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La Paillote

€€ - €€€, International, European
15 Ave Lt. Colonel Lukusa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
+243 999 942 710
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good51%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“perche” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
“steak” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, International, European, Pub
€€ - €€€
15 Ave Lt. Colonel Lukusa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

La Pailotte is located at the Cercle de Elaïs club, though there is no membership needed to eat there. It's a second floor open-wall covered restaurant overlooking tennis courts, basketball court and swimming pool. Nice relaxed ambience. Food is well-prepared and pretty quick for Kinshasa...More

Thank Aeneas1842
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

During a business visit to Kinshasa my Belgian friend, stationed here, invited me for a lunch at this pleasant restaurant, with kindergarten, tennis courts and swimming pool. We went for the 'Brochette de Capitaine' and de 'Filet de jeune Capitaine' with french fries and a...More

Thank Havaki
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It took them more than TWO HOURS to bring the food out. After 1.5 hours, the waiter apologized and asked if he can bring a small bite while we're waiting. We accepted, but he charged it all at the end. And pizza was $20 (total...More

1  Thank Budimir M
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Affordable prices. Good quality. Very good service. Menu is quite extensive; from pizza to steaks and fish. Fresh food.

Thank Normmnomad
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Objectively, the prices are high here, even for Kinshasa. 13$ for a cheeseburger?! I've been here twice and I do enjoy the food. Most of all the setting is lovely, it's upstairs, overlooking the beautiful pool. The air is usually cool, with a breeze, and...More

Thank TroisChatsLies
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Notwithstanding the rather impolite waiters (on the verge of being blatantly arrogant sometimes), and the painfully slow service, the food is excellent, certainly worth the wait and icing on the cake, relatively cheap by Kinshasa standards. The restaurant overlooks a handball court and a massive...More

Thank Toutou54
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a very pleasant open air bar and cafe overlooking the tennis courts and pool of the Cercle Elais sports club at Le Voyageur (Elais) hotel. The sandwiches are adequate, but the African dishes are spectacular, especially the river fish.

Thank Zouave2k
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The food is good .. The place is also great and peaceful .. But the service needs some improvement .. The waiters can be friendlier

Thank Sliyah
Reviewed 4 March 2016

I stayed in Le Voyageur hotel and within the same compound, you get La Paillote restaurant. The restaurant is surrounded by swimming pool, basketball ground and tennis court and while eating good food, you can enjoy the sporting activities. The food is clean and tasty....More

Thank amha_z
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Fast, friendly service, excellent food (beef brochette, tapas), quiet, relaxing Athmosphere overlooking pool inmidst Park with huge Trees. Not much wine selection

Thank Uwe N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Bar, International, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Ave Lt. Colonel Lukusa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Location: Africa  >  Democratic Republic of the Congo  >  Kinshasa
  • Phone Number: +243 999 942 710
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