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Machweo Fine Dining

$$$$African, ,
Baraa Road | Onsea House, Moivaro, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 787 112 498
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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11:45 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
African, Wine Bar, Belgian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Baraa Road | Onsea House, Moivaro, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

For the last 10 years, this restaurant has been named one of the top, if not THE top, eatery in Tanzania. That is saying a lot, given the number of very high-end lodge restaurants in the country. Machweo's ace is its Belgian-born chef, Axel Janssen,...More

2  Thank ParoleAnima
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Machweo the first night we arrived in Arusha. Beautiful boutique hotel with this restaurant with good food and excellent atmosphere. European prices, but it is worth the experience.

Thank M7494FZfabiom
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Owned by a Belgian chef who moved here 12 years ago (Axel), we had both lunch and dinner here. Great place to eat. The Belgians know how to cook. Owner knew we liked good food and travel the world to eat at top restaurants, so...More

Thank RenatodiCaprio
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Stayed at this "lodge" in Arusha at the start of our trip to the Serengeti. What a way to start. The accommodations are lovely as are the grounds. But the best was the food. Who expects gourmet food in Arusha- but it was, probably because...More

Thank drugs2017
Reviewed 17 February 2018

If you appreciate marvelous, tastefull food, I can only recommend you to visit Machweo - Fine Dining. Thanks to Top Chef - Axel and his team for delicious dinners and lunches during several years. Great variation, excellent food and service!

Thank garby2018
OnseaHouse, Owner at Machweo Fine Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Dear garby2018, Many thanks for your nice review of our Machweo Fine Dining restaurant. Axel and the team look forward to welcoming you back and hope that many other lunchers and diners find their way to us.

Reviewed 24 January 2018

Safari visitors have to join MACHWEO or ONSEA HOUSE Thancks to Chef Axel ; a must in GASTRONOMIE & HOSPITALITY if perfection exists ????? yes !!!! WE GO BACK one day......next summer.

Thank geert851
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We arrived at Machweo Wellness Retreat and Fine Dining on January 12, 2018, for an overnight stay at the beginning of a fabulous safari. The grounds and facility are beautiful, well maintained and the staff is superb. They couldn’t do enough to make sure we...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon the place online. We went for lunch with my wife, her parents, our daughter and her brother. The place is supremely beautiful. The food is tastefully done. We loved the view, nestled in the slopes of a hill with great views of...More

Thank omakanda
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Yesterday, we had a private party for 20 people at Mwachweo. The food and service were excellent. The Chef/Manager Axel prepared some original and delicious salads, vegetable dishes and BBQ grilled meats and seafood. All of my guests were most impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the...More

Thank CARL667
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting away from the hubbub of Arusha town. Sitting in a boutique hotel complex. Outdoor terrace on a hill with great views. Nice food, friendly service, not cheap but worth it. Would go again

Thank dk99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$55
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
11:45 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baraa Road | Onsea House, Moivaro, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 787 112 498
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French style cuisine with an African touch From breakfast with warm, oven crisp breads and freshly squeezed juices, to lunch with carefully selected brasserie dishes to the culinary feast for your taste buds at dinner: a five course gourmet experience accompanied by the finest wines from our climate-controlled cellars, all of which you can enjoy on the magnificent, spacious patio restaurant or in our intimate inside dining areas. Only working with the best products, the freshest ingredients and with tons of inspiration and creativity, we will make every bite and every sip an unforgettable experience for your senses. For every dish on the menu we recommend a complementing wine. Alternatively, you can make your own choice out of an amazing selection of wines that you can find on our wine list. Axel Janssens, our chef, studied at one of the most prestigious schools in Europe and perfected his culinary art in several Michelin star restaurants.
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