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Rock Garden Cafe

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French, Mongolian, International
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Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
+256 41 4259221
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good selection of meats, fish and vegetarian fare; a good wine list. The "filet" of beef was not a filet - but that is a standard problem in Uganda restaurants – in this case I had what was probably a Round Steak (from the texture - it fought back more than a Sirloin, for example), although the cuts here... More 

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Thank igbg
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My favorite dining place on any Thursday night in Kampala has to be the Rock Garden Cafe because of their outstanding Mongolian barbeque.

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Thank TivaWater
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very nice, quiet restaurant. I made it my primary place to avoid eating at the Sheraton where I was staying. There are three places one can eat here: The indian restaurant, the continental one and the pizzeria, all good quality. Highly recommend

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Thank AVM2016
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

the Indian restaurant is fantastic The bar is good fun with very helpful staff and cheap beer!!!! It gets very interesting after about 9/10pm (for most guys anyway)

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Thank M D
Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The food was delicious. They had a Mongolian buffet going the night we visited. Prices were reasonable and service quality was great.

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Thank gpariyo
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was invited for dinner to this restaurant which is at Speke Hotel by a friend. I enjoyed the comfort of not having people around us. I'm assuming it was a slow evening. THe only area that was busy with music was the bar with pool tables nearby. My friend brought along other friends who are regular customers. They ordered... More 

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Thank FannyMartinez
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I Love this place, the green environment kept my spirit high, and when it came to their food, wow it was very great. i recommend

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Vienna, Austria
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202 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This is a nice garden restaurant in Speke hotel. Service is good, food is good. However, there is a small print in the menu and it says that tax and service is excluded. I saw only three restaurants that use this trick in Kampala and all three are in Speke hotel. That is not how you should treat your guests.... More 

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RAK, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

The restaurant is fantastic, the food had great flavor, I love the customer service and how the workers went out of their way to make me happy. The night club had good music but too many prostitutes harrassing everybody even other ladies. We run out of the place fast and never went back. But the restaurant I recommend.

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Thank Marie B
Malindi, Kenya
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

This bar from about 9 pm fills with ladies of the night most of which are not part-timers. It can get a bit firey but the staff/security tend to keep and eye on things. Drinks are generally reasonably priced. Check if you order spirits that you get the full measure. It can be fun. Sometimes I come if I need... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
French, Mongolian, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 41 4259221
  • This restaurant is at Speke Hotel
Description
Rock Garden Cafe is located in the eastern wing of Speke Hotel. Set under historical large trees results in an enjoyable cool breeze during the day, despite the hot weather normally experienced in Kampala. It is an ideal place for people on vacation or business as it offers a wide variety of specialty dishes. Particularly popular are the fresh lake fish dishes of Tilapia and Nile Perch. It has a romantic ambience in the evening that is further enhanced by the surrounding lighting.

Rock Garden Cafe offers a daily a la carte menu of both Continental and African dishes. Popular is its 'Mongolian Buffet' - this is a specialty served on Thursday evenings from 6 pm. The Continental cuisine can be enjoyed with a variety of South African and European wines. Rock Garden Cafe has to be the best place for Continental cuisine in Kampala town.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?