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The Blue Heron

Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 785 555 127
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (52 reviews)
“pizza” (86 reviews)
“salads” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely, relaxed lunch with a good health drink and a pizza in the sun. Can really recommend this place if you are in Arusha.

Thank katarinamoll2015
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great expats restaurant with a lovely garden. Tasty salads and pizzas. Healthy energy juices. Excellent service. Ideal to get a break from Tanzanian food. Forgot: their gelato was delicious. Not cheap but still affordable for 'northern' wallets.

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

and/or kids. Big outdoor space with playground equipment. Shaded areas. Great food. Cool bar. Food could use some flavor enhancing (lemon, salt) but quite good nonetheless.charming owner/hostess. Best gift shop ever!!!

Thank Ritz1165
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We use to like this place until when we ordered beef steak for take away when we arrived home we found its pork very disappointed. This is not the first time an other time we ordered beef pizza but they served us pork pizza I...More

Thank din s
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Very pleasant atmosphere, well off the main road. Charming garden seating area, childrens playground and covered eating areas. Friendly wait staff, tempting menu, wonderful tasting pizza. Enjoyed the gift shop as well.

Thank CM J
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I ate there and it was a nice place. Comfortable, very busy though. Their pizza oven was broken and were not serving pizzas (they were repairing the area) but I had a Shish Taouk / Chicken plate.

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Blue Heron is *the* expat family restaurant/place to sit, drink tea, check your Internet, read a book or take an afternoon nap on the large, comfy sofas. Set in a lovely garden, surrounded by majestic trees, in the formerly colonial residential area of Arusha, there's...More

Thank Juliesid
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We loved this place - it really is worth a lunch or dinner here. We had gone for lunch and had sat outside in the garden area. They also have shade sitting and area for children to play. The food was a great variety of...More

Thank malnit56
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere here and the food. I had spinach ravioli with cashew sauce. Sounds bad but it was divine! One of my favorite meals in East Africa. Loved the shop as well. Very nice quality goods.

Thank azrazeus
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We had lunch in the garden and it was lovely. If you have kids there is even a little playground out side. We had a very good salads.

Thank NYCRitBit
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Rachel H
Dear Blue Heron, I am bringing a group of School pupils on a trip to Tanzania and would like to book a table at your restaurant for the 21st July 2016 for 8pm if possible? There will be 15 pax in total. Can we pay by card? For your information, we have a pupil who is severely allergic to Nuts and Eggs joining us on the trip. Could you ensure there will be food options available that do not use these ingredients. This is incredibly important as it can be very dangerous. This pupils carries an EpiPen. If you could reply confirming the booking and that you have informed all relevant parties of this dietary requirements that would be great. Thank you. Many thanks, Rachel
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
Is the Blue Heron open on Sundays? Like to bring in a group of 11 on Sunday June 26.
30 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, 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
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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