Top ChoiceSouth Indian in Accra

Khana Khazana

Khana Khazana

Tucked behind a petrol station (Engen Filling Station, next to Avenida Hotel), this outdoor Indian restaurant is a gem – cheap, delicious and with long opening hours. One of the house specialities is the dosa...

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in Accra

Global Mamas

Global Mamas

This shop, which stocks pretty dresses, hats, tops, accessories (including lush scented shea butter) and kids clothes in colourful fabrics, is part of a bigger Fair Trade enterprise that promotes sustainable...

Top ChoiceAfrican in Accra

Buka

Buka

Ever-popular Buka serves some of the best West African food in Accra, in stylish surroundings to boot. Hearty plates of jollof rice, tilapia and groundnut soup are served on a pretty terrace, which fills up with...

Top ChoiceLive Music in Accra

+233

+233

This 'Jazz Bar & Grill', as the strapline goes, is probably the best live-music venue in Accra. Bands come from all over the continent and there is a great atmosphere.

Area in Accra

Jamestown

Jamestown

Jamestown originated as a community that emerged around the 17th-century British James Fort, merging with Accra as the city grew. These days, Jamestown is one the poorer neighbourhoods of Accra – full of...

Bar in Accra

JamesTown Cafe

This stylish architect-owned cafe, bar and music venue sits in a beautifully restored building right in the heart of old Accra, just across from the sea. There's local and international food, great cocktails and...

Bar in Accra

Republic Bar & Grill

With its bright red walls, black-and-white photos, vintage postcards and outdoor wooden deck, this fab bar wouldn't look out of place in Brooklyn. Here, it delights happening young Ghanaians and expats in equal...

French in Accra

La Chaumière

There's stiff competition these days, but La Chaumière remains one of Accra's best and fanciest restaurants. It excels in old-school elegance, with soft lighting, polished wooden floors, classical music and...

Steak in Accra

Patagonia

Patagonia

Beef lovers will feel at home in this elegant steakhouse and seafood grill on the ground floor of West Africa’s tallest building. Imported from South Africa without ever being frozen, the prime cuts are dry and...

Market in Accra

Makola Market

Makola Market

There is no front door or welcoming sign to the Makola Market. Before you know it, you've been sucked in by the human undertow from the usual pavements clogged with vendors hawking food, secondhand clothes and...

Street Food in Accra

Auntie Muni Waakye

Auntie Muni Waakye

Waakye (a mix of beans and rice served with spaghetti, meat or fish stew, boiled eggs and lots of hot shito pepper sauce) is Ghana’s most popular street food, and Auntie Muni is Ghana’s most famous seller. Former...

Arts Centre in Accra

ANO Centre for Cultural Research

ANO Centre for Cultural Research

This arts institution, which takes its name from the word 'grandmother' in Akan, was founded by Ghanaian art historian, writer and filmmaker Nana Oforiatta-Ayim and has just opened a well-curated permanent space...

Arts Centre in Accra

The Studio

The Studio

Ghanaian photographer Francis Kokoroko and his friends regularly host cultural events and art talks at this tiny, unbranded studio on the top floor of the Forico Mall in Osu. A young, stylish and interested crowd...

Burgers in Accra

Burger & Relish

Burger & Relish

Gourmet burgers have come to Accra in this hip, industrial restaurant, which doubles as a trendy cocktail bar in the evenings, and a family-friendly brunch spot at the weekend. If you can fit anything else in...

Jewellery in Accra

The Shop Accra

The Shop Accra

Opened by sisters Lorraine and Loretta Ocloo, The Shop Accra was a first for the city. Not just a hip shop offering jewellery, fashion and all kinds of Ghanaian memorabilia and homewares, it's also a very cool...

Club in Accra

Rockstone's Office

Rockstone's Office

Owned by hiplife legend Reggie Rockstone. There's a lounge bar decked out with white leather sofas, an outdoor terrace and regular live music. At the weekend an energetic crowd parties till dawn to hiplife (a...

Live Music in Accra

Alliance Française

Alliance Française

With several concerts a week (rock, jazz, reggae, hip-hop), exhibitions and various cultural events, the cultural arm of the French embassy is a good bet whenever you're in town.

Clothing in Accra

Woodin

The place to come for Ghanaian wax print fabrics, Woodin has proved so popular that there are branches throughout Ghana. If you've no time to find a seamstress, there are off-the-peg clothes for men, women and...

Monument in Accra

Independence Square

Independence Square

Independence Sq, also known as Black Star Sq, is a vast, empty expanse of concrete overlooked by spectator stands of Stalinesque grace. The square is dominated by an enormous McDonald's-like arch, beneath which...