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Rock Garden Cafe

Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
+256 41 4259221
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good49%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
3 weeks ago
“Good place to chill”
3 Feb 2018
“Love the fish”
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
French, Mongolian, International
$$ - $$$
Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has a nice feel and is covered in green bush from all sides. The approach from Rock bar and the Indian restaurant gives a nice view of the sitting areas, you can choose a quite corner or a busy one depending on your...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

There were way too many ladies of the night in this place; it took me 7 mins to be fed back and I left !

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Love the grilled lake fish. Restaurant is good to for a group because you can order from the adjoining places if people want a different variety of cuisine (Indian or Italian).

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

I arrived late in Kampala and went for a meal and drinks at The Rock Bar. My previous visit (December 2016) was okay and the ladies of the night did not bother when an offer was declined. This time was different and they insisted on...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

a place overflowing with te wrong kind of ppl. flesh trade is rampant with cheap booze n bad food. Would never recommend the place

Thank UncutShabang
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Great place for a business meeting, ambient with good food/cuisine though i loved my Indian delicacy

Thank walmarkafricasafaris
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...More

Thank Patrick M
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...More

Thank igbg
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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  • 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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