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Buchannan's Grill

$$ - $$$,
Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Malawi
+265 1 772 859
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (34 reviews)
“onion rings” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Malawi
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Now called something different! Trip Advisor needs to remove this. Not to be confused with Ama Café which is excellent.

Thank Surveys M
Reviewed 5 February 2018

From one of my favourite restaurants in Lilongwe - obviously a change of hands, style, & menu. It was empty when we looked inat 7pm so took that as an omen and went elsewhere.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The location in the four seasons center has been taken over by a Nepalese restaurant, KatManDoo, that was previously elsewhere in the same complex. They continue to offer some of the grills as well as curries, sushi, etc.

1  Thank Barna010
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Was spending one night in Lilongwe and was advised to go here for dinner. Excellent steak with peppersauce and fries, simple but perfect quality. Price/quality in line. Nice setting in a tropical garden. Service also good.

Thank DvA1966
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Having been closed for a number of months for supposed refurbishments and a 'fine dining experience' makeover it was disappointing to say the least to see that nothing has changed. Maybe a lick of paint has been applied here and there but frankly this is...More

Thank Michael23558
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We used to love coming to Buchannons for a beer- we were certain they were the coldest in town! Enjoyed their onion rings but we always felt a bit suspect after eating a proper meal. Kept coming back for the bar tho! 😊

Thank Abby T
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...More

Thank Jon C
Chase M, General Manager at Buchannan's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

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

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
Reviewed 27 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
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...More

Thank geoffhornsby
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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