Chessington World of Adventure Resort - Zafari Bar & Grill

(87 Reviews)
Leatherhead Road Chessington Safari Hotel, Chessington, London, KT9 2NE
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Main course: £15
Food spend: £25

Restaurant description

A safari-style eatery, Zafari Bar and Grill sits within the Chessington Safari Hotel in Chessington's World of Adventures Resort. Zafari serves African cuisine from the lively open kitchen.

A diverse selection from the Zafari menu foregrounds a host of international flavours. African influences include a classic Cape burger, or aromatically-spiced freshwater tilapia. For a flash of excitement, diners can choose a tasty skewer from the fire, or the Wanyama banquet is loaded with tasty meats and falafel. Tantalisingly tropical flavours feature for dessert, as well as rich, chocolate-filled options.

Littered with plush, animal-print upholstery and exotic plants, Zafari Chessington is a colourful retreat. Family-friendly Zafari offers a fun ambience, with a life-size giraffe grazing nearby, and jazzy animal murals. The ‘little Africa’ menu offers a fun selection just for kids.

Within the renowned Chessington Resort, Zafari restaurant sits within the popular Wanyama Village. Chessington South Rail Station is found 4 minutes’ drive away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Chessington World of Adventure Resort - Zafari Bar & Grill
(based on 87 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (37)
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  • child friendly (62)
  • dinner (64)
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  • large parties (15)
  • lunch (14)
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  • private dining (4)
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  • By Alison J from Cheshire
    23 November 2019

    The food and service was wonderful, our server in the evening, Grace, was so friendly and attentive. The portion sizes are fabulous, our kids have big appetites and even they couldn’t finish it all. Breakfast was fantastic too, a wonderful selection!

  • By Caroline J from Chatham
    1 November 2019

    Children's menu was good and reasonably priced. Our waiter was very welcoming and made the experience pleasurable for my children. He was patient and smiling which always helps. I had steak pie which was lovely but lacking in steak. My husband ordered a steak which he loved although a bit overpriced. Overall good experience.

  • By Sharon D from London
    12 October 2019

    We love this restaurant and our meal was lovely as usual and the staff were great too

  • By Linda S from Milton keynes
    28 September 2019

    Last visit here the staff were rushed off their feet but food was good so visited again in September after doing the giraffe feed experience. Seating took a while as people attempt to get in without a reservation but service was very good and food was plentiful and yummy! My daughter ate everything including the hummus and then macaroni and cheese. My partner and I had burgers which were very good and worth the money. Dessert was the Eton mess and a ginger sponge. Again both incredibly good. Our daughter couldn’t finish her gruffalo crumble as it was huge. Great meal, nice environment. Would love a table by the window but never get one and to be fair once it’s dark out is doesn’t matter!

  • By Gmay P from London
    22 September 2019

    Was good breakfast buffet replenished really quickly and good selection of food

  • By Jodie F from London
    16 September 2019

    Delicious food, and very friendly staff, who always greeted us with a smile on their faces

  • By Karen B from Bristol
    21 August 2019

    Manager very rude, staff need training! Felt intimidated throu meal!

  • By JOSEPH D from Royston
    15 June 2019

    Lovely hotel,restaurant and staff. We were visiting for my 50th birthday. I ordered a steak priced at £21.50 unfortunately it was of very poor quality. Other meals for other familywere just average. When you charge the prices you charge the food should be of better quality. For dessert I ordered the cheese platter again failing way below my expectations only had 3 cheeses, a cheddar, double Gloucester and bree that was spilt into small chunks to make it look more cheese!!! Also my wife delivered a birthday cake for me, the design was a surprise but waiting staff had to ask her what was on the cake hence spoiling the surprise. In addition I ask for an Irish coffee to end my meal, the waitress took my order but returned 10 mins later to say they did not do them!!!!!!! As i as the hotel and restaurant look fantastic but more care should be spent surrounding the food they offer to increase its standard.

  • By Diane M from London
    29 May 2019

    Friendly, helpful staff and excellent food.

  • By Paula H from Brighton
    8 April 2019

    Nice restaurent but food terrible and expensive

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Chessington World of Adventure Resort - Zafari Bar & Grill
Leatherhead Road Chessington Safari Hotel, Chessington, London, KT9 2NE