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Top Choice Bistro in Lilongwe

Don Brioni's Bistro

Burgers, steaks, spaghetti, t-bone, spare ribs, fish and chips or cappuccinos and cool beers – Don Brioni's deserves every inch of its regular patronage from travellers and expats for its gregarious owner and the hi…
Cafe in Lilongwe

Ama Khofi

Follow your nose to this delightful Parisian-style cafe with wrought-iron chairs, a bubbling fountain and pretty gardens. The menu has carrot cakes, ice cream and salads, and main courses like beef burgers and roast…
Top Choice Mall in Lilongwe

Four Seasons Centre

An oasis of fine dining and upscale shopping, featuring clothing and design boutiques, a couple of bars, restaurants and a tempting cafe, Four Seasons is a restful one-stop shop.
Steak in Lilongwe

Buchanan's Bar & 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. It's a carnivore-friendly …
Korean in Lilongwe

Korea Garden Restaurant

This tin-roofed poolside affair is a sanctuary choked with plants and atmosphere. Its menu spans Korean-style grub like chicken in sesame seeds and soy sauce, to fried fish, pepper steaks and snacks like omelets and…
Italian in Lilongwe

Mamma Mia

With its traditional Italian decor and old-world style, Mamma's has a wide-ranging menu featuring antipasti, salads, panini and homemade pasta. The pizza bases are delicious.
Bar in Lilongwe

Chameleon Bar

Stylish, with a glass bar and purple walls, this cocktail bar sits opposite Buchanan's Grill in a leafy compound. Popular with Malawians and expats both, it puts on live music and DJ nights, poetry readings and them…
Bar in Lilongwe

Diplomat Bar

Enjoying a recent refurb with a wood interior and chic red-glass chandeliers, Diplomat packs a punch despite its pint-size. A mixed crowd of expats, travellers and locals. It's right in the heart of Old Town.
Bar in Lilongwe

Goodfellows Pub

With movies on the flatscreen and sport fixtures on the other screen, there's a mixed crowd of mzungus and locals at this rough n' ready joint. The menu is snack-focused with chicken wings, chambo and nshima (maize …
Bar in Lilongwe

Harry's Bar

Owned by Harry (a great person to get the low-down from on local bands and DJs), this is a lively wood shack dishing up a bubbling atmosphere, live jazz in the garden and revolving entertainment. A Lilongwe institut…