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“Lovely setting and good food”

Rivertrees Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 119 Restaurants in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $12
Description: The Rivertrees restaurant specialises in gourmet country cuisine, using old family recipes and ingredients straight from the garden to serve tasty meals that make the most of its scenic surrounds. Dining al fresco under the shade of tall trees, by candlelight next to the fireplace, or with a view over the water on the river deck, each dining experience offers the occasion to enjoy the natural ambiance of its setting.
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Description: The Rivertrees restaurant specialises in gourmet country cuisine, using old family recipes and ingredients straight from the garden to serve tasty meals that make the most of its scenic surrounds. Dining al fresco under the shade of tall trees, by candlelight next to the fireplace, or with a view over the water on the river deck, each dining experience offers the occasion to enjoy the natural ambiance of its setting.
Reviewed February 6, 2014

My husband and I were visiting our daughter and her family, who live in Tanzania and head up a non-profit organization to support a local orphanage, for the month of January. Rivertrees is my daughter's favorite restaurant, and we could easily see why she and many of her local friends enjoy many meals there in the shaded, cool garden. The food, as said before in many of these reviews, is very good but Western -- though I enjoyed a Tanzanian vegetable curry that was a special there one night. The most appealing thing about this restaurant is its relaxing setting and friendly service. One thing many people do not know, however, is that Rivertrees is also very active in helping the local community, training young people from the community for careers in tourism and catering. In addition, they have been very supportive of my daughter's NGO, and even donated a free weekend to the organization's online auction. Not only is RIvertrees a wonderful hotel and restaurant, but its staff and owners also make a tangible contribution to the welfare of the communities in the Usa River area.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We states at Rivertrees prior to setting out on safari, we had a very pleasant stay. We stayed in one of the cottages by the river, the room was very comfortable indeed and the setting is really peaceful.

The food is good quality but very European, it would be nice to see some authentic Tanzanian fare on offer.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We live close by and use Rivertrees frequently. The staff are always very helpful and the food great. When we stayed we had wonderful rooms and again excellent service.

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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Great setting to the east of Arusha, food is good but overpriced. HAs lodge accommodation otherwise will need a car to get there

Thank Paul J
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

I haven't stayed here, because I live just up the road, but I have eaten here on many occasions and it is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or an evening. If you're going for dinner make sure you get there before the sun sets because the gardens are just beautiful and worth having a stroll round, especially by the river which runs through the property. There are tables set outside under the trees and also in a lovely open sided roofed area which looks really cosy for the cooler evenings. A recent addition is the pizza oven..... I can highly recommend the pizzas - they are the best in the region, and also the lime mousse! The menu is quite limited (although it's definitely been enhanced by the new bistro menu) but there is something for everyone and the quality is very good. The manager is very hands on and often comes round to greet the dinner guests and the staff are very friendly. I would highly recommend it to anyone and if you can afford to stay there also I am sure you would not be disappointed!

Thank Balitraveller53
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