Kampala Restaurant Week has become one of the most exciting and largest restaurant showcases in Uganda. The remarkable debut was first started in 2015 with over 30 restaurants participating in show casing various foods of ethnic backgrounds and creativity, with 10,000 kampalans going out to have the best experience ever in the Kampala Restaurant Week show case. This year it returns for the 2nd Edition with over 10,000 people going out to experience the growth and development Kampala’s culinary scene has made in recent years. The show will run for 12 days, from 1st to 11th June 2016, giving connoisseurs the opportunity to sample food of various ethnic backgrounds and denominations and turning its creative emphasis to the balance and complexity of the three course meal. All 40 participating restaurants will showcase not only creative Main Courses but also Starters and Desserts that promise to raise the industry standard. The show case will features one participant from both Entebbe and Jinja as The Pearl Guide intends to show the countrywide growth plan of the restaurant showcase.
The Restaurants will be categorized into two categories that include;
Casual Dining Restaurants (which accounts for 90% of all the participating outlets) will price their creations as: Starters / Desserts UGX 10,000 and Main Courses UGX 25,000.
Fine Dining Restaurants will similarly price their creations as: Starters / Desserts UGX 15,000 and Main Courses UGX 35,000.
The set menus will offer two options that include the casual quick selection which goes at Uganda Shillings 15,000 per person and the signature option which will sell at 25,000 Uganda Shillings per person and best of all, no advance bookings are mandatory though of course recommended just to be sure to get a table at the preferred time.
Some of Kampala’s more fancied restaurants, like Café Javas a full-service, quick-casual, coffee-themed restaurant, have signed up to the culinary festival. Kampala Restaurant Week will not only excite but also command global attention for Kampala’s restaurant industry.
Visitors to Uganda in early June may well make a note in their diary and include lots of eating out in their itinerary, to sample the range of cuisines now available in Kampala.