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Mercury's Restaurant (Zanzibar)

Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Tanzania
255 77 741 3081
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Ranked #40 of 58 Restaurants in Stone Town
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Mercury's Restaurant is situated right next to the sea port - PERFECT if you are entering Zanzibar by boat! Our menu offers a range of fresh fish, soups, seafood, club sandwich, pizza, fajitas & many vegetarian options. All our tables are situated on an open plan deck with a view of the indian ocean & the nearby islands. Come and enjoy a Zanzibar Ice spiced coffee or fresh juice at Mercury's....
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Go here for drinks and late evening live music on Wednesday and Saturdays. Food is ok too, as expected: a bit slow and staff service is typical for the island ie. not very attentive. Location by the port and on the beach, good to see the kids playing and the boats coming in and out for little trips.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The place has a nice view. The food was average and so was the service. We dropped in because of the Freddie Mercury connection and ended up a little disappointed. They just have some pictures put up on the walls and that's about it.

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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Would have been average but had to bump it up as the service and view were great. Price was reasonable. The pizza sucked but the curry was quite good and beer was cheap enough. Always important to have cheap beer and good service!

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Since I arrived in Zanzibar I wanted to head over to Mercury's and check the place out, however being a huge Queen fan, I shouldn't have set my hopes that high. I really thought that this place would have a lot more Freddie Mercury and Queen related stuff around considering just how big the band was and in many ways... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had a pleasant enough meal. Service was ok and food was alright. Didn't feel they made enough of the Freddie Mercury connection. You could have been in any restaurant. Good view of the harbour. Enjoyed watching local lads playing footy on the beach as sun went down.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Such a lovely location and such a great name reputation - but food leaves much to be desired - such a shame - and very expensive too

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4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Likes: Location, right on the beach. Wide menu choices. Food good, got a bit of atmosphere. Dislikes: Staff found difficulty in smiling, menu seemed rather international "fast food" style rather than Tanzanian favourites. Overpriced to catch the less discerning visitor. Overall view: OK if you don't mind paying a little over the odds for burger and chips.

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18 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Stopped into Mercury's before boarding the ferry to Dar (could see the ferry arriving so no need to rush). Great view and the staff were very friendly and helped me to charge my phone. Beer was cold and reasonably priced and it was great to read some of the history of Freddie in the menu. Would recommend.

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great welcome bar to Zanzibar. Easy walk from the ferry. It reminded me a little of the Schooner Wharf in Key West. The food was good, the beer was cold, and the prices were cheap. They even held our bags while we explored Stone Town before our cab whisked us away to Mtemwe. Bonus, they weren't playing non-stop 'Queen' on... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great view over the harbour, cold Kilimanjaro's, great atmosphere. Plenty Mercury memorabilia. Close to Stone Town for some shopping.

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Additional Information about Mercury's Restaurant (Zanzibar)

Address: Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Tanzania
Phone Number: 255 77 741 3081
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar  >  Stone Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Seafood

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