Top ChoiceSeafood in São Tomé (city)

Papa Figo

This charming, well-kept and ever-popular tin-roofed patio restaurant is laid-back in style, but no slouch in the kitchen. Everything on the menu has an interesting new twist. The thick fish steaks are world...

Top ChoiceFusion in Southern Coast

Roça São João

Roça São João

This well-known restaurant, an ever-popular weekend drive from the capital, occupies a sprawling deck at a classic roça administrator's house, with valley views towards the sea. The food is a mélange of European,...

Top ChoiceFusion in Boa Vista

Fado Crioula

This creative, art-filled space serves up market-fresh fare that changes daily: expect delightful salads, creative appetisers and a fresh-grilled fish of the day. Fado Crioula hosts jam sessions, film screenings,...

Top ChoiceInternational in Monrovia

Evelyn's

This is hands-down Monrovia's favourite spot for lunch and early-evening cocktails. Evelyn's offers upmarket Liberian dishes (such as palm butter and rice), American mains including sandwiches, and an...

Top ChoiceAfrican in Libreville

L'Odika

This lovely colonial-style veranda restaurant in the heart of the Quartier Louis is very attractive. You'll find tempting dishes such as beef ndolé (a Cameroonian dish with peanuts, spices and ndolé bitter...

Top ChoiceItalian in Freetown Peninsula

Franco's

Half an hour from Freetown is Sierra Leone foodie institution Franco's, sprawled on Sussex Beach (beside the lagoon). Run by an Italian–/Sierra Leonean couple, this place specialises in seafood and pasta, and is...

Top ChoiceRestaurant in Freetown

Oasis

This charming little cafe is an oasis indeed. Set in a garden off Murray Town Rd, it feels hundreds of miles away from the chaos of Freetown. Though it's famous for its smoothies, the food here is also excellent...

Top ChoiceInternational in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts

Sea Shells

Despite the unfortunate location on the highway, Sea Shells is well worth a visit for its creative and beautifully prepared dishes. Pop by at lunchtime for fresh vegetable tarts, curried chicken salad, salmon...

Top ChoiceFusion in Northern Coast

Celvas

Hidden behind a wall on the main street of Guadeloupe, this restaurant comes as a shockingly good surprise. You'll find two gazebos set in a garden, with tables draped in white tablecloths. A generous wine...

Top ChoiceBistro in Mindelo

Casa Cafe Mindelo

Near the waterfront, this buzzing place serves up some of the best cooking in town amid chunky wooden tables and industrial light fixtures, with traditional artwork adorning the walls. The chalkboard menu lists...

Top ChoiceInternational in São Filipe

Pipi's

Overlooking a small plaza, Pipi's fires up some of the best cooking in Fogo. Senegalese-style maffé (a peanut-sauce) with grilled tuna or chicken is first-rate, along with fish stew and spaghetti with shrimp....

Top ChoiceSeafood in Dakar

Le Lagon I

Le Lagon I

Perched on stilts over the bay, Le Lagon is one of Dakar's top seafood spots, with a spread of culinary treasures – oysters, sea urchins, chargrilled fish, pastas with mixed seafood. You can dine outside on the...

Top ChoiceFusion in Praia

Maracujá

Inés, who spent 40 years in France, brings a touch of Europe to her cooking in this cheery cafe across the road from Gamboa beach. Market-fresh ingredients play a starring role in zesty salads, grilled octopus,...

Top ChoiceInternational in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts

Calypso

Much-loved Calypso serves delicious grilled fish, snacks (such as prawn spring rolls), panini and an African dish of the day, plus a full English breakfast. For peaceful views over the waterfront, head to the...

Top ChoiceFusion in Buea

Iya

A rarity in Cameroon: a stylish restaurant with warm attentive service. The minimal interior has white walls brightened with feathered hats and geometric basketwork from the northwest highlands. The menu is also...

Top ChoiceMoroccan in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts

Butcher's Shop

Driss, the Moroccan celebrity chef (and TV star), fires up some of the best cooking in The Gambia at this elegant eatery with terrace seating on busy Kairaba Ave. You'll find perfectly grilled fish and juicy...

Top ChoiceFrench in Port-Gentil

Le Bistrot

Funky decor, friendly staff, a lovely garden terrace and a cool, chic interior make this the best find in Port-Gentil. Add to that the excellent food and it's hard to keep away. Try the succulent coupé-coupé...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Ponta do Sol

Caleta

A bistro-like restaurant with sidewalk tables on the waterfront, Caleta has a French owner who conjures up a mix of European and Cabo Verdean specialities using prime local products. Start with the...

Top ChoiceInternational in Kumasi

View Bar & Grill

Without a doubt the best restaurant in Kumasi. Delicious and beautifully presented food is served up in stylish surroundings, with expansive windows taking in views over the city. The steaks are the stars of the...

Top ChoiceFusion in São Tomé (city)

5 Sentidos

The 'Five Senses' has rapidly emerged as one of the top gastronomic options in the city. Powered by Lisbon chef João Nunes (formerly of Omali Lodge), it offers an Afro-Portuguese fusion menu with sophisticated...