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The Lakes Restaurant

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Kampala Serena Hotel | Kintu Road, P.O Box 7814, Kampala, Uganda
256 414 309000
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Kampala, Uganda
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322 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A recent breakfast meeting at the Lake Restaurant of the Kampala Serena Hotel turned out to be an eye opener. I had some issues with my periodic order of Egg Benedict but this time did the kitchen produce a perfect example, text book really ... Full compliments ... Of course, the breakfast buffet is the best in Uganda and leaves... More 

Thank Safariafficionado
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a typical buffet style restaurant - at least for breakfast. I didn't have any meals other than then. The African tea is amazing!

Thank JJC99999
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The Lakes is the busiest restaurant at Serena hotel Kampala. It is the breakfast place for residents and often double up as a place for early morning quick meetings before getting to the office. There is all the variety you will want at The Lakes, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The local favourite (Matoke) is also a staple... More 

Thank manessaha
Chisinau, Moldova
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Ate at the Lakes Restaurant for breakfast everyday for 3 weeks, and for dinner most of those nights, and it was just super. Really loved the grilled tilapia dinner and had that several times. But the best part was the staff, as they were attentive, friendly, and fun! Look forward to coming back someday and seeing some of them again!

Thank Tim S
Amarillo, Texas
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Huge buffet includes eggs to order, baked goods, and plenty of Ugandan dishes. We ate here every morning for 2 weeks and never got tired of the food. There is also a lunch and evening buffet.

Thank Steve M
Golden Isles of Georgia, Georgia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

From the management staff to the cooks and wait staff, everyone was polite, prompt and provided exceptional service. Thank you

Thank HuskerDoug
Nairobi, Kenya
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572 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Staying at the Imperial Royal across the street and having had a really lousy dinner there the day before - I decided to spend some more money on more decent food and crossed the street. To my surprise the prices were the same, even if this hotel looks much more expensive. And the quality of food - far, far better... More 

Thank Hans L
Nairobi, Kenya
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I stayed at the hotel and this is where breakfast is served. I also had dinner here on several evenings. I have no complaint. Service is excellent and the food is tear-jerking good.

Thank FrequentFlyer254
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Love this place, visited severally, loved each experience. Menu is quite varied, so lots to choose from, ambiance in the garden is fantastic, service is good, drinks/wine list is very rich....a bit further up-market but worth the visit.

Thank Kenn_zo
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Was fortuante enough to have a business lunch at The Lakes @ Kampala Serena. Apart from the relaxing atmosphere the food was really well presented and very good.

Thank Karel V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
African, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kampala Serena Hotel | Kintu Road, P.O Box 7814, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: 256 414 309000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?