Must see restaurants in Antananarivo

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    La Varangue

    One of the best addresses in the city for real gourmet cuisine, La Varangue serves an elaborate melange of French gastronomy and Malagasy flavours. Meals…

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    Toko Telo

    Run by Landy, the teacher at Tana Kitchen cooking school with which this restaurant shares premises, Toko Telo is our pick to try expertly crafted…

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    Nerone Ristorante Italiano

    Tana's best Italian restaurant is one of those places you'll find yourself coming back to time and again. Artful Italian cooking of pasta, pizza, meat and…

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    Le Saka

    Striking the perfect balance between gastro French and straightforward local cooking, Le Saka is a Tana institution. The restaurant is housed in a…

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    In a stunning setting whichever way you look – the 19th-century building or the city views from the terrace – Lokanga serves a mix of Malagasy and…

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    Playing on the region’s reputation for political instability may not be very PC, but it really would take a coup d’état to unseat this stylish bar…

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    Cafe du Musée

    This excellent place next to the entrance of Musée de la Photo has soft lighting, assured cooking and friendly service. The menu is predominantly French…

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    Pâtisserie Colbert

    Around since 1946, this excellent patisserie is a popular meeting place for local businesspeople and a great place for breakfast, a quick lunch or an…

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    Fabulous pan-Asian fusion in a casual cafe setting make L'Orient a real find. Dumplings with ginger, creative salads and terrific rice and noodle dishes –…

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    Chez Mariette

    Superchef Mariette Andrianjaka has cooked for notables as diverse as Paloma Picasso and Prince Albert of Monaco during her long career. These days she…

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    Grill du Rova

    Not content with having one of the loveliest locations in town (just 100m from the Rova, with great views), Grill du Rova serves delicious food, including…

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    Chez Sucett's

    Sucett's popularity has somewhat slipped recently, but it's still a good choice. The Malagasy and Creole (a blend of African, Asian and European…

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    Saka Express

    The snack cafeteria and takeaway outlet in Hôtel Sakamanga is the best place in town for lunch on the go. There are pizzas, kebabs and sandwiches, all…

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    Bread Mafan'

    Part patisserie, part cafe, Bread Mafan' is a cool choice if you're stocking up for a picnic, with great breads, and a range of enticing pastries and…

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    This cheerful little restaurant in the heart of Isoraka serves hearty Malagasy meals such as pork with greens, zebu stew and omelettes. It's also a good…

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    Le Phare

    For a real slice of France down the lower end of Isoraka, this Breton crêperie does all manner of savoury galettes and sweet crêpes, allowing you to take…

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    A well-organised supermarket close to Pl de l'Independance.

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    Le Petit Verdot

    This tiny red-brick bistro, spread over three floors from cellar to mezzanine, scores high on homey atmosphere and hearty French food. There is a tasty…

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    La Terrasse du Glacier

    Perched on a 2nd floor above Ave de l’Indépendance, La Terrasse is a fantastic vantage point to admire the hustle and bustle of Tana’s main thoroughfare…

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    La Potinière

    This Chinese-run bakery heaves at weekends, when locals come for a treat. As well as pastries, it has a range of quiches and sandwiches for a light lunch…