Zim Braai Poole

99 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom, BH140JD
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Sunday: Closed
Monday-Thursday: Midday-10pm (Closing at midnight)
Friday & Saturday: Midday-10.30pm (Closing at midnight)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Zim Braai Poole

Zim Braai is a fresh, innovative, & wholesome Southern African dining concept.

The Braai, plays a fundamental role within the restaurant, the moment you enter Zim you’re greeted with the tantalising, smokey scent of wood fire. The menu draws influence from Southern Africa & the flavour profiles originate from Mauritius, Namibia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as SA. It features Braai’d meats, fish, & hearty veg Ostrich, 28 Day aged Steak & Swordfish but also an array of fragrant potjies, which for the English palette rival all our of heartiest, wholesome stews and favourite “Friday night” curries.



Cuisine: African, BBQ & Grill, Smokehouse, Steak, Tasting Menu, Vegetarian Friendly, Wine Bar
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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Liam was great and the family had a great evening, many thanks.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The non alcoholic beer is very expensive at £3.50 when a six pack can be purchased for £5.00, that is 83.5p each, mark up of 420%! Food and service very good, will be visiting again.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Trip advisor feedback left but excellent allround

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Waiter knew the menu very and could describe meals in layman’s terms. Food was excellent, especially the starters. We had the samoosa, the chicken skewers and the halloumi and tomato’s and they were all so good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Was nice food as usual

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

Excellent authentic food. The best steak we have had in the uk. Will definitely be back!

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

Service was excellent. Food was well explained and absolutely delicious. We booked an early dinner and went with our two children, the kids menu is really good value and not the standard ‘burger’ or ‘sausage’ rubbish. Can highly recommend the Durban curry!

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

A unique restaurant with lovely decor. We did go at lunchtime and I think if it was busier the atmosphere would have been even better. I will be going back to have cocktails and the yummy vanilla tart for pudding!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Good menu and generous portions . Good variety , homemade sauces and chutneys Cocktails and non alcoholic drinks very good Service is excellent

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Waiter was so amazing and knowledgable! Fillet steak was to die for. Felt very ‘safe’ from covid etc

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

The Durban curry is awesome 👍 Many thanks Dean

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

Really enjoyed our evening with interesting menu😀

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Great food, great service, would 100% be coming back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Beautiful venue, friendly polite staff will definitely visit again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Great food

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

We absolutely LOVE the Tiger Prawns, the chilli broccoli and the Babotie. The decor is just wonderful especially your bar, your screens and lamp shades

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

Beautiful atmosphere and food wonderfully presented. However, the meatballs(frikadelle) were overcooked and had no flavour whatsoever. Was like chewing on pebbles. The samoosas were fantastic though. The bobotie was definitely not worth it. Bland, the mince was overcooked and the egg topping was paper thin. Basicaly just ended up with a bowl of rice and mince. Would 100 percent not recommend this to anyone. This is sad to see as have been a couple of times previously and it was really good. Must be a new chef. Then lastly the biggest blunder. The service was disappointing beyond measure. Apart from taking my order or delivering my food, no waiter omce approached me to ask if everything is alright or if I want something else. In the hour and a half that I was there I was only able to have one glass of wine and did not even have some water due to not being someone that likes to wave down a waiter. I was sat with an empty bowl and an empty glass infront of me for 10 minutes before I decided to walk up and ask for the bill. To my surpise the bill had already added a 10percent service fee. This might be the reason why the waiters simply don't care about the standard as they get a tip no matter what. 100 percent would never come back here again simply because of that

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 August 2020

great experience , something different to your normal restaurant

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Visited On Monday, 03 August 2020

A really good African food with a twist. The service is always good and the ambiance of the restaurant is amazing. I will definitely come back again.

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

Very friendly and prompt service. First time in a restaurant since they reopened and staff were brilliant. Tables have good space around them and borders separating them. Felt very confident and safe. Food is glorious. Ostrich steak was so delicious, I almost ordered a second one. Best koeksisters I’ve had in a long time. A lovely restaurant. Will definitely visit again.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

It’s so hard to choose from the menu as everything is so delicious! This visit was no exception, from the cocktails through to the desert we had a wonderful evening. Service was great and the dining experience felt clean and safe in today’s current climate whilst still providing a relaxed and friendly dining experience. We are already planning our next booking!

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Our experience was amazing, we couldn’t have asked for more. Your staff were outstanding. The vibe was just marvellous. I do wish we had one of these restaurants nearer to us. We will be back soon. Thanks to everyone.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Been a few times now and never been disappointed, This time for midweek lunch, food is excellent as is the service. Unfortunately due to current climate the atmosphere is not as we remember but no doubt this will return when life returns to something resembling normality.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Great evening under the ‘new normal’. Friendly and attentive staff, great food. Recommend the ostrich steak - lovely!

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Excellent food and service. New arrangements added for social distancing work well

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