Newly opened, The Strand is the best place to relax while having some truly delicious meal and ice-cold drinks. We spent two weeks in Buea and we got addicted to The Strand for obvious reasons. Unlike the other restaurants and bar in Cameroon, the staff at The Strand are very polite and understanding. The level of hygiene is excellent, comfortable seats, excellent choice of music and above all the food is very tasty and cheap too.
To even add a few more stars, The Strand does offer British/American chicken and chips which makes tourist get that home away from home feeling.
Favorite Dish: British/American chicken and chips, fufu and eru and ekwang are just a few of the good food we enjoyed while in Buea - Cameroon for two weeks.
While spending ten days in Buea in 2007, I ate a number of meals in this local restaurant. Both the food and the service were very good, and the standard of sanitation appeared to be above average. Dishes served are primarily Cameroonian and include some items unfamiliar to Western travelers, but everything I tried was excellent, and the wait staff were eager to help me select dishes. The beer was good too.
On a repeat visit in early 2010, the quality of this establishment had declined somewhat. The food was still good, but the hours of opening had become erratic, and some evenings no food at all was available.
Like most Cameroonain restaurants, this one is in a covered area outdoors.
Favorite Dish: "Vegetable" (various types of greens) and roasted chicken with sauce.
I have eaten three meals here while in Buea on business. The restaurant, located in the Chariot Hotel on the outskirts of Buea, is surely the most elegant in town (see picture), and it is a good place to entertain business associates or friends. The prices, although not at all high by developed world standards, are the highest in Buea. Unfortunately, on my visits, the food and the service have not lived up to the image the hotel is trying to cultivate. The food is fine, but not noticeably better than what is available in other Buea restaurants, and the service was indifferent. On the other hand, the restaurant is never crowded, and it's a pleasant place to spend an evening.