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TJ's Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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MahatmaGhandi Road | Opposite College of Medicine Sports Complex, Blantyre, Malawi
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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232 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

A good pub to have a few beers and watch the football. Friendly staff and good service. Food was good but a little overpriced, then again most places in Malawi are.

Thank stuart l
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Close to the sports college. Great bar showing premiership football and the food was good too, flavorsome and fresh.

Thank LeeLad82
Blantyre, Malawi
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Bar area is very nice. Restaurant area is very dull. Bar is well stocked. Lots of TV's provide good atmosphere. Service is good. Food is very good, Prawns and BBQ chicken is what we had and will order same again.

Thank liketravelling2016
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

As a former long time Malawi resident, and visiting Malawi for the first time in 3 years, I have been to tj's several times, knowing that it can be hit and miss. However last night was probably one of the worse dining experiences I've had in recent memory. My friend and I arrived on what was a very quiet Saturday... More 

Thank Rajiv T
Pretoria, South Africa
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

The food is very good especially the prawns. Atmosphere is excellent and the service is also great. The pub is very football/soccer orientated if this is your thing.

Thank Dave1135
London, United Kingdom
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238 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Having been there before this is usually our default for the first night. Not exciting but totally reliable and great fun. Don't expect fab food but it's good with friendly, helpful staff and reliable standard dishes

Thank asquill
Doha, Qatar
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636 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

I ate at TJs Bar in Blantyre recently. It is more than a bar and is a restaurant as well. TJs is situated near downtown Blantyre across from the Medical School. It is an old house set back from the road. I had a grilled chicken dinner with a salad and fries. The food was simply prepared but good and... More 

Thank DohaInternational
Lilongwe, Malawi
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164 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Nice bar with lively crowds especially for soccer lovers to watch on TV. A place for hanging out so to say

1 Thank Yellowtopcab
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

I had the local chicken which was not their usual fare. This is a pub with a small restaurant that was known for its excellent but simple food.

Thank sadson
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Lots of choice,good service,tasty food.Had the chicken and steak both really tasty.Service was good and quick

1 Thank Kathryn J

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: MahatmaGhandi Road | Opposite College of Medicine Sports Complex, Blantyre, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Southern Region  >  Blantyre
Lovely for lunch as there is no crowd for the bar, would avoid it for dinner.
Husband & wife team run this place together and the wife runs the kitchen. Food is authentic and always fresh. Barbequed chicken is always a favorite as well as the fish & chips.

Would avoid eating there in the evenings as the crowds get a little busier and noisier.

Price is reasonable and portions are filling.

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