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Top Choice Restaurant in Freetown


Gladys' spot is wholesome in every way – there's good food (including options such as mango and vegies with coconut rice) made from produce from the garden, filling smoothies and a calm, green terrace in which you c…
Restaurant in Freetown


They say the old ones are the good 'uns, and so it goes with Alex's, which has been around for a while. You can order fish and lobster from the breezy outdoor terrace or sink a glass of wine looking out over Man o' …
Chinese in Freetown

China Town B-B-Q House

Freetown's best Chinese food in the little open-air restaurant or under a thatch roof on the beach.
Blues in Freetown

Plan B

Unusually tranquil for Freetown, Plan B, part of the China Town complex, is a jazz-infused wine bar.
Museum in Freetown

Sierra Leone National Museum

The Sierra Leone National Museum has a small but fascinating collection of jujutrinkets and historical artefacts, including Temne Guerrilla leader Bai Bureh's drum, clothes and sword.
Market in Freetown

Big Market

The top floor of the Big Market, or Basket Market, in downtown, has a larger selection than markets in Lumley. What makes this the best place to shop for souvenirs is the traditional household goods on the ground fl…
Museum in Freetown

National Railway Museum

Visitors to the National Railway Museum are rare, but the short tour around these restored engines and cars is fairly interesting. You don't have to be a rail fan to enjoy this Clinetown museum, where there's a sur…
Club in Freetown


It's all smoke and mirrors at Ace's, a club that doesn't really get going until the wee small hours. Cultural groups occasionally interrupt the DJ sets here, soaring above the party people on trapezes. Out back, the…
Restaurant in Freetown

Crown Express

A slice of London in Freetown, Crown Express is becoming famous for its hip, air-con-cooled decor and apple crumble. If you're eating, the staff will hand you a wi-fi code with your cutlery. There's no alcohol lice…
Bar in Freetown

O Bar

You'll feel the strain on your wallet – and maybe your ears – at this swanky outdoor lounge that has banging music on the weekends. Popular with moneyed Sierra Leoneans and Lebanese, it also has an indoor club that'…