December is here! Finally, a chance to really relax and reconnect with family, but most importantly bae. During your holiday getaway to Mombasa, don’t forget to sneak a date night. Don’t worry about finding the right place, even for a resident looking for something new to try, here are a few places:
1. Tamarind Dhow
What is more romantic than a floating restaurant? Tamarind Dhow will have you relaxed, sipping your wine, overlooking the ocean with your significant other. Just for the night, it will be just the two of you.
Location: Silos Rd Tudor Creek Mombasa
Tel no: 0722205160
Open: 6:30 PM – 10:30PM
2. Imani Dhow Restaurant
If you’re not one for moving boats but still want the romance and sense of adventure it brings then this ones for you. Imani Dhow is an old stranded sailing dhow that now houses a restaurant famous for its seafood.
Location: Severin Sea Lodge, Bamburi
Tel no: 0722284682
Open: 7AM – 10:30PM
3. Forodhani Restaurant
It’s right next to Fort Jesus so once you’re done with the sight seeing you can dine on some great lobster at Forodhani. The view is more than breathtaking with Old and New Mombasa in sight.
Location: Old Town 200 m from Fort Jesus
Tel no: 0724401551
Open: 8AM – 10PM
4. The Moorings
This is yet another hidden gem. The Moorings is one of the oldest well known restaurants in Mombasa so you can be sure the food is spectacular. It is known for its great seafood and italian dishes. Overlooking Mtwapa Creek, you are bound to catch the beautiful sunset as you sip on some sundowners.
Location: Mtwapa Creek
Tel no: 0736547923
5. Afro Chic Diani
Afro Chic is a refreshing change from most hotels and resorts, it’s small and intimate. Book a day at the hotel and leave kids with grandma for a relaxing day.
Location: Diani Beach Rd, Kwale
Tel no: 0730127000
6. Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant
Yes, you read that right this restaurant is in a cave! It’s perfect for a surprise dinner. The view at night is simply breathtaking! Dining to a candle-lit dinner under the moonlight is the perfect ambience for a couple. Please make a reservation ahead of time and be dressed in smart casual. They also do not allow kids under the age of 6.
Location: Ali Barbours Rd, Diani
Tel no: 07714456131 / 0735331002
Open from 7PM