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Wilson's Wharf Pemba

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Rua De Porto, Pemba, Mozambique
08:00 - 12:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a refreshment to escape the Pemba heat. The interior stocks a very small selection of fruit and veg and other dry goods. This is a breakfast/lunch restaurant with a comfortable wooden deck overlooking the spectacular Pemba Bay and port. We all had freshly pressed juices which were large and very delicious. The staff were extremely obliging... More 

Thank MichelleLD92
Vienna, Austria
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant (although I heard there was a tragedy and they had to get a new cook?) But foid at WW is good and the service as well. The location is perfect, on a deck above the water 3 minutes from the port jetty. At night the small clubbing area gets vibrant

1 Thank David T
Maputo, Mozambique
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

This place used to be spectacular, with an excellent Chef and nice service. Today it has changed owners and the menu is poor. Simple meatballs with mashed potatoes is called something in French, using the word BEEF...bla. bla in French...but it's just some minced meat, God knows from what animal, and mashed potatoes with a sause. On the menu it... More 

Thank Nicolandia
Maputo, Mozambique
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

This used to be the best restaurant in Pemba city. Since the old south african chef has been gone (for almost 1 year now) the quality and the food availability and presentation has just gone way down as well. It has a beautiful view for the ocean, beach and port. The last 3 times I went there with my boyfriend... More 

Thank JoanaSousaMartins
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Beautifull view overlooking the ocean and harbor. Good menu with a wide variety and fresh ingredients, makes for good meals which was prepared with passion, reflecting the chef's personality. A pleasant surprise to find this restaurant. The burgers are huge and excellent.

Thank D_Lourens85
Maputo, Mozambique
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162 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Nice restaurant with a great outdoor space and an excellent view to the Port of Pemba. The food is nice but I order a prawn plate and half oh them come very small and that was not what they had promise to deliver. Didn´t like the manager attitude regarding this situation.

Thank Andrea S
Pemba, Mozambique
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Built on a beach front and having a good view of the port and ships/boats. Very neat and beautiful restaurant which captures a nice cool breeze from the Indian ocean on a hot afternoon. Wide variety on the menu but some prices so high your eyes will pop out in total surprise. However the meals are 5 star and service... More 

Thank Innocent M
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

During my visits to Pemba i enjoyed having lunch or dinner at Wilsons, Tinus was spot on, his service and attention and care was always present, though his style was not always to my taste, as i prefer less sauses on food, that is mearly personal preference. Sadly after Tinus left, the restaurant collapsed and you can hardly get one... More 

Thank lordfinsbury
Pemba, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

proper south african menu, inside heavily airconditioned, a small daily shop next to the restaurant, the late-night bar to the other side, shaded parking outside, love the terrace to sit outside and watch the container ships getting in an out of the port

Thank Markus N
Nampula, Mozambique
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

The best thing about willies ward is the wonderful attentive chef, Tinus, who loves to come out and get the positive feedback of clients. The menu is the most extensive in pemba and the quality good, although probably the most expensive. Helpings are generous.

Thank Rob P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua De Porto, Pemba, Mozambique
  • Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Cabo Delgado Province  >  Pemba

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