Thai food in the heart of Osu. I had some amazing Thai food on Thursday. It was meant to be a quick lunch with a friend … the wait was rather long, but when it did finally come we were very impressed. Look past the name, which for a Thai restaurant is somewhat bizarre, the food is great.
How do you say Safari in French? What I do know is that Safari French Restaurant -formerly Safari Livingstone- serves up veritable French cuisine, but the name, or decor is anything but French.
A lounge bar that combines a delicatessen and a restaurant all under one roof. Bella Roma has managed to draw crowds given it has only been on Accra’s scene for just over a year. Their attempt of a Mojito is commendable – you just have to make a special request for the crushed ice, and the ambiance is – to borrow from my daughter’s vocabulary – cool.
It was my second visit to Magnolia’s and this time I was more than impressed with the level of service. There has been a huge improvement since the last time I was there. The waitress introduced herself brought our menus and took our drinks orders the moment we sat down. They even go all out to provide the young ones with a special menu and colouring paper and crayons while they wait.
We went for waffles but decided on pancakes and chips and chicken wings – with milk shakes for the kids. Simple, well presented and tasty. Still love their toasted baguette with garlic butter that they bring out while you wait.
The service was quick, efficient and friendly. The menu offers everything from continental breakfasts of croissants and coffees, croque monsieurs, to banku with tilapia, fufu and kontomire.
A sacred place on the outskirts of Kumasi (approx 30km). Lake Bosumtwi, (or Bosumtwe as per the signs) is the only natural lake in Ghana; it is within a meteorite crater and is said to be approximately 8km in length. It was on my places-to-see list on our weekend trip to Kumasi. I am ashamed to say that three years in Ghana and my first trip to Kumasi; home of the Ashanti people.
You may have seen the huge billboards around Accra and wondered what they were advertising…Chase is a newly-opened restaurant in Labone opposite Labone Coffee Shoppe. It has a casual section that serves a wide range of fast foods, with an outside area and inside air-conditioned section.
Eating out in Accra is never a rushed affair for a number of reasons…perhaps one’s desire to linger over a meal or sometimes service that is too slow. Red Chilli offers the best of both worlds, honestly good traditional cuisine and a buffet service that ensures you can indeed have a quick but fantastic meal in less that one hour. I met friends for lunch and an hour later, we’d eaten, caught up and left fully satisfied.
Afrikiko Leisure Centre – adjacent to the French Embassy, just off Liberation Road is proving to be a gem of a place for good places to eat. Cafe Dez Amis is in the same compound and the latest addition is a restaurant with authentic Thai food ; Thai Island restaurant.