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All 41 Freetown Restaurants

Lighthouse Restaurant

No. 5 Man of War Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Ranked #9 of 41 Restaurants in Freetown
Price range: $5 - $10
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English first
kabul
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Lobster was amazing, and the seafood pasta to die for. One if my favorite places in Freetown to eat. Chef adds that personal touch and checks in on all guests,

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Staff was attentive and the attention to detail with the various seafood dishes is spot on. Wash it all down with a local wine or local beer choice.

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Quito, Ecuador
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great location right on the bay. Big, open terrace where the kids in our party (there were five) loved running around and could play without disturbing anyone while waiting for the food. Grilled lobster were fresh and delicious, wine was not bad, chicken dishes mediocre. A bit on the expensive side for SL. This will be a favorite spot during... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is a while since I had visited the Lighthouse restaurant. It was one of the first good restaurants to open when I first started working in Sierra Leone 15 years ago in quite difficult times. I have been there twice in the last week. The food and setting are still excellent. I have been eating exclusively seafood and what... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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216 reviews 216 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Visited Lighthouse with a group of 6 colleagues. The lobsters were enormous and loaded on top with delicious grilled vegetables. My colleague's lobster was quite raw in parts and he sent it back. He was very pleased when it was returned to him cooked. Mine was mostly cooked but there were definitely some clear, squishy, undercooked parts. Nevertheless, the flavor... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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441 reviews 441 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
835 helpful votes 835 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Having first visited here during the UN mission in 2003 I was impressed at the transformation in the 10 years since I left. The food is excellent, and safe (which cannot be said of all the restaurants in Freetown), the seafood remains excellent and always freshly cooked to order. Service is also imoeccable with polite and helpful staff and the... More 

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Mauritius
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190 reviews 190 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

I ate here in oct 2013 and was very disappointed, I had a fantastic dinner here about 4 years ago on the terrace to the restaurant. The terrace now seems closed and you have to eat inside. The Restuarant used to be very busy but now seems very quiet and service and food are just average.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Excellent menu and good service, though an evening function set up during our meal which rather drowned out any sensible conversation!

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Nairobi
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This restaurant is all about location; nothing more. You sit overlooking the sea; you smell it, you feel the spray and you can see all the boats come into the bay. The food is so so and the sea food is hardly there which is such a shame for Sierra Leone. My lobster thermidor was lacking in ... well, LOBSTER!!!

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Moscow, Russia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I lived in Lighthouse hotel, so I went to this restaraunt. I can't say that it is the best in Freetown, but there are no other restaraunts around. Lobsters was very good, meat was so so and expensive.

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Address: No. 5 Man of War Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Location: Africa  >  Sierra Leone  >  Western Area  >  Freetown
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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