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Buchannan's Grill

) #9 of 62 Restaurants in Lilongwe $$ - $$$ ,
Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Malawi
+265 1 772 859
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (33 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
“baked fish” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Malawi
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We used to love coming to Buchannons for a beer- we were certain they were the coldest in town! Enjoyed their onion rings but we always felt a bit suspect after eating a proper meal. Kept coming back for the bar tho! 😊

Thank Abby T
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had my first Malawian steak here and it was really, really good; tender and tasty! There are vegetarian options as well and the food is varied, well-cooked and tasty - reasonably-priced too. We were there in the rainy season and sat out on the...More

Thank Jon C
Chase M, General Manager at Buchannan's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for your post. We appreciate it. We hope that that you had a wonderful time and that you will visit us again. Regards Andrew

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great food, good environment and good place to meet other expats...a must for the rugby fan with all games shown on weekends. Food a bit pricy but always top notch

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. (Except the neighbouring chainsmoking table). Frogs making noise - but that's the way they are. Quick service - decent house wine and a very very good chicken cordonbleu. I really liked the place.

Thank Hans L
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Frequent visitor to Buchannan's Grill but mainly at lunch times on Friday and Saturday. Great fillet steaks and wonderful salads during lunch hours but not so good during the evening. It seem like there are two different teams working the shifts.The daytime food and service...More

Thank geoffhornsby
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The burger was good although the fish was barely edible. Service extremely slow. Took 15 minutes to get change back at the end, and that is the fastest part of it. But - beautiful setting by the water, can walk around and do some souvenir...More

Thank Carina O
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It was our first visit to the restaurant. They offer a limited variety on the menu, however the food is good. Nice vibe especially in the bar area.

Thank J L
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We had been to Buchannan's Grill before and the food and service was outstanding. We had a special occasion on the 23rd (December) and booked once again for 4 people. We were HIGHLY disappointed. On arriving, we noticed the restaurant was due to close over...More

Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant and the whole Four Seasons complex is easily at the top of my list of places to go while in Lilongwe. The main reason for going is the easy going atmosphere and the gorgeous gardens. It's worth spending an afternoon having a meal,...More

Thank wonderlust234
Chase M, General Manager at Buchannan's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Good day, Thank you for the review. We appreciate the patronage and hope to see you soon. I hope you enjoyed your meal as much as you enjoyed the atmosphere and surrounding. Andrew

Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gardens and lovely romantic place to eat. Good food and good service. Average prices. Nice pub / bar area with good atmosphere. Best place in Lilongwe by far.

Thank Adair1969
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Presidential Way, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Central Region  >  Lilongwe
  • Phone Number: +265 1 772 859
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