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Fon Banana

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Fon' Banana, Boa Vista 4110, Cape Verde
+238 251 18 71
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Decided to try Fon Banana with friends via a Thomson excursion, hearing that the Lobster was 'to die for'. Well the next day, I thought I was dying. On arrival we were given a liqueur, followed by olives etc. and the chosen starters, which were very nice. Then we waited and waited, but no sign of the main course, by... More 

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cheshire
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

We visited here as part of a Thomsons excursion. Food and wine are amazing as was the location, we went to their new restaurant at the other one had been destroyed in the hurricane. The only negative I would give would be that we were expecting a romantic meal with a table for two only to find when we got... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We did the Fon Babana experience on an organised trip from the RIu Karamboa hotel in in Boa Vista. The transport was by mini bus along many unmarked dusty roads but this made the trip more fun. After about 45 minutes to an hour you ended in in a little village at the Fon Banana Restaurant. It was quite a... More 

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Berkshire
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Only a small restaurant and you have a choice of goat or lobster. You have a 3 course meal, and we had lobster as main which was delicious. While you are eating some of the locals sing and play music. After your meal the staff join in with dancing and get everyone up and then do the balancing of baskets... More 

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Thank JennyFBerkshire
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Sharing a table with two fun loving ladies made an enjoyable evening even more so. Excellent food - lobster - and good wine. The entertainment lively and joyful !

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Thank Terry P
London
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Stopped here whilst on an excursion. Staff pleasant enough. Only had drinks but were joined by some impromptu musicians which helped pass the time. On the edge of a small village, no views, nowhere to walk to, no non smoking area. On the basis of this we did not book the evening meal.

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Thank TitchLondon
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant while on an excursion with Thompson's. Unfortunately we only had time for a cold drink but the staff seemed friendly and they handed out flyers about their Capeverdian Night. The Lobster Menu is 45 euros, Fish Menu 40 euros, Goat 35 and Chicken 35 euros. When we go back this looks like a definite.

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Rowley Regis, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

Had a great evening here, food was amazing, couldn't do enough for you. So much food we couldn't eat it all and they came over to us worrying that we didn't like it and offerd to change it to something else.it was delicious but to much. They have great local entertainment and get everybody up dancing too. Really enjoyed our... More 

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Thank Lindsay H
West Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Love this restaurant! We booked in as a result of stopping there during a quad biking visit with Mr Henderson. The menu's available are resonably priced but based on our lobster were great quality! Our meal price included transport to and from the hotel, 3 course meal, live music and singing, and dancing! We even got a go at dancing... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

We had a great fish for lunch during our day trip arround the surroundings. good food, ambiance and a mix of Germany and Cape Verde!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fon' Banana, Boa Vista 4110, Cape Verde
  • Location: Africa  >  Cape Verde  >  Boa Vista
  • Phone Number: +238 251 18 71

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?