Delicious food served with a friendly smile and a truly magical view


Dining al fresco at the beach with a gentle breeze is one of life’s great pleasures. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, our signature menus focus on fresh produce cooked simply and served expertly.

There is something to everyone’s taste at Hemingways Watamu. Served in our main restaurant, breakfast offers a range of options to suit all types from the super hungry, the health conscious or the continental. For a mid morning treat, specialty coffees, cakes and the finest gelato are available at the Gede Coffee Gardens.
The Gede menu also includes a varied selection of delicious wraps, sandwiches and sharing platters plus a variety of grilled meats and seafood along with healthy salads, perfect for lunches and more casual evenings.
In the evenings we offer a full white linen service a la carte restaurant for dinner, providing a wealth of flavourful options freshly caught from the Ocean at our doorstep. If seafood is not to your taste we always have a variety of land based favourites ranging from aged beef steaks to traditional favourites such as Tandoori Chicken. A selection of pastas and vegetarian dishes are also available.


Begin your day with freshly baked croissants, fruity turnovers and cinnamon rolls with a Kenyan coffee and finish up with eggs and bacon and all the trimmings, prepared as you like it. For the more health conscious, kick start your day with fresh fruit, homemade muesli and an energizing fruit smoothie or try a local favourite of scrambled eggs with smoked tuna. Our Chefs are ready to start your day in style as you watch the day come to life over the Indian Ocean.


Starting the day with delicious pastries, cakes and gelato from Non Solo Gelato and running through the day and evening the Gede Café menu offers a lighter, more casual setting for guests. Homemade pastas, create your own pizza, tasting platters for one, two or more, grilled seafood and steaks and a wide range of sandwiches and wraps ensure there is something to suit everyone’s palate. Try a Cobbs Salad Wrap or Grilled Jumbo Prawns or a simple but stunning spinach quiche. Or how about our Special Sharing Platter with Crab Claws, Fish Cakes and Samosas for everyone to nibble? The Gede menu is also available in the evening.
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This is where you spoil yourself. Candle light, starry skies, gentle breezes, your favourite tipple and a superb range of fresh seafood with a Swahili flavor. Our grill also provides meat lovers with options of prime aged beef fillets or delicious Karoo lamb whilst there is always a tantalizing selection of fresh pastas and vegetarian dishes on the menu. For something extra special, catch your own fish of the day and ask our Chefs to prepare it for you to your liking. Too much to choose from? Never worry, our Chef creates a Table D’Hote menu every evening so you can try a little of it all.


Hemingways Bar

The iconic Hemingways Bar is located right on the seafront and offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean and Watamu Beach. With an extensive wine and spirit list and a variety of fresh, tropical cocktails there is simply no better place to enjoy the traditional Kenyan sundowner. The Gede Café food menu is available in the Bar.


Special occasions

Birthday? Anniversary? Or perhaps a Wedding? With our expert event planners on call to arrange your perfect celebration there is no better place than Hemingways Watamu for that special occasion. From a sundowner cruise on a traditional Swahili dhow boat to a candlelit dinner for two in the Arabuko Forest or a sit down wedding reception for 150 guests, let us do the work, and you can simply enjoy.


Local produce

As much as possible our chefs make use of the freshest local produce. Our fish and seafood arrives each morning off the boats, our honey arrives by dugout canoe from Mida Creek and our local markets let us choose the tastiest of fruits and vegetables.

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