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Rabelais Hotel Restaurant

Route de Sotuba, Bamako, Mali
223 221 5298
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Ranked #23 of 40 Restaurants in Bamako
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Lovely appetizers on arrival, fresh sorbet and ice cream, well informed staff, clean and cool environment with good Italian fare on the menu

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Bamako, Mali
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This is such a lovely restuarant and hotel. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The food is always great.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Brilliant, came with free appetisers and aftewards we ordered tea and it came with a silver cake stand full of sweets/pastries and chocs!

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

First, some clarifications; this restaurant is NOT in the hippodrome restaurant strip, although it is near. Then, it is really two restaurants, a creperie, which is very nice, and has great gourmet salads, and a resto gastronomique, which provides a very nice dining experience. This place is a winner in my book, if ONLY for the fact that it is... More

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Bamako
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Small and friendly French family run hotel with a small but good restaurant. Service was good and the food was too. A nice place for a quiet evening meal.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

This restaurant is on the same Hippodrome strip as San Toro, Relax, etc. Apparently it is a Bamako classic. The service was excellent and the food was just above average...probably above average for those who appreciate French-fare - without any inspiration from Mali or other cuisines. I.e. they don't seem fond of spices at this resto.

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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

Restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining (next to pool). Food and service quality great. Mainly french cuisine and recommend for fine dining. Located next to Porto Bar. For a great evening in Bamako then dine at Rabelais and goto Porto for a drink with great music.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

We had a lovely meal, the food was very good, and the service very attentive and smiling. The atmosphere is good. It is good to know it is open on Sundays!!

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Izmir, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

For european visitors of Bamako choose this restaurant. They are very kind and all foods were tasty exelent and hygenic.

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Additional Information about Rabelais Hotel Restaurant

Address: Route de Sotuba, Bamako, Mali
Phone Number: 223 221 5298
Location: Africa  >  Mali  >  Bamako
Cuisine: French

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