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The Blue Heron

Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 785 555 127
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good44%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (54 reviews)
“pizza” (92 reviews)
“salads” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 263 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

After finishing up our safari, we had some hours to kill and were looking for somewhere quiet to relax. Upon reading up on TA reviews, we suggested a visit to the Blue Heron. When we arrived, it was perfect. So quiet and peaceful with a...More

Thank L C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in to the Blue Heron whilst whiling away a few hours in Arusha. As we walked in we instantly fell in love with the place! Set in beautiful gardens of old colonial bungalow the place is charming and has a very chilled vibe....More

Thank James G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, nice garden and location, close to central Aushang, good food and wine, reasonable prize performance ratio.

Thank Iris R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some great experiences in the friendly and cozy place of The Blue Heron. Food and drinks had a high standard and friendly staff.

Thank UlrikLS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late dinner at the place. It was remarkable. Shawarma is delicious. Prices are reasonable and portions are big and tasty - perfect match!

Thank Ekaterina P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was quite good, but the service was very slow. Very nice environment and good for families with children. Popular with ex-pats.

Thank drnlm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with delicious salads and pizza (wood oven). A little bit pricey, but considering the international food, quite alright. The garden is beautiful.

Thank Tobias R
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Sat in the garden of this 1950s colonial style house next to a huge wood fire and enjoyed a generous plate of beef ribs for about $US11. Drinks are also very reasonable, especially during happy hour so get there early.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

It's an amazing place.... quiet.... calm... and very refreshing I was there with my siblings and they really had fun I enjoyed it's a lovely place and the pizza there is so delicious 😋

Thank Jescy E
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Always my first stop when coming to Arusha. The juices are to die for, the salads are amazing and remind me of home. The pizza is delicious and the staff is so kind. I could spend hours sitting at the Blue Heron relaxing!

Thank Karlie C
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Rachel H
29 June 2016|
Response from norwegian30 |
I cannot give you a definite answer, as I am not related to the Blue Heron, however, I can testify that they have a very professional management, very likely to be able to comply with your needs. Their garden is big, and a... More
Linda B
31 May 2016|
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Response from Ajay G | Reviewed this property |
Blue Heron Does not open on sundays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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