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Le Pilier

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Niamey, Niger
+227 20 72 49 85
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freelance
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Le Pilier is easily one of the best Restaurants in Niamey and I suggest, an essential part of any visit. Arriving there is always an interesting experience. Because of the clientelle it attracts, the security is the highest of any restaurant outside the big hotels. But once you're in past them you step into a different world of relaxation and... More 

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Thank mrchubby63
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is difficult to combine the worst feautures of Africa and Italy in one place but Le Pilier manages to do just that, with a good measure of French pretentiousness. Food is awful, it takes hours and hours to come, service is appalling, the decor is crass, the bill is exorbitant for local standards and the overall treatment is as... More 

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Thank Alanis2016
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people are welcoming and the food was good. The only thing was that they take more time to fix the dish.

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Thank Edem K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It is a charming restaurant, particularly if you have a chance to eat in their cavernous, cool lower level. (If the lower level is not open, ask to sit in the garden rather than in the non-descript dining room) The food is very good. They make their own fresh tagliatelle, and have a limited selection of very nice pizzas.

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Thank sanyamakadi
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I was a Peace Corps volunteer back in the late '90s and we all ate once at Le Pilier, usually as a special meal because it was so fancy. I was excited to come back; I had heard it was still going strong. It's in a new building now, but still has the same lovely atmosphere and the same delicious... More 

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Thank Rachel H
USA
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Le Pillier offers a great people-watching and dining scene. I've eaten there several times and the food is quite good, but not particularly memorable. We enjoyed the lamb tagine and the steak au poivre. The menu has limited healthy / gluten-free vegetarian options (surprising given the availability of ingredients) though there are a la carte vegetarian side dishes such as... More 

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Thank lomnava
london
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

really good food, with a wide menu, and good security if that is an issue. this hotel would be a success in any city in the world.

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Thank dan w
Addis Ababa
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

It is a very neat and clean restaurant where you can go either with your family or with your friends. The fish "capitain" with white sauce is very delicious. The greek salade is made up of fresh vegetables. The owner of the restaurant is an Italian gentleman who follows the tables always.

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Thank Hasan C
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Over a period of three weeks my colleagues and I went to Le Pilier four times, second only to Côté Jardin. Overall it's a very good restaurant, especially for Niamey, and I never once had a bad meal there. The menu is varied; it's ostensibly an Italian restaurant, but with lots of other choices, to include a North African flair... More 

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Thank UK_Gator_67
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I just love the food and the way they present it. Their recipes are just made to be perfect. Every and each bite is full pf taste... If you love food then thats the place for you... From starter to desert everything is perfect... Live music will add more taste to your food... Must visit place in niamey..

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Thank Jagdesh K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$19
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Niamey, Niger
  • Location: Africa  >  Niger  >  Niamey
  • Phone Number: +227 20 72 49 85

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

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