Dusty Road is a traditional Zimbabwean restaurant situated in the bustling heart of Chinotimba, the largest and oldest township in Victoria Falls just 2km from the centre of town and next to the 24-hour clinic.
Step inside our thriving home and experience the vibrancy of the community, as local vendors sell their wares, enticing smells waft from the charcoal fires and your eyes are treated to bright and inventive creations recycled from the region with a heavy dose of African humour and ingenuity.
Our food is cooked the Zimbabwean way, on open fires and in cast iron pots and ovens, giving you an authentic, wholesome and tasty food experience. The Dusty Road style is cheerful, earthy, soulful and funky with a true purpose at its core. The welfare of women, female empowerment and the awareness of Zimbabwean culture is of huge importance to us.
Our aim is to improve the livelihoods of the families in this town through exposure to our visitors and the transcendental gift of human interaction over a delicious meal.
Enjoy and mwende kabotu! (have fun!)
Please ask your guide, lodge or hotel for transport, and please drive slowly as there are a lot of children in the area.
Dusty Road will be open from midday until 10 pm. It is for diners only and not a bar. Please make sure you pre-book. Dinner in the evenings will start at 6.30 pm. We recommend you get here early to truly feel the township and be able to see it in daylight to get the full experience.
The dusty Road restaurant menu is traditional using as many local ingredients where possible and even some wild indigenous ones. It may vary due to the availability of certain products, in-season but there will always be plenty of variety for people with all sorts of tastes. However, should you have a specific dietary requirement please let us know well in advance.
We are open to private events and any additional entertainment should your group want it.
Lunch and Dinner are both Buffets, although we will plate or send platters to the tables for smaller numbers.
Our bar is limited to beer, wine, gin, whisky, Amarula and soft drinks. We are trying where possible to use local beverages, however, we will also have a variety of South African wines which will be sold by the glass or by the carafe.
Dusty Road is headed by Sarah Lilford, one of Zimbabwe’s top established caterers is now operating from Victoria Falls. Experienced in camp and lodge kitchen consultancy, private and corporate brunches, lunches and dinners, high teas, cocktail parties, product launches, weddings, bush dinners, catering in town, country and remote areas.
Dusty Road caters for special events, packed gourmet Safari Food, on-the-go for chartered flights, transfers, boat cruises and safaris. We also supply cost-effective traditional meals for staff.
Benefit from our network of trusted suppliers, our international qualifications and 20 years of experience in catering within Africa. Competitive prices, outstanding events and superb food.
Real Artisanal Food describes our product. Wholesome yet stylish, bursting with flavour, colourful, fresh and fun. Sarah has picked up ideas from her travels around Africa and the rest of the world and adapted them to give her cooking an Afro–fusion edge and a uniquely Zimbabwean twist, by using as many natural, locally-grown products as possible.
Think of a function, a meal or an event and challenge our team to deliver it.
Food for Sarah is very much about friends and family. She has two young children, Jack and Andie who love being in the kitchen and cooking up their own storms!
Sarah’s trade name ‘Dusty Road’ says it all. From her recipes to the style of cooking, to the community grown produce and her wholesome outdoor lifestyle. Each road she takes leads to somewhere special and interesting. Most people agree that food brings a family together. In her family, this is not around the dining room table but at the kitchen work counter.
The Dusty Road menu is traditional using as many local ingredients where possible and even some wild indigenous ones. It may vary due to the availability of certain products in the season but there will always be plenty of variety for people with all sorts of tastes. As well as sourcing products for the corner store from the surrounding community, we are currently working with them to also create a development program and shall update this page as soon as it is up and running.