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The Blue Heron

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Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 785 555 127
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9 reviews
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Just what you need. A garden with shade, playground, lawn, good food and drinks, a shop, a safari company in the back yard, sweet staff and .. did I mention the daybeds in the garden?. Excellent place to hang out!

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Thank Jutta J
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
Reviewed February 21, 2017

We went there for our last night in Tanzania, and celebrated my brother's BD. There was a live band, and food was scrumptious. Highly recommended.

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Thank Ahallal
Cape Town
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Delicious food in an incredibly relaxing setting. The perfect place to get of your feet and relax with some great food and drink.

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4 reviews
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The Blue Heron is our favorite lunch place. Never disappoints and the service is impeccable. While one does not think of pizza as a Tanzanian dish (it's not) the Blue Heron has wonderful pizza . . . they have a full menu and it is in a quiet location. Great place for a private business lunch.

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Thank GIL W
Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

The Blue Heron offers you delicious freshly prepared food in very decent quantities. We wish we could have tried their pizza but they were just finishing their remodel of the outdoor oven and bar area. They have a selection of beers and wine that are good and reasonably priced. The outdoor seating is a plus and the grounds offer you... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

The Blue Heron is a restraunt set in a beautiful garden environment. You can eat your lunch with the sounds of trickling water from the fountain and birds chirping while being relatively close to one of the main roads in Arusha town. The menu is extensive and offers mostly western food choices - great if you are missing home. The... More 

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Thank Nebambery
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

The Blue Heron was exactly what we needed. Coming back to Arusha after Kilimanjaro climb we decided to go here for lunch. We both had pizzas and they were really good. Nice crisp bottom from their pizza oven. The prices are like in Europe but the service and food is worth it.

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Thank Thk1989
Arusha, Tanzania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Always a lovely atmosphere at Blue Heron sitting in the garden on the plush settees sipping on a fresh squeezed juice with great company. A very chilled place with super efficient and friendly staff. A lovely selection of drinks, wine and beers and the menu is there to suit all tastes. Freshly prepped do it yourself salads, lovely pastas that... More 

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Rockville
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

After a long 6 days in the serengeti and Ngorongoro, we had a long drive to the airport. The plan was to stop at Arusha for lunch but we didn't know where until we got there. I pulled up TripAdvisor reviews and blue heron definitely stood out. I asked our guide if he knew and he said that it's good.... More 

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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Meals served in garden setting with tables well spaced out. Good food at reasonable prices. Craft shop with good selection of local crafts.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 785 555 127

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