Best restaurants in Lesotho

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Maseru

    Sky Restaurant

    Maseru's best new restaurant sits atop the Mpilo Boutique Hotel, dishing out Basotho favourites such as cured venison carpaccio, whole local trout and slow-braised oxtail. The wine list is exquisite and the mountain views out the floor-to-ceiling windows are sublime. Expect to be surrounded by guests celebrating various occasions.

  • Restaurants in Ts’ehlanyane National Park

    Maliba Lodge

    Maliba Lodge's excellent restaurant serves dishes such as braised oxtail, oven-baked trout and Madagascan peppered beef fillet. Advance booking is advised if you're not staying over at the lodge.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Maseru

    No.7 Restaurant

    Attached to the NGO Kick4Life and its hotel, No.7 pumps its profits back into Kick4Life’s charitable work and the team includes young locals training for a career in hospitality. The restaurant is a stylish spot with city views and a menu fusing European sophistication with Basotho touches, offering dishes such as fillet steak and bouillabaisse.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Oxbow

    Sky Restaurant

    Africa's highest restaurant (3010m) overlooks the slopes at Afriski Mountain Resort and reflects the resort's international sheen with its stylish wood finish and big red pizza oven. Lunch choices include pizzas, burgers and steaks, with pasta dishes and Lesotho trout on the dinner menu.

  • Restaurants in Maseru

    Rendezvous

    The chandeliers and cloth napkins are the only signs of pretence in the wholly down-to-earth restaurant at Lancer's Inn hotel, popular with aid workers and local business folk. The globetrotting menu offers Chinese chicken, Lesotho mountain trout, French rolls or Dutch-style sandwiches for lunch, and steaks, chops, noodle dishes and curries for dinner.

  • Restaurants in Maseru

    Primi Piatti

    From the mouth-watering Italian food to the enthusiastic service to the delicious craft cocktails, the stars align at this outpost of the Cape Town–based restaurant chain. The pizzas are as phenomenal as the wine list is extensive, and the tasty steaks are affordable. Wash down the fried zucchini sticks with a pink grapefruit gin and tonic.

  • Restaurants in Maseru

    Piri Piri

    This restaurant does Portuguese, Mozambican and South African dishes, including steaks, seafood, feijoada (a traditional Portuguese stew) and piri-piri chicken. Choose between romantic, low-lit rooms and a gazebo in the garden.

  • Restaurants in Teyateyaneng

    Blue Mountain Inn

    Hotel restaurant serving salads, steaks, burgers, good pizzas and more elaborate dishes, such as chicken with peppers in white-wine sauce.

  • Restaurants in Maseru

    Regal Restaurant

    Occupying a Basotho-hat–style building, this 1st-floor Indian restaurant is a favourite among businessmen and politicians. One of Lesotho’s few Indian eateries, it serves classics such as korma, madras, rogan josh and vegetable curries. The service is professional, the Hindi music is unobtrusive and you can almost imagine you're in a British curry house.

  • Restaurants in Maseru

    Ouh La La

    Locals and expats mix easily in this streetside garden cafe, which takes its Gallic theme from the adjoining Alliance Française cultural centre. The light menu is mostly sandwiches, crêpes, pastries and salads, but the coffee is decent and wine is available by the glass.

  • Restaurants in Maseru

    Renaissance Café

    Pioneer Mall 's only independent eatery is a no-frills affair, offering meal deals every day and dishes from breakfasts and sandwiches to stir-fries and grills.

  • Restaurants in Morija

    Cafe Jardin

    The small courtyard tearoom at the Morija Museum & Archives serves dishes such as pizza, and chicken and chips. It's busy on weekends.

  • Restaurants in Butha-Buthe

    Karabo Fast Food

    For a quick, decent takeaway meal, this place serves up surprisingly tasty chicken, rice, beets and mashed potatoes. It's next to the Puma gas station in the centre of town.

  • Restaurants in Roma

    Kaycees

    Kaycees, off Roma’s main drag, is a popular hangout serving fast food (namely chicken, sausage and fries) and cans of Maluti lager to happy students.