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Top Choice French in Lomé

La Belle Époque

One of Lomé's finest tables, La Belle Époque, all crisp white table cloths and dimmed lighting, serves a refined French-inspired cuisine. You can also enjoy your meal in a verdant courtyard. Budget tip: ask for the …
Top Choice African 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 the…
Top Choice African in Kara

Centre Grill

An attractive place with its 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 (mas…
Top Choice International 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 li…
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 dis…
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 salads…
Fast Food in Lomé

Brochettes sur la Capital

This Lomé institution is the city at its best - enjoy sitting outside eating lip-smacking kebabs and watching the boulevard hustle by.
Chinese in Lomé

China Town

This surprisingly unkitsch, air-conditioned Chinese restaurant, with a well-stocked bar, is at the southwest end of the boulevard.
Pizzeria in Lomé


It's a bit out 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. Foodwise, it feature…
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. Well worth the splurge – if only it had an outdoor terrace!