The restaurant

On the second floor of the house, there are two terraces which were used for drying the spices before they were packed.
One now hosts a restaurant serving a wide selection of dishes, gently scented with spices.

Spice rack 

The master chef


Pizza oven

From the wooden oven come fragrant tempting pizzas.

Vegetable plate 

Crab dish

Vegetarian dish

House of Spices Tiger Prawn Salad

House of spices salad

Vegetarian and fish dishes are another speciality.


these spicy liqueurs are made on the premises - perfect for a digestif or after dinner refreshment for the palate.

The Restaurant 

Please note the Restaurant is closed on Sundays. For in-house guests, basic services are provided.

Restaurant detail

The House of Spices Restaurant  has recently been reviewed in the New York Times Travel Section
download pdf file of article

Spicy Recipes - the House of Spices was included in Dolce Magazine's article.

House of Spices Zanzibar - cookery classes

Try our cookery classes!

Check us out on Africa Geographic's page: Fabulous Food and Wine
A holiday to Africa is not only about spectacular safaris, beautiful beaches and lovely landscapes, but more and more it is the amazing food and wine experiences that have travellers coming back for more.

From bush braais, to floating restaurants, cave dining, cocktails on mountain tops and breakfasts with the birds, we look at some of the most unique, and memorable, wining and dining experiences around this amazing continent.