Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Top 5 Restaurants in Accra

  For visitors or people resident in Accra and are on the look out for a special treat, I can assure you that  Accra is home to some exceptional restaurants known for hot cuisine. Predictably, some of the best are French, but you can  find Asian and Italian foods served in most of the finest restaurants in ghana, you can also get local dishes at its best. Prices range from reasonable to budget-busting - be prepared - but if you're after fresh, expertly-crafted dishes, attractive surroundings and the chance to mix with Accra's elite, these spots are where to eat.

5) Buka

Strategically located close to the centre of Osu, Buka is, without any doubt, one of the best to have lunchcity. More often than not it has the full tables to show for it. Set on the first floor, so there’s a sense of escape from the throng, with lively music and wraparound wooden trellises adding to the ambience. The food they provide are mainly that of  Ghanaian and Nigerian specialties – dishes include okra stew and eba (a dough ball eaten with stews). Service can slow down during busy lunches.

4) Maquis Tante Marie

An astonishing garden restaurant situated in the Labone district, this one is popular across the spectrum. You might see Ghanaians on a date, family groups etc The extensive menu includes dishes from all over West Africa, and the waakye — a mix of beans and rice, served with grilled meat, shito pepper sauce, and salad — is great. Gari foto, a preparation of fried, spiced cassava chips that’s often described as “Ghanaian couscous,” is also good here, but it’s worth asking for extra sauce as it tends to come up rather dry. Go for a seat upstairs, on a wooden balcony surrounded by leaves and cooled by a light breeze.

3) Country Kitchen 

The covered outdoor Country Kitchen is in the Ringway Estates area, traditionally inhabited by  rich Ghanaians and civil servants.Including Current president's father John Mahama,  once owned a house here.Omo tuo — rice balls in groundnut soup — is a Sunday special, but  you will have to come  early for lunch, especially on sundays; once the church opposite has turned out the place becomes packed, and the crowds clear the kitchen of everything other than chicken and jollof rice. Portions are huge, but just take your time — the location makes this an interesting place to hang out.

2) Bread & Wine


Finally Bread & Wine has opened its doors and it’s been well worth the wait. Just giving a few hintof dishes availaable in this restaurant will give you a clue to its heritage: Daube de boeuf, blanquette de veau, margret de canard and entrecote béarnaise with fries. Yes, this is unashamedly classic bistro cooking – and all the more welcome for it. Too many eateries in Ghana fear a single cuisine, but the team behind Bread & Wine have stayed true to their ideas and passions.  Breakfast, served from 9am, include eggs Benedict of course (GHc38) and various superb croissants (GHc6). The lunch menu includes club sandwiches, a brioche Croque Monsiuer and steak frites. There’s also a take away bakery as well. You can also see some some key traditional events in old Ghana

1) Khana Khazana

Tucked behind a petrol station (Engen), this outdoor Indian restaurant is a gem – cheap, delicious and with long opening hours. One of the house specialities are the dosas (savory parcels made of rice flour normally eaten for breakfast). Sunday is thali (set meals) day.

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