’s throw away. The way its prepared, to the spices that come with such flavours. The combination of the fresh fish and the panoramic view creates an unforgettable dining experience. It was mouthwatering.

No to mention, the friendly sommeliers have the gift of the gab. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about wine.   I found the service, incredible.

Of course, the most important thing to note. Try book for lunch, so you can watch the crazy adventurous people that bungee jump off the bridge, zipline across and swing over the Gorge. It’s great fun! And you can see so much more during the day!

Bar detail at Outlook Cafe Zimbabwe

So, if you are visiting Zimbabwe for a safari adventure or simply looking for a memorable dining experience. The Outlook Deck Restaurant at Batonka Gorge should be at the top of your list.

It has the prefect vantage point, with its breathtaking views. Exceptional cuisine, and unparalleled service, it is a truly remarkable destination.

Artwork of African Child


So, book your table, indulge in the flavours of Africa, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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