Best restaurants in Equatorial Guinea

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Bata

    La Ferme Beach

    La Ferme (pronounced Fermay for taxi drivers) is a lovely beach resort about 20 minutes south of Bata port. It has a large terrace, gorgeous pool surrounded by palm trees and spacious restaurant. Fish is the best option here and it couldn't be fresher. The amuse-bouche of tortilla and empanadilla is a nice touch.

  • Restaurants in Bata

    Utonde Beach Club

    This is one of two beach resorts in Utonde and was about to open at the time of our visit. It's very stylish, with thatched umbrellas set around a large pool. Chef Rafi conjures up the usual staples of pizzas, fish and steaks. A great place to escape the city.

  • 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.

  • Restaurants in Bata

    Bar Central

    If you spend any time at all in Bata, you will gravitate to this friendly bar and restaurant. Set on a crossroads, the terrace is surrounded by plants that seem to usher in a welcome cool breeze. There's a wide menu with the usual pizzas, meat and fish. Try the calamari à la Central, dipped in beer batter (CFA10,000).

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Malabo

    L'Atelier

    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 Bata

    Restaurant L'Orientale

    A huge, sprawling place on the seafront, this grand restaurant offers good Lebanese food and generous, if doughy, pizzas. With few customers these days, quite a few menu items are unavailable, but the hummus is excellent. The terrace overlooking the sea makes a pleasant stop for a beer, and there's a takeaway outlet next door.

  • Restaurants in Bata

    Restaurant Naby

    Part of the Hotel Finisterre San Pedro, this restaurant is set in a shady terrace and offers good pastries and omelettes for breakfast (but no coffee). There are crêpes, pizzas and salads, but the Senegalese specialities are the best options: yassa fish or meat is CFA4000.

  • 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 Bata

    Big Bites

    Lebanese hummus, pizzas, pastas and burgers are on the menu at this friendly place with a large terrace. KFC Big Bites are CFA4000, just don't mention copyright laws.

  • Restaurants in Bata

    EGTC Supermarket

    Large, well-stocked supermarket. Vendors of African souvenirs have stalls outside.

  • 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 Bata

    Restaurante Djibloho Plaza

    This is a great place for spit roast chicken that you can eat on the terrace overlooking the wide avenida. Try a bowl of eye-wateringly hot pepe soup for CFA3500. Best not to ask for coffee, though, as you'll be given a pot of hot water and an old tin of granules to make your own.

  • 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.

  • Restaurants in Rio Campo

    Pescaderia Bar

    One of the only places to eat in Rio Campo, the Pescaderia Bar has snacks and is in the southern part of the town.