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“Good chill spot” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Livingstone Beach Restaurant

Livingstone Beach Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 75 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price range: US$2 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, African, Bar, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Durban, South Africa
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good chill spot”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

We came here a few times for sundowners. The prices were a bit high, the venue is dirty and run down, but the location is superb. Each evening, we were entertained by a local club doing gymnastics on the beach next to the restaurant and watching these guys doing their thing in the stunning sunsets was a great way to relax.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Rory G
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South East England
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good food, rather slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

It took a while to arrive but was delicious when it did. Great location and cool vibe. Nice selection of South African wine too and they know how to mix a cocktail which is nice.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Orchardsam
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Livingstone R, Manager at Livingstone Beach Restaurant, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Glad you enjoyed the food, we're currently working on a new menu so there are new things to look forward to. We will be holding some training sessions in the coming weeks to target the issue of slow service. Thank you for your review and for bringing this to our attention.
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Dubai
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45 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“awfully slow service, poor food, good location”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

We ate here one night while staying in stone town, after reading about it in our travel guide. The seating is right on the beach which has a nice atmosphere.
We had to wait a long time to get the menu and to get out drinks. The table next to us were waiting forever for their drinks, much longer than us so when our first round eventually arrived we decided to go to the bar and pay separately each time we wanted a drink and bring it back to the table ourselves. The food would be best described as average. I did see another table examining their food with a torch (it was laughable watching all of the other tables having as bad a time as us, and thankfully as we had taken getting the drinks into our own hands we were not getting angry) as the food bore little resemblance to what was described and what they thought they were getting. The man serving us was quite rude, unhelpful and slow. It seems like bad business sense to us, surely the faster customers are served and get their drinks the more money they will spend on more drinks and the sooner they will be finished freeing the table for other customers?!

My advice - maybe eat somewhere else and come here for drinks but don't rely on the table service to bring them to you. Just use it as a nice seating area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank agathaDubai
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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“brillant spot to chill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

our first stop after two looooong camping trips in kilimanjaro and serengeti. we arrived in the late afternoon, just in time to see the sunset. wow simply amazing. great atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Zam Z
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Livingstone R, Manager at Livingstone Beach Restaurant, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Thank you for the wonderful review. The sunset here never ceases to take your breath away. Glad you enjoyed!
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Guelph, Canada
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A great place for an evening drink!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

I didn't eat a meal here, but did enjoy a few drinks with some friends. The outside seating area is literally ON the beach with an awesome view (really can't beat it)! Prices were on par for the touristy stone town area for drinks, and there was a good variety. Good to sit outside during the day or in the evening, a really nice relaxing area! Would go again!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kbeetham
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