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Dining at Chole Mjini

You may have watched the sun set and the moon rise from the Red Herring Cafe or the Hanashi, rooftop, bar or just come in from a sunset sail and soon it’s time for a candle-lit dinner under the stars. Each evening sees a different setting. Our guests can choose to dine at the dinner-party table or on their own in a romantic location. The table may be set within the age old ruins, the crumbling walls clasped by fig tree roots like giant fingers in the flickering candlelight, on the jetty, next to the murmuring ocean, or under the magnificent Tamarind tree, on the beach or a surprise spot in the gardens.

A strong Swahili-Indian influence, known for it’s judicious use of coconut milk, adds subtle but distinctively flavourful spicing to our international cuisine. Our speciality is sea food, freshly caught and delivered daily. We compliment this with lots of salads and fresh vegetables and we are happy to cater for gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian diets. We never serve pork and never have and other meats and chicken are offered infrequently.