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The Moorings

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Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | PO Box 10294, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
+254736547923
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food Afloat

The floating restaurant is awesome. You enjoy your meal amid a lovely atmosphere and cool breeze. Perfect for a sundowner

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Maenta
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Mombasa, Kenya
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wichita, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great location and views. Food was nothing special. We went with a lot of anticipation but after effect of the food was not to kind to some of the folks in our party. Stay away from the deep fried honey dipped prawns!

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Well what an afternoon, we popped out for a light lunch and to be honest the only reason we choose The Moorings was due to the watery location, I was a little worried about the proximity of the bridge with heavy traffic however wow were we impressed! As we sat on the pontoon decking, shaded by umbrellas, we would have... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I visited Moorings with my girlfriend for a pleasant lunch with a view. We were not disappointed. Unsure as to what to order we thought we would share a few starters. The smoked sailfish was simply fantastic and the garlic prawns were excellent. Both dishes were perfectly cooked, well presented and very reasonably priced. We couldn't ask for more. Pleasant... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The floating restaurant is awesome. You enjoy your meal amid a lovely atmosphere and cool breeze. Perfect for a sundowner

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Mombasa, Kenya
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

loved the breeze and the beautiful environment for such fantastic time with your lover !will come again for a treat with my wife !!! beautiful !!!

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Horley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The location and atmosphere is great but the food this time was very poor and the service indifferent. The price is very high for what you get.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Very friendly staff and excellent food. Not just on one occasion but many visits in Jan and Feb 2015. A very good place to relax and enjoy like. Will be back in Dec.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A few kilometers away from the city of Mombasa in the neighbouring town of Matwapa lies this little cosy floating resteraunt. It's bang on the creek and comprises of two floating decks. Food is quite decent, perfect ambiance for lunch. Dinnertime might be too dark to enjoy the views this place has to offer. A bit of a walk from... More 

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Mtwapa, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have celebrated together our last Valentinesday at the Restaurant Moorings for dinner. The food was excellent and the service was kindly. The location is very nice and the view to the Mtwapa Creek is beautifull. I would recommend you to book a table in advance, especially for days like Valentinsday.

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Lille, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have been here many times , for many many years.. ' the Moorings ' is a unique location and just right..being away from the main tourist stream , being something wonderfull different , a place by the waters of Mtwapa creeck. It is a place where airline crews would love to enjoy their drinks during a long layover ,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Off Mombasa- Malindi Road | PO Box 10294, Mtwapa 80101, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mtwapa
  • Phone Number: +254736547923

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?