Top ChoiceCafe in Jinja

Deli

This industrial-chic deli and cafe is just the trick for homesick travellers. Tasty espresso drinks, brownies, lovely oversized salads, nachos and sandwiches on crusty fresh bread have patrons lining up. Seating...

Top ChoiceThai in Entebbe

Thai Garden

With a conscientious Thai owner, this restaurant more than delivers with fresh lemongrass in your coconut soup, a red curry both light and spicy, icy beer and fresh green-papaya salad. The lush setting features...

Top ChoiceItalian 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...

Top ChoiceIndian 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...

Top ChoiceCafe in Gulu

Elephante

Gulu's hipsters flood this cute garden cafe serving wood-fired pizzas, burgers and Mexican fare. It's owned by a Portland native, which ensures quality espresso drinks and a good tea selection (in addition to...

Top ChoiceIndian in Mbale

Nurali's Café

This popular Indian restaurant delivers delicious flavours from the tandoor. The chicken tikka masala is melt-in-your-mouth good, plus there's excellent palak paneer and naan with big chunks of garlic. Add to...

Top ChoiceTex-Mex in Kibale Forest National Park

EcoBurrito

This brilliant and highly unexpected roadside find is likely to elicit squeals of glee from even the most seasoned Africa hands. An American doctoral student studying the chimps in the park trained locals in the...

Top ChoiceAfrican in Fort Portal

Gardens

Quite friendly and popular, this busy corner restaurant has a quality menu of foreign and local dishes including burgers, curries, pizza and African fare such as firinda (mashed skinless beans) and lots of...

International in Jinja

Black Lantern

Bujagali's premier dining destination is set under an elegant traditional thatched-roof overlooking the water. The extensive menu showcases dishes from around the world. Barbecued spare ribs are the house...

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...

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...

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...

International in Jinja

Gately on the Nile

The restaurant on the back porch of the popular boutique hotel of the same name exudes the atmosphere of a Balinese garden. The fusion menu serving butter chicken, burgers and Thai specialities shows plenty of...

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...

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...

Cafe in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Omwani Training Cafe

When you tire of all-inclusive lodge meals, come to this adorable cafe with tables in the backyard and chickens running loose. Service is slow but the end product is good – enormous rolex (eggs wrapped in...

International in Fort Portal

Dutchess

Coveted by travellers, this elegant cafe has a creative menu featuring crocodile burgers, Flemish beef stew with Guinness and mash, and a selection of 46 excellent wood-fired pizzas, including a superb calzone....

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...

Danish in Masaka

Café Frikadellen

An expat fave, this Danish-owned eatery is best known for its Friday night all-you-can-eat barbecue (USh40,000) with many side salads, but also serves quality à la carte dishes from Greek to Danish, including a...

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...