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Livingstone

Cotonou, Benin
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Ranked #9 of 43 restaurants in Cotonou
Cuisines: French, Italian
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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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
Cape Charles, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Best pizza in Africa! Actually, I think it is really good for anywhere. The house wine is very drinkable (and affordable and plentiful) and the beer giraffes are fun. The service can be slow, but this is a place to come and hang out in the evening, eat a little, drink a little more, and talk a lot. So accept... More

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great steaks and pizza's at reasonable prices. Flatscreen tv's outside which made it a favorite venue for watching sports events on the weekends while having a cold draught and a good wood fired pizza.

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Wageningen
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Endless wait for brochettes at lunch. apparently this is not always the case, but I got annoyed. Terrace is close to the street, always a lot of internationals here, good hygiene, taste of food is ok. Staff ok-ish, but not particularly friendly.

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Johannesbourg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Livingstone is essentially one of the most popular watering holes for expatriates in Cotonou and very well known. This is a typical sports bar scene, good for meeting up with buddies over drinks during the weekend, with reasonably good food to fill the stomach and reasonably OK service. It is a nice place to hang out outside and watch life... More

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Cotonou, Benin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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