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“Probably the most over-rated restaurant in Kinshasa, bad food and awful service”
Review of Le Cercle Gourmand

Le Cercle Gourmand
Ranked #14 of 118 Restaurants in Kinshasa
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Probably the most over-rated restaurant in Kinshasa, bad food and awful service”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is supposed to be an elegant gourmet restaurant. Well, it isn't ! And you do have some real goumet elegant places in Kinshasa...

Food is pretentious and well-presented but not so good, and may well arrive cold... if it arrives at all. And there is no creativity in the food, despite the nice-sounding names on the menu.

Service is slow. One hour or more for a dish...

Prices are not extreme, but too much for what you get.

  • Visited August 2013
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Helpful?
2 Thank Maurizio Giuliano
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“elegant”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Fantastic food and drink in all forms,service unfortunately slack,but i still go there regularly,the environment is elegant and smart,and has a great deal of atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Fitzroy D
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Cercle G, Directeur général at Le Cercle Gourmand, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for choosing Le Cercle Gourmand during your visit to Kinshasa
Your comments are very helpful in the development of our restaurant and lets us know how we can improve.

Thank you again! We hope to welcome you again.

Stephani Goepfert

CEO
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“expensive but unfriendly service”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Since 2006 I am visiting the restaurant and I must say that the service is the most unfriendly service in what I know in Kinshasa. The food is expensive but good and unfortunately served with an angry face. IF THE management does not look for a solution to this they will loose good clients for ever.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank peter w
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Exquisite environment”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Beautiful decor. I loved the design, the atmosphere, the environment. This restaurant is part of a complex offering a great golf course and other sport facilities. Peace and quiet despite the mosquitoes in the evening. Excellent cocktails and food. Service was a little slow but the rest was worth the wait.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank karot64
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Cercle G, Directeur général at Le Cercle Gourmand, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for choosing Le Cercle Gourmand during your visit to Kinshasa
Your comments are very helpful in the development of our restaurant and lets us know how we can improve.

Thank you again! We hope to welcome you again.

Stephani Goepfert

CEO
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Getting better and better”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

I can not imagine going to Kinshasa and not having my meals. Their service is getting better and better. Their food is to die for and in an elegant and cosy enviroment.
I highly recommend their Tiger Prawns (Cossa Gambasse)

I enjoyed their Thursday buffet as well. They have Thai and Moroccan and both are amazing!

It's good to see such a restaurant exceeding it's clients expectations.

  • Visited October 2012
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Helpful?
Thank HR786
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