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Livingstone

Cotonou, Benin
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Ranked #3 of 41 restaurants in Cotonou
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French, Italian
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cotonou, Benin
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Really a perfect place to have a simple but good meal or have a drink. Good service and nice company. Very relaxed atmosphere in a street where ther are many other restaurants.

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Mumbai
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

While this may seem a heaven for European clients, but for us the sluggish service and the poor food quality made it a no-no for the next visit.

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Dakar, Senegal
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Very nice place. Food a bit average however the servents are kind. In midst of the popular entertainment area of Cotonou, many other place to go nearby. Be on time for a seat especially in the weekends.

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Lagos
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The rooms at Livingstone were a pleasant surprise, very clean and comfortable. The staff also very courteous and always ready to help. The food in the restaurant was the highlight of my stay but make sure you are not too hungry when you arrive because I guess they take their time to ensure the food's great. I'm looking forward to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

The Livingstone has now upped it's game as now it is a fully fledged Boutique Hotel I stayed here from mid October until mid December 2013 and cannot praise the hotel highly enough. Excellent rooms ,very modern ,large en-suites and the easy accessibility of the Livingstone restuarant which serves good homemade meals(and the best pizzas in town)all at a very... More

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Cotonou, Benin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Noisy, busy, expensive and low quality of service.what else!! Even mosquitoes love this place .... Enjoy

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Monroe, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Was very difficult to stay with my friends as other guests were smoking. On gentleman was smoking a cigar. Being from America where most restaurants have banned smoking, this was very difficult. I did appreciate English menus very much. Food was okay. My spring rolls did not have a lot of flavor but were fresh. Overall seemed pretty pricey fir... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Have not found this as amazing as other reviews, but nice place to have your drinks... I ordered grilled chicken which was not nice by any standards. I dont consider this place for food..But its good for drinks

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I found the Livingstone to be a marvelous place. The food was very good, the staff friendly and polite. All this in a little corner of a busy city. Its a home away from home. The prices are on a par with the other restaurant's in town a couple of beers and a pizza each for 3 people runs at... More

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Madrid, Spain
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The food here is generally good as is the service. Like most local African restaurants, the service is not as good as I would like, but it is far better than most. They have nice steaks and pizza.

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