Indian in Kampala


It is time for London to concede: Kampala is the capital of fine Indian dining and Haandi is the hub. This restaurant is pure class, the presentation and service impeccable, and the menu includes the best of North I…
Top Choice Italian in Kampala


This classy, open-air Italian restaurant in atmospheric surrounds features wood decking in a tropical garden setting, lit at night with kerosene lamps. The Italian chef creates fantastic authentic dishes including t…
Cafe in Kampala


Kampala's best spot for brunch, laid-back Prunes is a popular expat hangout. They do great Ugandan coffee to go with comfort food of toasties, burgers and healthy salads such as beetroot, goats cheese, apple and nut…
Cafe in Kampala

Crocodile Café & Bar

While there are fancier choices along this strip, we still love this Kampala classic for its scruffy-chic decor that exudes a certain Parisian literary vibe. Come for its menu of steaks, salads and sandwiches, or fo…
Italian in Kampala

Mamba Point

For the best in Italian dining, make for Mamba Point, where the pasta is home-made and the menu as close to the homeland as you might hope to find in Africa. Save space for the exquisite desserts, which include lime…
Ugandan in Kampala


A pretty good cafeteria-style greasy spoon serving Ugandan, Kenyan and Western favourites.
Indian in Kampala

Masala Chaat House

A winning combination of authentic flavours (both south and north Indian) and affordable prices has kept this local institution going strong over the years. It offers plenty to keep both vegetarians and carnivores s…
Ugandan in Kampala

New City Annex Hotel

This basic hotel restaurant is one of the best spots for Ugandan food, with excellent local flavours (including good vegetarian options) and healthy breakfasts, a rarity in Kampala. It regularly attracts members of …
African in Kampala

Mama Ashanti

Mama Ashanti specialises in delicious West African dishes such as egusi (minced spinach, pumpkin seed and groundnut) with pounded yam, or egg and goat stew. The spacious garden setting is a good place for a drink to…
African in Kampala


The aptly named Lawns is a lovely garden restaurant where carnivores wanting something different can feast on anything from ostrich burgers and wildebeest steaks to crocodile in garlic wine sauce. If you're really i…