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€2 - €46
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Wine Bar, Dining bars
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Livingstone is an amazing place at the beach. We spent almost every day here. You can sit in the shade and enjoy the surrounding, live music and sunset. People are very kind and helpful, you feel welcome. Especially when we came more often, they recognized...us. The food is freshly made and the taste is very good. We would definitely recommend this place!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Manager Manager, General Manager at Livingstone Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Lisanner, thank you for your beautiful review, we are happy you enjoy Livingstone's and we will continue to improve our services and standards. Thank you again!

Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

We ordered a bottle of sparkling wine rosé from South Africa, but it was made in Ukraine. Difficult to understand. It tasted terrible. The first course was ok. For the main course we ordered 4 times the grilled lobster, but they only had 1 grilled...lobster. They proposed the cigale at the same price, which is totally unfair. Last but not least, the music was too loud and we couldn’t even speak to each other. Good to finish the end year with a headache. Therefore we decided to leave the restaurant before mid night and having a last drink in the Hyatt hotel with good music vibes.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

There were more staff that customers, and it still took a while to be served. The employees were not interested in working that day. Also, considering the cost of my curry meal, I should have received more. Your competitors give more, and I would not...recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Manager Manager, General Manager at Livingstone Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2023

Dear Richj, thank you for your review but let us reply on that. Absolutely not true our staff are not interested to work, they are local people thatput all effort to give good service to every single guest; if you feeling was that we apologise....More

Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere, we spent some times in Stone Town and the Livingstone’s Restaurant made us feeling totally relaxed. Good food, good service and fantastic atmosphere. Sitting on the beach in barefoot with a live music as soundtrack and tasting good food is a must...to end a busy day in this fantastic island. Thanks to Luigi and to his amazing staff.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Manager Manager, General Manager at Livingstone Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2023

Dear guest, thank you for your positive review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

The place is too good the staffs are good by some of them didn’t treat black tourists in a good manner I didn’t advise blacks to go there because you will suffer to get the good service

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023

This place is like a home,everyone in this place is a friend,they care alot ,a great smile when they welcome you and when they serve you makes you feel like you in paradise.they are ready to listen help and serve your problem so fast,even if...you need something out of their restaurant, they have a really human heart..food in this place is amazing congrats to their chef they get a professional chef...all in all to see the beach,sunset and live music's complete this place....If you plan to visit zanzibar and you want to enjoy your vacation don't miss to visit this place you will thanks me later...they try their best to reach their guests expectations.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Manager Manager, General Manager at Livingstone Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2023

Dear guest, thank you for your review that for real explain what everyone at Livingstone's is trying to do. Thank you Again and see you in the future!

Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

This has so much potential. Interesting old building, nice spot on the beach under trees, location. But the food service is so incredibly slow that by the time it came I was no longer hungry and it felt too late to eat. 95 minutes for...pasta, salad and a wrap. They were fine but nothing special. Cash only which seems unusual in Stonetown now. Sadly therefore I wouldn't recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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raffaele coniglio, Proprietario at Livingstone Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2023

Dear guest, thank you for your review. From 20th of august we open New Livingstone's! We renovate everything from the building to the menu and result is now great! We hope to see you soon at Livingstone's to see with your eyes what is done....More

Reviewed 19 July 2023

This is a perfect place to enjoy the sunset in Stone Town while having a drink. Their terrace is directly on the sand, and you can see how the beach boils with activity between 18h and 20h. Their cocktails are very nice, but the food...is a bit expensive for the amount. I would rather recommend it to have a drink and relax.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

I sat outside on the sandy terrace. It is always good feeling when at a beach environment you are able to sink your feet in the sand. Service was attentive, Kilimanjaro beer was cold. I was there for quick bite, I ate a wrap that...was fresh and tasty.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

Livingstone's is probably not a fine dining restaurant, but it's sea views, tables in the sand on the beach and historic interior make it worth a visit. We had dinner here and then returned for (numerous) beers one afternoon during some persistent rain. The menu...was nothing very special and my chicken felt a bit 'warmed up', plus some of the more exotic items on the menu were not available, but honestly for a simple meal it is a lovely place to eat, and certainly good for some drinks.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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raffaele coniglio, Proprietario at Livingstone Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2023

Dear guest, thank you for your review. From 20th of august we open New Livingstone's! We renovate everything from the building to the menu and result is now great! We hope to see you soon at Livingstone's to see with your eyes what is done....More

Reviewed 15 April 2023 via mobile

The food was very mediocre, the chairs incredibly uncomfortable and the place in general lacked atmosphere and Charme. Went there for lunch and had pasta and a salad. Only very few vegetarian optionsMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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raffaele coniglio, Proprietario at Livingstone Beach Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2023

Dear guest, thank you for your review. From 20th of august we open New Livingstone's! We renovate everything from the building to the menu and result is now great! We hope to see you soon at Livingstone's to see with your eyes what is done....More

Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile

me and my family ate at this restaurant on the beach, very nice atmosphere with the sunset and a local group playing african music, delicious food.. we ordered salads and in particular my Cesar salad was really good. Unfortunately when we went to pay, even...though we had asked before eating if we could pay by card (since it was the last day and we no longer had cash), they told us that the system was broken 😒 after a while that we insisted they said ok to pay with card, and they typed in the price... but the wrong one! They added 16€ more than what was written on the bill... unfortunately I didn't have time to realize that I had already confirmed the pin code, and the owner shrugged his shoulders when I told him that the price was wrong....so we paid our dinner 16€ more, that was not a big problem but the way the owner treated us was really bad, all the waiters by the way pwere really nice with us.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 23 January 2023

We lived the night at this place. Beautiful dinner at the beach, feeling the sand on your feet while feeling the see with a local beer. Live music. We listen to the music,danced, meet local and travel people with an open spirit. It was my...birthday and they dedícated me some song and made me feel happy. Unforgetable experience!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 January 2023 via mobile

Since 2010 we visit our favorite bar/restaurant in Stonetown, Livingstone's! In the morning we enjoy the best Coffee from Zanzibar, a double espresso! After some sightseeing we return for a cold beverage in the shade of the big almond tree, enjoying te vivid scenery. Its...a constant proces between servers & potential byers of sunglasses, t-shirts, cigarettes etc. On top of that aconstant movement of tourists in groops, pairs or alone, being dragged to and from the small boattaxi's to Prison Island. What is better than sitting in the shade with your feet in the sand sipping an icecold Serengetti, Kilimanjaro or Safari beer....? At lunchtime, you can order from the menue and might have to revise your choice: sorry no more beefwrap, but we still have chicken....? I love this Island, these people and this place in particular! Last night we also enjoyed diner here and the giant shrimps with vegetables were excellent, although it took some time to catch and Cook them 😉 But the result was worthwhile waiting for....!!!! I just realise that we enjoyed Livingstone's 5 times in the last two days and we will be back again, maybe next year! Hakuna Matata!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 20 January 2023 via mobile

Nice beach bar to chill in stonetown. Very beautiful place to sit under the trees! Drinks are a little expensive for zanzibar but the manager Sos was very helpful when we needed to organise a birthday cake. The cake the chefs made was delicious and...very reasonably priced! They also changed GBP to TSH cash for us which we really appreciated. The rates at their desk are decent 👍More

Date of visit: January 2023
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5