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Avenida Julius Nyerere 1380, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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Tete, Mozambique
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

There is no question that the Polana Hotel in terms of old time charm is one of the worlds finest. This seems where it all ends. We visited the Varanda Restaurant for Sunday lunch. What a disappointment. The food lacked imagination with grey, watery pork all over. This restaurant needs Gordon Ramsay. Urgently. When will owners of establishments realize that... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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932 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

First of all it is a pleasure to enter the the beautiful Polana hotel so the location is superb, the decoration and atmosphere and the view could hardly be better. The Norwegian Salmon tasted great, and also my husband's salad was good. The service was slow, but that we found in all places we ate in Maputo so I think... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,229 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

? Who is managing this Restaurant? Not a Hotel manager. COME ON. Wake up and train your staff. You have the most amazing property in Maputo and perhaps in Mozambique and you do not offer near a close service experience than a fast food restaurant. Give me a break. I was visiting Maputo for a few days. My host did... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014

No doubt the polena hotel that this restaurant is located in is breathe taken and absolutely magnificent. The view from the restaurant was very beautiful. I went to the seafood buffet on Saturday night....not many variety of choices but it was ok for dinner. Some of the food was cold...you do get a welcome drink of gin and tonic...that's just... More 

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Thank Shade A
Maputo, Mozambique
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205 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Been twice and had a real nice sushi experience. You have to go through the Polana Hotel to get here. It's quiet and relaxing on a sunny day. Expensive, but when you go in a 5 star Hotel restaurant can't expect differently.

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Thank Esousas
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2012

We went to have an early dinner on sunday! And we did enjoy ourselves. We were 7 adults and three children and our big worry was that the children woud be bored or misbehave, but it all went smoothly. It was buffet so it was quicker than usual, but wouldn't recommend so much the cocktails, they're just average but pricey.... More 

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Wandering the world
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Inside the Polana Hotel, this is the restaurant most people associate with where they have breakfast when staying at the hotel. If you have the buffet breakfast, it will quite likely be the most expensive breakfast you've ever had where you had to go fill your own plate. At noon time, a luncheon buffet is served, and while you'll easily... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2012

I eat here regularly and the seafood grill on Saturday nights is fresh and delicious

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Thank Claire S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Julius Nyerere 1380, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
  • Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Maputo Province  >  Maputo
Description
cousine: African, European, Salads selection, Sea food, french pastry.

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