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The River House
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 7, 2013

The setting and ambiance is excellent, the staff friendly and inviting. The adjacent workshop is a must see for all visiting Arusha.
The food was good, a little busy when we were there and that explain the lack in service. The chef at the life cooking station was rude, and the beef was a bit chewy. When we finally could reach the Tanzanian food section, the food was finished leaving us a bit disappointed. We had our dessert on the lawns, in a sofa taking in the beauty of the place.
I do think I will return, and advise anybody to have a meal and walk around there.

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Thank Janni_br
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

The River House Restaurant is on the grounds of the Shanga Shangaa workshop that employs 55 mostly disabled workers producing a large variety of decorative goods. The restaurant requires reservations but serves an excellent fixed menu for lunch. Highly recommended both for the ambiance, the location and the food.

1  Thank appecruzer
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Wonderful lunch in a very clean location. You can have your chai while lounging on the beautiful park-like fields. crafts can be purchased and you can also take their informative tour of the workshops.

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Thank ultratica
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

The River House is well worth a visit. A warm welcome with a glass of champagne in the garden followed by a delicious 4 course lunch is easily worth the $18 price tag. Following the meal take a look around the workshop where disabled tanzanians produce beautiful art & crafts. All proceeds go towards projects to educate disabled tanzanian children.

Overall, the food, the service and the experience was excellent.

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1  Thank Alex O
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Great food in a lovely setting on the edge of Arusha. Great way to start a safari. After lunch, there is great shopping in the shop supporting disabled Tanzanians.

1  Thank sallyern
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