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Buchannan's Grill

Four Seasons Centre, Presidential Way, E of City Centre | P.O. Box 31203, Lilongwe, Malawi
01 772 859
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Ranked #4 of 44 restaurants in Lilongwe
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

the food is pretty good. the fish dishes look yummy. Steak is tricky. You need to ask for exactly what you want.

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hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Convenient,great food,great staff and great atmosphere.I would reccomend this venue the meals are excellent especially the steaks and schnitzel.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is a nice spot for dinner though the food is standard fare - steaks, grilled fish, grilled chicken, chips, rice, etc. The service is very good and the outdoor seating in a beautiful garden atmosphere makes for a pleasant evening meal and a nice respite from hotel restaurants.

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Logan, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Very enjoyable place to eat--I had not been here since 2012 and the food remains very good. Beautiful setting outside with the waterfall, and good service. Just a word to the wise for us international travelers--like most restaurants in Malawi, Buchannan's is not accepting any credit cards at this time, just cash (or checks for the locals I guess), so... More

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Erina, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I had dinner in this restaurant a few times on a recent trip to Malawi and can recommend both the steak and fish (Chambo). The setting is very pretty with a lovely outdoor area, that caters well for families. The prices are very reasonable and the meal sizes are large. There is a bar attached where you can enjoy a... More

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Chase M, Owner at Buchannan's Grill, responded to this review

Hi Erika, Many thanks for your great review... I am glad you had a great experience at Buchanan's.. I hope you do make it back with your husband and I hope you have another experience to remember.. Thank you so much again Chase More

Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Restaurant is in a great setting with generally attentive staff. I would love to give a higher rating to the restaurant, but unfortunately my medium/rare steak was served closer to rare/raw. Others meals were cooked fine, so suggest you go for the more cooked versions. Lighting is subdued, great for the romantic dinner, a little less for the working dinner

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Lilongwe
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This place is a 'must visit'. It's part of the Four Seasons complex, about half a mile down the road from Parliament Buildings, on the other side of the road. John and his son Chas have a menu that's delicious. Four of us have been going there regularly and have never been disappointed. The restaurant is out in the open... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Our team of 14 ate here upon our arrival in Lilongwe for a volunteer vacation with Habitat for Humanity. Upon entering this charming resturant bar we noticed a number of ex-pats at the bar but there were a lot of Malawian diners too. The food was very good and would appeal to even a picky 'westerner.' The service was also... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A very short drive from the Golden Peacock and easily walkable. We were a large group (24) and seated outside next to the pond. Beautiful surroundings and good service. Limited wine menu but what we had went down well, after a couple of Kuche Kuche beers. Great food: steak was cooked perfectly. Overall, well recommended as a place to eat... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We just popped in for a quick meal, but stayed much longer. Certainly the best Filet Steak I have eaten in a long time. Highly recommended!

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