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French Connection

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Mophane Rd, town centre, Maun, Botswana
+267 680 0625
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Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to this restaurant for lunch and had some great food. We like the different dishes offered on the menu and reasonably priced. We both settle for the days special a shirwama, her with chicken, me with falafel. Both were very nice quality and quite big. With the home made lemon drink, it made a enjoyable... More 

2 Thank AlainrlgMelbourne
Maun, Botswana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing,scrumptious,delicious food especially the steak and chips and amazing mushroom sauce wonderful service and atmosphere owners absolutely lovely wonderful spot in Maun

1 Thank TersiaJade
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Who would have thought that a French Bistro would be in the middle of Maun. It is and the food was excellent. The menu had many dishes of the day depending on what was fresh. The food was delicious and the staff friendly and very helpful. The owner was very engaging. We certainly wished we could have had more meals... More 

1 Thank Martin M
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

After traveling around Africa for a while, my wife and I were pleased to find a sophisticated meal for a decent price. French Connection has all the trappings of a tourist restaurant - it has an Anglo name and looks like a little coffee shop near the airport. The look is deceiving, however. The owners are transplants from Europe and... More 

1 Thank Chris F
1 review
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Extensive menu, great specials! Today I had stuffed calamari with satey sauce, Apple tart tartin for dessert & a just right cappuccino. Lovely service & Good prices. My favorite place in Maun.

Thank Claire P
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016

An old favorite in Maun, the French Connection has been revitalized under Germain and Glanis Marquis. Tables are positioned under shady trees and awnings providing a relaxing respite from the sun. First rate meals with engaging and friendly hosting from the proprietors.

Thank John G
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Always nice food available and is convenient for eating whilst in town. Menu is varied with lots on the 'specials board'. Gerard is a great host and has certainly put his stamp on this venue since he too it on. There is free Wifi available too.

1 Thank CHRIS S
Powell River, Canada
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121 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We ate here with our 3 kids (ages 12, 9 and 9) and loved it. The Turkish Pide was delicious as was the Falafel Mezze plate.

Thank JerryandNatalie
Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had a few days in Maun and loved this restaurant. My sister lives in the town and they see French Connection as their regular haunt. The brunches are famous. The food was everybit as good as trendy restaurant/cafes in London, but a fraction of the price.

1 Thank 122Andrea
Cape Town, South Africa
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Our group (2 families with kids between 8 & 12) had breakfast at French Connection and what a wonderful experience in a lovely garden setup. The Croque Madame is worth every bite full. Thank you to the owner for a pleasant chat and very helpful (and insightfull & well informed) tourism tips....we would have underestimated the Moremi day trip.

1 Thank TollieL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mophane Rd, town centre, Maun, Botswana
  • Location: Africa  >  Botswana  >  North-West District  >  Maun
  • Phone Number: +267 680 0625

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