Top ChoiceInternational in Lilongwe

Ad Lib

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...

Top ChoiceCafe in Lilongwe

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...

Top ChoiceCafe in Lilongwe

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...

Italian in Lilongwe

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...

Indian in Lilongwe

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...

Asian in Lilongwe

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...

Steak in Lilongwe

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.

Indian in Lilongwe

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...

Cafe in Lilongwe

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.

Supermarket in Lilongwe


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.

Supermarket in Lilongwe


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

Supermarket in Lilongwe


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