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“Very disappointing”
Review of Don Brioni's Bistro - CLOSED

Don Brioni's Bistro
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Don Brioni's was recommended to us by an ex-pat and that's perhaps key to the experience. Regulars seem to sing the praises of the place and the host but we were really disappointed. As one vegetarian & one carnivore, we both felt the menu was limited and very dated. Stir-fried veg is an unimaginative offering as the sole veg main: I opted for two starters instead - both were ok but not as tasty as food I'd had elsewhere in Malawi. Carnivore had steak, and said it was a decent steak; accompanying salad was also ok. The 'fresh strawberries and cream' were soaked in syrup to the point where we were both transported back to tinned strawberries of the 70s... Service was erratic and we didn't like being presented at the table with a very large box for tips.

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Thank DobberBird
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Food: not bad. Service: not bad. so, nothing special. It is no great value for money, but the location is nice.

1  Thank GijsKees
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

The restaurant is in a great location and the food is often good although the whole thing is a little dated and there's tough competition elsewhere in Old Town

1  Thank Mike W
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

I went here for my first date with my boyfriend and the food is excellent. What had me cracking up, were the small reservation signs hanging on the wall. Wonderful, European standard food. It may be more expensive, compared to local cuisine, but it is well worth the money!

Thank Shekinah_V86
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

Don moved to Malawi to open his own restaurant/pub and live the dream. He has a young wife from Malawi, and they are the life of the place. They come around to your table and talk to you and are very friendly. The food was great and they even serve Chambo fresh out of Lake Malawi.

Thank Amber M
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