Africa restaurants

Top Choice Creole in East Coast

La Grande Maison

At Takamaka Bay, La Grande Maison is the home kitchen of Christelle Verheyden, arguably the country's most talented chef. The atmosphere, in a restored and airy colonial home, is a fine backdrop for Verheyden's exqu…
Top Choice Moroccan in Gueliz & Ville Nouvelle

Amal Center

Do good while eating delicious food – double bonus. The Amal Center supports and trains disadvantaged Moroccan women in restaurant skills, and you get to feast on their flavours. So many restaurants in Marrakesh ref…
Top Choice Mauritian in Trou d'Eau Douce

Le Café des Arts

This intriguing dining option is located within an old mill that has been transformed into Victoria 1840, an oddly charming gallery space, with canvases of wicked brushstrokes adorning the cracked brick walls. The f…
Top Choice Seafood in São Tomé (city)

Papa Figo

This charming, well-kept and ever-popular tin-roofed patio restaurant is laid-back in style, but no slouch in the kitchen. Everything on the menu has an interesting new twist. The thick fish steaks are world class: …
Top Choice Mauritian in Chamarel

Restaurant Le Barbizon

Barbizon may not look like much, but it's a fabulous place. Marie-Ange helms the kitchen, whipping up traditional Mauritian flavours from her family's cookbook, while Rico L'Intelligent (what a name!) entertains at …
Top Choice International in Pretoria

Fermier

Some of South Africa's best contemporary cooking is being served in a large mud-walled and tin-roofed shed in the east of Pretoria. Chef Adriaan Maree conjures up a fabulous nine-course, three-hour-long culinary jou…
Top Choice Moroccan in Tetouan

Blanco Riad

The menu at this elegant riad is a cut above the usual, and features some innovative Moroccan dishes, heavy on local seasonal produce and a big change from the standard tajine menu. The garden is pleasant in summer,…
Top Choice Tex-Mex in Johannesburg

Calexico Vinyl Lounge and Restaurant

A California-inspired Tex-Mex restaurant with a hint of craft beer and vinyl mixed in. The mix is delightful. The simple menu (nachos, ribs, sandwiches), the album covers, the neon signs, the Lucha Libre mural, and …
Top Choice Grill in Nairobi

Carnivore

Love it or hate it, Carnivore serves up Kenya's most famous nyama choma (barbecued meat) – it's been an icon for tourists, expats and wealthier locals for over 25 years. At the entrance is a huge barbecue pit laden …
Top Choice Mauritian in Grand Baie

Domaine

'Domaine' is the answer every local offers when travellers ask where to go to savour some Mauritian home cookin'. The best dishes are those starred on the menu as local specialities – offerings such as ourite safran…