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The black lantern restaurant

Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
+256 782 321541
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (23 reviews)
“potato wedges” (4 reviews)
“tilapia” (5 reviews)
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International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
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1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely laid back and rustic atmosphere, stunning setting and great staff. Very good value for money and highly recommended

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This was very easily the best rack of pork ribs i have had. Had to wait abit for them as they had run out but didnot mind waiting as the service was very good. Good job. Will always passby while in jinja. 👍👍 two thumbs...More

Thank googzee
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Every time I am in Jinja I would never miss out on the opportunity to eat at Black Lantern. Their chicken Masala is always supremely divine and fish in banana leaf a healthy classic.

Thank sambaqueen77
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Black Lantern is a well-kept Eco-Lodge of luxurious standards (for camping). It's my favorite place to stay in Jinja, as the rooms are cozy, clean, and aesthetically pleasing. It's the best place to go to when you want to escape Kampala and just relax....More

1  Thank MMehary
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I am from Texas and let me say... I had the BEST ribs ever at the black lantern! I highly recommend getting a full rack! Additionally, the staff was amazingly attentitive which I've come to realize is a rarity here in Jinja.

1  Thank jessicadarst
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I would say overall the food was average. The Ribs were "gamey" but the steak was very tasty. A bit tough though. Very nice resort and view. Expensive.

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Wow! My wife and I shared the full rack of pork ribs and I felt like I was back in Tennessee eating at a BBQ joint. It absolutely blew my mind that I could be having this good of ribs in Uganda, Africa. The sauce...More

Thank Zachary D
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I've been there many times to sip a beer and for a swimm in the nice pool. Haven't tried the restaurant. The place is very nice and well kept, the view of River Nile is beatiful. The service is good and people are friendly. Not...More

Thank giusimag
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Wonderful place to stay if you want to experience beautiful views of the Nile, excellent food and service, the delight of watching monkeys and wildlife, whilst in the comfort of a banda or tent with en-suite facilities. Friendly family atmosphere, with personal care taken to...More

Thank tricia D
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice stay in the black lantern for a number of nights. The scenery from the restaurant and rooms is amazing. Monkeys and birds are in the trees. Great way to do some luxury camping. The food is very good, and the ribs...More

Thank John S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bujagali, Jinja, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: +256 782 321541
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Fine dinning overlooking The Source of the Nile. A la Carte.
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