Top ChoiceCafe in Gaborone

Cafe Dijo

This classy but casual place is one of our favourite haunts in Gabs. The lunch specials change regularly, but usually include Thai chicken curry, chicken tandoori wraps and excellent salads, alongside toasted...

Top ChoicePortuguese in Gaborone

Caravela Portuguese Restaurant

One of Gabs' most popular expat haunts, Caravela serves up assured Mediterranean cooking in a pretty garden setting. It's close to the city centre, but in a quiet residential corner, which adds to a real sense of...

Top ChoiceAfrican in Gaborone

Courtyard Restaurant

In the garden area out the back of Botswanacraft, this tranquil spot serves up imaginative African cooking (including guinea-fowl pot), with other local staples making a rare appearance. It also serves salads and...

Cafe in Gaborone

Sanitas Tea Garden

Inhabiting a corner of Gabs' best plant nursery and close to the dam, this lovely and relaxed outdoor spot is popular with families. The food ranges from home-grown vegetables, wood-fired pizzas and light meals...

International in Gaborone

Bull & Bush Pub

This long-standing South African–run Gabs institution is deservedly popular with expats, tourists and locals alike. Though there’s something on the menu for everyone, it's renowned for its thick steaks, pizzas...

Buffet in Gaborone

Beef Baron

With a name like this, there’s no mystery about the menu, with Gaborone’s finest cuts of Botswana beef served in upmarket surrounds. It’s inside the Grand Palm Resort complex; walk through the Walmont Ambassador...

Steak in Gaborone


Indulge your inner carnivore. Part of a chain of Brazilian meat houses/samba parties, Rodizio’s is where waiters walk around with skewers of meat, and you hold up little flags indicating whether you want more or...

International in Gaborone

Linga Longa

This place is a vague cross between an American sports bar and a British pub, with a menu that begins with breakfast and moves on to steaks, curries and calamari rings. Our highlight of its week is the Friday...

African in Gaborone

Mokolwane’s Restaurant

The buffet at the Grand Palm Resort serves up fairly unexciting cooking, but the salads are above average and the roasts are always a highlight. It's next to Beef Baron, inside the Grand Palm Resort.