Northern Mozambique restaurants

Top Choice Indian in Nampula

Hotel Milénio Restaurant

Equipped with a chef from Mumbai, this sleek restaurant at Hotel Milénio knocks out the best Indian food in northern Mozambique, with excellent meat and vegetarian dishes. Recommended is the lamb biriyani, the bhuna…
Top Choice International in Mozambique Island

Rickshaws Cafe

The new kids on the block have nabbed a beautiful sunset location on the island's western side where you can sit alfresco and relish food from a menu that mixes Mozambican favourites with fish tacos, pizza, brownies…
Top Choice Italian in Pemba

Locanda Italiana

Something of a vision in the quiet, well-worn streets of the baixa, this Italian-run restaurant serves up al dente pasta (the ragú is excellent) and wood-fired-oven pizzas in the flower-embellished courtyard of a re…
Top Choice Seafood in Mozambique Island


This excellent new restaurant in Stone Town specialises in the island's seafood bounty. Tuna, prawns, marlin and lobster are all done to perfection here, overseen by the hands-on Portuguese owner. Choose from the ch…
International in Nampula

VIP Cafe

This clean, new, impossibly inviting nook in a glassy shopping centre draws you in with its shiny espresso machine and display case replete with fresh pastries. Cakes aside, there's a full laminated menu of sandwich…
European in Mozambique Island

O Escondidinho

The restaurant at this hotel has a changing daily menu featuring well-prepared prawns, crayfish and other seafood dishes with French overtones, and tables near the small garden and pool.
European in Nampula

Sporting Clube de Nampula

You're practically guaranteed to meet a fellow traveller or expat at this shady post-colonial watering hole next to the ethnography museum. Some just come for beers and conversation at the outdoor bar. Others gravit…
Seafood in Pemba

Clube Naval

The default expat hang-out, the good ole naval club enjoys a prime waterside setting just off the western curve of Wimbi Beach. Sundowners are practically obligatory here, but the restaurant also has a large menu fe…
African in Lichinga

Restaurant 2+1

You could easily miss the entrance to this hotel-restaurant, which doesn't promise much from outside. Inside it's a different story, at least when your food arrives and you've been savvy enough to order the chambo. …
Seafood in Ibo Island


A couple of homes in the bairro known as Rituto offer meals if organised in advance (enquire at Cinco Portas). A local will pick you up and take you to their small house, where you'll likely dine on the catch of the…