Food & Cuisine in Swaziland

German & Swiss Cuisine Top

The Calabash Continental Restaurant
Opening Hours: 11:00 to 23:00
Address: Upper end of the Ezulwini Valley
Next to Timbali Lodge & Country Park
Phone number: (+268) 416 1187
Fax: (+268) 416 2098
Description: The Calabash Restaurant offers superb cuisine in a relaxed, stylish environment. Excellent service can be expected at all times

Africa chic Top

The Boma Restaurant
Opening Hours: 11:00 to 23:00
Address: Ezulwini Valley Within Timbali Lodge premises
Phone number: (+268) 416 1156
Fax: (+268) 416 2632
Description: One of the newest and largest restaurants in Ezulwini. This venue is fast making a name for itself in terms of great food.

Chinese Top

The Great Taipei Restaurant
Opening Hours: 12:00 to 23:00
Address: The Gables Shopping Centre Ezulwinin Valley
Phone number: (+268) 416 2300
Fax: (+268) 416 2300
Description: Tim and Jennifer Chang run arguably the best Chinese Restaurant in Swaziland. They are favourites with locals and resident ex-pat's. Need a filling and good-value meal - look no further !

Proudly Swazi Top

eDladleni Restaurant
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 22:00
Address: Just outside Ezulwinifirst turn-off left once climbing the hill to Mbabane
Phone number: (+268) 404 5743

Delores Goddefrey is the force behind giving traditional Swazi cuisine it's true identity. She's written the book, she's workshopped the concept and if you're lucky she's likely to be the kitchen on the day you dine at eDladleni.

Tea Garden Top

Sambane Tea Garden
Opening Hours: 08:30 to 16:30
Address: Next to Swazi Candles
Phone number: (+268) 528 3466
Description: Great place for lunch whilst shopping on an art and craft shopping safari in Malkerns. Also, a top breakfast stop, if local ex-pat's leave you any space particularly on Sunday mornings.

African dishes Top

Taste of Africa
Opening Hours: 07:30 to 22:00
Address: At Hawane Resort, about 11km from Ngwenya boarder post, along Piggs Peak Road About 25 minutes from Mbabane
Phone number: (+268) 442 4744
Fax: (+268) 442 4170
Description: A gem of a restaurant with some simply great African dishes. Well worth the drive for lunch or dinner. Roaring central fireplace in winter gives great ambience. Ask Chef Richard for his suggestions.

Western Top

Bulembu Restaurant
Opening Hours: 06:00 to 20:30
Address: Opposite the cricket and club house of Bulembu.
Phone number: (+268) 437 3888

The 34 seater resturant specialises in Western foods, with their menus changing everyday.

They have dinner entertainment in the form of sibhaca and umiso, if requested.

Traditional and Western Top

Cultural Village Restaurant
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 22:00
Address: Mantenga Nature Reserve, Ezulwini Valley
Phone number: (+268) 416 1151
Fax: (+268) 416 1480
Description: The resturant is idealy situated in the Mantenga Nature Village in the Ezulwini Valley. This is a 120 seater resturant an open-air resturant open to smoking and hosts local artist Mbongiseni Ngubane on Fridays as dinner entertainer.

Theme based Top

Egumeni Resturant
Opening Hours: 06:30 to 22:00
Address: Orion Hotel, between Tsekwane and the lounge.
Phone number: (+268) 437 1104
Fax: (+268) 437 1382
Description: The resturant that is at the Orion hotel, is theme based with chef specials of lamb chops. The place sits from 150 to 200 people with Sunday lunch buffets.

Upper Class Restaurant Top

Finese Restaurant
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 23:00
Address: The New Mall, Mbabane
Phone number: (+268) 404 5936
Fax: (+268) 404 5936
Description: Finese is a resturant that has a chef specialty of prawns, with entertainment on request. They can sit 100 people at a given day.

Country/International Cuisine Top

Foresters Arms Hotel
Opening Hours: 06:30 to 22:00
Address: Mhlambanyatsi, 27kms from Mbabane
Phone number: (+268) 467 4377
Fax: (+268) 467 4051
Description: The 140 seater resturant, which seats 60 in and 80 outside, offers barbaques as their chef specials, with Sunday lunches as buffets.

International Cuisine Top

Friar Tuck's Restaurant
Opening Hours: 12:30 to 22:00
Address: Mountain Inn Hotel, Mountain View, Mbabane
Phone number: (+268) 404 2781
Fax: (+268) 404 5393
Description: Grilled prawns are their chef's specials, sitting 95 persons. They also do buffet on request by clients. They open at certain times in a day.

African Cuisine Top

Hippo Haunt Restaurant
Opening Hours: 06:00 to 21:00
Address: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Lobamba
Phone number: (+268) 528 3991
Fax: (+268) 528 3991
Description: Hippo Haunt offers three different Swazi traditional wild meat braais. Also for entertainment they have sibhaca during dinner, depending on how many people are in the park.

A la Carte Top

Hlane Royal National Park Restaurant
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 22:00
Address: Hlane Royal National Park, Simunye
Phone number: (+268)528 3943
Fax: (+268)383 8768
Description: Situated in the park that is held in trust of the Nation by His Majesty th King.
Maguga Viewpoint Restaurant
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 18:00
Address: Maguga
Phone number: (+268) 675 8611

The restaurant overlooks the  beautiful Maguga dam.

The restaurant closing time is flexible according to what people who want.

Mantenga Restaurant
Opening Hours: 06:30 to 22:00
Address: Mantenga, Ezulwini
Phone number: (+268)416 1049
Fax: (+268)416 2516
Description: This restaurant is situated in the vicinity of the Mantenga craft centre and the cultural village.
Mvubu Falls Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
Address: Malagwane Hill, Mvutjini
Phone number: (+268) 627 5767
Fax: (+268) 404 4655
Description: Mvubu Falls Restaurant is conveniently situated enroute Manzini or Mbabane, at the Mvutjini, just as one finishes or starts the Malagwane Hill. 
Nkonyeni Golf Estate Restaurant
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 22:00
Address: Nkonyeni Golf Estate, Nkonyeni
Phone number: (+268) 550 3527
Fax: (+268) 550 3548
Description: Their chef specialty is a pork special known as Eisbein. They also have buffets on some weekends.
The Dinning Hut
Address: 17km north of Pigg's Peak.
Phone number: (+268) 437 1429
Fax: (+268) 437 1319
Description: Their chef's favorite are grills and seafood. On weekends they have traditional dancers for entertainment.
Tum's George Restaurant
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 22:00
Address: Just out of Manzini CBD
Phone number: (+268) 505 2260
Fax: (+268) 505 2268
Description: Offering Greek Salad, Tum's George Restaurant offers a good ambience in a place that gives one a piece of mind.

African Food Top

Indingilizi Gallerry
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 17:00
Address: 112 Dzeliwe Street, Mbabane
Phone number: (+268) 404 6213
Description: For Indingilizi Gallery, the Zanzibar chicken curry is a chef special that they have on offer in their restaurant. Their opening time vary according to days.

Coffee House Top

Carribean Coffee House
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 17:00
Address: City Inn, Mbabane
Phone number: (+268) 404 2406
Fax: (+268) 404 2406
Description: Serves coffee from morning to afternoon.

Lunch Bistro Top

Guava Cafe
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 17:00
Address: Before Mantenga Cultural Village
Phone number: (+268) 416 5510
Fax: (+268) 416 2986
Description: Open for service from Tuesdays throgh to Sundays.

Eastern Cuisine Top

Bengal Restaurant
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 22:00
Address: Gables shopping centre, Ezulwini
Phone number: (+268) 416 3023

Offers a variety of chef  specials, with a variety of wines. The decor adds to a warm and welcome atmosphere.

Italian Top

The Italian Job Restaurant
Opening Hours: 08:30 to 17:30
Address: King Mswati Avenue 111, shop 4, Matsapha.
Phone number: (+268) 518 6063

Offers Italian meals, with karaoke every Wednesday and sometimes live entertainment. They also have everyday specials.

Closed on sundays and times varying on the day.

Portuguese Top

Kanimambo Restaurant
Opening Hours: 12:00 to 21:30
Address: Gables Shopping Centre, Ezulwini
Phone number: (+268)416 3549

Kanimambo offer a range of Portuguese food, they specialise in this as their chefs are from Mozambique. They also host private functions.

They are closed on Mondays.

English Cuisine Top

La Caserole Restaurant
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 22:00
Address: Omni Centre, Mbabane
Phone number: (+268)404 6426
Fax: (+268)404 0778
Description: Conviniently situated in the capital, offering chef specials of spare ribs and pizza.
Valley Blues Restaurant
Opening Hours: 06:30 to 22:30
Address: Ezulwini Sun Hotel, Ezulwini Valley
Phone number: (+268) 416 6530
Fax: (+268) 416 6564
Description: Valley Blues offers Oxtail stew as a chef's favourite. Depending on the number of guests, a buffet can be arranged. Friday dinners have entertainment by Royal Swazi Choir.

Upper class buffet Top

Langa Restaurant
Opening Hours: 06:30 to 22:30
Address: Lugogo Sun, Ezulwini
Phone number: (+268) 416 4530
Fax: (+268) 416 1111

Stir fry including fish, chicken, sea food and red meat are their speciality by their chef.

Farmhouse style Top

Malandela's Farmhouse Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 21:30
Address: Off the old Mbabane, Manzini main road. Turn off at Mahlanya
Phone number: (+268) 528 3115
Fax: (+268) 528 3423
Description: The Sir Georges oxtail is the Malandela's Farmhouse's chef special. Conviniently by the resaurant, is an internet cafe and an entertainment venue.

Coffee Shop Top

Ngwenya Glass Coffee Shop
Opening Hours: 07:30 to 16:30
Address: Ngwenya Glass, Ngwenya. 5km from the Ngwenya boarder.
Phone number: (+268) 442 4588
Fax: (+268) 442 4142

Placed at your convinience in the Ngwenya glass factory. They also sell pancakes  to go with the coffee. 

Home cooked meals Top

Mpisi Restaurant
Opening Hours: 06:00 to 22:00
Address: Nsoko, 38km from the Lavimisa boarder post.
Phone number: (+268) 303 0318
Fax: (+268) 303 0354
Description: Mpisi serves wraps and pizza with their home cooked meals. On Fridays are braais and on Saturdays are E 20 specials.

Traditonal farmstyle Top

Old Barn Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 23:00
Address: 2km from Mbabane, along Malagwane Hill
Phone number: (+268) 404 2341
Fax: (268) 404 2345

The steak, pap and sheba are some of the foods that are evidence of traditional foods. Happy hour everyday from 17h30 to 18h30.

Their opening hours vary from weekend to weekdays.

Coffee Bar Top

Open Basket
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 21:00
Address: Carson Centre Moneni, Manzini
Phone number: (+268) 505 7202
Fax: (+268) 505 9460
Description: Sandwiches are sold together with the coffee. Secretarial services are also available to customers.

Family Restaurant Top

Pablos Restaurant
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 22:00
Address: Gwamile Street, Mbabane city centre
Phone number: (+268) 404 2406
Fax: (+268) 404 2406

Chicken is what their chefs do best and it is conveniently in the city centre.

Steak House Top

Phoenix Spur
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 23:00
Address: The Mall, Mbabane
Phone number: (+268) 404 9103
Description: They serve delicious spare ribs. The restaurant is designed in a way that suites all persons, from a smoking section, a to kiddies section, to a section where you can socialise.

Up class A la Carte Top

Planters Restaurant
Opening Hours: 18:00 to 00:00
Address: Royal Swazi Sun, Ezulwini Valley
Phone number: (+268) 416 5499
Fax: (+268) 416 1606
Description: Tiger prawns are a speciality for them. Also guests can be able to design their own menu.

Eastern Delight Top

Plaza Tandoori
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 22:00
Address: Swazi Plaza, Mbabane
Phone number: (+268) 404 7599
Fax: (+268) 404 0449

Food from the East is their specialty. Fried chicken and fried rice is what they do best.

Coffee shop Top

Purple Circle
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 17:00
Address: Past the Mahlanya Market
Phone number: (+268) 664 4926

Between Mbabane and Manzini using the old road, this is an ideal stop for coffee.

Full Range Top

Quartermain's Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
Address: Gables Shopping Centre, Ezulwini
Phone number: (+268) 416 3023
Fax: (+268) 416 1189
Description: They are a restaurant and sushi bar situated just below the Mantenga craft centre.

Mozambican and Portuguese Top

Riverside Cafe
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 17:00
Address: Sales House Building, Swazi Plaza, Mbabane
Phone number: (+268) 404 9547
Fax: (+268) 404 6005
Description: Spicy chicken wings are a chef special with them and hosts finger lunches for board meeting.

Sea Food Top

Riverside Restaurant
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 22:00
Address: Lavumisa Road, Big Bend
Phone number: (+268) 363 6910
Fax: (+268) 363 6443

Chef favorites at Riverside Restaurant are spare ribs and chicken. Wednesdays have specials for some meals.

African ambience Top

Royal Villas Restaurant
Opening Hours: 06:30 to 22:00
Address: Ezulwin Valley
Phone number: (+268) 416 7035
Fax: (+268)416 2072
Description: Royal Villas Restaurant offers an ambience that potrays Africa. Dinner entertainment is available, depending on the occasion.

Deluxe Buffet Top

The Terrace Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:30 to 22:30
Address: Royal Swazi Sun
Phone number: (+268) 416 5499
Fax: (+268) 416 1606
Description: Stir fry including chicken, fish, seafood and red meat, with menus changing every now and again. On Fridays, the Royal Swazi choir entertains during dinner.

Traditional Food Top

Shewula Mountain Camp
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 16:00
Address: Shewula, 10km past Maphiveni
Phone number: (+268) 605 1160
Fax: (+268)383 8132
Description: Shewula in the Lubombo Region is a park that offers traditional foods only, which is why their chef special is boiled chicken.

Pub Menu Top

Simunye Club Restaurant
Opening Hours: 06:30 to 21:30
Address: Simunye Country Club
Phone number: (+268) 383 8894
Fax: (+268) 383 8894
Description: Simunye Club Restaurant is placed in a quiet environment close to Hlane Royal National Park, and has a welcoming ambience.

Flame Grilled Fast Food Top

Opening Hours: 08:00 to 20:00
Address: Mbabane, New Mall Matsapha, Mahhala
Phone number: (+268) 404 3343
Fax: (+268) 404 3343
Description: Steers is a place that is placed in a shopping area, so one can easily stop by for a meal.