Best restaurants in Lilongwe

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    An adventurous extension of a hip Glaswegian diner chain, this popular local gathering spot has a covered street-front terrace and a jolly red-walled interior with a long bar. The menu gallops enthusiastically across a broad spectrum, including steaks, jerk chicken, fish and chips, wood-smoked meats, nachos, quesadillas, Angus-beef burger (recommended) and southern fried chicken popcorn.

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    Koko Bean

    Soundtracked by world music, this breezy urban sanctuary is surrounded by lawns, thatched shelters and a bar overlooking a sprawling jungle gym – perfect for a family visit. Come for breakfasts from French toast to hearty 'hangover' omelettes, with a pot of tea or coffee; sandwiches, wraps and burgers; and pizzas with zingy toppings.

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    Mamma Mia

    With its vaguely old-world Italian ambience and outdoor terrace packed with mzungus (white people), Mamma Mia's wide-ranging menu features antipasti, steaks, seafood, homemade pasta and pizzas with homemade bases. To find it from Paul Kagame Rd (coming from Kamuzu Procession Rd), turn left at Royal Tires, follow the road round and take the first left, then it's on your right.

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    Woodlands Restaurant

    In the attractive setting of Woodlands Lilongwe, the lodge restaurant serves international dishes from pepper steak to chicken in a basket, but its Indian food is the best. Dishes such as the veggie Harabara kebab and the mixed-grill platter of chicken and lamb kebabs are hugely popular. Seating is in the cool dining room or outside terrace.

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    Ama Khofi

    Follow your nose to this delightful Parisian-style garden-centre cafe with wrought-iron chairs, a bubbling fountain and leafy surrounds. The menu has salads, main courses such as beef burgers and roast-beef sandwiches, and homemade sweet treats that include cakes and ice cream.

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    Korea Garden Restaurant

    This tin-roofed, woodcarving-lined poolside affair is a sanctuary rich in plants and atmosphere. Despite the menu's unimpressive presentation, the Asian food is rather good. Choices range from Korean-style grub like chicken in sesame seeds and soy sauce to fried fish, fillet of beef medallion, and snacks such as samosas, spring rolls and honey buffalo wings.

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    Buchanan's Grill

    At this stylish and traditional steakhouse, you can sit in the old-world restaurant with a relaxing sports bar attached, or outside beside an ornamental pool overlooking manicured gardens.

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    Blue Ginger

    Soundtracked by a gurgling fountain, Blue Ginger serves some of Lilongwe's best Indian food (as well as Chinese), attracting local movers and shakers. Its slightly faded dining room is not worth the drive across town, but, if you're in the neighbourhood, the food is wonderfully fresh, subtly spiced and beautifully presented.

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    Land & Lake Cafe

    This garden cafe at Land & Lake Safaris' headquarters, off Laws Ave, serves croissants, bagels and English breakfasts, light lunches from quesadillas to spuds, and tempting desserts.

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    Spar

    In City Centre, off Independence Dr, Spar has a wide range of fruit, veg, toiletries, snacks, meat and everything you'd possibly need from a decent supermarket.

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    Shoprite

    Shoprite in Old Town has the city's best range, with all sorts of food and even camping supplies.

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    Shoprite

    A well-stocked supermarket. Gateway Mall is off Mchinji Rd.