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Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio

Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
+1 876-485-2789
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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
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Caribbean, Jamaican, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio
1. Fresh from our Organic farm!
"I highly recommend this magical place."
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2. Cooked right in front of you!
"The dinner itself was prepared right in front of us "
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3. African Drumming on Wed Night!
" back to the studio we were able to chill and watch the drummers."
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited Negril in September. We were two of four couples on the tour. Not that it wouldn't be great for families or even singles to go on. We decided we wanted to get off of the beach to go see a...More

1  Thank ajoyce8807
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

You can't come to Jamaica and not experience Zimbali! The owners...amazing! The food...exceptional! Entertainment...outstanding! Whether you are a seafood lover, meat lover or vegetarian, you will find something tantalizing that will fill your appetite. Our kids experienced the Rastafarian Tour which they said was totally...More

Thank Pgouveia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you only do one trip during your time in Jamaica make it this one. Zimbali Retreats, in the mountains, 20 minutes from Negril, has guest rooms, a spa, a reggae bar, a cooking studio, and Jamaica's number one rated (organic) restaurant. Owned by husband...More

1  Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Zimbali in July. This is an absolutely amazing culinary experience. Before writing this I've had an opportunity to read many of the other reviews and can understand the different perspectives offered. Here's mine. I must start by saying this is truly an...More

Thank Molly T
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Mark and Alecia were amazing hosts at this VERY off-the-beaten-path gourmet meal experience. I took my family on a Wednesday evening because on this day they offer African drumming to accompany the meal. The dinner was fantastic, fresh, prepared right in front of us using...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Right down from the Proprietor Mark, Chef Eli to the garden/farm staff you'll never met a nicer of group people. Very unique setting with food you will remember. The farm tour give one the opportunity to learn about the ingredients in your meal and where...More

Thank gj25423
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Great experience. Definitely gave me some suggestions on how to change my eating habits and the food that I bring into my kitchen.

1  Thank jmyrie13
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I dined at Zimbali's during our first trip to Jamaica. What an awesome experience it was. The dinner began with a tour of the farm where all the ingredients were used for our dinner. The dinner itself was prepared right in front...More

1  Thank Benny N
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I highly recommend this magical place. The people, the cooking demonstration and four course dinner, and the farm are unlike any other tour you may experience in Jamaica.

3  Thank KKW1706
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Went with my husband and 16 year old son on a Wednesday night. The place is beautiful, a nice little hideaway. Went for the farm tour, along with the bug spray, make sure you bring a change of clothes as we were soaked after the...More

1  Thank chmartin2016
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Questions & Answers
16 August 2017|
Response from Zimbaliretreats | Property representative |
Hi Tricia, Thanks for th eemail and we would love to have you :) We do have availability for Thursday- if you would like to email me or call 876-252-3232 we can confirm from there. Please also let me know if you need... More
15 July 2017|
Response from Budzie | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they have pricing for children since we had all adults. The bus was included except for the tip for the driver.
27 June 2017|
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Response from Budzie | Reviewed this property |
Yes. when we were there the dress was casual to formal but everybody looked nice.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 60
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Westmoreland Parish  >  Negril  >  Little London
  • Phone Number: +1 876-485-2789
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FOODIES- Rise Up -This Tour is for you! Zimbali's "Farm to Table" Cooking Tour is more than just a Meal- it's an Experience! Only 20 minute from Negril, this 5 Star* Mountain Retreat + 7 acre Organic Farm is one of the most unique places in Jamaica. Come Tour the Farm, Tasting and Picking the Foods & Fruits of the Season. Then Return to the specially design Mountain Cooking Studio for an Authentic Demonstration that is Unrivaled in Jamaica. We offer either lunch or dinner tours Monday- Saturday (Groups of 6 or more can book Sunday as well). The 4 course lunch is $50/person and the 5 course dinner is $60/person. We also offer round trip transport from anywhere in Negril for an extra $15/person- which makes the totals $65 and $75/person respectively :) Wednesday dinners are special as we have our African drummers perform. The cost is an extra 10$/person and the show is amazing ;) The tour begins with a Zimbali greeting & introduction while sipping a freshly made fruit juice. Then Uncle "Fudd", our farm manager, leads a tour of the farm after which its back to the cooking studio for a fun filled cooking demonstration. Both lunch and dinner consist of: 2 appetizers, main course and dessert and come with a bottle of wine/couple- dinner adds a soup course as well. There is a choice in main course dishes between: fish, shrimp, chicken or vegan/vegetarian- Gluten free is a welcome option as well. The pickup times are 10:30am for the lunch tour and 4:00pm for the dinner tour. A reservation is mandatory as we do limit our tours to 20 people. All we need to know for a reservation is: day, time, # of people + name and what hotel you are staying. Zimbali Requires a 50% deposit for reservations more than 2 weeks out and we accept Visa/Mastercard or Paypal. Don't be afraid to dress casual and wear or bring tennis shoes for the farm tour ;)
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