Top ChoiceInternational 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...

Top ChoiceFrench in Central Madagascar

Coin du Foie Gras

This hillside restaurant just south of the village of Behemjy gets busy at weekends with people coming for one thing and one thing only: foie gras (stuffed-goose liver). A simple entree of foie gras costs from...

Top ChoiceInternational in Antananarivo

La Varangue

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 are served either in the beautiful dining room, with its...

Top ChoiceInternational 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...

Top ChoiceMalagasy in Antananarivo

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 Malagasy specialities. In addition to soups, there are pork,...

Top ChoiceFusion 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...

Top ChoiceItalian in Antananarivo

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 fish leave plenty of room for choice, the dining area is...

Top ChoiceFrench 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...

Top ChoiceFusion 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...

Top ChoiceInternational in Tamatave (Toamasina)

La Véranda

The refined restaurant and terrace at La Véranda is a popular choice for French expats and visitors thanks to its wide-ranging menu of well-turned-out European and Malagasy dishes at very reasonable prices. The...

Top ChoiceInternational in Antsirabe

Chez Jenny

Hands down the best restaurant in town, Chez Jenny is a winning combination of colourful decor (including some captivating Zafimaniry wood carvings), delicious food, warm service and atmosphere, complete with a...

Top ChoiceInternational in Antananarivo

Lokanga

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 international dishes. Try the duck breast with pineapple...

Top ChoicePizza in Parc National Isalo

Pizza Liberta

Arguably the best pizza in Madagascar's south, this fine little place, run by the amiable Luigi, does real thin-crust Italian pizzas, with all the usual ingredients, as well as some local surprises like zebu...

Top ChoiceItalian in Tuléar (Toliara)

L'Estérel

Our pick of the restaurants in Tuléar, Italian-run L'Estérel has a tranquil garden setting and a menu that includes some of the best Italian cooking in southern Madagascar – pasta, pizzas and salads you can trust...

Top ChoiceInternational in Ivato

Savanna Cafe

With lovely views from the terrace, a warm welcome from the Cameroonian owner Paul Roger, Savanna Cafe is a terrific choice at any time of day. The Malagasy and West African dishes are especially well executed...

Top ChoiceInternational in Morondava

Bleu Soleil

Winning the prize for the best beach views of any restaurant in Morondava, this breezy place serves everything from tagliatelle to zebu brochettes, grilled fish and a mean smoked-fish salad. Step down the stairs...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Ifaty & Mangily

Sur la Plage

This sand-floor restaurant offers the best of this stretch of coast – feet in the sand, grilled fish fresh off the boat, expertly mixed punches and cocktails – bliss! It also does huge plates of pasta and seafood...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Île Sainte Marie

Chez Samson

Samson trained as a chef in the best kitchens of Madagascar and he decided early on that the remote and stunning location of his restaurant would be no obstacle to fine dining. You're therefore guaranteed to be...

Top ChoiceEuropean 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, art-filled colonial house with a veranda in the heart of Hell-Ville. The Italian owner changes...

Top ChoiceEuropean in Morondava

Chez Maggie

At Chez Maggies’s thatch-roof restaurant, you can’t fault the service, or the food. House specialities revolve around the grill: be it steak, jumbo shrimp or the catch of the day, everything comes out cooked to...