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Mercury's Restaurant

££ - £££
Bar, Seafood
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Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 777 413 081
09:00 - 00:00
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did not enjoy our lunch at Mercury. The service was slow and the food was lackluster. The best thing about it was the cold drinks and the breeze.

Thank Forsyth13
Stockholm, Sweden
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A couple of records and names on the wall, and George Michael played. Not so much mercury or queen, but nice place with ok drinks, a bit expensive.

Thank Almgren4711
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We found the food and drink overpriced in this very basic restaurant. Overlooking the beach which was littered with plastic bottles and refuse. Beachboys plying their trade and seemingly oblivious to the rubbish all around. Can't imagine Freddy wanting to eat here.

Thank MairtinMor
Beijing, China
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Yes, this place is famous but the service and menu leaves much to be desired. When we mentioned coming here to a local, she was somewhat appalled by our decision, she thought it was overpriced and a tourist-trap. But we came for just a drink and to watch the sunset and action on the beach as well as snap a... More 

Thank lindalchov
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meh, for an iconic restaurant it was lacklustre. Great for viewing the sunset but that's about it. They were out of many options on the menu which was kind of annoying after the third time I ordered, especially when the second order was just a dessert and they were out of banana (which you can buy across the street). Slow... More 

Thank KristinThorogood
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice place to taste african food. Pilau,Samaki and Birianee. A nice restaurant with nice people.

Thank George G
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Mercury's while in Stone Town, found the menu to be limited and the food very disappointing. We ordered spaghetti bolognese and garlic pizza. While the pizza was nice, however not particular flavorsome, the pasta was glued together and not much bolognese which tasted more like a curry than an Italian cuisine. Service was poor and very slow despite there... More 

Thank deegibson
Hereford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here on a day trip to Stone Town, probably attracted in by the name, as many others obviously were too! The food was reasonable but the service very poor and there just didn't seem to be enough staff to look after all the customers. To be fair, the price of both food and drinks were reasonable, but... More 

Thank RamblingRon69
London, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During everyone's stay in Zanzibar, thoughts run through the mind of 'I must go to Mercury's'. But this marketing ploy is based on maximising the name of the prodigal son without offering too much substance. As most people know, Freddie Mercury's birth and childhood was on the island. So the ingenious idea of making money from the name proved too... More 

Thank Daniel D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Average service, food etc, Above average price resulting in low value. Happy to not return here on my next visit to Stone Town.

Thank loren1972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 777 413 081
Mercury's Restaurant is situated right next to the sea port - PERFECT if you are entering Zanzibar by boat! Our menu offers a range of fresh fish, soups, seafood, club sandwich, pizza, fajitas & many vegetarian options. All our tables are situated on an open plan deck with a view of the indian ocean & the nearby islands. Come and enjoy a Zanzibar Ice spiced coffee or fresh juice at Mercury's....

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