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The Lakes Restaurant

Kampala Serena Hotel | Kintu Road, P.O Box 7814, Kampala, Uganda
256 414 309000
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is where the hotel guests have breakfast. Good food. and you get served good Ugandan tea! Live music also plays for dinner once a week. need to check with concierge on the day

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London, UK
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135 reviews 135 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We visit the Lakes buffet restaurant every time we come to Kampala. This time we went on Friday evening when it is a seafood buffet. We were entertaining two very important guests. Three of our group chose to have the seafood buffet and I asked for the à la carte menu. This was handed to me without comment, unlike on... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I go to the Lakes Restaurant every now and then to escape the hustle and bustle of Kampala. The Serena is an oasis in Uganda's congested capital city Kampala, a city which clearly is designed for rich (and often corrupt) elite, with infrastructure that takes no consideration to the fact that pedestrians exist, and where the only parks are private... More

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London, UK
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135 reviews 135 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I've done previous reviews of the Lakes; this is the condensed review for three recent visits in June 2013. We went on Seafood Night, on the first and third occasions. I explained to the waitress that one of us would be having the buffet and the other would be dining à la carte, as we have always done on previous... More

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Argyll, Scotland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We had a post-graduation lunch here for our Ugandan 'daughter'. The lunch buffet on Fridays is traditional Ugandan food. The variety of foods was amazing and besides traditional foods, there was also a salad/fruit bar, breads, and luscious desserts! Service was excellent. The hotel is 5 star so was not budget, but it was well worth the price for this... More

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London, UK
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135 reviews 135 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Unfortunately, other reviews of The Lakes have been grouped under Pearl of Africa, which is another restaurant in the Kampala Serena. I reviewed The Lakes last year, but only under the Pearl as that was all that was possible, then. Admin should look into this and try and split the reviews under Pearl that belong here. Anyway, I'm glad it... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is the main restaurant at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Excellent buffets, and great inside and outside seating with good service. I enjoyed my meals there. Warning, do not touch the A la carte steaks, quite tough!

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