City Bar has great steak, salads and cold beers. It’s a little dark and most people walk right past this outdoor patio of a restaurant. They are missing out. Starters are scrumptious and the service is friendly. The also show live sports and have the largest bar in Kampala. You can get good quality wines, cold beers and any sort of cocktail you can think of to accompany your meal. The real star here is the steaks. Come a little early or stop by during the day and reserve a table and a steak. They do run out!
(Please note: this fabulous place has now been reported closed by another VT Member. A real shame)
Favorite Dish: A warm chef’s salad, steak with pepper sauce and an ice cold Nile beer or red wine.
A wonderfull place, mainly for Mozongos and rich Ugandians. Pizza there is VERY tasty - try Parma Ham Pizza and Frutte de Mare Pizza - They have various types of Pasta. Very crowded on the weekend, a lot of families go with their kids.
Best italian pizza I ever had! thin, crunchy and tastyyyyyyyyyy
The pizzaria and the restuarant are two different places (about 300 m away)
The restuarnt is very elegant and everything is so deliciousss starting from soup, main dish and desserts
Favorite Dish: My favourite pizza: Parma Ham pizza
I like it so much I dine there may be 2 times/week. it's clean and tasty. let them describe for you the menu it's a bit complicated!
you have to try Matooke and Chapati with Goat meat sause cooked in Banana leaves!
Favorite Dish: My fav dish is Goat meat cooked in Banana leaves or smoked fish in groundnuts sauce!
I found Antonio's well handy. If I ever missed breakfast in the gaff where I was staying, which were most mornings (and really wasn't worth having anyway) I'd pile into Antonio’s for the good choice of breakfast dishes. Most times I would end up having the Mexican breakfast, beans, chapati, Spanish omelette, juice, tea or coffee.
While I was there the price of the breakfasts were bumped up to 3,500 from 3,000 Ugs except for the “economy breakfast “ which made an appearance at 2,800 Ugs.
Favorite Dish: I only ever ate breakfast from this place but the same deal works at lunchtime as well. You just choose one of the meals set out in the glass cabinet at the counter, which makes it nice and easy for when you are still hung over from the night before, just point your shaking finger at the dish that most appeals.
Dolphin is a small unpretentious place not a million miles from the Equatoria hotel. It is mainly used by local Indians who come in for a Panjabi samosa and a cup of tea and walk away with the latest Bollywood video and a fix of pan. It is one of my favourite Indian restaurants in Kampala the reason I like this place is due to the fact that the veggie biryani excellent and you are left alone to your meal and not fussed over like you tend to be on some of the upmarket restaurants.
Favorite Dish: Veg biriani. Mixed bhajia. Panjabi Samosa
This is how restaurants should be. Ranchers will sell you premium cheeses, meats, seafood and wines for you to take home. You can also eat here and enjoy it all. You see the meat or fish before its cooked, and then you actually watch it being cooked! Fantastic. They also have a very delicious salad bar that comes with most meals. Ranchers is actually based inside the Garden City Shopping Mall, but you still sit in an ‘outside’ area and enjoy great service, moutwatering food and a few cold Nile beers. Bon Appétit!
Favorite Dish: Fillet steak with peppercorn sauce and a good bottle of red wine (pictured).
This could well be one of the best Indian restaurants I’ve been to anywhere not just in East Africa. The food here is really excellent never had a duff meal at this place in fact my mouth is watering now thinking about their Dum Aloo Kasmiri.
The restaurant can easily be missed as it’s situated in a nondescript office block at the quiet end of Kampala road. They have an open kitchen so watching the chefs making the naan bread in front of you can help you pass the time before the popadoms arrive. On one visit not so long ago there seemed to be an awfully lot of food left that I was unable to eat, and the staff were quite happy to pack up what was left and put into rather natty containers for me to take home and have for breakie the next day.
Favorite Dish: I'm am slowly working my way through the veggie dishes which are all excellent, but will have to wait till the new year to go back to Kampala to try some more.
Never before I was in the Indian restaurant, no particular reason for that. Khyber Pass is located inside the complex of Speke hotel, my favourite place in Kampala where I spent most of my time. One of my evenings I decided to have dinner on its terrace.
Favorite Dish: Instead of guessing from menu what is this or that, I ordered grilled tilapia for the main dish. Before it was ready, the weitres brought me some Indian specialities, small sendwiches with something and it wasn't bad. I ordered bottle of white wine, imported from South Africa, but it wasn't kind of wine am used to drink. Actually, it is far from the quality of wines coming from the Mediterranean basin. I paid 35.000 shillings and it is pretty expensive.
"Mama mia" is supposed to be Italian restaurant, but except for the name and high prices it has nothing to do with the Italian cuisine. The terrace ambient is pretty much poor and looks more like osteria, rather than restaurant......
In Ugandan type of restaurants, called "eat and take away", you'll spend from 3.000 to 6.000 shillings for a lunch. It is like 1,5 up to 3 euros. The most common dish is grilled chicken or sausages with chips.
There are number of other types of restaurants like Italian, Belgian, Chinese, Thai, Indian etc, where lunch costs from 10.000 up to 60.000 or more (from 5 to 30 euros).
In case one wants to spend less than mentioned above, should eat local food offering in numerous stalls around. Chapata looks alike to tortilla but smaller, usualy stuffing with rise, meat or other ingrediants. It cost from 200 up to 500 shillings only.
For those who are coffee adicted, like I am, this is very important tip. Bancafe is one of a few places in Kampala with pretty good esspresso. Comparing with other drinks, coffee is very expensive. While the bottle of imported Kenyan Tusker beer, even in the nightbars, costs only 300 shillings, esspresso cost 800.
Favorite Dish: Bancafe offers very good and inexpensive breakfasts too. Ham and eggs costs 3.000 shillings only and it is something more than one euro.
Great ambiance...not too loud and not even close to dull! Food is really tasty! I love the prawn curry with cheese naan! Make sure u go to the gym after this meal !
Favorite Dish: Prawn curry and cheese naan or mashed potatoes
I ventured out to this new restaurant few weeks back n simply loved evrything about it. The food was gorgeous, the surrondings were superb coz they have given a very jungle like theme to the place amidst which u have a resturant,lounge,bar and a sheesha bar which is on a hieght and from there everything looks brilliant. The restuarant which has a concept of a Dhaba i-e a very ancient concept of sitting on couches called the 'charpai' ,n screening of latest bollywood songs with video's ..........oh the experience is so unwinding and relaxing. Since it is surrounded by gardens and is so open u can feel the fresh air while eating warm and sumptuous food
Favorite Dish: My personal favorite was hahahahaha nearly everything i ordered right from malai kofta (cottage cheese dumplings in a beautiful creamy sauce),chicken tandoori( i guess everyone really knows wat chicken tandoori is), dal bukhara (now that is my personal favorite as well but i dont really know what it is exactly hahah hang on but i am sure of 1 thing that it tastes simply heavenly) and finally Kashmiri rice( steamed rie with dry fruits and vegetables). Gosh the food out here is great!
Offers wide variety of North Indian Punjabi cuisine at mid range prices. Dining is formal with linens and black tie waiters. You can watch the chefs prepare your food through the large windows.Air conditioned. Mains $7.00 - $15.00US