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“Best food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gourmet

Gourmet
Plot 600/1 Ally Sykes Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
255-718-464547
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Ranked #2 of 160 restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Tucked away in a tranquil garden and terrace setting with a cooling sea breeze, Gourmet will serve you delicious food inspired by the Mediterranean region of southern Europe and north Africa. If you prefer to sit indoors, you can enjoy our intimate and charismatic bistro and bar area. Our range of wines have been selected to satisfy most tastes and are very competitively priced. The GouRmet kitchen is open Wednesday to Friday from 6pm to 10pm, 1pm to 10pm on Saturday and 1pm to 9pm on Sunday. Where to find us.....On old Bagamoyo Road, about 3km from Kawe roundabout turn right at Rainbow Club junction (or if coming from Whitesands direction towards Kawe, turn left at Rainbow junction) and follow the dirt road down to the beach. Gourmet is 50 metres on your left.
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“Best food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The best food in Dar is British cuisine? Unbelieveable to have all those words in the same sentence. This is not a place for Brit ex-pats missing their mum's cooking (you can go for Sunday lunch at the George & Dragon for that), this is about the finest food available to humankind. Anyone who keeps a Braised Beef moist right to the end deserves an award. Anyone who can offer black pudding on a menu in Tanzania deserves even more.

When you are in this restaurant, everything feels a little bit special. A lot of work has gone into the design and seating so that it is elegant, warm and soft at the edges. Orders are taken on tabs and wifi'd through to the kitchen. It feels like you are in a world class restaurant but in Dar es Salaam. The hostess also makes you feel very special; it was a role she was born for.

On the down side, some of the portions were a little small. I personally prefer small portions, but if you are a big eater, you need to check you're not ordering a small portioned meal otherwise you may be disappointed. Also, it is far out of town if you go between 5pm - 7pm, due to the traffic. Go a little later.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Leaving the wonderful but intense chaos of the city centre of Dar es Salaam and stepping through the date of Gourmet is like entering another world. Peaceful. Meticulously cared for. Comfortable. Relaxing. The food is outstanding. In visits so far, I've enjoyed the Moroccan pie and the braised beef. Both were delightful: well prepared and presented. The service here is attentive without being overly so. I look forward to returning.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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