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.
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?
3. 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.
4. Casa Mia
|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.
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?
6. Bay Leaf Restaurant
|Name||Bay Leaf Restaurant|
|Location||Serendib Suites Hotel, Off Chilamoni Ring Road, Namiwawa, Blantyre,|
|Phone||+265 (0) 993 400 400|
|Opening Hours||Breakfast: 6:00-11:00
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.