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“Good buffet”
Review of Coral Tree

Coral Tree
Ranked #33 of 89 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 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 and honeycomb with breakfast! The curries could do with a little more spice / heat. The smoothie bar is also a nice touch!

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Thank Shaun_Stell
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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 accommodating with your 9-month old in particular. Thank you for sharing your experience with us; we are delighted to hear that you found our breakfast and dinner selection to be tasty and fresh and that the smoothie bar made an impression on you.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Kind Regards,
Nils Rothbarth
General Manager

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5 - 9 of 24 reviews

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.

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Thank 701marlener
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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 to us, we wouldn't have eaten here. The rest of the folks seemed to like the buffet aspect, but personally I could do without it.

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Thank Richard V
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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 was also dissapointing. There was a very plastic taste to the omelette. Could be due to the eggs being out at room temp for a long while. Will not go back even if i stay at the hotel again.

Thank Mil-ZN
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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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