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“Overall, a positive experience”

La Petite France Restaurant and Rooftop Terrace Bar
Price range: US$12 - US$40
Cuisines: French
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Description: La Petite France prides itself on delivering authentic French cuisine in a refined and elegant setting. The roof terrace wine bar is the place to go for early evening cocktails and a wide ranging winelist. The views across Kampala's golf course are outstanding.
Reviewed May 6, 2012

The lovely patio has a very nice view of the city and service is quite ok. The vegetarian dishes are very reasonably priced, the meat dishes are a tad pricey, but not horribly so. Drinks are very reasonably priced, though the cocktails tend to be a bit expensive.

Our party of three had two steaks and pork chops. The steaks and chops were rather good, but the gratin was undercooked, if flavored well.

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Thank MastaBaba
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Nice quiet area, good, safe parking..excellent service and good food!

Thank Koos K
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Nice rooftop patio with an amazing view. very nice appetizers.

Thank luckeelu
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Living in Kampala just got better with the opening of La Petite France Restaurant. We had read about it in Uganda's The Eye Magazine and decided to give it a try on a quiet Sunday afternoon. We started with cocktails under the sails of the rooftop terrace bar (the mango-chilli daiquiri is fabulous) and then proceeded to the open-air dining space with its high thatched roof reminiscent of an up-market safari lodge. The tables were beautifully set, with no detail overlooked. Everything was impeccably clean and absolutely shining. Sunday's a la carte menu is somewhat limited because the outdoor barbeque is in action all day. Nevertheless, there are still many wonderful choices. My husband started with a melon fan flavoured with fresh mint sauce, had the boeuf bourguignon as a main course, and creme brulee for desert. I took advantage of the barbeque and enjoyed an ample piece of tender steak, a chicken fillet, and a pork chop. The steak was probably the nicest beef I've ever had over the years we've been living in and/or visiting Kampala, and it was perfectly cooked. The same can be said of the chicken, which was a delicious white meat fillet, very moist and delicately flavoured with a light touch of barbeque sauce. My meal included a green salad and jacket potato, and my husband's was served with dauphinois potatoes and a very large portion of sauteed fresh vegetables. We ordered a 2006 red wine from Graves, France which went very well with the food and at about $35, didn't break the budget. Our entire meal, including pre-lunch cocktails and tips, came to slightly less than $100. Definitely not cheap, but worth it for the quality of food, professional service, and lovely atmosphere.

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Sundy afternoon, after 2 prodigious downpours and some DIY at the house, I was looking for a "good meal". I ordered Steak Tartare, it was delicious, beautifully pre-prepared. I followed with pan fried fillet steak cooked "bleu", amongst the best pieces of steak I have eaten and the Bernaise sauce was near perfect. Beans cooked beautifully, not "sodden", chips were OK but I know how difficult chips are with Ugandan potatoes. Bar waiters attentive, waitress service could be a bit better but overall a really enjoyable afternoon with a great view.

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Thank BBHAKAERA
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