Top Choice Steak in Blantyre

21 Grill on Hanover

Fit for a senator, this fine restaurant opened in '69 is showing no signs of fatigue. Sit at the granite-topped bar, or get sucked into a comfy Chesterfield before you tuck into a salad, flame-grilled steak or the s…
Top Choice International in Zomba

Tasty Bites

Set inside or outside under an awning this popular roadside expat hangout is a real sanctuary, with an Afro diner feel to its fuschia-muralled interior. Enjoy a menu spanning pizzas, burgers, various curries, chambo…
Indian in Blantyre

Bombay Palace

Approaching its 10th birthday, this classy Indian restaurant with mushroom-grey walls and vivid artwork spans chicken tikka massala to tandoori, prawns and sizzling mutton dishes to plenty of veggie choices.
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 in red lanterns, and walls dancing with twisting dragon murals. Food is good, and comes in generou…
Fast Food in Blantyre

Jungle Pepper

This popular takeaway pizza shop shares a big shaded courtyard at the Chichiri Shopping Mall with a number of other fast-food joints. Toppings veer toward the exotic, such as peri peri and mango chicken. You can als…
Malawian in Zomba

Uncle Dan’s Café

Rough-'n'-ready Dan's is friendly and fresh walled, with plastic tables and chairs, but genuine service. Order from a range of nshima and steak, chips, eggs and breakfast. Look for the sign saying ‘Aaron & Lisa …
Italian in Blantyre


Welcoming Hostaria has red-checked-cloth tables, lemon walls, a buzzing ambience and hearty menu of wood-fired pizzas and delicious homemade pasta dishes. There's a mezzanine lounge upstairs, Coke chandeliers and da…
Cafe in Blantyre

Mandala Cafe

Sit on a breezy stone terrace in the grounds of Mandala House, or inside at this chilled cafe within the old house itself. There are swings and a see-saw to keep the kids happy, a selection of tourist leaflets and …
Fast Food in Blantyre

Food Court

With striking views of the mountains, this breezy alfresco courtyard is surrounded by a fried chicken joint (Blue Savannah), an ice cream parlour (Scoops) and cafe (Shakes) where can get your favourite chocolate bar…
International in Zomba


In a leafy part of town, Domino's is fun for lunch, dinner or sundowners, thanks to its lushly gardened outside patio and excellent wood-fired pizzas, chambo, steak and fries.