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“Beach side Bliss”

Livingstone Beach Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 76 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price range: $2 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, African, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
1 review
“Beach side Bliss”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

As a resident of Stone Town Livingstone's has become a home from home. For me it's the perfect place to kick back at the end of a long day. With your toes buried in white sands watching the sun goes down, the atmosphere is relaxed as the air fills with jazz while you unwind over a chilled glass of wine or beer. At the weekends Livingstone's becomes the hub of Stone Town and is often buzzing well into the night. Live performances are often organised. The staff are so welcoming and always quick to bring you your order. The prices are very typical of a beach side bar in town and the portions are generous. For me, Livingstone's is the epitome of social evenings and paradise infused drinks on the beach.

  • Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Great fresh food, perfect location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Lovely food, friendly staff, located on the beach. Great to pop in for a drink at sunset, the views are fab!

Visited June 2013
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Stone town
2 reviews
“Pure class”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

After a long day walking around Stone Town, Livingstones is a great place to unwind on the beach with the sand between your toes and an ice cold Killi watching the sunset. The jazz music playing in the background sets a fantastic tone for dinner with friends. We ordered a sea food platter that was more than enough for 2 people to share and the prawns were especially good. The barmen and the waitresses were friendly and it was great to see the manager on the floor making sure everyone was taken care of; it's not something you see often. Prices are well suited for the location and Livingstones offers a great evening alternative for the guests at the hotel next door. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and don't be suprised if the table next to you strikes up a conversation. I have been to other hotels and bars in Stone town and Livingstones is pure class.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank 4bes
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Pretoria
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Perfect location, but way too expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Right on the beach, with your feet in the sand, The Livingstone is a great place for a sundowner. If you're lucky, you will see local boys show off their acrobatics skills, and you will see le tout Stone Town promenading in front of you. There is no better place for a drink on the beach in Stone Town. But beware, the prices are very high (and this is the euphemism of the day): A Mojito will set you back 12.000 TShs, while you will only have to pay between 6.000 and 8.000 at the more upmarket restaurants in town. The food on the menu is bland, almost no typical Zanzibar fare, at sky high prices. And yet: The music is excellent, the atmosphere fantastic. Which makes it a great place for a relaxing start (or end) to the evening.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Akka J
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Nairobi
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47 reviews
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Tried a beach-edge evening meal. Young waitress was pleasant but couldn't take on board that my wife just wanted fried calamari with no trimmings. The manager was obliging enough to translate for her (not a language issue: my Kiswahili is Tz-based). Anyway, calamaris were so-so; my seafood spagetti virtually flavour-free. Wine over-priced. A particularly annoying-amusing local touch was one of the night askaris (guards) having a 'short call' (micturating) in the surf just in front of us. The place may be fun during the day, but at night, not worth getting sand between your toes for.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Harvey C
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