Most visitors to Mombasa don’t head into Mombasa town itself but tend to stay in their resort and only venture out of the confines of the hotel to go on safari. If more tourists headed into Mombasa town they will be in for a treat if they go to New Chetna restaurant.
This Gujerati vegetarian restaurant has been dishing out no nonsense veggie meals for years. The lunch thali buffet is great value at £2.50 and seems to get better each time I go there. I first ate here in 1990 and was last there a couple of weeks ago and it was as good as ever.
Haile Salassie Avenue, Mombasa
Being a veggie it can be tricky eating out in some parts of the world. So when I’m presented with a choice from the menu it comes as a bit of a surprise, so much so that what I tend to do at Govinda’s pure vegetarian restaurant on De Winton road in Kampala is go for the thali lunch that works out at incredible value.
The lunch is a buffet with a selection of salad starters, various chillies and pickles three or four curries and soups plus puris chapattis and rice which is always followed by a sweet and washed down with an endless supply of chas a rather refreshing butter milk drink.
Being a buffet you can pile your thali tray as high as you like or just go back for several helpings and do this all for the price of 10,000 UGX which is about £2.70. Yum!
Plot 9, Dewinton Rd. (Kampala), Kampala (at Iskon Hare Krishna Temple Building)
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