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Mercury's Restaurant

Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
255 77 741 3081
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best place to be in Stone town! Whenever you go there the atmosphere itself will tells you that you're in Zanzibar! Many Tourists and less local people inside this place! Nice and low sound music can refresh your Journey and welcome you to this attractive island! Beautiful Island of Zanzibar!

Thank Justaz M
Bogota, Colombia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been here twice and both times the service was awful. In addition, ask for a receipt. When asking for the bill, the staff will only tell you the amount you owe, not give you a receipt and pocket the money. So, ask for a proper receipt so the staff stop stealing. Also, they don't serve food before 11:30 a.m.... More 

Thank Jen N
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many people told me to visit this iconic restaurant in Stone Town and I was not disappointed. Located close to the bustling Jetty this restaurant offers a great view over looking the vast expanse of the ocean serving great food over Freddie Mercury's songs. They have Freddie's posters and other memorabilia of the Queen band. Service is good and the... More 

Thank ajaychopra67
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Prawn cocktail and a couple of beer made us happy at this very nice bar-restaurant, located close to everything in Stone Town pretty much. Prices are more than ok and atmosphere is nice.

1 Thank Yxela
Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great setting on the water and the service was friendly. The pricing is quite steep for the poor quality food. The tuna and prawns were overdone which was disappointing for our first night in Zanzibar. After mentioning it to the manager he gave one of the meals to us at no charge to make up for it which was... More 

Thank Joanne T
Kampala, Uganda
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Freddy Mercury... I expected a little more of an odd to him at this restaurant. But mercury is in a convenient location on the water. There are way too many flies though. I miss the pizza menu. It's pretty basic.

Thank Aida N
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place for a drink at sunset, but food could really improve. With this location, if they smartened the place up and improved the quality of the food, they could make fortune.

Thank AfricaTraveller49
Melbourne, Australia
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454 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had one night in Zanzibar before heading off to Matemwe. This restaurant was close to where we were staying. Entered at 6:10pm and left at 8:30pm. Service not great, food palatable but only just and then when it came time to pay, only cash accepted, which I didn't have. Had to then make the 5 min walk to the... More 

Thank Michael2810
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at Mercury, and the ingredients were good, but unfortunately preparation was not up to standard. The prawn cocktail was drowning in dressing and the main course had a dry and not very fresh piece of kingfish. The squid was also rather anonymous, so even decent lobster and prawns could not save the meal. On the positive side, service... More 

Thank Inge S
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Took over 45 minutes to receive meal with a non crowded restaurant . Wait staff wasn't fluent in English. Food is nothing to write home about

Thank Elycia I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: 255 77 741 3081
Mercury's Restaurant is situated right next to the sea port - PERFECT if you are entering Zanzibar by boat! Our menu offers a range of fresh fish, soups, seafood, club sandwich, pizza, fajitas & many vegetarian options. All our tables are situated on an open plan deck with a view of the indian ocean & the nearby islands. Come and enjoy a Zanzibar Ice spiced coffee or fresh juice at Mercury's....

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