As the capital of Zambia, Lusaka is one of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa, both economically and culturally. Because of its complex history and central location, it has emerged as a melting pot of traditional and modern African culture. In response, the culinary scene is rapidly expanding – from small creative cafes to large fine-dining restaurants, here are our top 10 restaurants in Lusaka.
Joining the Zambian culinary scene in 2012, The Deli has made Romi Issacs’ and Melanie Bedford-Shaw’s dream a reality. Trained as a chef in London, Romi brings his culinary flair to Lusaka with artisanal breads, gourmet sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta and more. The emphasis is on fresh, healthy and hearty food, made from organic and locally-sourced produce. Plates are accompanied by an amazing array of wines and beers to suit every taste. With their inviting garden setting and sophisticated atmosphere, The Deli promises a great dining experience. There is also a second location at the Centro Mall in Kabulonga.
The Hussar Grill located at East Park Mall has an award-winning wine selection which can be paired with their perfectly aged steaks and bought by the glass or the bottle. Diners are also allowed to bring in their own wine without being charged corkage. It has an upscale vibe and a private section perfect for groups.