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The black lantern restaurant

Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
+256 782 321541
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (25 reviews)
“potato wedges” (5 reviews)
“tilapia” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were a large group for 2 days and took all our meals there - Excellent menu and food - No complaints -

Thank 11292011d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watch the sun go down over Bujagali dam, let the red tailed monkeys entertain you while you sip on a cocktail or have a meal. A beautiful setting.

Thank Hilary N
Reviewed 12 April 2018

My favorite part is sitting outside at breakfast and watching the monkeys playing overhead. A very lovely spot!

Thank kristineacc1
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

What an amazing visit. The team was so friendly, service was excellent, atmosphere was awesome(especially the view of the Nile) and the food exceptional. So happy we got to stop and have a meal with you. Thank you

Thank Shaun A
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The view is good. The staff is helpful bit not trained in hospitality service. The food is great and of generous portions. Early breakfast before rafting can be organised. The monkeys are a bit of a menace on the restaurant porch.

Thank Gikonyo M
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

After spending two weeks nearby we have eaten breakfast, lunch and evening meal! Beautiful views from the terrace and if your lucky you can see the monkeys and beautiful birds. A good selection of food, from delicious ribs if you have had a long day...More

Thank emily a
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I think there is little to say, practically everything perfect with attention to detail, stunning views of the Nile, kindness, all fabulous. Top-level locations, comfortable and well-appointed rooms. The reception was impeccable and the menu lived up to the name, it was a pleasure to...More

1  Thank CarmenCaruso12
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The Black Lantern is one of my favorite restaurants in the Jinja area. Located just outside of town in Bujagali, it is a lovely spot to watch the sunset over the river while you wait for your meal. I love to start with the Matoke...More

1  Thank ccenerizio
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Bit out of the way but the ribs are worth the effort...also has great safari tents to stay over, if you enjoy yourself too much..

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely laid back and rustic atmosphere, stunning setting and great staff. Very good value for money and highly recommended

Thank Neil M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: +256 782 321541
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Fine dinning overlooking The Source of the Nile. A la Carte.
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