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“Nice food & drinks - slow service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Linga Longa

Linga Longa
Riverwalk Shopping Mall, Gaborone, Botswana
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Ranked #45 of 74 Restaurants in Gaborone
Cuisines: European
Description: Same group as Bull & Bush and Mugg & Bean restaurants
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Description: Same group as Bull & Bush and Mugg & Bean restaurants
Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice food & drinks - slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place serves pretty nice food, and a wide selection of drinks (mostly of the alcoholic variety). They have an inside seating area which has a little crowded feel, which gets rather noisy once a game is being screened. The music selection which these guys have for the outdoor area is great, though! So I'd recommend it as a place to chill and relax.
The food, however, did take quite a while when my group was there. We were ravenous by the time it arrived, and the cold May weather didn't help either. Someone in my party said, "Maybe they want us to linger longer?"

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Linga Longa”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The interior is a bit run down, but food is good and dont miss Monday is rib nite! A huge rack of spareribs for little money.
As in almost every restaurant in Botswana the service is very friendly and helpful!

Visited May 2014
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Very busy - avoid at the end of the month (PAY DAY)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Been to Linga Longa many times and it's heaving. Absolutely heaving at most times of the night and day but a tip ....avoid at all costs at the end of the month when folk get paid, it's ridiculously overcrowded and the service is atrocious. The staff can't keep up with things at the best of times but on pay day you don't have a hope of getting served within a half hour of arriving at the very earliest. This is also the place for the local girls to hang out and try and bag a man....any man except ones who come from Botswana .......they are so bloody annoying! Phone numbers fly around, it's outrageous! One cannot sit and have a quiet meal or drink without this annoyance, they should respect ones personal space and jog on. Ok if you know what to expect but best time to go is early(ish) so you can get a good seat outside away from the noise and as mentioned earlier away from THE ANNOYANCES!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Buzzing Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Linga Longa in Gaborone is a beehive .. it is hip and it is happening.. The conversations there are tantalizing.. The waitresses are quick and attentive and the food is great !!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gaborone, South-East, Botswana
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“just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

well the best time to visit this place is during mid month because otherwise month end its full of students after they get allowances and its crowded hence poor service

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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