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“Western style food welcome after 4 weeks in Uganda” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The black lantern restaurant

The black lantern restaurant
Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
+256 782 321541
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Ranked #5 of 20 Restaurants in Jinja
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fine dinning overlooking The Source of the Nile. A la Carte.
Buderim, Sunshine Coast
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Western style food welcome after 4 weeks in Uganda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We stayed at Nile Porch and ate often at the Black lantern which offers a good selection of tapas and some big main dishes including the excellent spare ribs z( big enough to share) and local Nile Tapia fish.

  • Visited January 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kampala, Uganda
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Food and Value for Money on Camping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Black Lantern offers incredible views of the Nile. Whether you are in your tent or ordering your dinner in the restaurant, this is as close to the Nile as you can get. Great food and service. No client travelling with Sabili Tours has ever complained about this place!

Visited December 2014
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Voila...!The magic word is pork ribs.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

As much as the Black Lantern offers a good choice of food that is usually freshly prepared, I have almost always only had their pork ribs. These ribs are the best I have had in Uganda and if you want to taste those saucy delicious mouth watering slow cooked juicy "killer" (the adjectives are in no particular order whatsoever..) marinated pork ribs where you pull the ribs off one by one and before you know it, the world is in your hands...yes...in your hands.

These guys have mastered the art of making pork ribs and that is the one thing I know they have mastered.Price is worth the quality I must say especially when you operate is a country in Uganda where everything is heavily taxed. The place is clean. They have some good bandas/cottages if you want to spend the night and a lovely swimming pool.

Don't leave Uganda before you taste the Black Lantern Pork ribs but don't say I didn't warn you though; those ribs will bring the world in your hands..I tell 'ya ;-)

  • Visited November 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Meals on the stoep”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Considering that this little restaurant is limited by what is available in Uganda they offer a great menu. The food is delicious and well presented with the staff friendly and helpful. Potato wedges and nachos excellent. Lovely verandah with great birds and monkeys. Recommend this peaceful place.

  • Visited January 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing and romantic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place came recommended and being on a budget we nearly didn't go - but so glad we did! THE nicest meal we had eaten in Africa to date, the ribs and the chicken curry were delicious. A lovely restaurant in what seems to be the middle of nowhere eating to the sound of frogs!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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