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Flame Tree Cottages Restaurant

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PO Box 1752 | Flame Tree Cottages, Nungwi, Tanzania
+255242240100
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

I recommend this place. We were there in low season, so at first we thought is was closed. Also had breakfast there. All fine!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I recommend this place. We were there in low season, so at first we thought is was closed. Also had breakfast there. All fine!

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Emmen, The Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

I did stay in one of these cottages for more than a week. From the first day on I had a great experience of my mouth . They Always serve first a "teaser" ( the gesture of the chef).Normaly I am having fish and vegetarian dishes, ( today a very nice lobster). What did surprise me is that the catch... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Probably the fastest service we have received since being in Tanzania. It has a great ocean front location. The food was tasty, the menu changes daily. Definitely a great place to eat. They even have yoga courses to help burn off some of the calories.

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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Run as a family concern (we met Elizabeth the owner), this is a charming little hide-away between the Double Tree and the Z Hotel. Offering Yoga at sun set (arrange personally for x 2 people), its sea-side restaurant is just the ticket. We arrived en masse - some 12 of us who were at a conference at the Double Tree... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We ate here February 2014. We booked Flame Tree Restaurant with the owner, Elizabeth, in person a few days before our actual wedding day. We had a great sit down meeting to discuss what we wanted. The owners and chef made a custom menu for us with various appetizers, main course options, sides, salads, wine, teas and coffee. They even... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Good food , service not to fast :-) but à wonderful view on the sea... A very Nice dinner Not expensive , good wine Thank you

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London, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The view and ambiance is fantastic but you have to wait for over an hour to get served your appetizers and another hour for your main dish. No snacks served in between so if you re really hungry prepare to starve. Also soap in the coed bathroom would be a nice touch. Prices compared to nearby restaurants is steep, as... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We ate here in February 2013 for Valentine's night dinner. We requested and reserved a beach front table and it came with candlelight, moonlight and Christmas lights in the trees, plus fresh breeze off the ocean. Great location away from some of the crazy music at other places. You can actually hear the ocean and each other talk. The water... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We didn't stay at Flame Tree but decided to try the restaurant for dinner. Unfortunately, despite the good reviews, it was the worst dining experience we had during our time in Nungwi. The service was painfully slow (our samosa appetizer took 40 min) and the food was average at best (my squid was lukewarm and almost tasteless). The setting was... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed at the DoubleTree Hilton and for a change of scenery decided to try Flame Tree Cottages Restaurant for lunch. The restaurant is a short easy beach walk along from the Hilton. The setting is pleasant, situated on the sand with views over the sea with wooden tables set underneath the shade of trees. The menu offering was simple... More 

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  • Address: PO Box 1752 | Flame Tree Cottages, Nungwi, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Nungwi
  • Phone Number: +255242240100

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