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The Bay Bistro

European, Scandinavian
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Munyonyo | next to the Common Wealth Resort, Munyonyo,, Kampala, Uganda
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Waited an hour for a bowl if soup, 40 minutes later and main course still hadn't arrived but every other table had been served before us, we walked out!!!! UGX 50,000 for 2 bowls of soup and 3 cool drinks, they won't see me again!

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Thank Nicole B
Kampala, Uganda
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We live in Kampala and the place was definitely nicer when it had just opened its doors. It's funny, because sometimes the service and the staff threat you very well and sometimes it's absolutely rubbish (excuse the language). The setting is wonderful though and it's still a very nice place to hang around on a Sunday afternoon. The portions vary... More 

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Thank MelissaGouda
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We make it out to The Bay every once in a while--usually on a Sunday since there isn't any traffic. We go pretty early (around 5 - 6pm) b/c we have a two year old and anything later than that, really bad things happen....Anyway, every time we go there is hardly anyone there and we order right away, but it... More 

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Thank ErinandJon
Kampala
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Nice food, but portions are bit small. That's the only reason we rate this lower. The setting is perfect with a nice view over Lake Victoria. The place has a spacious garden reaching down to the lake side. A good place for a romantic candlit dinner.

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Thank BandaInns
Entebbe, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

I live in Uganda and i heard a lot about this place so after a hectic day in Kampala i decided to try The Bay restaurant in Munyonyo. Its location is just amazing with only a short drive from Kampala city center with a big beautiful garden overlooking the lake. Its quiet and tranquil setting give you an fantastic and... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Spend two Sunday afternoon's relaxing at The Bay. Amazing place. Do think that the prices are a bit on the high side (that's why I only give it four stars), but maybe that's what you get for such a lovely place. Restaurant has a great terrace but the best are the seats in the large garden, overlooking the lake. When... More 

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Thank dmvanloenen
New York
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

This was a great restaurant with a very casual and unique atmosphere. On a spacious lawn are chairs, couches and benches around small camp fires. We were a party of 8 and the staff accomodated us by pulling various couches and tables around a nicely burning fire and we had several rounds of drinks there while the staff would attend... More 

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1 Thank MetsNYC
Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

I went to the Bay after reading the reviews listed below. What a peaceful, relaxed setting nestled on the edge of Lake Victoria. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. We had our drinks around a small fire on the lawn and then moved to a table for our starters and our meal. The fish cakes I had were superb... More 

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1 Thank Patrickcsc
Kisoro, Uganda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

If you are looking for the perfect spot for recreation or a date this is the place. The staff is very nice, the food as well..try their burger! It beats the ones I have had in Sweden by far. After the sun have set over the beautiful Lake Victoria they light bonfires where you can sit and enjoy a drink... More 

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Thank swdetravel
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

Had the perfect late lunch at the Bay Bistro. The setting, on the shores of Lake Victoria, is beautiful. I imagine it is a nice place for dinner, with lanterns and fire pits, but I think most pleasant in the day. But most importantly, come here for the excellent food. It is on the expensive side, but in my opinion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Munyonyo | next to the Common Wealth Resort, Munyonyo,, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala

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