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The Pearl of Africa

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P. O. Box 7814, Kintu Road | Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala 756, Uganda
(+256) 41309000
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

The selection of cuisine is wide enough to please most tastes. i enjoyed the Ugandan staple of matoke (boiled bananas) and matumbo (cow offals) and the traditional chicken. Yummy!

Thank aaronm542014
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Great food with piano serenading you throughout the evening. The menu well appointed with excellent wine list. The service is par excelance

Thank Monde S
Sedro Woolley, Washington
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

had a great guide and saw some incredible sights. he was an expert birder but we saw a lot of other animals as well. tha safari camps were great.

Thank John V
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201 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Very nice , modern setting in the hotel. The pond in the courtyard has frogs that sing after the sun sets, a lovely backdrop we had grilled tilapia which was done beautifully. Limited wine list.

Thank Shiffer1
Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We were looking forward to a special meal in Kampala and were very disappointed with the food and the restaurant setting itself. Because of 2 large groups they put us in a corner of the restaurant but the table was underneath a very bright light in the ceiling which we complained about but nothing was done about it. I didn't... More 

Thank Frances T
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

For a restaurant the pitches itself at the top end of Kampalas' dining experience we had expected a better than average family night out. One of our waiters took to dropping cutlery on the table as he set up for dessert, perhaps we were keeping him from an urgent appointment. the food was so so, my mushroom and pumpkin risotto... More 

Thank lumumba w
Kampala, Uganda
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Rehan- Grade 7 To finish off a long day of celebrating my sister’s birthday perfectly we had to go to the Pearl of Africa in the Serena Hotel for amazing tasting food, great service and the spectacular ambience. As the waiter took us to our table we heard the piano player playing Chariots of Fire, one of my mum’s favourite... More 

Thank jdmcqueen
Somerset West, South Africa
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87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

Being not the biggest fan of hotel chains (professional disease can't help it, stayed in them too much) I was pleasantly surprised by the Lakes hotel @the Serena Kampala. The menu (lunch) offered both a buffet option (60K Shilling) and a generous variety of à la carte dishes ranging from sandwiches to your classic salads but also Indian curries and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

This one is adjacent to the hotel Very nice setting ,live band, very helpful staff and waiters,the buffet has a large variety Totally not bad,though abit pricey for Uganda

Thank Saar G
Copenhagen, Denmark
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

I've been here many times now. Still think that its the best restaurant in Kampala. This time I went with my girlfriend. It was very romantic. The service was good. We didn't wait long for the food. Wine was perfect! Was served an extra dish, compliments of the chef. Price is not at all bad - about 25-50.000 shilling for... More 

Thank RolfT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, International, European
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: P. O. Box 7814, Kintu Road | Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala 756, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: (+256) 41309000
  • This restaurant is at Kampala Serena Hotel

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