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The Blue Heron

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Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 785 555 127
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Arusha, Tanzania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always a lovely atmosphere at Blue Heron sitting in the garden on the plush settees sipping on a fresh squeezed juice with great company. A very chilled place with super efficient and friendly staff. A lovely selection of drinks, wine and beers and the menu is there to suit all tastes. Freshly prepped do it yourself salads, lovely pastas that... More 

Thank Gary B
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

After a long 6 days in the serengeti and Ngorongoro, we had a long drive to the airport. The plan was to stop at Arusha for lunch but we didn't know where until we got there. I pulled up TripAdvisor reviews and blue heron definitely stood out. I asked our guide if he knew and he said that it's good.... More 

Thank CoffeeBuyer
Tokoroa, New Zealand
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Meals served in garden setting with tables well spaced out. Good food at reasonable prices. Craft shop with good selection of local crafts.

Thank BruceD122
Arusha, Tanzania
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a small lunch her with some friends. We all had such a nice time. It's a great place to go just for some pizza and drinks on a sunny afternoon.

Thank iloveholidays2015
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has super friendly service and a great menu also for vegetarians. Tables are set far apart in a lovely lush garden with a fountain and a fire pit. There is a choice of dining tables and lower picnic tables with comfy sofas and bug cushions. There is also a shop with some original handicrafts and art (masks etc).

Thank _Mags_NL
Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Blue Heron is situated in a lovely garden setting with a laid back relaxed atmosphere. The service was friendly and food very good, well worth going back to.

Thank Felicity K
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The Blue Heron is an absolute oasis from the busy streets of Arusha. The garden seating is just lovely, and the food was absolutely wonderful. We could not get enough of this place, and ended up coming a total of three times for lunch during our two weeks in Tanzania. Each time was just magical, the setting, the service, and... More 

Thank Kelly M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Me and a friend had lunch here and a few things make The Blue Heron a good contender for number one restaurant: 1.Speed; I ordered the 'Meat Lovers' pizza for Tsh16,500/- (a little pricy) and before I knew it, my food was right in front of me; honestly I didn't have to wait long for my food which made me... More 

Thank Ro B
Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Living in Arusha I love visiting the blue heron for a little slice of peace and quiet. The Meatlovers tapas plate is always a winner! The schwari shop on location has some beatiful hand made items and is definitely worth a look if you are visiting Arusha

Thank livreynoldson
Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We were looking for a quick dinner out where we could enjoy the nice weather and have some good food. This restaurant ticks all the boxes.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, International
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 785 555 127

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?