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Rock Garden Cafe

Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
+256 41 4259221
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good48%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
30 May 2018
“Good place to chill”
3 Feb 2018
“Love the fish”
Closed Now
French, Mongolian, International
$$ - $$$
Plot 7/9 Nile Avenue | Speke Hotel, Kampala 7036, Uganda
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Reviewed 23 May 2015

I loved the Indian food, which was not too hot for a Western taste, yet exoyic and interesting. Great service. And fantastic value. There are two adjoining restaurants if you want to try Western or Italian cuisine and at the disco -plenty of action....... This...More

Thank rball2016
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Place is nice and simple, some chairs, candles and beside the road, can just sit relax and enjoy your meal without any disturbances. A bit of noise due to road traffic and club music in rock bar. Rest of all, it closes by 10:30pm so...More

Thank Maxitude
Reviewed 17 April 2015

I went to this place with family in the evening after being recommended by friends. The open air restaurant with some shades( which are worn out and have cobwebs in them) with continenetal menu. After waiting for some good time and trying our best to...More

2  Thank francis k
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Very nice place under the old trees in the middle of Kampala. Relaxing atmosphere having a drink. Food is good as well.More

1  Thank Paul R
Sam M, Manager at Rock Garden Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2015

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing Rock Garden on Tripadvisor. We are glad to have you at our restaurant and are pleased to know that you liked the ambiance and the atmosphere at our restaurant. We would also like you to inform you about our...More

Reviewed 17 September 2014

ok food... there is an option to order from the restaurant next door. it is in the heart of the business district in Kampala so good for a quick bit for lunch!

Thank Asim12345
Reviewed 5 August 2014

A very bussy place popular with the locals reasonable prices and mostly live musik. A lot of local famous women.

Thank Alfons v
Reviewed 1 July 2014

It's a well located hotel right in the centre on Kampala with easy means around the city but the only problem is the noise made by the traffic and the loud music at night. Good to stay just for one day or two days but...More

Thank Mugisha H
Reviewed 25 June 2014

The food and service were very good but I most enjoyed the peaceful environment and outdoor seating of this fine restaurant at the Speke Hotel. The staff were attentive and made helpful suggestions. Several of our party enjoyed different fish dishes and all were quite...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 26 August 2013

If you are searching for bad music, horny Indian men and (too) many prostitutes than this is the place to go. Definitely a no-go in Kampala.

Thank MvanArendonk
Reviewed 16 May 2013 via mobile

The Sheraton serves sumptuous Ugandan and international food. The Muchomo grill is delicious and so are he pizzas. Definitely give it a try. The bar makes a mean dirty martini.

Thank The_Nomadic_Doctor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, 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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