Proper Hare Krishna joint this. Nice atmosphere to eat in excellent food.
This place seems to get better. I spent far too much time eating here. Buffet lunch is excellent loads of pure vegetarian dishes plus chas for 8,000 UGX. On Sundays the meal will cost you 10,000 UGX as they throw in dhokla and a desert usually Gulab Jamu!
Had a shock last time I went to Govinda's in Jan 2013. The price of a thali has almost doubled since I was last here. 15,000 and 17,000 on a Sunday!
Favorite Dish: The full thali with paneer, 3 veg dishes, farsan, papad, chapati, rice, butter milk and some Gulab jamu to finish off, Yummmmm!
Rock Gardens is a open pub in the heart of the city, it is run by the Speke hotel management. It used to be one of my favorite nightlife spots. It does get pretty busy over the weekends, it is located right in the heart of the city center and right next to the restaurants and across from the Sheraton Kampala Hotel. Part of the club is actually a restaurant. It has a large, open dance floor with open seating on the outer lay. Prior to 9/11, it was a great place for the expatriate community to socialize together with well to-do Ugandans. They have good DJs and the music is great, an open bar serves a large crowd. No admission to the bar, and drinks are relatively affordable.
Recently while driving around K'la city i Stumble across a Soho sign on a new building along the golf course area, curious i ventured inside. Having looked over the drink menu that was handed to me at SoHo Cafe and Grill on Yusuf Lule road in Kampala and with the encouragement of the Manager I opted for an espresso sundae.
As the name suggests the drink is made of coffee, ice cream and nuts.
After being assured that the drink will take five minutes to make and being skeptical about the timing (it would not be the first time I had been disappointed by service in kampala,though never yet at this cafe) I sat down to wait for my drink.
True to the waiter's word, my drink was sitting in front of me five minutes later with a long teaspoon to go with it. Having never had this drink before but knowing that a teaspoon is for scooping, I proceeded to attack the drink with the cream sitting on top of the cup and the now cold chilled coffee below. And yes was refreshing on a hot afternoon! Before long I had no doubt that there was some whisky present on the counter for liqueur coffees.
I would espresso sundae to the ladies on any occasion especially after a hearty grilled meal. the terrace that overlooks uganda golf course makes for quite a view accompanied by some jazz music in the background. The place is fairly new in town no much distraction and noise common in high traffic coffee shops. it's a good spot if you're looking to relax with a good book. Well that is what I would recommend anyway.
Favorite Dish: "SOHO signature dish"
Made of skinned spring chicken, fried with ghee in an african brick oven. served sweet mash and a strange but tasty blue cheese sauce.
The espresso sundae did it for me! really superb (guess its coz the afternoon was particularly hot)
The Lawns restaurant is located in Kololo - a porsche location next to downtown area, 10 min drive from all important locations in Kampala. The restaurant is setup in large matured garden. Dining area & Bar are tastefully constructed/decorated, giving a feel of country side restaurant.
Take your drinks in Bar, dinner in dining area and desert in their garden lounge. Its an awesome experience at The Lawns.
Favorite Dish: Ostrich Burger
Crocodile Tikka Masala
Ponnus Restaurant is a Lebanese fastfood restaurant with good and cheap food.
They serve breakfast, snacks, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, tandori bread and Lebanese food like Hommos, Falafel, Fattoush, Taboule.
Water, coke: 1000 UGS (0,5 USD)
Beer: 2500 UGS (1 USD)
Favorite Dish: Burger, coke and African tea (see pictures)
Steak 18800,- UGS (8,5 USD)
Beer 3000,- UGS (1,5 USD)
Coke: 2500,- UGS (1 USD)
My Chuchi bar & Restaurant is a small eating place in Kabalagala where you can eat European food. The place is expensive compared to African standards, but it's popular due to the quality of the food. The place is owned by a swiss man.
Favorite Dish: Steak
Ethiopian Village is a popular restaurant that serves Ethiopian traditional cuisine. The restaurant is located 3-400 metres up Tank Hill Road.
I was here one month before the terror bomb exploded in the restaurant during the Football World cup in July 2010.
Favorite Dish: Injera
I was recently in Uganda on Safari trip, and stayed in Kampala for one week. I was invited to a party by one of my friend at The Lawns restaurant. I was amazed by the quality of service & food at The Lawns during the Party. We were served variety of finger foods along with cocktails & other drinks. The most exciting part of the party was, the whole Crocodile tail was being grilled in front of us on barbeque, and then served to us with some tangy sauce.
It was an amazing party and very well managed by Lawns management. I went to Lawns again for dinner on my own next day. I was pretty amazed by the wide variety of food options they have to offer, and from various parts of the world. It was difficult for me to decide my food order. But the Executive Chef - a white south african, guided me and offered me Game meat delicacies - Kudu Poppers, Crocodile in Garlic Wine Sauce with Rice in main and freshly made Apple Pie in dessert. Everything was excellent. I was very impressed by their presentation of food, and timing for serving. I visited the place two more time before I left Kampala. I love this place and look forward to visit Kampala again.
Favorite Dish: Kudu Poppers - Kudu cubes wrapped in bacon & grilled to perfection: what a combination; great starter
Grilled Rack of Ribs with Peri Peri sauce: great starter
Tandoori Chicken - best Tandoori Chicken I have ever ate anywhere
Amazing Menu.. Lawns offers wide range of food from across the world. The Menu is very interesting. Offers lots of fusion food delights.... Best service in the town- the moment you enter the restaurant premises, you are guided by front of house and escorted to your table or bar, then service staff takes over and guides you through maze of food & drinks options. Wide range of steaks, burgers, grilled meat and Game meat. When the food arrived, I was amazed with the portion size and presentation. Beautiful crockery. The garden is beautiful, and decoration of the restaurant is very much like Country side restaurant. Overall I had amazing experience.
Favorite Dish: Mixed Grill Platter, Ostrich Burger, Kudu Poppers, Springbok fingers and Lawns Super Steak
I travel to East Africa - Nairobi, Dar, Kampala and other cities, frequently. I have ate at Carnovore many times- but sadly it is no more a game meat restaurant. Recently I found about this high end International restaurant - The Lawns, in Kololo, Kampala. They serve wide variety of international cuisine, especially Game Meat. I have visited 3-4 times to The Lawns by now, and every time tried different varieties of game meat dishes - Crocodile Tikka, Sizzling Kudu, Impala Steak, etc. I suggest their Game Meat Platter is the best starter dish, followed by one of their game meat steak or game meat curry dishes. Lovely ambiance, good selection of wine and most importantly great service!!! Thumbs up to The Lawns.
Favorite Dish: Game Meat Platter, Sizzling Kudu, Crocodile in Pineapple Chilli sauce, Wild Tandoori Platter (Game meat in Indian tandoori style -- great combination)