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The Lawns Restaurant

Review by The Eye

The Lawns Restaurant has been open for a while, so when an opportunity presented itself for us to do a review for the magazine, we decided to try it.

We had heard that they not only served the finest game meat in town but they also didn’t serve any fried food as they believe in promoting healthy food. In addition to this, the chefs at The Lawns were willing to accommodate our wishes by customizing any of the meals on the menu or by simply creating a completely new dish to suit their tastes.

We didn’t order any starters as we were a little pressed for time and had to get back to work, so we ordered a round of drinks, main meals and desserts.

The main meal dishes that we ordered for lunch were completely different which gave us the chance to sample each other’s food. We ordered meals like the Paneer Shaslic (Chunky pieces of paneer cheese, peppers and onions marinated and cooked on a hot plate – Ush14,000; Kheema Mutter Masala (North Indian dish made with minced lamb and hand ground spices served with naan, fried chilli and onion salad – Ush 20,000; Grilled Pork Chops (8oz pork chops char-grilled to perfection, fused with a choice of your flavour, served with potato and sautéed vegetables – Ush 18,000; Ostrich Kofta Curry (Ostrich meatballs stewed in a traditional mild Indian style curry served with naan, rice and salad – Ush 25,000.

For dessert three of us ordered the apple pie with ice-cream while the others ordered more drinks. Our desserts were a sweet way to end off a lovely, enjoyable meal.

One of the dishes at The Lawns is the Game Meat platter (USh 52,000) which consists of 10 oz of mixed grilled game meat (Kudu, Impala, Ostrich, Springbok and Crocodile) served with sautéed vegetables, potato wedges, coriander chilli chutney, tamarind dip, yoghurt mint dip and garlic mayonnaise. Fusion dishes are also available to diners in the form of tikkas, kebabs and curries of game meat.

The Lawns is ideally situated on the foothills of Kololo (a Kampala suburb) and is a mere 10 minutes from the city centre. The Lawns offers a well equipped air conditioned conference room that can accommodate 40 people for business meetings and corporate training sessions. The restaurant has a seating capacity of 200 and it is set in a beautiful landscaped garden. The restaurant can be used for private parties and corporate functions and is open from 1:00pm each day of the week, however closing times do vary.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch at The Lawns and found the place to be good value for money. The only criticism we had was that the vegetarian options available are minimal. One of our staff is a vegetarian who doesn’t eat any meat or fish at all and there wasn’t really a lot on the menu for them to eat with a choice of only three items on the menu (stuffed naan, mixed green salad or the paneer shaslic).

Overall, The Lawns is a lovely place to eat out whether it is for lunch or dinner.

For more information, please contact:-
The Lawns, Plot 34 Impala Avenue, Kololo, Kampala
Tel: (041) 4250337.
Email: reservation@thelawns.co.ug. Website: www.thelawns.co.ug