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Amanzi South African Restaurant Falmouth, Falmouth, Cornwall

Amanzi South African Restaurant Falmouth

4.7
4.7
132 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 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

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What 132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • Cornwall

    Best Food

  • Cornwall

    Best Ambience

  • Cornwall

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cornwall

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Cornwall

    Special Occasions

  • Cornwall

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Coast

    Most Booked

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  1. NR

    NatalieR

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, we would definitely recommend coming here and would come again ourselves
  2. TB

    TheresaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't fault the restaurant at all. Quick service and the most delicious food. Thank you for most enjoyable even8ng
  3. G

    Giorgio

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful restaurant. My wife and I visit have visited every year when we come to Cornwall for the last 5 years. It still remains good quality food, friendly service and great drinks. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed. Can’t wait to go back next year.
  4. T

    Timothy

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb although we could have shared the main course it was so large.
  5. SO

    SimonaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All food we had was very tasty, cooked from scratch, the service was quick, very friendly, attentive and personalised. We loved everything about our luch there and will certainly be back when in Falmouth.
  6. PH

    PeterH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was unusual and excellent. I would certainly return for more. My one gripe was the music which I found too intrusive, perhaps because I was seated directly underneath a speaker.
  7. DI

    DrIanH

    Cornwall

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Innovative food focussed on South African cuisine. Superb meal, fast, efficient service and friendly ambience to the restaurant in the middle of Falmouth. Would certainly come again when in the area . An "occasion" restaurant but also for breakfast, lunch or just a snack. Unique in my experience: we had espetada, beef and ostrich , stuffed avocado and a fabulous ice cream / whisky concoction for dessert. Highly recommended!!
  8. AC

    AndyC

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overall a nice experience, I know we should expect price increases but £28 for 5 squares of meat on a skewer with a few apricots and a small bowl of chips was expensive and then for a tiny tiny pot of peppercorn sauce an extra £6…. !!!
  9. R

    Rebecca

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely the best place to eat in Falmouth. The atmosphere is so lovely and authentic. The food is out if this world and so full of flavour, paired with the perfect wines to compliment the dishes. The restaurant was full when we arrived at 7.30pm and was still full when we left around 9pm and throughout members of the public were queing to try and get tables but the restaurant was already fully booked which in itself is a testament to the quality and success of this restaurant. Couldn't have enjoyed our experience or the food more and will most definitely be returning. 10/10⭐️
  10. SM

    SeanM

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food. Service was lovely. Will be visiting again when next in Falmouth
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Food was excellent, and good to see local produce being used in an innovative way. Only small gripe would be time it took from sitting down to having our order taken. If we had been told it would be nearly an hour it would have been better. Worth the wait in the end though.
  12. BU

    BridgetU

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious. Then I had a dessert.. oh my god!! I left soooo happy!

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 2 August 2022We're so glad you enjoyed your meal...and dessert with us!! We hope you'll visit again soon!

  13. DH

    DaveH99

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    As usual a great meal - a brilliant menu that never fails to deliver

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 2 August 2022Hi Dave, thanks for the great review, we hope you'll be back again soon!

  14. MR

    MissR

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and great service as always!

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 2 August 2022Thank you for the great review!

  15. JW

    JoanneW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service, felt really welcome, my Hubby & I really enjoyed our evening. Everything that came out of that kitchen looked wonderful… would definitely recommend booking, as it’s not a huge place. We did and were not disappointed..

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 28 July 2022Hi Joanne, we're so pleased you both enjoyed yourselves and your food. Thanks for the great review!

  16. PT

    PatT

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    An extremely enjoyable dinner in Falmouth's Main Street. The food owes much to the South African heritage and is delicious. The South African wines were a perfect accompaniment to the evening.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 28 July 2022We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Amanzi, and hope you'll be back again soon!

  17. RC

    RobC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks and very flexible with the booking

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 28 July 2022Hi Rob, thanks for the great feedback, we hope you'll visit again soon!

  18. K

    Keith

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent host and most delicious food. Great vibe

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 28 July 2022Thanks for the lovely feedback!

  19. S

    Seeonnee

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Should be called Amazing not Amanzi. Excellent food and service

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 28 July 2022Thanks Nigel, maybe we should consider changing our name!! :)

  20. TH

    TraceyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Amanzis always good food this was for a birthday so special occasion can be a bit pricey but the food was great.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 28 July 2022Hi Tracey, thanks for the great review, we're really glad you enjoyed the birthday celebrations!

  21. AB

    AndreaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, one of Falmouth’s best restaurants.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Andrea, thanks so much for the lovely review!

  22. S

    Soothers

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were incredibly helpful and patient with Customers (and I mean my parents) who were unfamiliar with South African cuisine. Food was on the pricey side but made up easily with equally generous portion sizes. Most importantly the food was tasty.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Hi, thanks so much for your review. We are glad you all had an enjoyable experience :)

  23. SH

    SethH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Great food, good service and good value. Sat on terrace w hi ch lacked any atmosphere which is shame as it has sea views which aren’t easy to get.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Seth, thanks for your review. We are sorry you felt our terrace area lacked atmosphere, we have tried to create an inviting area for our customers to dine and have drinks on, including new seating, decking, canopy, lights and heaters. We are also planning on improving this further with new awnings so customers can enjoy the balcony all year round and music played outside to reflect the atmosphere inside our restaurant. We hope you'll be back again soon to experience this!

  24. A

    Anid

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great choice of unusual food. Really tasty will definitely be visiting again

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Thanks for the great review, we hope you'll visit again soon.

  25. BC

    BelindaC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful tasty food. Each dish has its own quirk. The restaurant accommodated us when we unexpectedly had an extra guest with us.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Belinda, thanks for your lovely review and comments. We hope you'll visit again soon.

  26. C

    Charles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff great food highly recommended this place. And shall be returning

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Thank you so much for a great review, we cant wait to have you back again soon!

  27. LP

    LynneP

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant menu with plenty of choice. Great value and food. Good place to eat out in Falmouth.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Lynne, what a fantastic review, thank you! We hope to see you again very soon!

  28. LM

    LornaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A very tasty meal for a special occasion with some unusual foods.It was busy so a bit slow getting our food.I felt a bit overpriced but it was a nice conclusion to a celebratory day.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Lorna, thanks for your lovely review. We're very glad you enjoyed your meal with us and understanding regarding any wait for you food. We are a small restaurant and all meals are made to order, we hope you'll visit again soon!

  29. N

    Nick

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and good, friendly service as usual. Menu pricey but it’s a wonderful dining experience.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Nick, thanks for the great review, we're glad you enjoyed your meal with us!

  30. I

    Ianc

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service, lovely family run restaurant

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Ian, so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, we hope you'll return again soon!

  31. G

    Graduation

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved our meal at Amanzi. The food was delicious and everything including the wine (lovely Rose) was brilliantly priced. Couldn't recommend it more highly for a lovely, casual dinner out. The owner and staff are utterly charming. Do book as it fills up quickly and several diners had to be turned away. Next time we'll try the balcony overlooking the harbour - just gorgeous.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Thank you so much for your lovely review, we hope you enjoyed your celebratory evening and cant wait for you to return and enjoy our balcony. We have new awnings being installed so this can be enjoyed fully all year round!

  32. MG

    MarkG

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Something a bit different! Excellent food and drink menus, quirky surroundings and great staff :)

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 21 July 2022Hi Mark thanks for your fantastic review!

  33. SM

    StephenM

    Mid Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food, ambience excellent service could be a bit more polished. Once again a great place to eat. We were holidaying in St Austell. It was worth the 48 mile round trip.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 10 July 2022Hi Stephen, thanks for your review. We're currently training new front of house and apologise if the service due to this had affected your evening. As with most businesses since the pandemic we have struggled to recruit and are just now getting back to our usual level of staffing. We're so glad you travelled down to eat with us and glad that you enjoyed your meal!

  34. MC

    MikeC

    Nottingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere and friendly helpful staff, could not fault it 👍

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 10 July 2022Hi Mike, thanks for a great review, we're really glad you enjoyed it!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebrating our anniversary, very happy with the service and the food was fantastic, highly recommend the ostrich my wife had the lemon sole and was very pleased. Will definitely be returning

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 10 July 2022Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to your return!

  36. t

    tracyc

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the atmosphere was great. Definitely go again

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 10 July 2022Hi Tracy, thanks so much for a lovely review, we hope to see you again soon!

  37. LM

    LMcG

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very pleasant evening. The staff were very engaging, friendly and informative. The food was superb - full of flavour, and the chips were easily the best we've had. There's a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere. If we didn't live 6 hours away we'd definitely go back!

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 10 July 2022Thanks for the great review, we're so glad you visited on your trip to Falmouth, we hope you'll visit again if you visit Cornwall!

  38. GM

    GiovanniM

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Un allegro e gradevole ristorante, una alternativa ai tipici pub

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 10 July 2022Hi Giovanni, thanks for the great review!

  39. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food, delicious cocktails, efficient, friendly staff, a lovely evening. Thank you. Popular restaurant which meant food service was a little slow, this was recognised and staff apologised.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 10 July 2022Hi Linda, thanks for your review and understanding regarding the service. We have recently been training new staff and although we try not to have this affect our usual service, at peak times this can be noticed. We hope to see you again soon!

  40. W

    Wagjulie

    Bedfordshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Only little niggle was we were sitting amongst loads of stock which was a shame. That wouldn’t stop me going again though.

    Amanzi South African Restaurant FalmouthResponded on 10 July 2022Thanks for your review, we're so glad you enjoyed your meal with us! Unfortunately as a small restaurant we do not have a great deal of storage space so drinks are usually stored in front of the bar area. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Amanzi South African Restaurant Falmouth is rated 4.7 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 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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