Swahili cooking is simple, and fragrant, and relies on the beauty, freshness, and abundance of the East African coast's local produce. And a whole lot of love. Utupoa was designed with this in mind, and the large, round, wooden table at its centre makes dinners, and the conversations that they inspire, an integral part of our home. Dining with us is optional but taking your seat at Bi Joyce's table has become something entirely synonymous with our guests' Zanzibar experience. Cooked and served family style at the centre of the table, the menu is decided each morning depending on what looks best at the market, the fish auction, or brought straight to the door from a fisherman's madema - or traps.

A Taste