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“Average food but beautiful restaurant”
Review of Coral Tree

Coral Tree
Ranked #44 of 107 Restaurants in Ballito
Price range: USD 20 - USD 25
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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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.
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
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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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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Coral Tree is based in the main hotel on Zimbali estate. The ambience is warm with friendly service and lovely decor - as with the rest of this beautiful hotel.

There is a buffet on offer with sushi, stir fries, a Italian section/ pasta bar and some South African staples. When we were at dinner, a set menu with a few various options were available for starters, mains and desserts. You could choose to do 2 or 3 courses.

I chose the prawns - which were good, but not exceptional. The gelato dessert was very good.

Keep in mind the operating times for the venue, as they are unfortunately not open throughout the day - I found this a bit of an issue.

A nice experience, but I must say, I expected more.

Thank AndrissaFerreira
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Ate here as part of a team weekend. The restaurant organized us a table in a fairly secluded part of the venue which was nice. Service was quiet and efficient. Food was tasty although the portions are fairly petite. Overall, exactly what you need - and nothing more.

Thank AlexisZA
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

We were a group of four adults, not staying at the hotel, who wanted something a little bit more special without being too formal & the description of the Coral Tree on the Fairmont Zimbali website seemed to fit the bill.
The main restaurant although busy didn't seem full, yet we were seated at a table in a corner immediately opposite one of the dessert counters & right next to the entrance/exit corridor which was, understandably, busy as it was a Friday evening. Almost as an afterthought.
The buffet offered a number of choices but certainly not of a five star standard.
In all, we found the whole experience underwhelming.

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Thank sunny744
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