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…
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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…
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 …
Cafe in Fianarantsoa

Chez Imanoela

What a great idea this was: a cafe in the picturesque and atmospheric Haute Ville. The flower-decked terrace is a lovely spot to while away an hour or two, be it with a beer, coffee or light meal. Lunch options incl…
Madagascan in Antsirabe

L'Arche

This long-established place serves homely French favourites and pizzas to expats, river guides and tourists - a Tsiribihina River company is based out of the bar. L'Arche grooves after dark on nights when reggae and…