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The black lantern restaurant

Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
+256 782 321541
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (25 reviews)
“potato wedges” (5 reviews)
“tilapia” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite part is sitting outside at breakfast and watching the monkeys playing overhead. A very lovely spot!

Thank kristineacc1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing visit. The team was so friendly, service was excellent, atmosphere was awesome(especially the view of the Nile) and the food exceptional. So happy we got to stop and have a meal with you. Thank you

Thank Shaun A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is good. The staff is helpful bit not trained in hospitality service. The food is great and of generous portions. Early breakfast before rafting can be organised. The monkeys are a bit of a menace on the restaurant porch.

Thank Gikonyo M
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

After spending two weeks nearby we have eaten breakfast, lunch and evening meal! Beautiful views from the terrace and if your lucky you can see the monkeys and beautiful birds. A good selection of food, from delicious ribs if you have had a long day...More

Thank emily a
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I think there is little to say, practically everything perfect with attention to detail, stunning views of the Nile, kindness, all fabulous. Top-level locations, comfortable and well-appointed rooms. The reception was impeccable and the menu lived up to the name, it was a pleasure to...More

1  Thank CarmenCaruso12
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The Black Lantern is one of my favorite restaurants in the Jinja area. Located just outside of town in Bujagali, it is a lovely spot to watch the sunset over the river while you wait for your meal. I love to start with the Matoke...More

1  Thank ccenerizio
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Bit out of the way but the ribs are worth the effort...also has great safari tents to stay over, if you enjoy yourself too much..

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely laid back and rustic atmosphere, stunning setting and great staff. Very good value for money and highly recommended

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This was very easily the best rack of pork ribs i have had. Had to wait abit for them as they had run out but didnot mind waiting as the service was very good. Good job. Will always passby while in jinja. 👍👍 two thumbs...More

Thank googzee
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Every time I am in Jinja I would never miss out on the opportunity to eat at Black Lantern. Their chicken Masala is always supremely divine and fish in banana leaf a healthy classic.

Thank sambaqueen77
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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.
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