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“An Serene getaway”
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The River House
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
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137 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“An Serene getaway”
Reviewed November 17, 2011

The River House is an extension of Shanga River House and the restaurant is tucked in behind the work areas and shop. First approached, you walk through a garden along cement mosaic path blocks locally made. There is a shaded seating area with deep wooden couches and lots of pillows and cushions. This is a wonderful place for after lunch coffee and a repose. If you are lucky the local tree hyrax and vervet monkeys will entertain. For us, lunch was a buffet of local delicacies. The chef gave a clear explanation of each item and we got to try our hand at stirring the stiff ugali (a polenta type porridge). The circular "placemats" designed liked Maasai beaded collars are in keeping with the theme. The open air restaurant is cool and serene. Service is professional. Beer, wine and pop are available on the menu at a reasonable price. As this stop was part of a tour, I cannot comment on lunch price. Very pleasant interlude.

  • Visited November 2011
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3 Thank Quiltingmamma
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English first
Annapolis, MD
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Beautiful Oasis”
Reviewed August 17, 2011

We went as part of an OAT trip. The food was delicious, we had the opportunity to try many regional and local dishes.

We also had a tour of the coffee plantation which was very informative and interesting.

Beautiful outdoor setting to eat in. The co-op itself is a wonderful project. They hire disabled Tanzanians and teach them skills to become productive members of society.

The beadwork and jewelry is very reasonable and beautiful.

I plan on returning on my next trip.

Visited September 2010
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2 Thank mrscherry2000
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