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Awaken all your senses in an exotic oasis with a warm Italian welcome

A meal at The Rock is like no other. Come join us in our iconic location that offers a unique dining setting with unparalleled panoramic ocean views. Here you will be treated to locally sourced Zanzibari ingredients that meet Italian cuisine. You won’t be disappointed by these exotic and flavoursome dishes.

Our dedicated team’s genuine hospitality ensures every guest experience is not just memorable but truly extraordinary. Whether you're a seafood enthusiast, a lover of exotic flavors, or simply seeking an extraordinary culinary experience, we invite you to join us.

Exotic flavours for every palate to enjoy

Our Specialties

Join us on a culinary journey where our menu celebrates the vibrant flavors and rich cultural heritage of Zanzibar while also paying homage to our passion for Italian cuisine. Each dish is meticulously curated by our chefs, blending traditional Zanzibari recipes with the timeless elegance of Italian culinary techniques to tantalize your taste buds and awaken your senses.

The Rock Special
$ 86.00

Lobster, king prawns, octopus, and calamari all on the grill

Stewed Rock Lobster
$ 31.00

Cous-cous with greens, ginger and lime

“BACK IN BLACK”
$ 32.00
Grilled lobster (500GR.)
$ 45.00

With salad and scarab potatoes

Grilled Fish Fillet - catch of the day
$ 34.00

Served with carrots, ginger cream, vegetables, crispy and spicy chips

The Rock coconut tiramisù
$ 12.00
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Locally sourced ingredients & sustainability

Tailored hospitality in iconic ocean setting

Panoramic views of stunning Zanzibar

Authentic flavour, community & charisma

FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS

We Rock!

The Rock, founded in 2011 by Andrea Brunetti, Claudio Moras, and Nigel Firman, has become an iconic destination known for its beautiful setting, mouthwatering cuisine, and Italian hospitality. Established on the values of family and friendship, The Rock strives to offer an exceptional dining experience while leaving a positive impact on the local environment and community.

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Making a Difference

From the beginning, we've been committed to making a positive impact on the local community and empowering those around us. One of our most significant initiatives is The Rock for Community, established in 2011. Through The Rock for Community, we aim to uplift and support the communities that welcomed us with open arms.

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Simply Unforgettable

In the booking process you can pre-order and choose from one of our freshly prepared signature cakes by an award-winning patisserie chef. Your cake, with its personalised message on the cake, will be delivered to your table to celebrate your special occasion. Try either our traditional passion fruit cake or our decadent chocolate cake.

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Stay Close to The Rock

Enhance your experience at The Rock Restaurant by staying at one of these exceptional beach accommodations conveniently located nearby and create unforgettable memories on the stunning shores of Zanzibar.

Jua Retreat Zanzibar

JUA RETREAT

Indulge in the ultimate luxury experience with 4 private villas boasting breathtaking ocean views and exclusive amenities such as private pools. Only a 15-minute private transfer away from The Rock, Jua Retreat offers unparalleled privacy and romance.

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Shanuo Beach Bungalow Zanzibar

SHANUO BEACH BUNGALOWS

Immerse yourself in the traditional charm of Zanzibar at Shanuo Beach Bungalows. Experience authentic Swahili culture with makuti roofs and elegant design, all just a stone's throw away from the beautiful beach leading to The Rock.

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