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The Bay Bistro

Munyonyo | next to the Common Wealth Resort, Munyonyo,, Kampala, Uganda
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible18%
21 Aug 2015
“Really disappointed ”
17 Jun 2015
“What a shame”
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CUISINES
European, Scandinavian
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LOCATION
Munyonyo | next to the Common Wealth Resort, Munyonyo,, Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

First time I've been back since the management change and I'm sorry to say that it has really deteriorated. Slow service, poor food and overall a great disappointment. Will not be returning

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Graham W
Reviewed June 17, 2015

I'm late writing this review as I'm seeing many other reviews which perfectly articulate the severe incompetence and decline of this place (see Knight_John_XVIII). I was an early fan of this place and would bring all my out-of-town friends here for a unique experience and...More

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank Bo35
Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

As usual, it started out great... Great location, great service, great food and great drink... But then, hey... What happened for Pete's sake? All that is left is the great location, and that one is accessible only from Friday to Sunday now. Either the management...More

Thank Knight_John_XVIII
Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a late lunch at The Bay. It is a great location and the owners has really understood to make good use of this. The restaurant has a few tables on the veranda but most on the grass leading to the lake. The food...More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank 82olen
Reviewed June 17, 2014

The bistro is in a lovely location by the lake but at night there is no view, just lots of lake flies and mosquitos. The prices are high and the portions small. The wine is extremely overpriced at 15,000. The atmosphere is pleasant but I...More

Date of visit: April 2014
Thank 94Gill94
Reviewed April 5, 2014

I've been here several times and as I wrote before, the quality is inconsistent. Right now I can tell you it has become worse! We made a reservation for a big group of people, you would think that they will be prepared for that.. But...More

Date of visit: April 2014
Thank MelissaGouda
Reviewed March 22, 2014

While the food was slow and mediocre, the view and location is gorgeous. We don't feel we can bring our child as they serve groundnuts and aren't very careful about it. He's 2 and will eat off the ground, table, etc. But, when and if...More

Date of visit: February 2014
Thank SamberFamily
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Been here twice. Both Times I had very good foods. All in my company were happy with their foods. The desserts are lovely. It is an oas in the busy dirty Kampala. The only negative is the slow service, one time it was really busy...More

Date of visit: February 2014
Thank Pessimisten
Reviewed January 6, 2014

I wrote a very positive review of the Bay Bistro after my first visit in July of 2013. I loved the lake view, the quaint fire they provide for patrons who sit with their drinks on the lawn, and the delicious fare provided. I found...More

Date of visit: January 2014
Thank Patrickcsc
Reviewed January 6, 2014

I tried this place last year and it was mediocre. I tried again and it has gotten much worse. The service was incredibly slow and the portions very small. The setting is beautiful and I thought that could compensate for all you have to endure....More

Date of visit: January 2014
Thank MetsNYC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, Scandinavian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Munyonyo | next to the Common Wealth Resort, Munyonyo,, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
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