Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Kampala

Mediterraneo

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 dishes including thin-crust …
Top Choice International in Kampala

Cafe Javas

It's really hard to fault this place, a bright, spotless and huge cafe in the middle of downtown Kampala. A huge menu takes in everything from delicious (and vast) breakfasts, excellent coffee, freshly baked pastrie…
Top Choice International in Kampala

Prunes

A great spot for brunch, lunch or a laid-back dinner, 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, a…
Top Choice Indian in Kampala

Haandi

This restaurant is always crowded with locals and is generally held to be the best Indian restaurant in Kampala, featuring the best of North Indian frontier cuisine. Experiment a little with the tilapia (Nile perch)…
Crêpes in Kampala

Holy Crêpe

Billing itself (perhaps unshockingly) as Uganda's first creperie, this spot perched on the top of Kololo Hill has sweeping views of Kampala. The main reason to come here though is the excellent crepes and gallettes …
International in Kampala

La Fontaine

While you don't come here for fine dining or lightning-fast service, you do get cheap, tasty food in a laid-back, atmospheric environment. The fish dishes, such as grilled tilapia with garlic butter, are the pick.
Chinese in Kampala

Fang Fang

Although there’s much more competition these days, Fang Fang remains Kampala’s best Chinese restaurant. The interior is lovely, typical of an upmarket Chinese restaurant anywhere, and there’s a large, quiet outdoor …
African in Kampala

Lawns

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…
Belgian in Kampala

Le Chateau

Popular for serious steaks, Le Chateau also features an extensive Belgian menu that includes Flemish stew, frogs’ legs, snails and a selection of 11 Belgian beers all served under an enormous thatched roof.
Mexican in Kampala

Little Donkey

Though it's more Tex-Mex than your hipster street-food taqueira, Little Donkey nevertheless brings decent Mexican food to Uganda. It's a great place to hang out, with picnic tables set up in the garden, and a menu o…