Central Madagascar restaurants

Top Choice Madagascan in Antsirabe

Café Mirana

This cafeteria is one of the busiest in town, with reason: its bakery is the best for kilometres (the croissants get top marks, as does the bread), and the restaurant out back churns out tasty, great-value Madagasca…
Top Choice International in Fianarantsoa

La Rizière

For gastronomic fare at average prices, make sure you book a table at La Rizière. The restaurant is a working culinary school and the chefs and waiters are all perfecting their trade. Service is charming (the chefs …
Top Choice International in Antsirabe

Chez Jenny

Hands down the best restaurant in town, Chez Jenny is a winning combination of colourful decor, delicious food, warm service and atmosphere, complete with a well-stocked bar and a cosy fireplace for cold winter nigh…
Top Choice Madagascan in Manakara

Sharon

This cheap and cheerful eatery heaves with young locals every night of the week. It serves the best brochettes (kebabs) in town, cooked on a street-side BBQ (don't miss the peanut dipping sauce). The huge mi sao are…
International in Ambatolampy

Le Rendez-Vous des Pêcheurs

Going strong since 1951, the Rendez-Vous is a local institution. Every tour travelling between Tana and Antsirabe or enjoying a day trip in the highlands seems to stop here for lunch. The dining room has the feel of…
Madagascan in Parc National de Ranomafana

Varibolo

Perched on a hill overlooking the national park, Varibolo scores equally high on location and taste. The food is simple – grilled chicken, romazava (beef and vegetable stew), sandwiches – but always good. It's right…
Cafeteria in Fianarantsoa

Zomagrill

The Zomagrill has filled a nice niche in Fianar: somewhere cheap, reliably good and relaxed that appeals to young locals as much as to passing travellers. The morning pastries are among the best you'll have in Madag…
Madagascan in Parc National de Ranomafana

Manja

A long-standing favourite, Manja serves big portions of traditional Madagascan food such as romazave, ravitoto (pork stew with manioc greens) and hen'omby ritra (zebu in tomato sauce). Their flambé bananas are the b…
Pizza in Antsirabe

Ristorante Italiano Sarabanda

A small pizza joint with just a handful of tables, including a few out front, that does about a dozen different combinations of cheese, sauce, topping and dough. It is nicely laid out with colourful woven tablemats …
Madagascan in Antsirabe

La Case à Tritriva

You'll find the lovely Case de Tritriva near Lac Tritriva. Run by a Franco-Malagasy couple, they serve simple, wholesome cuisine in the courtyard of their home, complete with panoramic views. There is also basic acc…