Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in São Tomé (city)

Papa Figo

This charming, well-kept and ever-popular tin-roofed patio restaurant is laid-back in style, but no slouch in the kitchen. Everything on the menu has an interesting new twist. The thick fish steaks are world class: …
Top Choice Fusion in Southern Coast

Roça São João

This well-known restaurant, an ever-popular weekend drive from the capital, occupies a sprawling deck at a classic roça administrator's house, with valley views towards the sea. The food is a mélange of European, Af…
Top Choice Fusion in Northern Coast

Celvas

Hidden behind a wall on the main street of Guadeloupe, this restaurant comes as a shockingly good surprise. You'll find two gazebos set in a garden, with tables draped in white tablecloths. A generous wine selection…
Top Choice Fusion in São Tomé (city)

5 Sentidos

The 'Five Senses' has rapidly emerged as one of the top gastronomic options in the city. Powered by Lisbon chef João Nunes (formerly of Omali Lodge), it offers an Afro-Portuguese fusion menu with sophisticated meals…
Seafood in São Tomé (city)

O Pirata

Enjoying the best location in the city, the Pirate is little more than a deck perched on a crashing sea wall, facing a rusting shipwreck barely 100m distant. The seafood is excellent, with huge portions. On Friday n…
Fusion in São Tomé (city)

Xico's Cafe

You never know what you might find on the menu at Xico's, but it's all good. This atmospheric restaurant/cafe/bar, dressed in 'plantation chic', offers typical light fare alongside creative specials. It's lobster on…
Pizza in São Tomé (city)

Jasmin

Jasmin is noted for being located in the only restored colonial building in the city, the lightly used Casa Cultural. After walking the streets on a hot day, its hidden terrace is a lifesaving oasis where you can ch…
Seafood in Southern Coast

Mionga

Located in two colourful waterfront shacks on a swampy peninsula, this is an excellent stop for creative seafood, above and beyond the normal plates of fried fish and banana chips found elsewhere. The only drawback …
Fusion in Santo António

Pastelaria

Run by the former chef at Bom Bom resort, this humble gem punches well above its weight. The very clean kitchen turns out a dinner menu each night. Also has a small bar. A local favourite.
Cafe in São Tomé (city)

Passante

Across the road from the sea, the outdoor patio of this ever-popular cafe is the place to be for beautiful morning seaviews, and for breakfast any time. Some local food served.