Sierra Leone restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Freetown Peninsula


Half an hour from Freetown is Sierra Leone foodie institution Franco's, sprawled on Sussex Beach (beside the lagoon). Run by an Italian–/Sierra Leonean couple, this place specialises in seafood and pasta, and is a f…
Top Choice Restaurant in Freetown


This charming little cafe is an oasis indeed. Set in a garden off Murray Town Rd, it feels hundreds of miles away from the chaos of Freetown. Though it's famous for its smoothies, the food here is also excellent and…
Seafood in Freetown

Mamba Point Lagoonda

Mamba Point is one of Freetown's most popular (and expensive) restaurants. Come for dinner in the chic dining room, or just to sink a few cocktails and smoke on a shisha pipe on the expansive terrace, which has gorg…
Pizza in Freetown


Decked out in Neopolitan colours, this airy space serves the most authentic pizza you'll find in Sierra Leone. There's also a deli stocked with a healthy amount of olive oils, cured meats cheeses, Italian wines and …
African in Freetown

Senegalese Restaurant

Ignore the no-frills interior – this tiny gem serves up delicious West African meals and cold beers. The yassa chicken (or fish) is excellent and it even does a nice line in Senegalese deserts.
Caribbean in Freetown

Caribbean Fusion Restaurant

Krio goes back to its roots at this no-frills Caribbean joint. Written up on the chalkboard outside you'll find a choice of two or three mains a day (perhaps fish curry, jerk chicken or jollof rice), as well as a se…
African in Freetown


Eternally popular Bliss offers an eclectic menu (curry, Thai, Sierra Leonean, lasagne...) in a peaceful garden setting just off busy Wilkinson Rd. A hit with the lunchtime crowd, it really gets going in the evenings…
African in Freetown


Authentic Sierra Leonean dishes such as black-eyed beans with plantain, palm-oil stew, fufu (fermented cassava, cooked and puréed) and sour-sour are on the menu here, served by super-friendly staff in either the sim…
African in Freetown

D's Bazaar

Both the name and the food beat the decor at this local plasas spot. The menu changes daily, according to what's on hand, but you can expect to fill up with sour-sour, cassava leaves or simple rice and fish for less…
Cafe in Freetown


Frozen yoghurt fans (or fans of lime green and purple colour schemes) will be very happy here. Sugar-laden waffle fans won't do too badly either. For those wanting to settle into a comfy armchair for a coffee and an…