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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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Reviews (286)
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11 - 20 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 26 February 2017

The design your own salad here is a well-needed shot of veggies after any long safari. There are other veg, vegan and GF options readily available. The staff might not fully understand so be sure to explain again!

Thank dylanyo
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Just what you need. A garden with shade, playground, lawn, good food and drinks, a shop, a safari company in the back yard, sweet staff and .. did I mention the daybeds in the garden?. Excellent place to hang out!

Thank Jutta J
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We went there for our last night in Tanzania, and celebrated my brother's BD. There was a live band, and food was scrumptious. Highly recommended.

Thank Ahallal
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Delicious food in an incredibly relaxing setting. The perfect place to get of your feet and relax with some great food and drink.

Thank H3359TMandrews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Blue Heron is our favorite lunch place. Never disappoints and the service is impeccable. While one does not think of pizza as a Tanzanian dish (it's not) the Blue Heron has wonderful pizza . . . they have a full menu and it is...More

Thank GIL W
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The Blue Heron offers you delicious freshly prepared food in very decent quantities. We wish we could have tried their pizza but they were just finishing their remodel of the outdoor oven and bar area. They have a selection of beers and wine that are...More

1  Thank 51949slk
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The Blue Heron is a restraunt set in a beautiful garden environment. You can eat your lunch with the sounds of trickling water from the fountain and birds chirping while being relatively close to one of the main roads in Arusha town. The menu is...More

Thank Nebambery
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The Blue Heron was exactly what we needed. Coming back to Arusha after Kilimanjaro climb we decided to go here for lunch. We both had pizzas and they were really good. Nice crisp bottom from their pizza oven. The prices are like in Europe but...More

Thank Thk1989
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 14 January 2017 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...More

Thank CoffeeBuyer
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haille-Sellassie Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 785 555 127
  • E-mail