Best restaurants in Bioko Island

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Malabo


    All wood, brick and leopard print, this modish restaurant is the place to be seen. There's a bar at the entrance and a cabaret lounge upstairs. The menu features African dishes including giant snails and chicken or fish with chocolate sauce, as well as Cameroonian dishes such as ndolé and follon. The menu changes weekly.

  • Restaurants in Malabo

    Restaurant Babel

    A challenge to find as it has no sign, this stylish restaurant is worth seeking out, particularly for lunch. The fish is excellent: try the bilolá – a local shellfish. Wok-cooked tofu and vegetables are good starters and salads are worthwhile. It's slightly less successful at dinner as not everything on the menu is available and it's quite pricey. There's a covered garden at the back that's good for drinks, but there are no tables for eating.

  • Restaurants in Malabo

    La Luna Complex

    Superb sea views from the wide terrace complement the good food here. The menu is mostly French with a few African options. Try the barracuda or giant snails! There's a huge buffet on Sundays (CFA17,000) and a daily happy hour from 5pm to 7pm. You could spend the whole day here, using the pool, too.

  • Restaurants in Malabo

    Bantu Chinese Restaurant

    English-speaking Nina owns this large, brightly lit restaurant with the obligatory red Chinese lanterns. There's a wide Cantonese menu: you can dine cheaply on chop suey fried rice (CFA4500) or go for the sizzling calamari (CFA8000). There are many Chinese people living in Malabo and this place is popular with them as well as expats. Smoking is permitted.

  • Restaurants in Malabo

    La Vie Est Belle

    There's relaxed outdoor eating in the garden of the French Cultural Centre which is very popular with expats. Lunch options of pastas, sandwiches and tapas are good value at around CFA4000, and there's a daily three-course set menu for CFA7000. The meat and fish are recommended. However, the service can be surly.

  • Restaurants in Malabo

    Restaurant Bidji Binia

    'Food like mama makes' is what the name means, and she'd be proud of the pizzas. Pastas and salads are also on offer. There are two levels in the cool interior, and a pleasant terrace at the front. Staff are friendly and this is a popular place with expats. Takeaway is also available.

  • Restaurants in Malabo

    Pizza Place

    This huge place spreads over several floors, including a lounge with sports screen and a terrace with shisha. There's a wide Lebanese menu with dishes great for sharing and an enormous lunchtime buffet every day for CFA10,000. Wi-fi is intermittent and costs CFA1000 per hour.