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.
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23 August 2020
Service excellent. App at table to order food worked well. Food delicious.
16 August 2020
Nice choice, good food, helpful staff, virus care very good, thank you on behalf of us 7.
4 August 2020
Not a lot of choice. We ate the same every night.
22 July 2020
Fine under circumstances but not great food and wine was shocking and warm.
21 July 2020
Meal was served quite quickly (precooked maybe?) but sadly there wasn’t much to choose from if you are a healthy eater like myself. Our waitress was very pleasant, I cannot complain about the service at all. Would ordinarily recommend the restaurant but not sure at this point... maybe when the kitchen/meal options are back to normal.
20 July 2020
Small menu but all meals were lovely. Due to the Covid-19 seating plan it felt like we were the only people in there! We were a table of 8 people so between us we tried most of the menu and it was all beautifully cooked. It will be great when they can get back to normal but I feel they did an excellent job with the experience they could offer us.
18 July 2020
Temple WE Came Last year so on compression of the Temple Bar - This time was NOT good I understand thing are done differently but this was not a good experience and to be frank found the food to be uneatable! to be fair we left hungry! and cancelled our booking for the next day and changed this to the Bar and Grill Zafari Bar & Grill This food was much better but NOT good value for money at £10 for 2 pints of Fosters the food was expensive for what you got almost a £100 for a meal for 2 Adults and 2 children not a lot of choice and no child drinks option which meant almost £15 on 4 Apple juices The food was much better but Way over priced I understand now why you see pizza deliveries in the lobby :>((
17 July 2020
The size of meals where of a good portion but not a lot of choices just 4 on the menu
16 July 2020
No issues with service, was fast and friendly. I do however have issues with the food. My son had the wanyama kids burger and the bun smelt sweaty, as if it had been left in a plastic bag and left for a long time. He also had apple juice which would of liked to remotely taste like apple juice. I ordered the buttermilk chicken, which was dry, over cooked and tasteless, the beer I ordered also tasted more like water and at £5 a pint, you'd expect flavour. Overall the food was sub par for the price (which is over priced beyond compare). My advice to anyone would be to eat off premises and save money.
11 July 2020
Fantastic dinner service by Grace. It was very busy but we still got service with a smile :)