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“Simply the Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flame Tree Cottages Restaurant

Flame Tree Cottages Restaurant
PO Box 1752 | Flame Tree Cottages, Nungwi, Tanzania
+255242240100
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Ranked #13 of 25 Restaurants in Nungwi
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Cape Town, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Simply the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

I went to Zanzibar with a friend and I researched our trip and chose to stay at Flame Tree, how blessed we were. The location is fabulous as is the locally sourced and caught food. The chef has been taught by the owner Elizabeth and it shows! Everything is lovingly prepared and presented, delicious, tasty and fresh. We ate elsewhere once and came right back to Flame Tree. So glad we chose to stay here. The cottages are fantastic too, simple, clean and the staff a delight. If you stay take the boat out with the Captain and his mate and go snorkelling with a picnic just heaven.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamburg, Germany
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“nice location with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

i came to the flame tree cottages due to the short distance from my guesthouse and i was happy finding it. i tried the delicious spanish omelette for breakfast and several dishes for dinner as well. the beautiful spot directly on the beach of nungwi is just perfect for either a romantic candlelight dinner, a friends table or even for one person like me ;-)
the food was really good and the staff very kind. just one thing i'm complaing about are the restrooms, they are not very nice and clean and the soap was always missed.

Visited March 2012
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great crab and lobster dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

My husband and I had dinner at this restaurant a few times during our recent stay at Flame Tree Cottages. The whole cooked crab and lobster dishes were very tasty (and filling). The only thing missing from this restaurant is a good drinks menu. We ate at a few other restaurants along the beach, all of which offered extensive drinks menus to go with the meals including cocktails and spirits. We expected to be able to buy cocktails at such an exotic location but were very disappointed.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A superb surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

After safari + mainland Tanzania a few days on Zanzibar. The restaurants are not the main attraction of this country. Stayed a few days at Flame Tree Cottages, and here the kitchen team was a very positive surprise. Especially sea food - an absolute recommendation. Top!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Daily specials with tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

The location was great, tables are under the trees beside the ocean and it is a short walk from the Hilton Doubletree. They offered a variety of dishes and the fish was fresh. Meals weren't big portions but it was tasty. Prices were ok, but more expensive than some of the cheaper restaurants nearby. I would recommend going there at least once during your stay and see what you think.

Visited January 2012
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