Delicious food and tropical drinks

Tropical fruit cocktails and fresh seafood

Platters to share

Local fusion seafood

Freshly baked pizza

Relax with a cocktail

Cocktails by the pool

Our Restaurant & Bar - Mnarani Beach Cottages


Zanzibar is famed for its fresh seafood and variety of spices - both feature prominently on Mnaranis restaurant menu.

Each morning the kitchen team provide a buffet style breakfast, with homemade bread and pastries, (just ask how you would like your eggs).

A small lunch menu is available with local dishes as well as pizzas and sandwiches.

The wholesome evening meal alternates between a fixed menu with a choice of dishes or a buffet which includes starters, salads as well as homemade Swahili dishes, international and vegetarian options. Don’t forget to try the resident Pastry Chef's desserts.

You may also have the privilege of being introduced to Mnaranis resident bush babies who love to eat at their own tree table in front of the restaurant most evenings.

On Fridays, Mnarani invites it’s guests to a BBQ at the side of the pool or on the beach depending on the tides. It is the highlight of the week and not to be missed as it brings everyone together.

If you require a special diet, have a yearning to taste other recipes, want to organize a special celebration, just let the Head Chef know. He and his team will do their best to accommodate you.


The bar and lounge area are set at one end of Mnaranis wooden deck overlooking the Indian Ocean. Relax and while away your time, sipping your choice of drink from our fine selection of wines, cocktails, and freshly prepared fruit juices, whilst listening to calming music and watching the waves.

For those of our guests who would like to take their own special bottle of wine to the bar, restaurant or public areas, we charge a $5 corkage fee.

The bar area includes a pool table, darts and satellite TV for your enjoyment. Try your hand at Bao, the traditional Zanzibari board game – our team will be happy to show you how it’s done!