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Amanzi South African Restaurant Falmouth, Falmouth, Cornwall

Amanzi South African Restaurant Falmouth

4.8
4.8
198 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

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern African, African

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01326 312678

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 198 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    Best Overall

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    Best Value

  • Cornwall

    Innovative

  • Cornwall

    Neighborhood gem

  • Cornwall

    Good for special occasions

  • Cornwall

    Lively

  • South Coast

    Best Overall

  • South Coast

    Best Food

  • South Coast

    Best Service

  • South Coast

    Best Ambiance

  • South Coast

    Best Value

  • South Coast

    Innovative

  • South Coast

    Neighborhood gem

  • South Coast

    Romantic

  • South Coast

    Good for special occasions

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  1. L

    Leanne

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was lovely - food, cocktails, decor. Took my girlfriend there for her birthday and I’m so glad we chose to eat at Amanzi because it was amazing.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great service and always a great atmosphere. The fact that this restaurant is full on a Monday night in late November is testament to how good it is!
  3. KO

    KevinO

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely authentic food. We come whenever we are in Falmouth.
  4. R

    Rachel

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went for lunch and had a wonderful time. The food was amazing and we felt really well looked after. We loved the vibe and can’t wait to go back again.
  5. B

    Becky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just perfect. Thank you for a lovely evening we will definitely be back.
  6. I

    Ichl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great find here in Falmouth. Very tasty and unique food, reasonably priced and. Lovely people. Will be back!
  7. CW

    ClaireW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband had a fab birthday lunch and loved the ostrich. Thank you
  8. GC

    GrahamC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly staff, a good choice of food, both African and British dishes; it was good to have something a bit "different", well cooked and well served.
  9. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked for our daughter's 21st Birthday based on other reviews and were not disappointed. Initial communication was excellent and they were also happy to change the exact timing when asked. The food was outstanding - beautifully cooked and presented. The portions were large so after starters and mains unfortunately there was no room left for dessert. Service was attentive but not obtrusive and everyone was really friendly. Would highly recommend and we will be back in the future!
  10. H

    Heathy

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic, the food was amazing, the staff were brilliant, the owner is lovely. Would recommend to anyone. You need to book because they are busy, but you don't feel rushed or in the way. We will definitely be back.
  11. LB

    LizB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tables very close together, almost sat on a gentleman’s lap when trying to leave! Food was delicious, prawns were just slightly more cooked than usual. Staff friendly and price good! Thank you!
  12. GC

    GarethC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and welcoming staff, really helpful. Location is small yet cosy, with a really nice ambience. For people who fancy something different, a real treat. Great menu and not overwhelming. Ostrich was absolutely amazing! Cocktails also lush. Make sure you book, turned quite a few people away even on a Sunday. Totally worth a visit.
  13. NG

    NeilG

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food, excellent service, good value. The staff were friendly and bubbly, it was a joy to eat there. We will be back.
  14. JB

    JamieB

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food with a special African vide - we will be visiting again
  15. S

    Stuart

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yet again, outstanding food, super tasty, great atmosphere. This place always delivers. We’ll be back!!😋
  16. TB

    TinaBee

    Key West

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely place. The atmosphere was great, vast drinks menu that included cocktails and mocktails. The food was to die for and although it was our servers first day, she was brilliant, friendly and professional. The food was served quickly without rushing us and we were very full on 2 courses. We will be back and will book in advance to be sure we get a table
  17. JC

    JoC876

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where to start?! Incredible food, lovely atmosphere, enjoyable background music at a perfect level and fabulous service. Can even purchase the incredible biltong to take home! The bunny-chow and ostrich skewers are particularly delicious. I’ll be back!!!!
  18. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    More choice on lunchtime menu. Maybe a chicken burger
  19. E

    Emily

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time to Falmouth and we couldn’t wait to get back to Amanzi. Absolutely delicious food and great service.
  20. JD

    JulieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic friendly restaurant, good vibes, the food was delicious, the desserts were to die for… our waitress was bubbly, polite and gorgeous The experience was fantastic… thankyou
  21. FH

    FrancescaH

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our 20 year old twins for pre-birthday dinner and it was really very good. Food was interesting in the best way, different and delicious flavours on beautifully cooked meat, fish and veg. Very good cocktails too…this is a great place
  22. TB

    TrashBat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic and very attentive service. The food was Incredible and portions were very generous for both starters and mains.
  23. LN

    LinziN

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A warm, friendly welcome, great attention from the 3 servers we had. The food was all delicious, there were 5 of us and we all had something different... everything was scrummy and well presented. It was busy but a really laid back atmosphere. 5 ☆☆☆☆☆
  24. CP

    ColinP

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant - staff / food great, very welcoming. Reminded us of our trip through South Africa a few years ago including the Ostrich Sosatie. We will have to ensure we use the train so we can enjoy the cocktails, barman did a very good expresso martini
  25. SC

    SamC

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal service brill everything we had was perfectly cooked totally deserves no 1 spot highly recommend
  26. KW

    KateW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovey food in a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend
  27. CG

    ChristineG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such delicious food which was presented so beautifully! Wide range of food available too. Definitely will be coming back for more soon. Thank you 😊
  28. NW

    NatalieW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Highly recommended Steak was cooked perfectly
  29. T

    Taz45

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After meeting friends this was the perfect place to catch up, great selection of cocktails to choose from while deciding on our food. Staff were friendly and helpful and food was amazing, we will definitely be back again very soon.
  30. SW

    SusanW

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was unusual and the beef was tender but it was all meat and chips. You had to pay extra for veg like corn on the cob £4, which I think is ridiculous. The South African gin Hout Bay was very nice. Puddings are very pricey too. £7 or £8 for a pudding. I enjoyed it but it but it was very overpriced . You pay for the novelty I think. Everything was well cooked and tasted lovely , especially the chips.
  31. LR

    LoisR

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really great find in Falmouth. Food was delicious and service spot on.
  32. G

    Garold

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places to eat in Falmouth. Food is always amazing and served with a smile
  33. LV

    LukeV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the cocktails were Amazing! Highly recommend and will be back!
  34. MR

    MichaelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here as a party of three one mid week lunchtime. Good selection of menu items from both the lunchtime and evening menus. One had monkey gland burger, one had calamari and one had two starters as a main (calamari and South African sausage). All were tasty and to be recommended, especially the chips and the chakalaka veg. We managed to squeeze in a couple of desserts; koeksisters doughnut and coffee bay mud pie.
  35. M

    Malcontent

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Amanzi is always a delight. On the face of it specialising in southern African food may not seem a winner, but consider the cultural mix that comprises the likes of RSA, Malawi, Tanzania & Kenya, there are some real delights in store. The decor captures some of the ambiance of the region, and the background music is an excellent summary of 'popular' southern African tastes. If I have a criticism, it is merely that the menu doesn't rotate very quickly. If it did, I'd be there more often.
  36. CV

    ChaneV

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks and service was outstanding. Really lovely experience. A taste of home
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food friendly service as always
  38. JC

    JulieC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I messed up the booking I made and the staff were so lovely about it, didn’t make a fuss and were friendly and welcoming. The food is amazing, will definitely be going back.
  39. CC

    CollinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, lekker food and atmosphere. Will be back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely superb

FAQs

Amanzi South African Restaurant Falmouth is rated 4.8 stars by 198 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Amanzi South African Restaurant Falmouth

38 Arwenack St, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3JF

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Falmouth

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 10:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern African, African

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Vegan, Wine

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