Where to eat in Nelspruit? | iinfo TZANEEN

This is a tough question to answer as Nelspruit has so many and varied restaurants, pubs, coffee shops etc. The capital of Mpumalanga has an increasingly multi-ethnic society which results in the establishment of eateries from nearly every corner of the world.
A few popular haunts are discussed below, but take note that this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many more delightful spots with delicious temptations for the taste buds.
Chez Vincent with its bistro style, and Orange Restaurant with its contemporary cuisine, are popular among locals. More restaurants, pubs and arts and crafts shops can be found at Casterbridge Farm, which has been converted into a lifestyle centre.
Most game lodges and tour groups offer bush dinners around roaring fires, where fish, beef, lamb, chicken, pork and game meat like kudu, ostrich, crocodile or wild boar are served. Mpumalanga is also famous for its fresh trout.
Adega Nelspruit is a restaurant that caters for a variety of different tastes & styles.  It is best known for its prawns, steak, chicken and sushi! This Portuguese restaurant caters for any occasion and can be contacted on 013 741 3978. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 11h00 to 22h00 and on Sundays from 11h00 to 21h00.
Die Stoep (Afrikaans for ‘veranda’) has been voted the best coffee shop and lunch spot in Nelspruit, owed to a casual atmosphere that keeps drawing customers back for delicious breakfasts, casual lunches and home style dinners. Banting dieters and vegetarians will be overjoyed with their options.
The menu sports cocktails and custom-made shooters. Local craft beer by Sabie Brewing Company sits there in the fridge waiting for the hot-summer-day customers. Live events are presented here with casual interaction with artists.
Wednesday’s are Open Mic Nights which often exposes hidden musical talent.
The Zest Restaurant is situated on a farm in the hills above Nelspruit. It is surrounded by large peaceful gardens from where spectacular views of the Mpumalanga bushveld, adjacent farms and the magnificent Crocodile Gorge can be relished.
True to the spirit of Africa, Zest’s culinary style represents a rich blend of global influences. Its roots are embedded in French, Mediterranean and Italian traditions, blended imaginatively with the best local flavours and fresh produce.
The décor underwrites the fusion of the above. Zest presents all this in an unpretentious country atmosphere, found in the use of genuine butter, Italian olive oil and hearty portions! From Zest @Kavanga the guest enjoys sweeping Lowveld panoramas as an added bonus.
Smokers aren’t shunned but catered for in appointed areas. Kids are welcome during the day while the evenings are more sophisticated and quiet.  It needn’t be just an evening out as accommodation is available. Zest is open from Tuesday to Saturday 09:00 – 21:30 and on Sunday 09:00 – 15:30.
The Jock is the place where old friends meet and new friends are made. As the beautiful true story of that brave little dog, honoured in several spots on the Jock-of-the-Bushveld route, so also the restaurant has become a Lowveld Legend.
The Jock Pub and Grill finds its Wednesday and Friday nights to be a buzz of social activity. Saturdays are dedicated to rugby, cricket and “braaivleis”. (Similar to, but better than, the American barbecue!)
Picasso’s is a Mexican restaurant with the key ingredients necessary to make visitors return for more: really good food, a friendly atmosphere and fresh ingredients. Picasso’s Mexican Taqueria offers freshly made Mexican food for lunch and dinner.
Picasso’s Mexican Taqueria became a reality in White River, South Africa, in 2014. (White River is only 21km, or ten minutes’ drive away from Nelspruit). It was modelled on Stratos and Debbie Perakis’ Picasso-On-The-Beach in Naxos, Greece, three families joined forces to bring Picasso’s to life in the South African Lowveld – the Perakis from Naxos; John and Lyn Davis (who have been visiting Naxos for 20 years, enjoying Picasso’s extraordinary Mexican food) and Tracey and Olaf Golitz, who visited Naxos for the first time in 2014 and fell in love with the inspiration of the local Picasso.
The restaurant has a winning atmosphere and is open seven days a week, from 11am to 10pm.

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