Mercury's: ''Queens'' Restaurant
Mercury's in Stone town is named after Freddy Mercury, the flamboyant singer of the rock-group Queen. He was born in Stone Town as Farok Bulsara. In Mercury's you can find pictures of him and Queen and buy T-shirts.
Mercury's is a lovely place at the beach of Stone Town. Several times we spent our lunchbreak here, because of the cool seabreeze in the roofed open-air bar in combination with the perfect view at the beach, the blue ocean and the tiny islands just in front of the coast.
Favorite Dish: I especially liked the salads. So there is a salad ''Freddy's choice'', told te be his favourite
The Ngorongo Crater Rim Lodge: Wow!
The food was divine. Different tastes every night and the staff were great. The barbecue on the balcony was great as when we went out to get our food the views over the crater were stunning.
Favorite Dish: Wild Boar, gazelle, and everything else you would expect along with ostrich.
Oh and the fruit was probably the best i have ever tasted.
PLEASE try the red bananas.Related to:
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Roadside stalls: Go bananas on the road
While on the road, on the way to the beach, or simply in need of a stack of food, buy bananas.
In Tanzania they come in nearly all shapes and sizes. For eating as they are, for cooking and for frying.
Favorite Dish: The small, stubby, yellow ones are the sweetest and the best to eat as they come as a snack.
I love bananas!Related to:
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The Slipway: A break from it all
The Slipway is mainly catering to wealthy locals from this northern coastal side of town, the expat community and people travelling over to Bungoyo Island.
It is a delightful place with good food, mood and drinks.
A tired traveller, a beached-out Bungoyo visitor and a thirsty Slipway centre shopper will all find relief here.
The actual slipway is still operating, albeit in a small fashion. Most of the old wharf buildings hae been taken over by fancy shops, supermarket, a bank, a gallery and an Italian Restauran.
Favorite Dish: Desserte here are good, fruit juices excellent and all the rest of the eclectic menu is good, too.Related to:
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Eating at safaris
One of the best experiences I have about safaris in Tanzania was the lunch time. The safari staff was usually a driver/guide and a cooker. As we hadn't much to do at lunch time but wait for the food I used to observe the cooker. I have never seen do so much with so little. With a few meat pieces, some rice, water and some herbs, they were able to make some delicious dishes... and we had a different dish on each of the 5 days we were with them!!Related to:
One thing that still sticks in my mind is the bus trip from the Zambian border to Dar Es Salaam - it took about 20 hours by bus. As we rolled into the major Tanzanian towns, one did not even have to get off the bus. The locals would come rushing up to the windows offering various 'eats' for sale and that was that!Related to:
Mama Pierina's Restaurant: Mama Pierina's Restaurant
Next to the restaurant is a motel where you can spend the night. Unfortunately, we did not get a good night's sleep there: the African disco did not close until 2 am, and at 3 am the muezzin started calling for Muslim prayers.
Favorite Dish: Pizza
Tent Camp: Lots of food
This is not about a restaurant but the tent camp in the Serengeti. How the chef and his crew managed to come up with some of the dishes they cooked with the equipment they had, I don't know.
Favorite Dish: My favorite food that they fixed was the African food. There was a spiced chicken dish that was wonderful. They also served beef stew, spiced rice, a kind of polenta, cooked greens, including watercress, and a salad of fresh greens.
A TEA SHOP and Naaz,about 3...
A TEA SHOP and Naaz,about 3 blocks apart,A Tea Shop was on morogoro road can't recall the cross street.
Alway's busy and cheap good tasty food.
Favorite Dish: Tea and Kabab's at A Tea Shop and Bhel(a mixture of lentils,spices,patatoes and tamarind juice) was Naaz resturant's speciality,I wonder if either resturant's are still there.
Street BBQ's at Forodhani...
Street BBQ's at Forodhani Gardens
I could eat all I am able (quite a lot) for less than US$3, and the atmosphere is fantastic with a real mix of tourists and locals. Sitting on the harbour wall eating and watching the cooks in action is a great memory of Tanzania.
Favorite Dish: Fresh tuna kebab wrapped in naan bread, with a couple of potato patties on the side. Perhaps followed by a banana and chocolate Zanzibari 'pizza' (apparently unrelated to the Italian version).
For the restrants visit the...
For the restrants visit the Food Juction for a variety of English/Indian/Swahili food. Also there is the NVTC which is 2KM from town but with a good environment and good delicios food. There are other hotels like Naam, Dodoma Hotel, Furaha Hostel and not forgting the CCT. After having a meal don't miss out the famous ALADDIN'S CAVE ICE CREAM PARLOUR, which is a very well known place for ice creams and soft drinks situalted along Market Street and has a great environment for kids and elders too. Alonside the Ice Cream place is the Dodoma Business Centre where you can get facilities for Internet Services, phones, etc.
Emerson & Green's roof...
Emerson & Green's roof restaurant
There's no other place like this.. Have you ever felt like eating on a flying carpet? And I don't mean any Disneyland kind.. It's REAL stuff!
Favorite Dish: There's no menu. they serve you all the same thing.. But it was good!
﻿If you’ve already been...
If you’ve already been in Africa for some time, Dar es Salaam can be really exciting, for one
simple reason: it has some excellent ice cream! If you want something a little bit upscale, go to
The Slipway, a restaurant and shopping square by the ocean. Even if you don’t want to spend
lots of money on food, it’s worth going there and just doing some people watching. There’s also
a great bookstore - expensive, but good for browsing.
Sambusa Two Tables in...
Sambusa Two Tables in Stonetown, Zanzibar. You have to let them know a few hours in advance that you're coming, but it's worth it. You get plied with six or seven courses of ecstatic Swahili/Indian/Arabic food and homemade juice.
Favorite Dish: The sambusas, of course.
In Arusha, my favorite...
In Arusha, my favorite restaurant is Redds. A meat eaters paradise. This restaurant is on the pricy side. For a real adventure, try Zubeda. It is a 'side walk' restaurant where the grill the meat in the open air. For a lot of people, hygienic issues come to mind but I have no complain, so far, and when I am there, I eat there at least once a week. MC Patisserie, they have good food e.g. shawarmas (mediterranean food) and lot of pastries of course.
During your Safari, the foods range from Continental to Indian style to local foods. Most of the hotels have experienced chefs who prepare quality meals.
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Typical very nice Serena lodge: Good food, included in the price Stunning grounds and views All...more
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