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Buchannan's Grill - CLOSED

Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Malawi
+265 1 772 859
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (34 reviews)
“onion rings” (2 reviews)
“sushi” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Malawi
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

After trying their Indonesian dish with chicken, I was up half the night with bad diareheoa. Hadn't eaten all day apart from toast, so defintely caused by food at this place. Its called somehting differnt now. Different ownership. Clearly food hygiene not a priority. Over...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 269hatter1988
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Have been here several times on business dinners. The quality of meals, am afraid, is deteriorating. They were the choice place when they just opened but not sure where the originak quality is going.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Makangano
Reviewed 12 June 2018

It used to be the place to be, but Buchanan's Grill is not the same as it was anymore. The old mystique and tantalizing aroma of food that wafted to your table is lost and I am glad that I had the opportunity to have...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Luc V
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Now called something different! Trip Advisor needs to remove this. Not to be confused with Ama Café which is excellent.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank surveysm
Reviewed 5 February 2018

From one of my favourite restaurants in Lilongwe - obviously a change of hands, style, & menu. It was empty when we looked inat 7pm so took that as an omen and went elsewhere.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The location in the four seasons center has been taken over by a Nepalese restaurant, KatManDoo, that was previously elsewhere in the same complex. They continue to offer some of the grills as well as curries, sushi, etc.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Barna010
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Was spending one night in Lilongwe and was advised to go here for dinner. Excellent steak with peppersauce and fries, simple but perfect quality. Price/quality in line. Nice setting in a tropical garden. Service also good.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank DvA1966
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Having been closed for a number of months for supposed refurbishments and a 'fine dining experience' makeover it was disappointing to say the least to see that nothing has changed. Maybe a lick of paint has been applied here and there but frankly this is...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Michael23558
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We used to love coming to Buchannons for a beer- we were certain they were the coldest in town! Enjoyed their onion rings but we always felt a bit suspect after eating a proper meal. Kept coming back for the bar tho! 😊

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank 553abbyt
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had my first Malawian steak here and it was really, really good; tender and tasty! There are vegetarian options as well and the food is varied, well-cooked and tasty - reasonably-priced too. We were there in the rainy season and sat out on the...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Jon C
Chase M, General Manager at Buchannan's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for your post. We appreciate it. We hope that that you had a wonderful time and that you will visit us again. Regards Andrew

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  • Address: Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Central Region  >  Lilongwe
  • Phone Number: +265 1 772 859
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