First settled in the 18th century by freed slaves from America, Nova Scotia and Great Britain, Freetown is a thriving cultural capital on the Atlantic coast of Sierra Leone. Standing in the center of downtown is the majestic cotton tree, a symbol of freedom said to have been standing since the first arrival of the free settlers. Other attractions include numerous beaches and nightclubs, as well as the Sierra Leone Museum, housing the Ruiter Stone and the original drum of Bai Bureh.
Things to do in Freetown
4 based on 35 reviews
Light House is known for its great Friday night buffet that includes fresh fish, shrimp, langostines and all sorts of great dishes and dessert. It has a lovely outside area and a live local band on Friday. The owner pays attention and makes sure service, which can be wobbly at times, stays on track. Upscale local clientele with a smattering of expats. Enjoyed it every time I was there.
4 based on 106 reviews
Founded in 1990, the Crown Bakery is the perfect oasis to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Freetown, and our aim has always been to provide you with the highest quality food and service in our spacious and fully air conditioned restaurant.
Recommended by a trusted person - not a disappointment.
Great and peaceful place in the city centre. Good portions and quality food. Had humus and jollof rice with beef. It was delicious.
Service is fast and waitresses know their job.
Prices were a surprise as well.
Don't get scared by the crowd on entrance - it's just local folks picking up takeaway orders. Place is great for Seating in.
Overall very happy with this choice. Will stop by again.
3.5 based on 32 reviews
For some inexplicable reason this restaurant is still favoured by the local elites - I guess by association to the owner family. When I was first in SL back in early 2008 there were nowhere near the number of restaurants available there is today, and Balmay was definitely on the map at the time. Today, with so many more better and cheaper options open in town I see no point in going there. Outrageously expensive and zero development of the concept in a decade.
4 based on 36 reviews
It's such a relief to find a real bakery in Freetown hahaha and it's so much more. They have great food too and smoothies...the staff are so courteous and we also had the pleasure of meeting Basha himself! Such a friendly guy, I'm definitely coming back when I'm in town, I highly recommend you check it out....
4 based on 79 reviews
Mix of Lebanesse, indian and european food, this is a popular dinner spot in Freetown, where you are more than likely to meet someone you know. It is easily accessible off the main road. There is a real sense of calm inside the place, with a lovely quiet and chilled outdoor Seating area, alongside a busier bustling inside restaurant. The menu is great, both in terms of taste, variety and value and the ambience makes it a perfect escape evening. I can imagine that this place gets very packed in the weekend, so you may need to make a booking. Staff are friendly, but like with most places, service could be faster
4.5 based on 16 reviews
This place looks shabby from the outside but the food is great and very reasonable. Definately the best fish place IN Freetown. Not east to spot but close to Bashers bakery.
4.5 based on 110 reviews
Went here for a quick bite and coffee. The wifi here is pretty good and so perfect for sending some emails and chilling out. The coffee and apple pie I had were great! A comfortable place with great attentive service.
4.5 based on 31 reviews
After a long hot day of work and running around in Freetown, all you want is a little quiet, a place of beauty, of rest and enjoyment, where your spirit can be refreshed, as well as your body and mind. Oasis Juice Bar, a welcome addition to life in Freetown offers you this tranquil existence. Conveniently located just off Murray Town junction, (33 Murray Town Road) Oasis Juice Bar is just the place to relax and unwind with family and friends. We are experts in producing various types of fresh fruit juices of the highest quality, as well as foods with a healthy touch, providing a unique service excellence. We sell other beverages such as coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino, etc and cater for all categories and tastes including vegetarians. This haven has been created for you in the midst of a flower garden with a view of the Atlantic Ocean which gives an ambiance of
Stayed in the guesthouse of Oasis and also had diner a few evenings in the small restaurant. Food is of good quality but it takes at least 45 minutes before you receive your food. Having said that don't forget to order a smoothie, they are really tasty!
4 based on 35 reviews
Florence (the wife) and Franco (the hubbie) faces a lagoon, which depending on your point of view can be relaxing or boring. I came here several times for the exceptional fish carpaccio and the tomato salad as appetizers. The fish was good but the lobster arrived with a sauce that smothered the freshness and natural taste of the lobster. Service is atrocious. Even though they have you call the day before to order, they still can't serve the main dishes within a reasonable amount of time. Every time we visited we had to wait at least 1.5 hours for the main dish. When you go....make sure you have lots of time and throw away the watch!
3.5 based on 42 reviews
The restaurant maintains a Seating area on the beach with shaded tables and excellent service. Easy to while away an afternoon sitting under an umbrella with food and drink. They will prepare Takeout as well. The food is good but not the best available on the beach.
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