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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
Today
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to drop into Freddy Mercury's restaurant and did so on our second last day in Zanzibar. We had amazing fish tacos (ordered a second helping) and a wonderful drink (Freddy Mercury's Baba or something like that). Service was a bit lackadaisical but very pleasant. We enjoyed it enough that we went back for a last lunch the next... More 

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Thank Stephen B
Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

in comparison to other restaurants and bars it is rather expensive. Service is sort of OK but far from good. Music aint my style - but even if you love Freddy Merrcury the loudspeakers still are terrible.

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Thank dive_instructor_nic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really love the style and the atmosphere it brings. Order a burger with a Kilimanjaro! Enjoyed the food and the live music, popular songs that made everyone dance.

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Thank Lau C
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always something to see while waiting for your food. An extensive menu, meat, fish and veg. The squid and calamari is delicious. The Freddy Mercury favorite salad is modest compared to man it is named after. Good coffee.

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Thank peter m
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You'll pay an 18% extra in the end. Misleading communication because the staff doesn't tell you about it, you're supposed to read the very first page of the menu to find it out and everyone obviously skips that page to go straight to the actual menu.

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Thank Suzanne M
Alice Springs, Australia
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88 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bad food and service at lunch, but good food and service in the evening. Not too bad on price for area.

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Thank Carol H
Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we went was on a Friday night around sunset. We sat by the beach with a fun soccer game going on. My stomach was struggling so I got the french onion soup and hubs got the stir-fry seafood. Both very tasty. We then moved to the bar area and watched the Olympics. Music was nice (not enough... More 

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Thank secrets512
Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seafood platter we ordered was overcooked and the French fries were stale. It took forever for waitstaff to come around even though only 4 tables were filled. Don't bother, there are better restaurants in Stone Town

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Thank TravellingHK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is located right on the beach next to the port which is an amazing view over the ocean and all of the ships coming to the port and leaving. A great ocean adventure I would say. The menu is well overpriced, seems as if they are using the famous name to attract tourist that would pay anything. Also,... More 

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Thank Daniel W
Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their prices are extremely high for Zanzibar. The food is terrible. Staff is not friendly. It is a total tourist trap. I would never ever go there again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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