Restaurants

Top Choice Moroccan in 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 Marrakesh restaurants reflect…
Top Choice Mauritian in Chamarel

Palais de 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 t…
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 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…
Top Choice African in Chimoio

Restaurante Maúa

Tap any local with taste buds and they'll probably tell you that this place – one of several restaurants in the Feira Popular complex – serves the best food in Chimoio, possibly even central Mozambique. The menu lea…
Top Choice Ethiopian in Addis Ababa

Yod Abyssinia

Yes, it's touristy, but they sure put on a show at Yod Abyssinia. The large dining area is crammed with low wooden stools that all face a stage; at around 7.30pm, musicians, dancers and singers perform traditional a…
Top Choice African in Johannesburg

Yeoville Dinner Club

Jo'burg's most memorable meal out is in this artily decorated cramped room with a balcony overlooking Rockey St, heart of the much-bad-mouthed, inner-city area of Yeoville. Sanza Sandile is your host and chef, and w…
Top Choice South African in Sabie

Wild Fig Tree

There’s a meat-driven menu and a warm atmosphere here, amid candles, wildlife photos and artworks. It's a great place to sample traditional South African dishes, especially game meat – from ostrich kebabs and crocod…
Top Choice Moroccan in Ville Nouvelle

Al Fassia

In business since 1987, this stalwart of the Marrakesh dining scene is still one of the best. Meals begin with a bang with complimentary 12-dish mezze (salads) while Moroccan mains of chicken tajine or caramelised p…
Top Choice African in Libreville

L'Odika

This lovely colonial-style veranda restaurant in the heart of the Quartier Louis is very attractive. You'll find tempting dishes such as beef ndolé (a Cameroonian dish with peanuts, spices and ndolé bitter leaves), …