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“Delicious Belgian Food”
Review of La Paillote

La Paillote
Ranked #27 of 133 Restaurants in Kinshasa
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

If you want to enjoy delicious Belgian dishes such as the vol-au-vent (bouchées à la reine) or the waterzooi with a view on Kinshasa's most beautiful swimming-pool, la Paillote is the place where you should go. It is a very good wooden restaurant attached to the Élais swimming-pool. The service is pretty good. The kitchen is clean. The view is delightful. It is a great place to eat and hang out at noon, either on a weekday or during the weekend. As a Belgian, I always chose Belgian food there, so I don't know about the African dishes they serve, but I can tell you that the Belgian dishes taste like at home in Belgium. They are great! I was never disappointed at this restaurant. I heartily recommend you to go, especially if you miss or want to try genuine Belgian food.

Thank Steeve P
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

La Pailotte is located at the Cercle de Elaïs club, though there is no membership needed to eat there. It's a second floor open-wall covered restaurant overlooking tennis courts, basketball court and swimming pool. Nice relaxed ambience. Food is well-prepared and pretty quick for Kinshasa standards but a little pricey for what feels like an outdoor bar-grill. Most dishes run 17-25,000. Menu is primarily salads, sandwiches, paninis, and entrees. Service good.

Thank Aeneas1842
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

During a business visit to Kinshasa my Belgian friend, stationed here, invited me for a lunch at this pleasant restaurant, with kindergarten, tennis courts and swimming pool. We went for the 'Brochette de Capitaine' and de 'Filet de jeune Capitaine' with french fries and a salat and a glass of red wine. The fish etc. tasted good, the food was delivered fast at the table and although the servants were pleasant and helpful, they were (too) fast clearing up the table while we were still eating. The atmosphere and the setting is very pleasant. I can not judge the price very well (first lunch during visit), but we spent $33 p. p. including coffee and ice

1  Thank Havaki
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

It took them more than TWO HOURS to bring the food out. After 1.5 hours, the waiter apologized and asked if he can bring a small bite while we're waiting. We accepted, but he charged it all at the end. And pizza was $20 (total $90 for 3 of us for horrible food and even worse service). Never again to this place.

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1  Thank Budimir M
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Reviewed December 26, 2016

Affordable prices. Good quality. Very good service. Menu is quite extensive; from pizza to steaks and fish. Fresh food.

Thank Normmnomad
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