Restaurants

Top Choice European 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 op…
Top Choice African 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 …
European 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 …
Spanish 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 starter…
European 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…
Lebanese 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 exce…
African 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 special…
International 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…
European 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.
Supermarket in Bata

EGTC Supermarket

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