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Hostellerie de France restaurant

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Chilomoni Ring Road | Namiwawa, Blantyre pb 246 bt, Malawi
+265 888 83 35 86
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Blantyre, Malawi
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

A local guy recently drowned in the pool. The dogs are aggressive. The owner wants to touch every pretty girl he meets at her private parts. Moreover, I electrocuted myself under the shower because it had no earthing. This is definitely not a place where you want to stay!

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Hamburg, Germany
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Very nice location with an excellent outside area. The food is all freshly prepared and the "cock au vin" is just delicious. Jean Michel is a very unique French-man and extremely entertaining. We enjoyed the experience of our table being quickly moved inside after everything had been served and it started to rain, so we continued uninterrupted our lovely lunch.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The food was terrible and would not recommend this to anyone. I am glad I did not try the french fare here.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

My friends and I dined at the Hostellerie de France, and we were also staying there overnight. This was one of the worst experiences we have had anywhere -- and that's saying something, considering we all live in the Mozambican bush! First off, during check-in we were first off not informed of the dining hours, and then chided for not... More 

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Blantyre, Malawi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

I did not think I could get the original Chambo at this place after my first choices were not available. The grilled whole Chambo was indeed great: Well done and looking forward to visit again.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou... More 

Neumunster, Germany
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116 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

Hostellerie de France has become an institution in Blantyre with the only salt filtered pool in Blantyre. The french cuisine is very good as well as the regular dishes you would expect to find in Blantyre. It has an outstanding garden setting where you can sit and enjoy an incredible view. The host, Jean Michelle, is "unique" to say the... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

The best thing about this hotel is the owner, who is incredibly friendly and welcoming. The pool area is also nice with a good view. It's not too far from downtown and the rooms are simple but good.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou... More 

Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

We called the hotel ahead to ask for prices and availability. We got to know that it was 60 USD for a double room, which was a bit more than we were expecting, but we thought OK. When we arrived, the receptionist told us that the price was for one person, and two persons is 70 USD. We went to... More 

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hostellerie de ... j, Gérant at Hostellerie de France restaurant, responded to this review

you ave large choice of room in the reception, price is sim for all people,all country ave surtax government obligation.no exception for you....sorry. the executive a 60 us$ HT for 1 person is 80 us$ for 2 person HT surtax no include= 93.2 us$ and no pass 100 us$. ave customer ave plane at 6 pm and taxi call at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

I had chance to spend time in this hotel more than once for different occasions. Every thing was always perfect, from the room, swimming pool, green area around, food ( great abundant breakfast and delicious dinner) and what was unique are the hosts, very cool and worm French couple! Already the second time I went..I felt like "home"! More than... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou... More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I visited Hostellerie de France in 2010. The place is amazingly French for an establishment in the heart of Malawi. It is full of charm and the warmth of an owner run establishment.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$50
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Cash Only
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chilomoni Ring Road | Namiwawa, Blantyre pb 246 bt, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Southern Region  >  Blantyre
  • Phone Number: +265 888 83 35 86
Description
Hostellerie de France is only situated 2 minutes drive from Blantyre City Centre just off Glyn Jones Chilomoni Ring Road. The House is set in tranquil spacious gardens with fantastic views and a large swimming pool salt water and Spa.
Food and Drink
Crab pie, seafood pie,vegetable pie,chef liver pate,brown,goose liver mousse,block of goose liver,block of duck liver,mixed salad soup of the day , caviar..... Stuffed mussels, garlic mussels, burgundy snails, squid a "l'Armoricaine", frog legs, shrimps a la Provencale,caviar..... Basque chicken, stuffed chicken a la Biou, chicken in red wine sauce ( coq au vin) , roasted chicken, rabbit in white wine and mustarde sauce, roasted pork, pot au feu,roasted lamb's leg , T. Bone steack, veal cutlet ( escaloppe milanaise) tripes a la "mode de Caen", veal Marengo, beef in reed wine sauce ( boeuf Bourguignon) , curry mouton, steak tartare..... Lobster soup, red sea bream, sole, grilled crayfisch, squid a 'l'Armoricaine", stuffed crab, stuffed mussels, garlic mussels, Big prawns "Armoricaine", lobster thermidor(order only) ..... 3 Menus with the choice A.B.C Wines : Bordeaux : Margaux, Sauternes ,Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Beau Rivage, Entre deux Mer, Medoc, Graves.... Burgundy : Saint Amour,Julianas, Moulin a Vent, Macon superieur, Beaujolais Villages, Chablis,Gevrey Chambertin, Morgon, Poiully Fuisse, Pommard, Nuit Saint Georges,Sancerre .... CA'te du RhA'ne : CA'te du RhA'ne, Chateauxneuf du Pape, Crozes Hermitage, Gigondas, Tavel... ALSACE, COTES DE PROVENCE, CORSICA, LANGUEDOC, ROUSSILLON, CHAMPAGNE, SUD AFRIQUE, Australie ,Portugal......

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