Restaurants

Top Choice French in The West Coast

La Table d’Alexandre

For a decadent lunch on a day trip around the island, stop at Alexandre’s. The debonair French chef here serves exquisite cuisine in a dining room that wouldn’t have looked out of place on the set of Out of Africa: …
Top Choice Madagascan in Ambatoloaka

Chez Maman

For a true Madagascan eating experience, try Chez Maman, located on Ambatoloaka’s main street. Mama buys her ingredients at Hell-Ville’s market every morning and everything she cooks is fresh, tasty and incredibly c…
Top Choice Italian in Hell-Ville (Andoany)

Le Papillon

Highly recommended by locals, Le Papillon is the place to eat (and be seen) in town. It is set in a beautiful, old colonial house with a veranda in the heart of Hell-Ville. The Italian owner changes the menu accordi…
Madagascan in Hell-Ville (Andoany)

Restaurant Manava

On the top floor, Restaurant Manava is an unexpected gem. The fare is simple but incredibly tasty, including grilled meat or fish with seasonal vegetables, and rice or chips. The balcony terrace is an atmospheric pl…
Seafood in The West Coast

Chez Loulou

Right on the beach, this casual restaurant and bar is best known for its gargantuan Sunday seafood buffet lunch (Ar40,000). Seafood also gets pride of place in the daily three-course meal. If you want to linger afte…
Italian in Ambatoloaka

Chez Teresa

Run by the ebullient Teresa, this Italian restaurant is an eye-catching place, with its candy-colour decor and fairy lights. The menu features plenty of pizza and pastas that make good use of the plentiful supply of…
Cafe in Hell-Ville (Andoany)

Oasis Café

Oasis’ pavement seating is prime people-watching territory. The cafe serves food all day, but it does breakfast best, with excellent baguettes, good pastries and proper coffee, including espresso. It's very quiet in…
Pizza in Hell-Ville (Andoany)

Nandipo

This very cool place is an expats' favourite, even though it's now looking a bit frayed at the edges. It serves excellent wood-oven pizzas and has friendly staff, a great selection of drinks and the best ambience in…
Asian in Ambatoloaka

Baobab Kafé Restaurant

This popular place puts an Asian twist on the usual fare, offering plenty of seafood (try the tempura prawns), noodles and rice dishes. It's upstairs on a breezy veranda, while there are take-outs on offer downstair…
Market in Hell-Ville (Andoany)

Marché de Hell-Ville

Hell-Ville’s market is a good place to pick up fruit and vegetables for picnics, as well as spices.