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Chessington World of Adventure Resort - Zafari Bar & Grill

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

((((* International
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
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 80 reviews)
73% 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)
  • ((((( 24 April 2017 by Rebecca from Monmouth

    Food and service fab

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Helen from Bath

    We are big fans of this restaurant! The steak and vegetable and halloumi skewers are to die for!

  • ((((( 1 January 2017 by Helen from Hersham

    Great family restaurant couldn't fault it at all, the food was brilliant and the staff were so helpful. Would booked again and recommend it to my friends and family.

  • ((*** 21 December 2016 by Kevin from Worthing

    Service was very slow had to to find someone who was not chatting with other staff members to take our order as we had been seated 30 minutes,after another 25 minutes our drinks finally arrived followed by our food which was ok. Our whole party is veggie and not a lot of choice on menu,and as we stay in hotel quiet regularly it would be nice to see the menu changed at least once a year.
    If we were not staying in the hotel we would not use restaurant as it seems very over priced with little choice.

  • ((((* 28 November 2016 by Binu from SOUTHAMPTON


  • (((** 3 November 2016 by Sharon from Middlesex

    If you like spicy food, then this is the place for you! However, trying to get them to understand i can't handle spices or salt for medical reasons was a nightmare at first but then once we had placed my order, the waiter returned a short time later to say the starter would not be suitable for me, so i cancelled my starter, then suddenly my main meal appeared (yes just mine) when my partner had not even had his starter, so i refused to take the main meal for obvious reasons, then i was seen to be the back guy as the chef and 3 of the staff stood pointing at me and all getting really angry, which made me uncomfortable so finally my partner's starter turned up and the chef stormed out and left for the night, so the rest of staff were giving me daggers all night, so we had our main meals and still not suitable for me, so i didn't eat it, i gave up, i find it surprising that a massive company like this cannot assist customers with certain requests, its not difficult or even allow their staff to treat their customers so badly with all the pointing at me and dirty looks i got. Wont be eating there again, i'm affraid!

  • (**** 1 November 2016 by Tony from Ware

    Poor sat down at 9 pm and ordered dinner.
    At 1030 the waitress came to our table to tells us the chef wasn't going to cook our dinner.
    Not a lot to say after that it's not even worth me marking it out of 5

  • ((((( 1 November 2016 by Lee from London

    Brilliant as always, good staff and good value for money.need more bar staff , new glasses to give beer a bit of fizz

  • ((((* 2 October 2016 by Gemma from Birmingham

    Lovely food only service for drinks is a little slow

  • ((*** 31 August 2016 by Rebecca from Swansea

    The food was good but the customer service was shocking!

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