Restaurants

International in Ivato

La Ferme d'Ivato

If you fancy a long, languid lunch surrounded by fragrant plants and greenery, this is the place to come. La Ferme d'Ivato is, as its name suggests, a working farm (animals, fruit and vegetables). It's certified org…
Top Choice International in Belo-sur-Tsiribihina

Mad Zebu

The ‘crazy zebu’ is the most incongruous find in dusty Belo, possibly in all Madagascar. Dishes seem to come straight out of a Michelin-starred restaurant (the chef trained in prestigious kitchens in Madagascar and …
Top Choice Madagascan in Antsirabe

Café Mirana

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

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 gorgeous wooden house full of old black-and-white photos and local a…
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 Fusion in Majunga (Mahajanga)

Chez Madame Chabaud

Small, intimate and oh-so-delicious, Chez Madame Chabaud is a Majunga institution. Christiane (the original Madame Chabaud’s daughter) prepares a divine fusion cuisine mixing Malagasy, Creole and European influences…
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 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 Madagascan in Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

La Bodega

The name suggests Spanish influence, but owner Cyrille is from France and the colourful restaurant is in Madagascar, so it’s hardly surprising the menu is a mix of all three nationalities. We loved the tapas à la Ma…
Top Choice International in Antananarivo

La Varangue

One of the best addresses in the city for real gourmet cuisine, La Varangue serves an elaborate melange of French gastronomy and Madagascan flavours. Meals are served either in the beautiful dining room, with its lo…