Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Kampala

Mediterraneo

This upmarket open-air Italian restaurant occupies a sprawling wood deck in a tropical garden, lit at night with kerosene lamps. The Italian chef creates fantastic thin-crust pizzas and handmade pastas, such as papp…
Top Choice Indian in Kampala

Khana Khazana

Regarded by many as the best Indian in town and even far beyond, classy Khazana is a great place to treat yourself. It features atmospheric Rajasthani-inspired decor, crisp white tablecloths and professional waiters…
International in Kampala

Fez Brasserie

One of Kampala’s most renowned restaurants, this gorgeous spot looking out over the leafy grounds of the Emin Pasha hotel has an ever-evolving fusion menu, which respects vegetarians, uniting flavours from five cont…
International in Kampala

Prunes

A great spot for brunch, lunch or a laid-back dinner, Prunes is a popular expat hang-out. It does great Ugandan coffee to go with comfort food such as toasties, burgers and healthy salads of beetroot, goat's cheese,…
African in Kampala

Mama Ashanti

West African fare isn't so common here and this is some of the best. Mama Ashanti tempts with egusi (minced spinach, pumpkin seed and groundnut) with pounded yam, delicious grilled kebabs in a dry chilli rub, and fr…
Japanese in Kampala

Yujo Izakaya

In a gorgeous setting, this highly regarded, popular and friendly restaurant offers a slice of traditional Japan. Known primarily for its imported rice wine, excellent sushi and sashimi selection, it also serves tas…
Belgian in Kampala

Le Chateau

Though popular for its Ugandan beef tenderlion, Le Chateau serves an extensive Belgian menu that includes Flemish stew, crispy fries, snails and a selection of 11 Belgian beers, all served under an enormous thatched…
International in Kampala

Cafe Javas

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

Holy Crêpe

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

Lawns

A pretty garden restaurant offering carnivores anything from tender beef steaks to more exotic ostrich burgers, wildebeest steaks and crocodile in garlic-wine sauce. If you're really into the idea, go the game-meat …