Treat your family to the magic of Meikles on Heroes' Holidays

As summer sunshine and blue skies make a welcome return, Zimbabweans eagerly look forward to two days of holidays – Heroes’ Day (Monday 8 August) and Defence Forces’ Day (Tuesday 9 August). And if you’re in Harare, planning to go to either or both important national events, why don’t you combine your outings with a visit to Meikles Hotel in the heart of the city?
The best family treats would be to enjoy a sumptuous High Tea in the famed Tanganda Tea Lounge, situated just off the lobby, or perhaps a delicious breakfast at the newly revitalised Meikles Pavilion Bistro that overlooks Africa Unity Square. An amazing smorgasbord awaits you in a great family atmosphere. Then, of course, there’s the Meikles flagship restaurant, La Fontaine, for the most elegant dinner experience in town. La Fontaine first opened in 1958 and was extensively refurbished in 2013 so that it perpetually maintains its iconic status as Zimbabwe’s finest restaurant.
Finally, for fun-loving adults and their friends you may choose to visit The Explorers’ Bar for a light table d’hôte lunch in a warm and inviting ambiance. The good news is that the two holidays of Monday and Tuesday will be quiet in the city and you may park, under cover, in the guarded Meikles Car Park.
Zimbabweans from all walks of life commemorate Heroes’ Day each year at the National Heroes’ Acre just outside Harare when wreaths are laid on the graves of all Heroes’ at this impressive national shrine. Then, next day, the 60,000-seat National Sports Stadium is the venue for Defence Forces’ Day activities that include various forms of entertainment for the large crowd.
After these two special days, or perhaps at the weekend, we look forward to welcoming you to Meikles. Here are the opening times for the various choices from Saturday 6 through Tuesday 9 August:
La Fontaine Grill Room & Can-Can Bar
Monday   :  6.00pm- 10.30pm
Tuesday   :  6.00pm- 10.30pm
The Pavilion Bistro Restaurant
Saturday  : CLOSED
Sunday     : CLOSED
Monday    : CLOSED
Tuesday    : CLOSED
The Tanganda Tea Lounge
Monday    : OPEN ALL DAY
Tuesday    : OPEN ALL DAY
The Explorers’ Bar Lunch
Monday    : CLOSED
Tuesday    : CLOSED