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The black lantern restaurant

Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
+256 782 321541
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (20 reviews)
“monkeys” (12 reviews)
“nile” (21 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! My wife and I shared the full rack of pork ribs and I felt like I was back in Tennessee eating at a BBQ joint. It absolutely blew my mind that I could be having this good of ribs in Uganda, Africa. The sauce...More

Thank zdalton123
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I've been there many times to sip a beer and for a swimm in the nice pool. Haven't tried the restaurant. The place is very nice and well kept, the view of River Nile is beatiful. The service is good and people are friendly. Not...More

Thank giusimag
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Wonderful place to stay if you want to experience beautiful views of the Nile, excellent food and service, the delight of watching monkeys and wildlife, whilst in the comfort of a banda or tent with en-suite facilities. Friendly family atmosphere, with personal care taken to...More

Thank tricia D
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice stay in the black lantern for a number of nights. The scenery from the restaurant and rooms is amazing. Monkeys and birds are in the trees. Great way to do some luxury camping. The food is very good, and the ribs...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I went to the Black Lantern to celebrate a friend's birthday this weekend. You have never tasted ribs like theirs! They were so tender, the meat fell off the bone and they were slathered with the most delicious sauce. I accidentally ordered the full rack...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The owner was wonderful. Very engaging and friendly. The food was delicious! We tried the ribs and were not disappointed. Perfect place for a sunset dinner of the Nile complete with monkeys swinging from the trees.

Thank alcenerizio
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Black lantern is famous for their pork ribs and rightly so. A rack of these will easily feed 3 ladies. The place is little out of town , accessed on a dusty road, but the trip is worth it. The place is cozy and full...More

Thank dee277
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Healthy and yummy Quite and relaxing dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner Great service and very accommodating

Thank CecieS
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The food did not disappoint, we stayed the day at the pool therefore had both lunch and dinner. The special of the day, chicken fajitas, were well spiced and abundant, the crudites (raw vegetables), on the other hand, although nice, the babaganoush was bitter, probably...More

Thank Zamby89
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Heard so many good things about this place, and the location is amazing, but rubbish service. So slow I could have died of hunger before my food arrived. Also, there is almost nothing on the menu for vegetarians. While we waited well over an hour...More

Thank judysam2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: +256 782 321541
  • E-mail
Fine dinning overlooking The Source of the Nile. A la Carte.