Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Zomba

Casa Rossa

In an atmospheric old colonial house, this Italian-owned guesthouse restaurant serves the best pasta dishes this side of Naples, including unique local variations such as chambo and ginger ravioli. The ingredients c…
Top Choice International in Blantyre

Casa Mia

Don your smarts for dinner at this classy guesthouse restaurant. The wine-stacked interior, with its antique Cinzano prints, white tablecloths and expat clientele, is a pleasant environment for dishes ranging from s…
Top Choice Fusion in Mulanje

Huntingdon House

If you're driving between Blantyre and Mulanje, don't miss lunch or afternoon tea (minimum two people for tea, and do book ahead) at this historic guesthouse on a beautiful tea estate. Dishes such as Asian beef nood…
Top Choice Cafe in Blantyre

Mandala Cafe

Sit on a breezy stone terrace in the grounds of Mandala House, or inside at this chilled cafe adorned with artworks and guidebooks. Regulars love the Italian cuisine, fillet steak, Thai chicken, freshly brewed coffe…
Top Choice Italian in Blantyre

L'Hostaria

In an atmospheric old house with black-and-white floors and a large veranda overlooking a lawn, L'Hostaria offers Italian recipes and fresh produce that attract local expats in the know. Come for a relaxing evening …
Top Choice Steak in Blantyre

21 Grill on Hanover

Established in 1921, this historical restaurant is one of Malawi's more sophisticated eateries, occupying a library-like room with salmon-coloured seats and ornate carpets. The menu focuses on meat dishes, from Sout…
Steak in Blantyre

Blue Elephant

This is a great watering hole for carb-heavy grub such as chargrilled burgers and steaks, with booths inside and tables alfresco beneath an awning. From 5pm on Monday, get a curry and a Carlsberg for MK1750; from 5p…
Chinese in Blantyre

Hong Kong Restaurant

Like a slice of '50s Shanghai, Hong Kong is an atmospheric pagoda-style building with a red wooden ceiling festooned with lanterns, and walls enlivened by a golden-phoenix border. The food comes in generous portions…
Cafe in Zomba

African Heritage

This garden cafe has plenty of shaded seating, a menu of rolls, salads, wraps, burgers and burritos, and daily specials such as noodle stir-fry and masala potato chips. In this lively complex you might hear a local …
Pizza in Mulanje

Mulanje Pepper

Underneath Mulanje Info­centre, the former Pizzeria Basilico (and country cousin of Blantyre's Jungle Pepper) serves an excellent selection of wood-fired pizzas (you can see them rolling the dough before your very e…