Tales from the kitchen

As humans, we’re hard-wired for connection. Gathering around a table feeds that need. It’s a place where bonds are reaffirmed and where breaking bread actually breaks down barriers. The most lasting human relationships are formed around the table, rooted by love. Today, we welcome you to gather around a table here at Mpeti that displays a life of abundance, celebration and good memories here in the heart of the Zululand.

Chef Abdur can tantalize even the most sophisticated pallets with his mouthwatering dishes.  

Dining at Mpeti is a decadent experience designed to entice and invigorate your taste buds. The cuisine is traditional with a modern twist, specializing in fresh sustainably sourced seafood and a large variety of red meat, poultry and venison dishes. We source fresh produce from the local lying areas and most of our meat is sourced from free range and organic suppliers in the Natal Midlands, guaranteeing the best quality with the most tender cuts.

Chef Abdur has created the most scrumptious vegetarian & vegan dishes and will happily whip up something amazing for special dietary needs.

We want you to relax and indulge in a true fine dining experience, believing that your experience will match our commitment to delivering the best stay you have had in Zululand.

Chef Abdur, Mpeti Lodge, Mpeti Restaurant, Food, Foodie, Food platter

Mpeti’s Signature Dishes

Chef Paul’s Beef Wellington

Medium Rare Fillet of beef coated with crispy bacon, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Garlic and Macadamia nuts then wrapped in Puff Pastry and baked until golden brown finished off with a merlot reduction

Wok Fried Calamari

Falkland calamari tubes lightly dusted with African spices and seared to perfection
Prepared in a lemon & roasted garlic butter

Aromatic Thai Prawn Curry

Plump pink prawn’s sautéed in a home-made Thai red curry paste cooled with coconut cream and coriander, served with sambals & poppadums


Balsamic Roasted Beetroot & Toasted Pine Kernel Salad

Corn fava bean mustard tigernut jícama green bean celtuce collard greens Pea horseradish azuki


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