A Dreamy Afternoon At The Rock

Accessed by boat at full tide and on foot over a narrow coral embankment when the tide is out, the setting of this picturesque shack perched on a rocky outcrop of the Michamwi Pingwe coast of Zanzibar, justifies its inclusion in many top restaurant lists

And our 90 minute taxi ride from Stone Town!The Rock Restaurant in ZanzibarSipping on a chilled mango and pineapple cooler on the sunny terrace at the rear lulled me into such a dreamy stupor, that all I have to show for our fabulously fresh seafood lunch of crisp fried mixed seafood, queen prawns marinated with garlic and olive oil, and a shared pasta served with crispy prawns spiced with Zanzibari vanilla, is a pile of prawn heads on R’s plate. I recovered in time for my dessert of pineapple flambé with cinnamon and coconut ice cream, but I clearly have no career in food blogging!

A young couple, soaking up the sun on the terrace long after lunch, asked us if this was one of the most beautiful restaurants we had eaten in. It was. I only wished we could have waited for the tide to turn.

Prior reservations recommended through their website. Dress code is very casual.

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

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