Accra has the best choice of restaurants in the country, and there's an ever-increasing supply of hip dining spots that wouldn't seem out of place in London or New York. Osu, Labone and the Airport Residential Area have the widest choice of restaurants, but if you're not fussy you'll find the ubiquitous chop bars everywhere around town.

You'll also find supermarkets, cafes and fast-food outlets at the Accra Mall.

Nomadic Dinners

Transforming ordinary African staples into dishes as sophisticated as eggplant confit with green papaya chutney on yam puree is what Chef Selassie Atadika is all about. The new African cuisine produced by this former development worker is all over the media, and rightly so. Usually on only show at the private venue Midunu (www.midunu.com), her extraordinary meals also pop up in different locations as part of monthly 'Nomadic Dinners' – if you want the opportunity to be in on the action you'll need to register on Midunu's website.