As befits Zimbabwe’s premier five-star hotel Meikles offers a gourmet’s delight of dining, lounge and bar options.

La Fontaine Grill Room – an icon restyled in 2013

La Fontaine Grill Room

The iconic flagship restaurant and adjoining Can-Can cocktail bar of Meikles, on the first floor, has been operational since 1958. In 2013 it was extensively refurbished and its kitchen transformed into one of the most modern in Africa. For lunch, dinner and table d’hôte it features an upmarket grill-house menu with the emphasis on wholesome food and quick service.  Our signature restaurant overlooks the gardens and trees of Africa Unity Square.

Lunch   1230 - 1430 Monday - Friday
Dinner   1800 - 2230 Monday – Sunday
Dress Code  Smart Casual
Seating Capacity 100

Pavilion Bistro

The stylish and exciting recently refashioned Pavilion Bistro is located on the First Floor. The Pavilion has views out over the hotels' Roof Top Garden into the colorful Africa Unity Square and has an indoor area complemented by an al-fresco dining terrace. It serves a casual smorgasbord breakfast and dinner buffet.

Breakfast Monday to Friday 0630-1000
Saturday & Sunday 0630-1030; Dinner Monday – Sunday 1800 - 2230
Seating Capacity 100


The Explorer’s Bar

A favourite meeting spot, especially for business people, for a light lunch or evening drinks just off the lobby.  It is a warm bar-lounge that features inviting Out of Africa style decor. On offer are pub lunches, daily specials and an array of light meals.

Lunch   1030 - 2200 Daily
Dress Code  Smart Casual
Capacity  60

Can-Can Cocktail Bar

Adjoining La Fontaine Restaurant on the first floor the classy Can-Can is a secluded bar/lounge with delightful ambiance to enjoy a cocktail before dining. It is accessible to hotel residents and La Fontaine diners only. The can-Can features a superb array of specialty whiskies, such as 20-year-old Benriach and 18-year-old Jameson Special Reserve.

Lunch    1230 - 1430          Monday - Friday
Dinner  1900 - 2230          Every Night

The Tanganda Tea Lounge

Elegant and traditional High Tea is a hallmark of the Meikles tradition. The Tanganda Tea Lounge, aptly named after Zimbabwe’s foremost tea estate, is located on the ground floor adjoining the lobby. This convivial spot inspired the familiar saying – “Meet you at Meikles.” Here you may enjoy light meals, fresh pastries, bagels, scones and a selection of specialty teas and coffees.  No alcohol is served. As part of the 2013 restyling this lounge has new carpeting and furniture.

Hours:  06:30 – 22:00 daily.
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Capacity: 30