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Machweo Fine Dining


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$10 - $55
African, Wine Bar, Belgian, Seafood, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

If you dine here, check the price first. It was excellent food, but, not what we wanted after 24 hours travelling with an early start the next day. But if we had stayed another night here, it perhaps would have been worth it.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 44JHx
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Dinner was disturbed by 20 minutes of very loud prayers from a nearby mosque. But being awakened at 5:15 was terrible. The prayers stopped and started for 20 minutes. I talked to other guests and they said it was every day. I am sure the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

We were a party of 6 and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals here. They are delicious and visually appealing with a very attentive staff. The dinner menu has good choices an as a gluten free person I was not disappointed in anything.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Leslie J
Reviewed December 14, 2018

This is a gorgeous, comfortable place with a beautiful view of Mount Meru, 14,997', the 7th highest mountain in Africa and a terrace on which to eat dinner and watch the beautiful sunset. Unfortunately the prix fixe meal, about $60 each, was not commensurate with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nigerdave
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Our first fine dining experience in Tanzania. The food choices, the wine pairing and the knowledge of the staff were amazing.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tonysbc
Reviewed September 18, 2018

For the last 10 years, this restaurant has been named one of the top, if not THE top, eatery in Tanzania. That is saying a lot, given the number of very high-end lodge restaurants in the country. Machweo's ace is its Belgian-born chef, Axel Janssen,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank ParoleAnima
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Machweo the first night we arrived in Arusha. Beautiful boutique hotel with this restaurant with good food and excellent atmosphere. European prices, but it is worth the experience.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank M7494FZfabiom
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Owned by a Belgian chef who moved here 12 years ago (Axel), we had both lunch and dinner here. Great place to eat. The Belgians know how to cook. Owner knew we liked good food and travel the world to eat at top restaurants, so...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RenatodiCaprio
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Stayed at this "lodge" in Arusha at the start of our trip to the Serengeti. What a way to start. The accommodations are lovely as are the grounds. But the best was the food. Who expects gourmet food in Arusha- but it was, probably because...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank drugs2017
Reviewed February 17, 2018

If you appreciate marvelous, tastefull food, I can only recommend you to visit Machweo - Fine Dining. Thanks to Top Chef - Axel and his team for delicious dinners and lunches during several years. Great variation, excellent food and service!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank garby2018
OnseaHouse, Owner at Machweo Fine Dining, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2018

Dear garby2018, Many thanks for your nice review of our Machweo Fine Dining restaurant. Axel and the team look forward to welcoming you back and hope that many other lunchers and diners find their way to us.

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November 27, 2018|
Response from OnseaHouse | Property representative |
Dear Rebecca, Every day, our chef Axel develops a new menu inspired by the day fresh produce and in harmony with the seasons. Every evening you can expect different appetizers and a small soup, followed by a choice of two... More
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