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“Delicious fresh food, great garden atmosphere-perfect for conversations with good friends” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buchannan's Grill

Buchannan's Grill
Four Seasons Centre, Presidential Way, E of City Centre | P.O. Box 31203, Lilongwe, Malawi
01 772 859
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Ranked #7 of 51 Restaurants in Lilongwe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Delicious fresh food, great garden atmosphere-perfect for conversations with good friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have lived and worked in Malawi for 6 years. We live far from Lilongwe so when we're in town we really love going to a few special places with friends. This is one of the frequent choices of our Lilongwe friends who are in the "Know". Wonderful atmosphere for those who appreciate a garden setting. Really tempting menu. the guy serving us was outstanding. A real credit to Malawians! The coffee was done very well resulting in a certain over indulgence by all of us. Thoroughly enjoyable.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“this place was okay but good for Malawi”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

the garden area is really nice here. Its a good atmosphere. The restaurant itself was average but good for Malawi.

They close kind of early though

Visited May 2014
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“well. . .”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Lilongwe not being gifted with a lot of choice in the restaurant scene this one is ok. It is in a really nice garden compound and the staff are very friendly. I had a perfectly grilled whole fish, very nice, but the sides were pretty uninspiring. Chips were limp and soaked in oil, a bit of a disappointment when the fish is done so nicely. I would go again, but won't rush back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A nice place for dinner in Lilongwe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful outdoor terrace with an amazing view. Service is very good and the food is well prepared. Ingredients can be a problem in Malawi but this restaurant does very well in presenting tasty and interesting dishes.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lilongwe, Malawi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great steak and Burger's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is the place to go if your looking for the best steak in Lilongwe. Today I had an awesome bacon and cheese burger, with excellent homemade ground beef patties and bread rolls. Always good service and good value for money.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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