Rivertrees Restaurant

Rivertrees Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
7:00 - 21:30
Mon
7:00 - 21:30
Tue
7:00 - 21:30
Wed
7:00 - 21:30
Thu
7:00 - 21:30
Fri
7:00 - 21:30
Sat
7:00 - 21:30
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, International, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
features
Does this restaurant offer table service?
About
The Rivertrees restaurant specialises in gourmet country cuisine, using old family recipes and ingredients straight from the garden to serve tasty meals that make the most of its scenic surrounds. Dining al fresco under the shade of tall trees, by candlelight next to the fireplace, or with a view over the water on the river deck, each dining experience offers the occasion to enjoy the natural ambiance of its setting.
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, International, European, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles224 reviews
Excellent
135
Very good
74
Average
10
Poor
3
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

robbinreads
Bellefonte565 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
We ate at this restaurant a number of times during our stay at Rivertrees County Inn. While many guests eat here, there are plenty of patrons who aren’t staying onsite too, and everyone is welcome. There’s an option to eat on the patio, under the pavilion, or under the big trees in the grass (which was our choice each time). Service was friendly and welcoming, though it could be slow at times when it was very busy. The menu has something for everyone, and because we stayed at the inn twice during our recent trip to the region, we tried a number of dishes. There were a number of options for vegetarians, and a couple of vegan and gluten free options as well. The Zanzibari Coconut & Vegetable Curry was tasty, the Grilled Chicken was a surprise hit, the soup of the day was tasty when we had it, and the pizzas – especially the roasted vegetable – are worth trying, and they’re made in a big woodfired oven outside. One night they had live music and Swahili Barbecue, which was tasty; I tried the mishikaki (beef skewers), ndizi mzuzu (barbecued bananas), and the kachumbari (tomato, cucumber, onion, and spicy pepper salad). The barbecue was my favorite meal of them all! A few beers are on offer, and they are all reasonably priced around TZS 4,000. The food prices are reasonable (TZS 9,500 – 19,000 for a main) but are definitely more expensive than at other restaurants in the area. Nonetheless, it was delicious, and it’s worth visiting. Credit cards accepted.
Written 18 October 2020
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Bucket-Listers2
Boston2383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
The food at the restaurant at Rivertrees Country Inn was quite good. The portions are large and quite tasty. They are very accommodating when it comes to changing recipes for people with stomach issues. The breakfast was not as great as the lunch and dinner options. It was rather limited for choices, but what they did offer was nice. The staff is quite friendly and outgoing. You have the choice of an ala carte menu all day or a set menu with many courses for $30.00 at night as well. All food was beautifully presented.
Written 16 January 2022
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Rivertrees
Dear Bucket-Listers2. Thank you for your review and feedback. We are happy to know you found us accommodating and enjoyed our tasty food. Thank you for your feedback on breakfast; I assure you that we are already working on this. We cannot wait to host you again in our restaurant.
Written 17 January 2022
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A C
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
We loved this property and felt that the alfresco dining added to the charm and experience. The food was varied and delicious. Local and European food choices were offered so it met the needs of our family's tastes.
Written 9 January 2020
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John Smith
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
Great food. Great service Great location. We come often and love it. But why force waiters to wear masks when there is no corona and none of the guests wear masks and its outside . Move on.
Written 27 February 2022
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Rivertrees
Dear Habayta, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review! We love hearing how much you relished visiting our restaurant. It’s wonderful to know you enjoyed our food, service and location. Furthermore, the health and safety of our guests is paramount. We follow the protocols and guidance laid out by 'The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDEC)' for infection prevention and control of the novel coronavirus in Tanzania which includes using barrier signs, social distancing, and wearing of face masks. Thank you again for supporting our hotel and we hope you’ll visit us in the future! Sincerely, Rivertrees Management
Written 2 March 2022
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charles h
Fairfax17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
Enjoyed vegan curry dish for lunch, While remainder of group had the pizza (outdoor pizza oven). All very good. They offer local micro-brew beer and it was also very good. For dinner, I enjoyed Fish and Chips. The wines served were all from South Africa (good nose, taste). The Creme Caramel for dessert was a nice finish to our meal.
Written 24 October 2022
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Ho Hon L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
I stayed in this wonderful Rivertrees Country Inn for my Safari trip. This inn is situated in a very private and safe plot of property surrounded by old trees and a river, with an open garden in the middle hosting a local fair of food, craft and arts once a month. The atmosphere immediately gave me an awesome impression for the very first trip to Africa and Tanzania. All the staff is so friendly and helpful. They made you feel as part of their family, so effortlessly and sincerely. The decoration of the room is so homely and gives you a surprise (no spoiler, sorry). The grand and open kitchen allows all guests to see how dedicatedly the staff prepare the delicious dishes. Before you leave the inn, make sure you visit a family of 7 owls which were pointed to me by a staff. After the Safari trip, I went back to Rivertrees. It seems all the staff were more happy to see me than I was (I wanted to see them equally!). Cheers to all there. Thank you.
Written 4 July 2023
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Jenny
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
Great food and service, the place is really nice full of nature. the food is excellent, full of flavor, pizzas are the best, fresh ingredients and brick oven made, also the bar and restaurant have a great atmosphere. definitely recommend this place and would love to come back again
Written 4 May 2022
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Fiona F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Great place to eat and drink with lots of different meal options. The setting was tranquil with outdoor dining available. The table were always dressed beautifully and staff were very knowledgable regarding the menu and were able to answer all of our questions. We stayed there for 6 nights so we tried everything off the menu. Every meal was faultless. Highlights were: Fresh crepes in the morning served with their own honey. Homemade pizzas Cheese burgers Halloumi and mushrooms skewers Samosas which were bursting with fresh vegetables. The salad bar Chicken curry Soups were all delicious Fresh made bread They also have specials everyday. My husband said the steak was the best he has had. Lovely atmosphere in the pub on a Thursday night when there is live music. We will be back.
Written 13 November 2023
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catherine K
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
We had a scrumptious lunch with my friends, staff were attentive and made us feel comfortable and welcome..... the daily special beef Wellington was amazing...... I highly recommend it. The restaurant setting is effortlessly cozy and inviting.... the views from the restaurant to the surrounding gardens is charming and zen. Will definitely be coming back
Written 21 July 2023
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John B
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Beautiful setting and love the outside dining / covered area. Staff was friendly and could not do enough for you and great selection on menu list. Burgers were fantastic but you must try the pizzas as so delicious which are done in a big pizza oven . Highlight for me😀 Good selection for adults and children to chose from on menu. We stayed there for five days and breakfast was impresssed with large selection of fruit , crepes and home baking. Yes even a cooked breakfast to make you feel at home.
Written 27 October 2023
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tako65
San Marcos127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
We wanted to get out of Arusha the night before our return home. We succeeded beyond our expectations. We had a cabin by the river and overlooking trees that hosted several different types of monkeys. The room was spacious and comfortable. We didn't need the mosquito netting, but it added some extra charm. Walking through the property simply added to the great overall atmosphere. That night we ate onsite. Excellent. Lots of locals there for BBQ and for the music, which was a blend of Western, reggae and African. Our only regret was that we hadn't book there on the front end of our trip.
Written 5 July 2021
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GJR12
23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 friends
The venue is stunning, but I have been to the restaurant a number of times over the years when I visit Arusha and the menu has basically not changed. I would suggest they update their menu and have a look at what’s popular & current, add some interesting specials, more veggie options, and some training on dietary requirements. As currently the restaurant is feeling tired, which is a shame as it’s a beautiful place.
Written 19 February 2022
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Rivertrees
Dear GJR12, We appreciate your feedback and patronage over the years. We were compelled to simplify our menu during the Covid pandemic, and we are yet to return to our full offering. Still, we do acknowledge it is time to change. I can assure you that this is something that we are currently working on to build back and better. We hope you will witness some new developments on one of your future visits and look forward to welcoming you. Thank you, Rivertrees Management.
Written 24 February 2022
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Suzan
Arusha6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 business
We recently had the opportunity to have lunch at "Rivertrees," and I must say that it was an exceptional experience. The food was amazing and the service team were very charming in ensuring our group lunch experience was awesome.As a group we really appreciate the services offered by Gustaf, Isaac & Debora. We really enjoyed our time at Rivertrees and the food was very good. Would recommend this place any day if visiting Arusha
Written 21 July 2023
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Erica_catala
Valencian Community69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Best place for dinner in Arusha! I enjoyed a delicious dinner with a group of friends. We chose some starters such as garlic bread, samosas and chicken wings, and mains for each. Also ordered a couple of bottles of white wines upon their suggestion. Wonderful evening surrounded by their beautiful garden and great team!
Written 6 August 2023
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Janet P
Rift Valley Province37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
This is THE ONLY place to visit for food, drinks, coffee. Set in the most fabulous grounds, there was a varied & comprehensive menu, of a very high standard. 5 years ago our family stayed over night, and the rooms were absolutely charming. Dont miss this haven.
Written 12 February 2020
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