Zim Braai

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BBQ, South African
  • 99 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 0LB
  • 01202 068010
  • £20 - £30 VISA MASTER CARD
Opening Hours
Monday 17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday - Thursday 11 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday 11 - 22:30
Sunday 11 - 18:00
Bar
Bar
Parties Welcome
Parties Welcome
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair Access
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi

Bringing African food to Poole in a stylish yet traditional way using time honoured cooking methods, wrapped up with first class dining service, striking design and an accessible atmosphere, Zim offers the vibrant and diverse food and culture drawn from Southern Africa with heavy influences from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique and Malawi as well as the south eastern islands of Mauritius, the Seychelles, Madagascar and the Spice Island of Zanzibar. A traditional wood-charcoal Braai is the main focal point of the kitchen: it provides huge versatility to cook a wide range of grilled meats and fish. Cast iron Potjies allow for traditional stews and curries to be cooked and presented in a unique way. This is blended with traditional sides, vibrant and superfood salads for truly new and “good for you” food.

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Customer Reviews

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by Donna Crane on 02 May 2019

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We received a warm welcome the staff were attentive and helpful and service was exceptional. The food was outstanding and the portions were just right. We did find that the music was rather loud and made conversation difficult especially as one of our party has hearing difficulties and despite adjusting hearing aids did not resolve the problem.

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by Ruth on 02 May 2019

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As soon as I walked into the restaurant I had a good feeling. The cocktails were gorgeous and the staff so friendly and knowledgeable. It’s a great relaxed atmosphere and the food was delicious, worth every penny. If you’re unsure what anything is on the menu the staff will happily talk you through it and guide you. I will definitely be back,

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by Kat on 02 May 2019

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We really enjoyed our first visit to Zim Braai, and we’re looking forward to returning

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by Michelle Ellis on 01 May 2019

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We celebrated our wedding anniversary on Monday by indulging in a taste of Africa! The atmosphere was fabulous, we had a wonderful time! Highly recommended!

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by Kelly Louise on 27 Apr 2019

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We originally booked for lunchtime but weren't going to make it back in time so the gentleman we spoke to was so helpful and found us a table in the bar for the evening, the staff were lovely, great atmosphere and the food was incredible. We did the tasting experience for 3 and we were so impressed and there was So much food! This is by far our new favourite place and cant wait to go back!