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Lighthouse Restaurant

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No. 5 Man of War Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Kigali, Rwanda
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Lighthouse is not fancy but lovely venue and great food and wine choices at reasonable prices. If you want fresh cut french fries you can get them if you ask for them. I really liked this restaurant and returned twice to order lobster. It was quite large in both cases. A little over cooked but lovely flavor and presentation,.... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We ate on the terrace, overlooking the bay. We both had the "assiette" of seafood - shrimp and lobster tail, cuttlefish etc, with a tasty herb oil, washed down with a glass of white wine. Service was quick and friendly. The only issue was that the road to the restaurant is very poor, and pockmarked. We came in a taxi,... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Group of friends went for dinner. The seafood was so fantastic we went again a few days later. The lobster/crayfish are massive and extremely tasty, well priced I might add. The jumbo shrimp are just as great. If you really nice to the chef he'll do you a lobster and jumbo shrimp combo. Word of warning come hungry!

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1 Thank ryanpmb
Kigali, Rwanda
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Went there first on an invitation for a business meeting. Then invited my friends to taste a so tasty bouffet. With a view of the sea, watching a nice music on friday, i'd recommend a new comer or a resident to pass there once a month to enjoy the start of your weekend.

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Dushanbe
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Went there on my own on a business trip, and the service was fantastic. Friendly but not overwhelming. The lobster was one of the best I have ever eaten, and the waiter called a taxi to spare me finding one on my own. Expensive for Freetown, but worth it.

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1 Thank AS2012Dushanbe
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

What are wonder ber place can't wait to be back again so cozy hope to meet this great team again so I can have that laugh as before was really great

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1 Thank Tamba L
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Very good food but the service takes forever. Make sure you order all the course together and tell them to bring them as they are ready. The food is very nice. The spicy wings and Assiette platter a must.

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1 Thank Riaz M
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

they changed the menu. No more Libian mezes more of a western taste now. Western prices as well, but they served the biggest lobster ever. About 30 cm in lenght. Well done and with nice sause. Good place to go since Alex's is closed

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1 Thank Paul S
Nottingham England
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284 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

I have eaten here twice recently. The Friday BBQ with grilled lobster is a must out on the terrace. There was also live music that was of a very good standard

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1 Thank Sarahweb1
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

I have been at the Lighthouse Restaurant for a business dinner. The event was on the outside terrace, which offers a fantastic view on the bay, especially at night. No flaws on the staff, which was mostly invisible, but right at hand when needed. We had a table reserved at the outside. Wine selection was reasonably good. Most choose the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 5 Man of War Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Location: Africa  >  Sierra Leone  >  Western Area  >  Freetown

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