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The Blue Elephant

) #18 of 42 Restaurants in Blantyre ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Kidney Crescent | Ginnery Corner, Blantyre, Malawi
+265 1 915 559
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good55%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (10 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Kidney Crescent | Ginnery Corner, Blantyre, Malawi
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Reviews (34)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for braahie, dancing and watching sport. Local talent bands and artistes particularly at weekends, tv sports in the bar and bar menus available and assorted tallent live talent shows may also be enjoyed, and resident disco.

Thank barnabyrudge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Blue Elephant. Especially live music nights. The crowd is always friendly and lively. The music is great. Good choice of drinks. Nice braai food available. This is a very laid back and friendly venue with a great atmosphere. Lovely place

Thank John V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for lunch in the industrial beating heart of Blantyre in kidney crescent. Hot meaty and starchy buffet style on week days and braais for lunch on a Friday. Have never had a bad meal here. Good home style soul food. Highly recommended for...More

Thank Hilton M
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The management at the Blue Elephant is highly unethical. The normal staff are very polite and professional, however the management are not. Summary: charged 3.5x as much as they should have. Food was definitely not to standard, management lied, threatened and was incredibly rude. Better...More

1  Thank 737asdfghjkl
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We had limited time for lunch and this restaurant offers great food in generious portions which is served immediately as they have prepared food - which included a beef stew, fish, mixed fresh veggies, potatoes and rice. This restaurant has an informal feel to it...More

Thank Loma B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Not my usual place to eat, but when I do, I am never disappointed, great atmosphere, great presentation, and great service,!!!!

Thank mwandemange
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch and was pleasantly surprise by both the price and the quality of the food. We went for the buffet. Very nice potato soup starter with fresh bread. Main was chicken fillets in a pepper sause with beef roast and veg. Never mind...More

Thank Travelfirst1
Peter C, Manager at The Blue Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our lunch at The Blue Elephant. Our food at this venue is really geared to those who like a pub atmosphere and a quick and affordable lunch. I think in your case we have hit the mark!

Reviewed 16 June 2016

A friend invited me for lunch. They had both buffet and a la carte. I has a nice chicken with fresh salad.More

Thank EMoyo
Peter C, Manager at The Blue Elephant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. At the Blue Elephant our emphasis is to provide quality food in a relaxed informal pub environment with fair prices. If you would like to sample some of our other venues, you should try Casa Mia restaurant, its a...More

Reviewed 5 May 2016

Me and some colleagues went there on a Wednesday evening. We had burgers, steaks and fries. The burgers were of the I&J frozen variety, the "steaks" were minute steaks, the bread was hard and the fries were extremely oily and the oil used was really...More

Thank Theo_Kotze2013
Peter C, Owner at The Blue Elephant, responded to this review

In our business we regard such reviews a revenge reviews! We cannot accept the validity of this review. Indeed it can certainly happen that a customer on occasion can feel they have had poor service or food etc at any venue, however there is a...More

Reviewed 16 April 2016

I love Blue Elephant on Wed nights, its so nice to see live music, and the band that we've caught here have been AWESOME!!! we've always had fun nights out at BE.

Thank Merri B
Peter C, Manager at The Blue Elephant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind remarks. We value your comments and hope you return to see our bands again and again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 12:00
10:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kidney Crescent | Ginnery Corner, Blantyre, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Southern Region  >  Blantyre
  • Phone Number: +265 1 915 559
  • E-mail
The Blue elephant is a lively local pub offering fantastic buffet lunches during the week for a quick inexpensive meal. There is also an a la carte menu with a variety of bub style and continental dishes all day/night.Ideally situated for a quick drink on the way home or for an evening of entertainment, "The Blue" is a must for a lively night out, having live bands on Wednesdays and a disco every Friday/Saturday