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Coral Tree

Fairmont Hotel Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito 4420, South Africa
+27 32 538 5000
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good25%
  • Average38%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (4 reviews)
“curries” (3 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, African, Italian, Chinese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
Value
LOCATION
Fairmont Hotel Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito 4420, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Our boyfriends surprised us by telling us to get ready and we had no clue where we were headed. Having a nut allergy I am nervous about eating at places when I haven’t checked their menu - so was not too excited about this surprise...More

Thank Kelly S
FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Dear Kelly S We appreciate you taking the time to share your review with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely surprise evening at our hotel, compliments to your boyfriend. We are pleased to know that you felt comfortable and enjoyed...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is part of the Zimbali 5 star resort. The resort itself is very nice and luxury but sadly enough their restaurants don't live up to their overall standards. Service is nice and on the ball - but the variety of food offered isn't...More

Thank Tina P
FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Dear Tina P Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are saddened to hear that our restaurant did not meet your expectations. We appreciate you sharing your feedback allowing our team to constructively use your comments to better our product offering. We hope...More

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

First a summary: food is not bad, taking in mind that is a buffet. But this restaurant have worse service I've experienced in Ballito. Taking in mind that this venue is inside fairmont, so deception was huge. Then, if you are reading this and want...More

Thank CORTE777
FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear CORTE777 Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are disheartened to hear that our restaurant did not meet your expectations. We appreciate you sharing your feedback allowing our team to constructively use your comments to better our service...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

so i decide to surprise my fiance and take him for the buffet, given his more adventurous with foods then i am. I was told our table will be decorated with petals etc, as we arrived there was no such things on our table as...More

Thank RiSan03
FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Dear RiSan03 Thank you for taking the time to share your dining review with us. We are disheartened to hear that you left our restaurant feeling disappointed with your overall experience. We are sorry for the miscommunication regarding the availability of the petals and we...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had breakfast and dinner here during our stay at the resort. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, especially with regards to our 9-month old. The selection at breakfast and dinner was large and varied. The food was tasty and fresh. Amazing fresh fruit...More

Thank Shaun_Stell
FairmontZimbali, General Manager at Coral Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Dear Shaun_Stell Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It brings us great pleasure to know that you enjoyed your experience at the Coral Tree Restaurant! We are happy to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

The venue itself is always a treat with its amazing ambience, but Valentines Dinner was super special.....great food, wonderful service and stunning table setting (loads of attention to detail) made for a most memorable evening.

Thank 701marlener
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This may be the Fairmont Hotel, but its still a buffet. They had choices from Indian to Italian,Sushi and Roast Beef. They all were ok, but little better. The staff was great and the wine selection is good. If this wasn't the only restaurant available...More

Thank Richard V
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Grest restaurant. Terrible food. Worst butter chicken ever. The chef was so stingy with the lamb when manning the carvery. Desserts also left alot to be desired. Not worth paying for the buffet in summary. Rather have the a la carte. Breakfast at this restaurant...More

Thank Mil-ZN
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was good and their muesli is divine. There was less variety at lunch and the food was just ok but the salads were always fresh.

Thank Vee201504
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic breakfast buffet! Pricey if you are if you are not staying in the hotel, but really really good!! Will definitely be back and bring our kids next time.

Thank Julie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Hotel Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito 4420, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 538 5000
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Description
Coral Tree Restaurant is renowned for its attractive cuisine and daily buffets. The extensive covered terrace offers guests breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the natural beauty of the area. Coral Tree offers elegant dining in a relaxed setting, making it the ideal venue for families, couples and large groups alike. The bounteous breakfast buffet will ensure you get a great start to your day. For the health conscious the fresh juice and smoothie bar is a must. Or spoil yourself with a full continental breakfast followed by some delicious waffles. The dinner buffet brings together the culinary imagination of four different countries and cultures – South African, Indian, Oriental and Italian. Features include a sushi bar, South African carvery, Mama’s Italian pasta bar, stir fry station and chocolate fountain. Live action stations allow you to customize your meal and engage with our culinary team.
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