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Chessington World of Adventure Resort - Zafari Bar & Grill

Leatherhead Road, Chessington Safari Hotel, Chessington, KT9 2NE

((((* International
  •  - Surrey
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  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
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Main course: £15
Food spend: £25

Friendly, helpful staff and excellent food.

Diane 01 June 2019
from London

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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.

Chessington World of Adventure Resort - Zafari Bar & Grill

Leatherhead Road, Chessington Safari Hotel, Chessington, KT9 2NE

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Customer reviews for Chessington World of Adventure Resort - Zafari Bar & Grill

3.8 ((((* (based on 81 reviews)
72% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (56)
  • child friendly (55)
  • views (34)
  • breakfast (30)
  • large parties (13)
  • value (12)
  • lunch (11)
  • romantic (9)
  • luxury (8)
  • entertainment (6)
  • trendy (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • business (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • (**** 3 September 2019 by Karen from Bristol

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

  • (((** 17 June 2019 by JOSEPH from Royston

    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.

  • ((((( 1 June 2019 by Diane from London

    Friendly, helpful staff and excellent food.

  • ((*** 6 May 2019 by Paula from Brighton

    Nice restaurent but food terrible and expensive

  • ((((( 8 April 2019 by Jono from Bidford on Avon

    It was our first time at Chessington & we were so impressed with the level of service we received that we cannot wait to return. In the restaurant my wife ordered ate the fish and chips & my daughter & I ate the burger and chips. Both dishes were delicious & cooked perfectly. The portion amounts were bang on too. Our waitress Rafina was very efficient & nothing was too much hassle. For example milk was provided for my little girls bedtime bottle. I felt Rafina helped exceed our dining experience beyond the highest level & made me feel we had a personal connection. When my wife & child went for a walk Rafina made me feel comfortable as I was sat on my own, I only wish I had gone out my way to make her aware of my gratitude. If I could change one thing it would be another option for beer, i.e. Carling, Corrs or Estrella.

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Nick from Hastings

    wonderful meal, great atmosphere, excellent and speedy service

  • (((** 9 September 2017 by Clare from Surrey

    Went for my son's 10th birthday- had a great time. The animals were out - saw zebras, ostrich, giraffe and buffalo. Food was better than I had expected after reading some of the reviews. Nice atmosphere and very attentive waitress. I also liked the lounge/bean bag area which was showing the film Madagascar plus The Gruffalo popped in for a visit! My son had a great birthday!

  • ((((* 5 September 2017 by Rebecca from Mansfield

    Amazing location, stunning views and beautiful sympathetic theming. Really magical hotel all round. Friendly staff. Bar was excellent and immaculate service from the bar manager. We ate here for breakfast and the food was only so-so, with a poor range of hot food, but I'd love to return to try the a la carte lunch and dinner menus. That's why it's 4 not 5 stars.

  • (**** 4 September 2017 by Martin from Norfolk

    The value of money was very disappointing, staff were friendly and helpful but other than that would not visit the restaurant again.

  • ((((* 26 August 2017 by Christine from Epsom

    Fantastic views of zebra, ostrich, antelope and even giraffes. Food ok - the best best are the simple grill choices - the hanging skewers in particular. Merlin pass holders get a discount that makes it worthwhile.

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