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The Lakes Restaurant

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Kampala Serena Hotel | Kintu Road, P.O Box 7814, Kampala, Uganda
+256 41 4309000
00:00 - 23:59
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The Business Tourism Company hosted an industry lunch of 25 stakeholders: a great buffet with loads on offer. We had a long table outside on the patio which was excellent for networking...

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Kampala, Uganda
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Kampala Serena - Lakes Restaurant serves the best breakfast in Kampala! There is everything you want to eat from the local katogo (mixture of matooke with offal) very delicious - the Kenyan call it "matumbo" my colleague from South Africa can never have enough of this dish. Well done Kampala Serena.

Thank elainerutayisire
Arusha, Tanzania
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Had dinner many times during my stay at the hotel. Buffet available as well as a la carte menu. Buffet varies every night with good selection of food and great salad selection.

Thank alice m
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179 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Ate at the buffet for breakfast and dinner today. The selection offered many interesting options at both meals. There was a significant Indian influence and many other local choices. Service was extremely helpful and prompt.

Thank KHA8
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Great friendly staff. Acceptably competent and professional. Great food. Interesting range. Happy and easy atmosphere. Tough prices though. I happily recommend. GM

Thank godfrey m
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for one of the most luxurious and well staffed hotel restaurant in town this is the place. Nothing comes short here, not prices or staff, it's all top notch. The food is okay, international in a way but not amazing if you like local dishes. Great staff. Good for special occasions also.

Thank NathanAmaral
Ripley, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We always dine in the Lakes restaurant on our many trips to Kampala and this recent trip was no different. We dined here on three occasions in December 2016. On the first night, the service was atrocious. It was Friday night, which is Seafood Buffet night. We were sat at a nice table outside and then basically left alone and... More 

Thank kenc
Winchester, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2016

They always did a fantastic job for us. The food was very good and there was always a lot to choose from. Sometimes it took a little while to get a bill, but if you let them know you wanted it early on they got it taken care of.

Thank winchesterfamily2016
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016

fabulous restaurant excellent food, great staff, the atmosphere is wonderful. Everything was perfect Excellent

Thank gi7476
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The Lakes is located in Serena Hotel. It's a beautiful hotel and the lakes is near the garden area with water. The service is top notch nothing compares in Kampala. If you want good service with international food this is the place. Prices match the hotel so make sure you bring your visa or a fat wallet.

Thank NathanAmaral

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kampala Serena Hotel | Kintu Road, P.O Box 7814, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 41 4309000

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