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The Lakes Restaurant

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Kampala Serena Hotel | Kintu Road, P.O Box 7814, Kampala, Uganda
256 414 309000
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great breakfast buffet

I have only eaten breakfast here, but find the assortment of offerings fresh and of good quality. I particularly recommend the salmon scrambled eggs - add a bit of smoked salmon from the Continental bar as well. And the service is always amazing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
enamey
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have only eaten breakfast here, but find the assortment of offerings fresh and of good quality. I particularly recommend the salmon scrambled eggs - add a bit of smoked salmon from the Continental bar as well. And the service is always amazing!

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Thank enamey
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The ambiance is very relaxing, with live music. I stayed inside but you can choose to be outside and to enjoy the view. The food was very good, well prepared and it is enough to satisfy even the hungriest. It is very pleasant to have a great restaurant inside the hotel.

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Thank Dom_Bourgeon
Brockton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The restaurant offers a very abundant buffet at breakfast, with made to order omelettes and pancakes. Buffets are often offered a lunch and dinner, equally abundant and high quality. There is also a menu of sandwiches, some grilled items and vegetarian and Indian options. Sit inside or on the terrace overlooking the lily pool and fountains.

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Thank Natalie G
Prairie Village, Kansas
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

For the foodies -- those of you with an ardent and refined interest in food and those of you with epicurean tastes -- the Lakes Restaurant buffet in the hotel is, in the parlance of young people today, “to die for”. The savory breakfast buffet at Lakes Restaurant with its ‘fresh squeezed’ Uganda fruit juices (passion and pineapple), the Swahili,... More 

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Thank Albert N
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great restaurant at serena hotel. Some nights it has live music. Breakfast is also very good as per the hotel standards

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Wide choice of Lunch Buffet and great Breakfast buffet. Lunch has a variety of Western as well as African options to eat. Breakfast caters for all tastes and the coffee is superb. Buy the packet of coffee directly from the hotel if you can.

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Thank Lutzie
Johannesburg
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Brilliant breakfast and lunch eatery to start your day or to take a break from work. The water - lake or pond next to the restaurant is very relaxing. I like the local fare that was served at the restaurant allowing us foreigners a taste of Uganda.

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Thank Monde S
Almaty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I've been visiting Kampala Serena hotel several times during a week for a business meetings and had a lunch there few times. There is a big choice of everything - many starters, soup, mains and deserts. The best part is passion fruit fresh juice! Great quality and value!

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Thank kopilashvili
Surrey, UK
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38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wanted a quick dinner after an overnight flight the previous evening and a day at work. Combined Indian and Chinese Buffet. The Management describe it as Oriental Buffet. All pretty standard hotel buffet stuff. Nothing special, nothing awful. Filled a hole - nothing more, nothing less.

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Thank LingfieldGambler
Geneva, Switzerland
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68 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Thinking dinner at the Serena would be a safe bet, we settled on The Lakes. I had steak and it was tender (it looked like it had been pummelled into submission). I asked for onion rings instead of fries, as they were a menu option but in the end the waiter seemed incapable of either,1, explaining the vegetable choices or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kampala Serena Hotel | Kintu Road, P.O Box 7814, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: 256 414 309000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?