What a place to chill and to eat well! After hoping for years that there would be a restaurant of this kind in Maun finally it has arrived. Set in a tranquil green courtyard off the main road heading north out of Maun (on the...left at the end of the airport fencing…and, no, there isn’t a problem with aircraft noise), it is an oasis of fine food and tasty dishes.
Marc and his staff show that welcome approach to making customers happy that promises that an already excellent dining experience will continue to evolve positively. There is a friendly manner and interest in the opinion of diners plus a creative and innovative approach to the menu offering. Marc is someone who is really interested in food. Just take a look at the menu on their website…loads of choice for starters (try the duck terrine with chilly jelly and pickles or the smoked eland carpaccio) and mains (I had Kalahari truffles with tagliatelle and also with risotto and I haven’t tasted a better low carb aubergine and beef lasagna). There is a good selection of salads (I thought both the Heavenly Bowl and the Moroccan Bowl were amazing), side dishes ( the raw sweet potato with pesto and the carrot with mint were full of flavour) and desserts (I enjoyed the lemongrass ice cream and the white chocolate mousse). There is a good selection of drinks too which includes some varied juices and smoothies, and I liked the fact that they stock the local Okavango Brewery craft beers (another positive recent addition to the food and drinks scene in Maun). To finish the meal there is good coffee; the espresso was strong and rich in taste.
Don’t forget to have a look at the deli products in the fridge. I have taken some spicy Moroccan lamb sausages for the next trip.
Even if you are only in Maun for a day find your way here...you will not be disappointed. You won’t do it justice going only once, but it’s something to come back for and back for and then some more. I did and it made my week in Maun something special.
Check when it is open on their website as they are not open every evening. That’s fine as lunch is available each day except Sundays. And, whenever you go, you’ll get a friendly welcome from the staff who provide a very professional, attentive service.More