Cafes and Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Blantyre, Malawi

The Best Restaurants in Blantyre

Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial capital, has a number of popular restaurants with a reputation for good food.

But if you are not familiar with Blantyre, you may not know much about it.

This article will introduce you to some of the best restaurants in Blantyre.

1. 21 Grill on Hannover

Name 21 Grill on Hannover
Location Protea Hotel by Marriott Blantyre Ryalls 2 Hannover Ave, Blantyre
Phone +265 (0) 1 820 995
Opening Hours 11:00-15:00 & 18:00-23:30 (Mon-Fri), 18:00-23:30 (Sat), 17:00-23:30 (Sun)

Established in 1921 with the concept of “a sophisticated restaurant offering intimate dining, in a quiet atmosphere with excellent continental cuisine”, the 21 Grill is located next to the Protea Hotel in Blantyre.

The restaurant was named “21 Grill” after its opening in 1921 and for also acquiring the number “21” at Blantyre Post Office.

It is one of Malawi’s most sophisticated restaurants, with old-world English charm, and although the menu is dominated by steaks and other meat dishes, there is also a wide range of fish dishes, pastas, salads and tempting desserts.

The restaurant has attracted many celebrities over the years and, in 1982, catered for Princess Anne and Mark Phillips.

The 21 Grill is a Malawian landmark offering refined cuisine, an extensive wine list, exclusive décor and the highest level of service, providing visitors with an unforgettable dining experience.

It is advisable to book in advance before you go.

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2. Splash Rooftop Restaurant

Name Splash Rooftop Restaurant
Location Amaryllis Hotel – 4th Floor, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone +265 (0) 1 833 333
Opening Hours 11:00 – 23:00 (Mon-Sun)

Located on the fourth floor of Blantyre’s only five-star hotel, Amaryllis Hotel, Splash Rooftop Restaurant is one of Blantyre’s most popular restaurants.

The panoramic view of Blantyre town and the night view from the rooftop is stunning, and is the reason some people visit the restaurant.

There is also a swimming pool, ideal for sundowners and casual dining.

The most popular dish is the oven-baked pizzas – buy one, get another free, which is recommended for two or more people.

Alcohol is not sold in the restaurant.

Why not spend a luxurious time in Splash Rooftop Restaurant with friends and family?

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3. Picasso’s Restaurant

Name Picasso’s Restaurant
Location Sunbird Mount Soche, 28 Glyn Jones Road, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone +265 (0) 1 820 588
Opening Hours Lunch: 12:00-14:00 (Mon-Sun)
Dinner: 18:00-22:00 (Mon-Sun)

Picasso’s Restaurant, located in the Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre, is an elegant restaurant serving local and international cuisine à la carte and buffet

The restaurant’s luxurious décor creates a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere.

A variety of special menus are available, including business lunches three days a week and traditional lunches on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Picasso also offers a private dining room for diners to enjoy their meals in privacy.

This is a great place for a business lunch or dinner, or to spend an important moment with friends or loved ones.

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4. Casa Mia

Name Casa Mia
Cuisine Continental Cuisine
Location 15 Kabula Hill Road, Kabula Hill, Blantyre
Phone +265 (0) 996 963 111, +265 (0) 996 963 110
Opening Hours Last order 21:30 (Mon-Sun)

Casa Mia is one of Blantyre’s most popular fine dining restaurants, tucked away in a quiet residential area of Blantyre.

The gorgeous yet relaxed atmosphere is perfect for special occasions with friends, loved ones and family.

The menu varies from grilled dishes to pasta, but the attention to culinary excellence is considerable, with the main menu changing twice a year and a ‘special of the day’ menu always on offer.

Enjoy dishes prepared with care and attention by skilled chefs using the best ingredients.

Last orders in the restaurant are taken at 9.30pm.

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5. STEAKOUT Bar & Restaurant

Name STEAKOUT Bar & Restaurant
Cuisine Steak & Grill
Location Ground floor, Amaryllis Hotel, Laws Road, Blantyre,
Phone +265 (0) 888 564 217
Opening Hours 12:00 – 24:00 (Mon-Sun)

STEAKOUT is a stylish restaurant serving steaks and burgers on the ground floor of the Amaryllis, a five-star hotel in Blantyre.

It is the only restaurant in the Amaryllis Hotel that serves alcohol, while the other restaurants in the hotel do not.

Why not go there to enjoy good food and drinks?

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6. Bay Leaf Restaurant

Name Bay Leaf Restaurant
Cuisine Continental Cuisine
Location Serendib Suites Hotel, Off Chilamoni Ring Road, Namiwawa, Blantyre,
Phone +265 (0) 993 400 400
Opening Hours Breakfast: 6:00-11:00
Lunch: 12:00-14:30
Dinner: 18:00-22:00

Bay Leaf is a restaurant serving delicious cuisine located in the Serendib Suites Hotel in the quiet residential area of Namiwawa, Blantyre.

Enjoy local and international cuisine prepared by top chefs using fresh ingredients.

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