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Livingstone

Cotonou, Benin
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Ranked #8 of 42 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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68% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Pleasant atmosphere, despite a little road noise where we were sitting.. Popular with the expatriate community. We got our pizzas in 20 minutes; both were excellent. Cold beer on draft and in bottles. Reasonable prices. Who could ask for anything more?

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The music is tacky, can swing from Titanic to random but the environment is pleasant. You can order your tap beer, pizzas or whole meals. I ordered rice with chicken and kidney beans and it was fantastic. The waitresses are nice and listen carefully. They screwed up on a dish and didnt hesitate to exchange it and that is really... More

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Cotonou, Benin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The meeting place on the Haie-Vive for good pizza, draught beer and fast service. The hamburgers are quite nice too!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Ambiance is very Good.I can only call my dining experience great when the restaurant Im at delivers exactly what I am looking for and that includes:Great Tasting Food

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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