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Burger and Relish opening in East Legon
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Burger and Relish opening in East Legon

Off the back of their massively successful Osu restaurant, Burger and Relish co-founders George Moffet and Marcus Morgan-Etty are soon to open the first branch of their gourmet burger and cocktail diner in East Legon’s A&C Mall. With its mouth-watering menus, exceptional customer service, free WiFi, weekly DJs, and live music, Burger and Relish Osu entices regular patrons from as far as Tema, Takoradi and Tamale. So, it’s exciting that the brand is expanding to cover areas outside central Accra. “Although our East Legon branch is an extension of the Burger and Relish brand, and will have the same artisan food and drinks as our flagship restaurant in Osu, we have every intention of it looking and feeling like an American neighbourhood diner with its own unique personality coming through in the customised décor and music,” says Managing Director Marcus Morgan-Etty.  “We hope that our East Legon customers will feel very much at home, and treat the restaurant and bar as their local hangout, day and night.” Burger and Relish East Legon opens its doors at A&C Mall on August 25, 2016. Be sure not to miss out on the discounts on offer for the first week! Exciting new menu items featured at both B ‘n R Osu and East Legon in celebration of the opening include the Breakfast Burrito Burger, Pulled Pork Taco Salad, Waffles with Spiced Pineapple Chutney and Vanilla Ice Cream , and the Ba-Twi-Da cocktail containing gold rum, ginger, hibiscus, Malibu, and coconut milk. Yum! For further

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The best cafes in Accra
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The best cafes in Accra

In the Rate Your City campaign we asked you to vote on the city's best cafes. Here are the results... 

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Cheap eats
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Cheap eats

Accra has a number of high-quality fine dining establishments - with equally high price tags. Thankfully, places to eat on a more modest budget also abound in the capital. Some of the best are often the simplest, doing a handful of dishes or a speciality dish really well - juicy chicken and traditional favourites like jollof rice often make great, affordable meals. And don't be put off by its humble appearance - often the roadside shack serves up some of Accra's most authentic, flavourful and wallet-friendly bites.

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New chef announced at Movenpick
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New chef announced at Movenpick

Chef Tahir Guneysu was born in Kahramanmaras in Turkey in 1976 and after completing his education, moved to Antalya which is one of the main tourism centers in Turkey.  Having worked in Antalya with different 5 star luxury hotels properties as a Chef, Tahir’s professional career began as Chef Garde Manger at Kempinski the Dome in 2004. In 2006 he left Turkey for new challenges including Djibouti Kempinski for 3 years, Ishtar, Dead Sea/Jordon, Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia.  Chef Tahir now joins the Movenpick Ambassador with 19 year’s experience in the 5* hotel industry.  Chef Tahir says “For me cooking is not only feeding someone  who is hungry, cooking  is when you see the happiness on the  face  of people while they  are enjoy the food  that you cooked with love and passion.”  Every Wednesday in the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Chef Tahir is using his culinary skill to create the authentic taste of the Turkish Buffet at Sankofa Restaurant.

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The best sushi in Accra
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The best sushi in Accra

Thousands of people cast their votes in the Time Out Accra Rate Your City campaign. One of the categories was for an Accra favourite: sushi. Here are the results

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Cafe Kwae
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Cafe Kwae

Café Kwae is an all day café/restaurant founded by Yvette Nana Ama Ansah and inspired by her love of good, simple food and her passion for travel. The aim is to create a casual space where you can grab a cup of freshly ground coffee or cold-pressed juice before work, sample a menu of fresh, simply made lunch fare, or meet up with friends and family over a long, drawn out evening meal (with loads of wine!). Oh! Be sure to indulge in the selection of tasty home-made desserts when you come in. 

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The Neem Grill
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The Neem Grill

The Neem Grill is an intimate outdoor restaurant & bar specializing in a variety of grilled meats, fish, seafood, and vegetables. The focus is on good quality produce, free-range meats, and fresh seafood. The outdoor space is a green oasis to be discovered! Trees, well-nourished lawns, modern woodwork, and an all-round welcoming and Zen atmosphere is equally a strong focus.  

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Soho
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Soho

Firstly, let’s get the sushi out of the way. It’s good. Really good. The sushi chef knows what he’s doing – that much is clear. However, it’s across the rest of the Asian fusion menu where the creativity begins to shine. The crispy salmon takes the often indistinct texture of ceviche and cleverly added a tempura-style crunch packed with flavor. Elsewhere, the Lobster Thermidor is pure indulgence and easily one of the best in the city. Other highlights include the seafood ceviche and the carpaccio-like Beef Tataki. The actual venue itself is a bit of a conundrum on paper, but works brilliantly well in reality – as its popularity attests. It is a big place located above Yasmina’s by Marina Mall and luxuriously decked out. There’s a long bar serving well-blended cocktails, a live band on Fridays and DJs at other times. People tend to come for a drink, wander over to the table for a long dinner and then return to the bar, or order another bottle of champers (it’s that kind of place) and stick around. It’s a goodtime place, but Soho should, first and foremost, be considered a restaurant. Late on, the music means the place can be really jumping. Roll up early, eat and leave late – and happy.

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Bread & Wine
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Bread & Wine

Great French food, a wine cellar, a beautiful location, real croissants made by a French pastry chef – what’s not to like? This is a serious set-up. The bakery alone will no doubt be marked out as the best in Ghana. As well as the bakery and a beautiful pool bar area, the main restaurant is set in a fabulously appointed dining room inside a colonial building and shows real attention to detail – the tables and light fittings are from an old French railway station bistro, a cooler keeps the wines at the perfect temperature and the bar mixes great classic cocktails. Bread & Wine is even open for breakfast. Thought you couldn’t get a good eggs benny in Ghana? Alongside the classic and salmon versions of Eggs Benedict, there’s also full English, cereals and superb buttermilk pancakes. There’s a new menu across the board now. A ‘Gourmet Street Food’ menu works well for lunches and includes French classics such as croques-monsieur and a club sandwich alongside a rib-eye burgers and smoked brisket in a bun. There are also kebabs and salads. It’s the à la carte menu however why gourmands come to Bread & Wine. Entreés include pan fried scallops with a lemon and smoked leek purée and smoked chicken salad. Seafood options include grilled grouper and sole meunière, and there are meaty mains such as grilled duck breast and lamb chops with honey, rosemary and confit plums. And as you’d expect from having a well-regarded French pastry chef in the kitchen, the ever-changing dessert menu is

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Best for local cuisine
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Best for local cuisine

Where to sample traditional Ghanaian fare While Accra offers a wide range of international cuisine, there's nothing quite like sampling traditional dishes in some of the capital's best-loved spots. From jollof rice to waakye, freshly-caught fish to spicy stews, you're bound to find something on the menu to tickle your tastebuds. Dining Ghanaian-style is an experience for the novice - you'll often find yourself navigating a dish without a knife and fork, for starters. It's all part of the fun. Here's our pick of the best places in Accra for some local flavour.  Buka Conveniently situated close to the centre of Osu, Buka is, without question, one of the best lunch spots in the city. More often than not it has the full tables to show for it. Set on the first floor, so there’s a sense of escape from the throng, with lively music and wraparound wooden trellises adding to the ambience. The food itself hinges largely on Ghanaian and Nigerian specialties – dishes include okra stew and eba (a dough ball eaten with stews). Service can slow down during busy lunches. Country Kitchen You would have thought, judging by the government officials, the occasional tribal leader and the Reverend Jesse Jackson (whose picture in the restaurant hangs in pride of place) that Country Kitchen is an upmarket joint. However, the main appeal here is hearty home cooking that remains true to Ghanaian classics. The atmosphere is as relaxed as the staff, but the food is freshly cooked. Fufu, banku and jollof

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Best for international cuisine
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Best for international cuisine

Time Out recommends the best places to eat without borders - the top tier in Accra's cosmopolitan dining scene Over the centuries foreign influences have seeped into Ghanaian culture - from its days as a West African hub for trade with Europe in the 1400s right through to the colonial era and beyond. This cosmopolitan outlook is reflected in its capital city's restaurant scene, where international cuisine is flourishing. Here are Time Out's recommendations on the best restaurants to find the best non-local delicacies...

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Best for a quick snack
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Best for a quick snack

Our top three recommended places for your fast-food fix - where to go for burgers, fries and fried chicken with an African twist Barcelo’s Chicken This branch of Accra’s favourite chicken chain also has a bakery and an ice cream parlour. Think Nando’s and you are pretty much there, and the food is of similar quality. The chicken is very juicy, the jollof rice has a bite, and there’s a selection of pepper and peri-peri sauces from mild to steam-coming-out-of-your-ears cartoon style. Salad, coleslaw and other embellishments are available for side dishes. There’s also a selection of chicken burgers. With prices from around GH¢12 for chicken and chips, it’s a reliable and quick option – with a good ice cream for dessert. Chicken Republic Is there room for another fried chicken joint in Accra? Judging by the constant stream of people in here, and at the other two recent additions, it seems so. Rotisserie and fried chicken pieces are on offer as well as burgers, jollof rice and salads. Other locations Spintex (0302 817 094); Ring Road (0302 233 869). KFC Yes, this is a KFC. But as KFCs go, it is one of the more eye-catching – largely owing to a gigantic bargain bucket on a pole out front that glows well into the night. Its arrival on Oxford Street caused a great deal of commotion back in 2011, and this shiny three-floor chicken emporium has been serving streams of enamoured locals cartons of its golden-crumbed fast food ever since. A second branch has opened in the Melcom Plus bui

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Accra's cheap eats
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Accra's cheap eats

Accra has a number of high-quality fine dining establishments - with equally high price tags. Thankfully, places to eat on a more modest budget also abound in the capital. Some of the best are often the simplest, doing a handful of dishes or a speciality dish really well - juicy chicken and traditional favourites like jollof rice often make great, affordable meals. And don't be put off by its humble appearance - often the roadside shack serves up some of Accra's most authentic, flavourful and wallet-friendly bites.

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Al fresco dining in Accra
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Al fresco dining in Accra

Places to dine al fresco are plentiful in the Ghanaian capital. Whether you're after beachside dining or looking for a breezy terrace, Accra will have something to offer.  Time Out's pick of open air restaurants - or restaurants with outdoor space - serve up a range of dishes, from traditional West African to less traditional - but equally delicious - pizza, fresh from a proper wood-burning oven. Here's where to go for great food in the great outdoors.

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Buka
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Buka

Conveniently situated close to the centre of Osu, Buka is, without question, one of the best lunch spots in the city – and more often than not has full tables to show for it. Set on the first floor, it gives a sense of escape from the throng, with lively music and wraparound wooden trellises adding to the ambience. The food itself hinges largely on Ghanaian and Nigerian specialties – dishes include okra stew and eba (a dough ball eaten with stews). Try and avoid peak lunch hours.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Mamma Mia
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Mamma Mia

Set around an agreeably rustic courtyard some five minutes’ walk from Oxford Street, Mamma Mia, now well into its second decade, combines quality thin-crust, wood-fired pizzas with an attractive setting, easily making it easily one of Accra’s best options for Italian food. But it’s not just pizzas – we’d also highly recommend the large and reasonably priced seafood platter. The outside area has a trattoria-like feel, with rough-hewn paving, terracotta tilework and warm, simple decor. Air-conditioned dining is also available inside.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Il Cavaliere Pazzo
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Il Cavaliere Pazzo

Set in one of the most prestigious spots in the city, overlooking the Polo Club’s field, Il Cavaliere Pazzo rises to the occasion. It’s one of the most impressive buildings in Accra, making effective use of wood both on the interior and exterior. It’s also refreshingly understated. Its recently revised menu is unswervingly Italian, with genuine (and genuinely good) risottos, gnocchi and ravioli with spinach and ricotta. The steaks and the grilled fish are also excellent. New items include Gnocchi al Pesto and Scaloppine alla Sorrentina (thinly sliced beef fillet with tomato sauce and mozzarella. The service is attentive too, among the best in Accra. It’s also worth saying that the proximity to the airport makes it a good stop on the way out. 

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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La Chaumiere
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La Chaumiere

La Chaumiere’s sophisticated French dishes have been catering to Accra’s discerning diners for more than a decade. It offers a smattering of North African flavours for good measure – dishes such as grouper with harissa and mint yoghurt – but the mainstay is classic and honest French cuisine, from a crispy Nicoise salad to a wonderfully thick and sticky onion soup au gratin. It’s popular with visiting dignitaries and Ghanaian politicians.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Country Kitchen
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Country Kitchen

You would have thought, judging by its clientele of government officials, the occasional tribal leader and even the Reverend Jesse Jackson (whose picture in the restaurant hangs in pride of place) that Country Kitchen is an upmarket joint. The main appeal, however, is hearty home cooking that remains true to Ghanaian classics. The atmosphere is as relaxed as the staff are, but the food is freshly cooked – fufu, banku and jollof rice all come with a choice of chicken, beef, mutton or fish, (usually ‘red fish’). The larger grilled tilapia comes with banku.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Buka
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Buka

Conveniently situated close to the centre of Osu, Buka is, without question, one of the best lunch spots in the city. More often than not it has the full tables to show for it. Set on the first floor, so there’s a sense of escape from the throng, with lively music and wraparound wooden trellises adding to the ambience. The food itself hinges largely on Ghanaian and Nigerian specialties – dishes include okra stew and eba (a dough ball eaten with stews). Service can slow down during busy lunches.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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The Chop Bar
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The Chop Bar

Enjoy authentic Ghanaian cuisine in a modern atmosphere at The Chop Bar. With all the mouthwatering Ghanaina dishes on the menu, you won't be disappointed. Reasonably priced and with great service, the Chop Bar is a great lunch spot.  Be sure to visit. Its Chop Time! You're Invited!

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Maquis Tante Marie
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Maquis Tante Marie

There are two branches of Maquis Tante Marie.  The newer is in Accra Mall, but the original Labone branch is the most atmospheric. All the seating is open-sided and the tasteful bamboo furniture and bright yellow tablecloths add to the exotic vibe of the place. The menu is definitively African with authentic dishes predominantly from Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, such as tilapia and banku, nyama choma (grilled, spiced meat, usually mutton) and fish yassa (grilled in a tangy lemon marinade). It’s a great place for some traditional West African food. Other location Accra Mall (0224 322 5181).

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Chez Afrique
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Chez Afrique

This popular restaurant often has live bands, including highlife musicians. The food’s good, but the music’s better. Many sets start off with a mixture of reggae, and other (random) hits before returning with a highlife set that gets everyone up and dancing. The musicianship is usually excellent.

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Katawodieso
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Katawodieso

More of a street stall, Katawodieso is almost legendary in Accra. Run by the matriarch Ruby Duff-Tay and her sisters, it serves traditional Ghanaian food. Within a courtyard are bubbling pots of banku, fufu and jollof rice. The speciality here, however, is waakye – a dish of refried beans, rice, spicy sauce, some well-cooked meat and a bit of fish, usually eel. Walk in, take a seat if there is room, or order in the kiosk from one of the smartly dressed waitresses and see what arrives. The restaurant has been at this location for a quarter of a century and is known by everyone in Accra.

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Country Kitchen
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Country Kitchen

You would have thought, judging by the government officials, the occasional tribal leader and the Reverend Jesse Jackson (whose picture in the restaurant hangs in pride of place) that Country Kitchen is an upmarket joint. However, the main appeal here is hearty home cooking that remains true to Ghanaian classics. The atmosphere is as relaxed as the staff, but the food is freshly cooked. Fufu, banku and jollof rice each come with a choice of chicken, beef, mutton or fish, usually ‘red fish’. The larger grilled tilapia comes with banku, a bowl of water, washing up liquid and a lack of cutlery. It offers a take-away and delivery service.

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