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Rivertrees Restaurant

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 07/15/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$2 - $10
Pizza, International, Pub, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

Spent 3 nights @ Rivertrees & loved our breakfast buffet, lunch & dinners. Especially the amazing wood-fire oven Pizza!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021

Wide choice of food at breakfast, several juice choices, your choice of types of tea or coffee. Dinners were well balanced and great.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 28, 2021

I also have a longer review posted for the Inn itself. The restaurant is great. Wonderful breakfast buffet. Service is great (as it is seemingly everywhere in Tanzania). The bar is very nice. Afternoon tea was nice. Dinner was excellent both nights that we were...there. I had pizza both nights. Rivertrees pizza is some of the best that I have ever had. The crust is perfect and the toppings are spot on.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 5, 2021

We wanted to get out of Arusha the night before our return home. We succeeded beyond our expectations. We had a cabin by the river and overlooking trees that hosted several different types of monkeys. The room was spacious and comfortable. We didn't need the...mosquito netting, but it added some extra charm. Walking through the property simply added to the great overall atmosphere. That night we ate onsite. Excellent. Lots of locals there for BBQ and for the music, which was a blend of Western, reggae and African. Our only regret was that we hadn't book there on the front end of our trip.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed May 3, 2021

We ate at this restaurant a number of times during our stay at Rivertrees County Inn. While many guests eat here, there are plenty of..

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed October 18, 2020

We ate at this restaurant a number of times during our stay at Rivertrees County Inn. While many guests eat here, there are plenty of patrons who aren’t staying onsite too, and everyone is welcome. There’s an option to eat on the patio, under the...pavilion, or under the big trees in the grass (which was our choice each time). Service was friendly and welcoming, though it could be slow at times when it was very busy. The menu has something for everyone, and because we stayed at the inn twice during our recent trip to the region, we tried a number of dishes. There were a number of options for vegetarians, and a couple of vegan and gluten free options as well. The Zanzibari Coconut & Vegetable Curry was tasty, the Grilled Chicken was a surprise hit, the soup of the day was tasty when we had it, and the pizzas – especially the roasted vegetable – are worth trying, and they’re made in a big woodfired oven outside. One night they had live music and Swahili Barbecue, which was tasty; I tried the mishikaki (beef skewers), ndizi mzuzu (barbecued bananas), and the kachumbari (tomato, cucumber, onion, and spicy pepper salad). The barbecue was my favorite meal of them all! A few beers are on offer, and they are all reasonably priced around TZS 4,000. The food prices are reasonable (TZS 9,500 – 19,000 for a main) but are definitely more expensive than at other restaurants in the area. Nonetheless, it was delicious, and it’s worth visiting. Credit cards accepted.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed June 30, 2020

Very attentive staff who brought along mosquito repellent. Food was exactly what we were looking for after a long journey from Europe - hearty and filling. Thank you!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed March 16, 2020

Stopped in with friends for tea time in the gardens. Greeted by very friendly server who quenched our thirst with freshly squeezed juices.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

Fresh food. They even have their own garden. Excellent lasagna, pizza and soups. Walls are open and they provide umbrellas in the event it starts to rain.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

This is THE ONLY place to visit for food, drinks, coffee. Set in the most fabulous grounds, there was a varied & comprehensive menu, of a very high standard. 5 years ago our family stayed over night, and the rooms were absolutely charming. Dont miss...this haven.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, Rivertrees Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Rivertrees Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Rivertrees Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4