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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Lunch Buffet

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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Johannesburg
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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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Almaty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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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Surrey, UK
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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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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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