If you’re looking for a KZN dining experience with ocean views and fabulous food – whether for a decadent breakfast or a sumptuous buffet, The Coral Tree is a must try…

We were guests at the gorgeous Fairmont Resort at Zimbali recently so got to try both the breakfast buffet AND a sublime seafood extravaganza at the hotel Coral Tree Restaurant.

Relax over a leisurely feast from the sea on Friday nights

Located on Level 3, Fairmont Zimbali Resort, Coral Tree is renowned for its daily buffets. The extensive covered terrace offers guests breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the natural beauty of the area.

Our Friday evening dinner at the casual yet contemporary restaurant, was a relaxed affair: a seafood buffet, fine wine and a resident singer who crooned his way through all my favourite Frank Sinatra (and Bublé) hits.

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Now for more about the buffet…

A spread that featured seafood in all forms: curries, stews, salads and more – full of fresh mussels, fish and prawns. (You HAVE to try their red velvet prawns when you’re there!). and don’t forget to leave room for the dessert selection…

The vibe at Coral Tree is elegant dining in a relaxed setting, making it the ideal venue for families, couples and large groups celebrating a special occasion. The views from the patio in summer are fabulous, but winter nights are cosy and romantic (with the help of a bottle of good red wine and live music..)

Breakfast is another bountiful spread

The bounteous breakfast buffet will ensure you get a great start to your day. You’ve got to try the selection at the smoothie bar: from berries to beetroot, there’s something for everyone who wants a healthy start to the day.

There’s plenty of salmon (a must on the menu at all five star establishments), cheeses, cold meats, fruit and even a real honeycomb on a grid to make sure you’re helping yourself to the freshest food available.

For those on holiday and not counting calories, enjoy fresh waffles with cream, and carnivores will be very happy with the variety of hot dishes offering all the bacon, sausages (and more) that you can eat.

Breakfast at The Coral Tree is a relaxed family meal in a laid-back setting with views over the swimming pools and the ocean beyond. With KZN’s tropical climate and year-round sunshine, there’s a holiday mood every morning on the terrace!

For detailed menus kindly contact the Dining Reservations Desk: +27 (0)32 538 5000 or dining@zimbaliresort.com.

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Hours of operation
06:30 – 10:30 (Breakfast)
18:00 – 22:00 (Dinner)

Dress code: Resort casual

Reservations recommended: For further infomation or to make a reservation, kindly contact the Dining Concierge Desk via phone +27 (0)32 538 5000 or email zim.dining@fairmont.com.

All4Women was a guest at the Coral Tree for the purpose of a review.

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