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Top ChoiceAfrican in Kpalimé

Le Fermier

For excellent European and African food, try this low-roofed, intimate spot on the northwestern outskirts of town. You can't really go wrong – everything is pretty good – but if you want a recommendation, go for...

Top ChoiceInternational in Lomé

Côté Jardin

Hands-down the most atmospheric eatery in Lomé, Côté Jardin has an exotic pleasure garden replete with tropical plants and woodcarvings. The supremely relaxing surrounds and eclectic menu make this a winner. Dim...

Top ChoiceFrench in Lomé

La Belle Époque

One of Lomé's finest tables, La Belle Époque – all crisp white tablecloths and dimmed lighting – serves a refined, French-inspired cuisine. You can enjoy your meal in a verdant courtyard or the classy dining room...

Top ChoiceAfrican in Kara

Centre Grill

An attractive place with a straw roof, wicker light shades and blackboard menus, Centre Grill serves divine Togolese food and good Western dishes. Try its fufu sauce arachide with grilled fish or pâte sorgho...

French in Kpalimé

Chez Lazare

Don't be put off by the unappealing concrete walls: Lazare cooks up excellent French specialities – how does a côte de porc à la dijonnaise (pork rib in mustard sauce) sound? There's pasta as well. The rooftop...

French in Lomé

Alt München

A well-regarded restaurant just east of Hôtel Mercure-Sarakawa, offering a good selection of French and Bavarian specialities, including jarret de porc (pork knuckle) and fondue bourguignonne (meat fondue). Fish...

African in Atakpamé

Le Sahélien

The downstairs maquis (an informal, street-side eatery) with its enormous grill and informal atmosphere does a brisk trade with the town's moto-taxis. Upstairs is more upmarket, and the roof terrace is a nice...

African in Lomé

Big Metro

This little eatery with a pavement terrace is a great spot to catch local vibes and nosh on unpretentious yet tasty African staples. The braised fish of the day is superb.

Pizza in Lomé


It's a bit out of the centre of the action, but this great garden bar-restaurant with a French owner has an original decor, with colourful lanterns and funky colonial seats with retro faux-leather cushions. The...

Steak in Lomé

Bena Grill

A nirvana for carnivores, this cheery restaurant in the market area is lauded for its top-quality meat dishes, including a sensational côte porc grillée (grilled pork rib). Also serves sandwiches, burgers and...

Seafood in Lomé

Le Pêcheur

The name gives it away: this is a fantastic seafood place where you'll enjoy fish fillet a la plancha (cooked on a griddle) and skewered gambas (prawns). Well worth the splurge – if only it had an outdoor terrace!

African in Lomé

Nopégali Plage

You'll find no cheaper place for a sit-down meal in the centre. It's very much a canteen, but a good one, with friendly service and copious African dishes prepared like your Togolese grandma would make them.

Chinese in Lomé

China Town

Welcoming, reliable and in a good location at the Kodjoviakopé end of the Blvd Circulaire, this place offers a great selection of steamed dumplings and meat dishes.

African in Sokodé

Cafeteria 2000

If you're not eating at your hotel, try this basic snack bar, where the menu spells out every possible combination of meat and side dish. It's BYO beer.

Arabic in Lomé

Brochettes de la Capitale

This Lomé institution is somewhat suffering from its popularity and location on the increasingly polluted Blvd Circulaire, but it's still a cool place to devour lip-smacking kebabs with a beer.

African in Lomé

Lomé La Belle

You'll find all the usual Togolese favourites served in hearty portions at this informal joint right in the centre. It has outdoor seating.

Supermarket in Lomé

Leader Price

This basic supermarket has a wide variety of options. It's a solid spot to stock up on picnic supplies and other essentials.