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Amanzi South African Restaurant Falmouth, Falmouth, Cornwall

Amanzi South African Restaurant Falmouth

4.7
4.7
63 Reviews
£26 to £40
Southern African

We are a small independent family-run restaurant located in the heart of Falmouth, Cornwall.

Carolyn and Ian - your hosts, would love to make your experience at Amanzi a relaxed, warm, and accommodating one. Born in Malawi and Zambia respectively, they spent most of their lives in South Africa; now residing here in Falmouth bringing all the flavours of Southern Africa directly to your plate.

We hope to see you soon, and that your dining experience with us will be memorable and different.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern African, African

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00–14:30 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01326 312678

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Lunch

  • South African Brunch

    Homemade Boerewors sausage with dry- cured smoked streaky bacon, fried sadza chips, chakalaka (spicy veg), and eggs any style

    • Fish & Chips

      Fresh, local fish pan-fried in butter with chunky chips and a homemade tartare sauce

      • Monkeygland Burger

        Pure beef burger char-grilled with our Monkeygland (BBQ) sauce, with red onion, gherkins, and tomato, onion rings and chunky chips

        • Falafel Burger

          Falafel patty with avocado, red onion, gherkin, and beef tomato in a bun with a side salad or chunky chips

          • Peri-Peri Chicken Salad

            Roasted chicken breast, charred baby corn, roasted peanuts, raisins, cherry tomatoes, mixed leaves, coriander, sliced avocado and peri-peri dressing

            • Bacon and Parmesan Crisp Salad

              Crispy bacon and parmesan with mixed baby leaves, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, jalapeno chillies, sour cream and avocado

              Nibbles

              • Dukkah

                A mix of roasted seeds, nuts and spices with olive oil and bread for dunking

                • Biltong

                  Our own cured and dried South African style beef

                  • Droëwors

                    Amanzi's cured & dried South African sausage

                    • Chilli Bites

                      Our own cured spicy beef, dried in thin sticks (stokkies)

                      • Olives

                        Deli mix of marinated olives, cornichons, caperberries, roasted red pepper, garlic and sundried tomatoes

                        Starters

                        • Peanut Soup

                          Served with a slice of our fresh homemade corn bread

                          • Calamari

                            Battered squid served "in the pan" with a baby leaf salad and tartare sauce

                            • Peri-Peri Prawns Ritz

                              Spicy de-shelled prawns served in an avocado with lime mayonnaise and coriander

                              • Trinchado Bunny-Chow

                                Durban and Mozambique inspired slow cooked Cornish beef with lots of garlic, chilli and red wine in our homemade pot bread roll

                                • Boerewors

                                  South African sausage served with chakalaka (spicy veg medley) and sadza chips

                                  • Samoosas

                                    Cape Malay curried vegetable samoosas with a coriander, mango, and ginger relish

                                    • Deep Fried Cornish Brie

                                      Crumbled brie wedges with pomegranate molasses

                                      Mains

                                      • Calamari

                                        Tender battered squid served with chunky chips, salad, and tartare sauce

                                        • Tiger Prawns

                                          Large tiger prawns "in the pan" with saffron rice or chunky chips, and a creamy garlic sauce or lemon butter

                                          • Catch of the Day

                                            Local fish fillet served "in the pan" with saffron rice or chunky chips, and a creamy garlic sauce or lemon butter

                                            • Hake

                                              Prime hake fillet, sautéed chorizo sausage, sun blushed tomatoes, spring onions, baby spinach, new baby potatoes, and a Peppadew coulis

                                              • Seafood Platter

                                                King prawns, calamari, and hake, with a saffron rice or chunky chips and a creamy garlic sauce

                                                • Spare Ribs

                                                  Slow cooked pork spare ribs served with chunky chips and a mielie

                                                  • Rump Steak

                                                    Braaied & basted, mature Cornish rump served with chunky chips, onion rings, and a portobello mushroom topped with creamed spinach

                                                    • Fillet

                                                      Matured Cornish beef fillet served on a sweet potato bake, Porchini mushroom quenelle, pancetta crisps and finished with a marrowbone and red wine reduction

                                                      • Espetada

                                                        Marinated, braaied (char-grilled) rump cubes on a skewer with peppers and shallots, served with chunky chips and garlic butter

                                                        • Ostrich Sosatie

                                                          Smoked and braaied ostrich fillet on a skewer with bacon and apricots, served with chunky chips and spiced ghee

                                                          • Bobotie

                                                            Lightly spiced mutton, almonds, and raisins with a naked egg and cream toppin; served with yellow rice and Mrs Balls chutney

                                                            • Cape Malay Curry

                                                              Butternut, cashew nut, and puy lentil curry with yellow raisin rice and sambals

                                                              Dessert

                                                              • Coffee Bay Mud Pie

                                                                Chocolate and coffee flavoured pudding with Van der Hum chocolate sauce, clotted cream vanilla ice-cream and fresh orange

                                                                • Malva Pudding

                                                                  Moist toffee pudding with clotted cream and banana

                                                                  • Koeksisters

                                                                    Cape dutch plaited doughnut sweetly spiced with mango and passion fruit sorbet

                                                                    • Don Pedro

                                                                      Ice cream blended with a liqueur of your choice

                                                                      • Liqueur Coffee

                                                                        Children

                                                                        • Fish Fingers

                                                                          Chunky fish fingers, with chips, and peas

                                                                          • Boerewors & Chips

                                                                            South African sausage, chips, and corn on the cob

                                                                            Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                                                            What 63 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                            4.7
                                                                            4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 4.7Food
                                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                                            • 4.8Ambience
                                                                            • 4.4Value

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                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Amazing food especially the fillet steak, best ever had. Thanks

                                                                            2. S

                                                                              Sharon

                                                                              Cornwall

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Fantastic place! Food was excellent (never had ostrich before - YUM!) and the prawns were to die for! Such a great atmosphere, friendly staff and fast service; the cider was delicious too :-)

                                                                            3. TW

                                                                              TracyW

                                                                              Cornwall

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 13 May 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Wonderful food, great service and a restaurant I would recommend over and over again.

                                                                            4. SD

                                                                              SusanD

                                                                              Devon

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 10 May 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Went to this restaurant last October and booked it again as it was really lovely as it was last night too . Service,ambiance was good and food delicious would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a lovely meal and good value for money

                                                                            5. J

                                                                              Joeyt

                                                                              Devon

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We absolutely loved our evening at Amanzi, it was little, personal and just a really nice place to be. The staff were really friendly and looked after us well. The food was just delicious! My partner absolutely loved the Ostrich and my Hake was cooked perfectly. We’ll be back every time we visit Falmouth, this has to be a favourite place for us.

                                                                            6. SC

                                                                              SarahC

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We were not disappointed the food was amazing and the staff were extremely friendly and made us feel really welcome. Great atmosphere and will definitely return

                                                                            7. JH

                                                                              JaneH

                                                                              Cornwall

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 6 May 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Second meal here lovely staff, great food and cocktails!

                                                                            8. RD

                                                                              RossD

                                                                              Cheshire

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Fantastic Food. The Skewers are a amazing and the fish dishes were perfectly done. Staff were brilliant with a great light hearted attitude. It’s a must go if staying in Falmouth.

                                                                            9. BH

                                                                              BexH

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Every-time I walked past the Amanzi, I kept saying to myself I’m going to go and I finally did and it was a fantastic food experience. The restaurant has a lovely inviting feel to it when you enter. It’s decor is fabulous yet feels rather cosy! We were given a very friendly welcome when we entered and we were asked about drinks at a good time. The waiter (who was new to the job) was very polite and answered all the questions with a good understanding of the drinks/food available and if he didn’t know he went and found out. I’m a bit of a cocktail fanatic so was instantly drawn to the cocktail menu- I went for a zombie and by gosh it did not disappoint. It was delightful! The menu itself had amazing sounding dishes however as I wanted to have the full South African experience, I wanted to try something different from the norm. For nibbles we had the chilli bites- big enough for two (unless you’re a pig like me). For the starter the Bunny Chow- this was incredible , the beef just melted in the mouth and you could taste the infused chilli throughout, the bread was lovely too and presentation was beautiful! For the main, I just had to go for the Ostrich fillet, it’s presented hanging kebab style and is hung with apricot (I opted for without bacon however it usually comes with as standard). The way the ghee dripped down the meat and then onto the chips below was just tantalising for both the eyes and the taste buds. Best chips I’ve had in a while! Absolutely delicious! To finish the meal off (always room for pudding in my opinion) I went for the ice-cream and kahlua blended and it was a fabulous little pallet cleanser! There were other puddings I could have also had however, I feel that it just would have taken me over the edge haha! Honestly, a lovely evening and will definitely be heading back to try the other amazing sounding dishes on the menu! But definitely book in advance as it’s very popular and I can see why!

                                                                            10. s

                                                                              sarah

                                                                              London

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Lovely place, great food, especially the spare ribs, and good cocktails.

                                                                            11. GB

                                                                              GordonB

                                                                              Devon

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 26 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The dining experience at Amanzi never disappoints. The food, service and ambiance are exceptional.

                                                                            12. L

                                                                              Looby

                                                                              N. Ireland

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                                              overall2food4service2ambience3

                                                                              The food and cocktails were good but we felt really rushed. There was no time to relax and have a drink. We had two courses and nibbles and were fi ished and out the door within an hour.

                                                                            13. SJ

                                                                              SusanJ

                                                                              Leicestershire

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              The people were really friendly. The service level was very good. Food was delicious.

                                                                            14. CC

                                                                              CliveC

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                              This was the second time that have eaten here, always good service and an excellent meal.

                                                                            15. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Hampshire

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food and service

                                                                            16. DC

                                                                              DomC

                                                                              Cornwall

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 12 April 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                              We came with 2 young children, who were made to feel very welcome by the manager. The staff are friendly and the food is tasty. A nice, casual dining evening. We'd happily return.

                                                                            17. ON

                                                                              OliverN

                                                                              Cornwall

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great family meal, really enjoyed it! Amazing food with a comfortable atmosphere.

                                                                            18. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              London

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                              Delicious and unusual food. Good wine. Busy with good atmosphere.

                                                                            19. NK

                                                                              NicoleK

                                                                              Bath

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                              overall4food3service2ambience3

                                                                              The thing I liked the best from the food were chips! My seafood platter for me I didn’t find it very nice that’s because of the garlic sauce it was too rich for my liking. Otherwise atmosphere in the restaurant was good.

                                                                            20. p

                                                                              patriciab

                                                                              Hampshire

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 7 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The food and service were excellent and very true to dishes eaten in South Africa on previous holidays. Highly recommended.

                                                                            21. MO

                                                                              MandyO

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 6 April 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Delicious food and great service, thank you very much!

                                                                            22. AW

                                                                              AmyW

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 4 April 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Amazing food, beautiful creative setting, helpful caring warm hosts

                                                                            23. MI

                                                                              MICHAELB

                                                                              London

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 31 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Friednly, helpful and efficient service. Wide ranging menu. And it tasted excellent.

                                                                            24. E

                                                                              Elmar

                                                                              Cornwall

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 28 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Our Ostrich skewer and King Prawns were fantastic, so were the starters and the rose wine. Lovely service. Highly recommended

                                                                            25. J

                                                                              Jlws

                                                                              Cornwall

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall2food2service4ambience5

                                                                              Nothing really South African on menu besides bobotie and boerewors and that was overcooked and dry. Samoosa was oily and tasteless, very disappointed.

                                                                            26. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Cornwall

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Great food as always. Many thanks,

                                                                            27. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great atmosphere and the food was amazing!

                                                                            28. CT

                                                                              CaroleT

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Delicious food and lovely hosts. Highly recommended

                                                                            29. d

                                                                              davidf

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 24 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Absolutely fantastic , it meet an exceeded all expectations . 2 old south africans introducing 2 youngsters to south african cuisine. Its a wonderful place . Go .

                                                                            30. M

                                                                              Mango95

                                                                              London

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 23 March 2022

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                              Really enjoyed our meal at Amanzi! The food was delicious, the service was excellent and had an energetic vibe. I recommend the beef skewers and the mutton - they were both delicious!

                                                                            31. SD

                                                                              StephenD

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 22 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Excellent South African food. Service was very good and restaurant felt very friendly and comfortable. Highly recommend.

                                                                            32. CR

                                                                              ChrisR

                                                                              London

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 20 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We were made to feel very welcome and the staff were very friendly . Amazing food I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant and will visit next time we are in Falmouth.

                                                                            33. CH

                                                                              ConnieH

                                                                              Cornwall

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 20 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Absolutely South Africa, atmosphere, food, lovely owner. Cannot fault this restaurant, excellent food and service. Been several times and will keep going back!

                                                                            34. LR

                                                                              LeilaR

                                                                              Bath

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              This restaurant is my favourite in Falmouth it never changes it’s always amazing !! I took my boyfriend here for the first time and he loved the food !! The staff are so friendly and the owner recognises you every time you go ! Love this place :)

                                                                            35. TD

                                                                              TerryD

                                                                              Devon

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                              Enjoyed a very good evening on a table of 6 of us, 5 of them first time diners there. The food was fabulous, the service while a little slow to start was then good throughout. Plenty of choice on the menu and all very well cooked. Everyone has said how they will all go back again, so enough said. A very good choice and would thoroughly recommend

                                                                            36. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Devon

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 18 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The Best restaurant in all of falmouth with food to remember .

                                                                            37. d

                                                                              dredgie

                                                                              London

                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              13 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 14 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              What an amazing little restrurant - visited on Monday night, food and staff were excellent - will visit again when in the area

                                                                            38. AH

                                                                              AnnH

                                                                              London

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 13 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Lovely people and staff. Authentic SA meals. Lovely decorations Highly recommended

                                                                            39. r

                                                                              rochellemash

                                                                              London

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 11 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great veggie option and cocktails, amazing service. Would recommend!

                                                                            40. AO

                                                                              AmyO

                                                                              West Palm Beach

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 9 March 2022

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              My friend and I had a lovely meal last night after running slightly late (sorry again) and were greeted by two lovely waitresses who were attentive and friendly throughout the whole evening. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was spot on. Thank you so much. We will be back again soon.

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                                                                            Booked 8 times today
                                                                            Google Map for Amanzi South African Restaurant Falmouth

                                                                            38 Arwenack St Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3JF

                                                                            Additional information

                                                                            • Area

                                                                              Falmouth

                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                              Lunch Daily 12:00–14:30 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              Southern African, African

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Casual Dining

                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                              Casual Dress

                                                                            • Parking Details

                                                                              None

                                                                            • Payment Options

                                                                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                            • Additional

                                                                              Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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