Le Jardin Gourmand

Top choice french in Bujumbura

This tucked away courtyard restaurant is a mainstay of the French expat scene. The menu ranges far from Burundi (and France) and takes in curries, brochettes, pasta, steaks, salads and what some say are the nation's best burgers. It's French-run and at times feels like a little France (all be it a hot, sticky one with banana plants).

The open plan kitchen is a nice touch and the owner likes to busy herself checking her customers are all contented.