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Rock Garden Cafe

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French, Mongolian, International
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Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
+256 41 4259221
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Was staying at the Speke Hotel and Rock garden was the hangout joint. The bar was well stocked and beers fairly priced. The waiters provided good service and were helpful in choosing the meals, which were very tasty. The music is of wide variety and not too loud. Gets packed by ladies of the night who can be a pain... More 

Thank Patrick M
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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142 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

A good selection of meats, fish and vegetarian fare; a good wine list. The "filet" of beef was not a filet - but that is a standard problem in Uganda restaurants – in this case I had what was probably a Round Steak (from the texture - it fought back more than a Sirloin, for example), although the cuts here... More 

Thank igbg
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My favorite dining place on any Thursday night in Kampala has to be the Rock Garden Cafe because of their outstanding Mongolian barbeque.

Thank TivaWater
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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195 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very nice, quiet restaurant. I made it my primary place to avoid eating at the Sheraton where I was staying. There are three places one can eat here: The indian restaurant, the continental one and the pizzeria, all good quality. Highly recommend

Thank AVM2016
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

the Indian restaurant is fantastic The bar is good fun with very helpful staff and cheap beer!!!! It gets very interesting after about 9/10pm (for most guys anyway)

Thank M D
Baltimore, Maryland
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The food was delicious. They had a Mongolian buffet going the night we visited. Prices were reasonable and service quality was great.

Thank gpariyo
Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was invited for dinner to this restaurant which is at Speke Hotel by a friend. I enjoyed the comfort of not having people around us. I'm assuming it was a slow evening. THe only area that was busy with music was the bar with pool tables nearby. My friend brought along other friends who are regular customers. They ordered... More 

Thank FannyMartinez
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I Love this place, the green environment kept my spirit high, and when it came to their food, wow it was very great. i recommend

1 Thank Mawesano A
Vienna, Austria
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205 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

This is a nice garden restaurant in Speke hotel. Service is good, food is good. However, there is a small print in the menu and it says that tax and service is excluded. I saw only three restaurants that use this trick in Kampala and all three are in Speke hotel. That is not how you should treat your guests.... More 

Thank TravelF0rW0rkAndFun
RAK, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The restaurant is fantastic, the food had great flavor, I love the customer service and how the workers went out of their way to make me happy. The night club had good music but too many prostitutes harrassing everybody even other ladies. We run out of the place fast and never went back. But the restaurant I recommend.

Thank Marie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
French, Mongolian, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 41 4259221
  • This restaurant is at Speke Hotel
Rock Garden Cafe is located in the eastern wing of Speke Hotel. Set under historical large trees results in an enjoyable cool breeze during the day, despite the hot weather normally experienced in Kampala. It is an ideal place for people on vacation or business as it offers a wide variety of specialty dishes. Particularly popular are the fresh lake fish dishes of Tilapia and Nile Perch. It has a romantic ambience in the evening that is further enhanced by the surrounding lighting.

Rock Garden Cafe offers a daily a la carte menu of both Continental and African dishes. Popular is its 'Mongolian Buffet' - this is a specialty served on Thursday evenings from 6 pm. The Continental cuisine can be enjoyed with a variety of South African and European wines. Rock Garden Cafe has to be the best place for Continental cuisine in Kampala town.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?