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Buchannan's Grill

€€ - €€€
Bar, Pub
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Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Malawi
+265 1 772 859
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 veranda under umbrellas, listening to the frog chorus in the pond. Good beer, good food,... More 

Thank Jon C
Chase M, General Manager at Buchannan's Grill, responded to this review

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 More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great food, good environment and good place to meet other expats...a must for the rugby fan with all games shown on weekends. Food a bit pricy but always top notch

Thank Simon C
Nairobi, Kenya
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654 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. (Except the neighbouring chainsmoking table). Frogs making noise - but that's the way they are. Quick service - decent house wine and a very very good chicken cordonbleu. I really liked the place.

Thank Hans L
Lilongwe, Malawi
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Frequent visitor to Buchannan's Grill but mainly at lunch times on Friday and Saturday. Great fillet steaks and wonderful salads during lunch hours but not so good during the evening. It seem like there are two different teams working the shifts.The daytime food and service is great but not so hot on an evening. That is my experience for the... More 

Thank geoffhornsby
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The burger was good although the fish was barely edible. Service extremely slow. Took 15 minutes to get change back at the end, and that is the fastest part of it. But - beautiful setting by the water, can walk around and do some souvenir shopping while waiting.

Thank Carina O
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It was our first visit to the restaurant. They offer a limited variety on the menu, however the food is good. Nice vibe especially in the bar area.

Thank J L
1 review
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We had been to Buchannan's Grill before and the food and service was outstanding. We had a special occasion on the 23rd (December) and booked once again for 4 people. We were HIGHLY disappointed. On arriving, we noticed the restaurant was due to close over the Festive Season and do not think that the kitchen was adequately stocked to deal... More 

Thank Lorraine S
Vancouver, Canada
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74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant and the whole Four Seasons complex is easily at the top of my list of places to go while in Lilongwe. The main reason for going is the easy going atmosphere and the gorgeous gardens. It's worth spending an afternoon having a meal, and wandering around the gardens, nursery, and shops.

Thank wonderlust234
Chase M, General Manager at Buchannan's Grill, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for the review. We appreciate the patronage and hope to see you soon. I hope you enjoyed your meal as much as you enjoyed the atmosphere and surrounding. Andrew More 

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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gardens and lovely romantic place to eat. Good food and good service. Average prices. Nice pub / bar area with good atmosphere. Best place in Lilongwe by far.

Thank Adair1969
Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were in Lilongwe over a weekend and ended up at Buchanan's for dinner. They also have a good sports bar vibe for rugby and soccer. The food was very good and affordable.

Thank Lucien1972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Central Region  >  Lilongwe
  • Phone Number: +265 1 772 859

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