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“Good Food and good service”
Review of The Bay Leaf

The Bay Leaf
Ranked #36 of 124 Restaurants in Arusha
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Very nice restaurant with good food and good service. Both inside and outside (my party) dining. Prices are reasonable. While there, try to identify what the multi story structure is going to be that is being built behind the main building.

Thank dandeja
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

The menu is extensive and the food is absolutely divine. The service is very good but extraordinarily slow. Plan on a 3+ hour meal. It is a great place to visit if you have time. Ask to sit outside, the atmosphere is better than inside.

Thank KShawnT
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Excellent service in the restaurant and hotel. Very comfortable accommodations in a nice Arusha neighborhood

Thank MJMSeattle
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We had originally planned to stay at the Bay Leaf Boutique Hotel on our recent trip to Arusha, Tanzania but a friend swung us a good deal in another top hotel in the city and advised us to dine at the Bay Leaf instead, to which we obliged.

The Bay Leaf is a beautiful hotel with lovely manicured gardens and a fine dining restaurant. The restaurant has a fairly elaborate menu with an equally decent cocktail list. Our orders were promptly taken, I settled for a steak as did my partner our traveling companions settled for risotto which was looked good and they enjoyed it. Our steaks were tender and presentation was top class, however the service staff missed that mine was meant to be medium and the other well done. We overlooked that as the food was good and our compliments to the chef

However as we arrived around staff changeover time, the service was not as seamless as we expected as the waitress who took our order handed over to another waiter leading to a delay in food delivery as well as a bit of confusion and in who had ordered what item. Note-withstanding this the food was great and the ambiance first class. We will certainly dine there on our future visit

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Thank Gee66
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

The Bay Leaf restaurant is a nice change of pace from hotel food. It offers a superb selection of Indian dishes and a limited selection of more Western-oriented standbys. Virtaully everything is cooked to order. so allow time for the kitchen and the chef to perform their magic.

This is Ausha, so don't be put off by the rutted dirt road approach to the restaurrant. And, don't be surprised if you and your party are almost the only ones there on a given evening.

This is an Arusha restaurant that is a small splurge and a well appreciated treat.

Thank James W
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