Restaurants and Bars

Restaurants And Bars

Peponi Hotel is the main social centre in Shela. The hotel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to non-guests. However, bookings must be made in advance. It also has a very well known and sociable bar overlooking the water.

Kizingo Lodge is next door to Kizingoni Beach. The bar at Kizingo is a great place to go for a pre dinner drink.

Kipungani Bay lodge is one kilometre north of Kizingoni on the beach. It is open for lunch and dinner and has a bar with views over the water. Bookings for lunch and dinner should be made in advance.

Lamu House is situated on the Lamu waterfront, on the southern half of the quay below the museum. The hotel is a newly renovated Swahili house and the restaurant does good cappuccinos and lunches.

Whispers Coffee Shop is along the northern end of Lamu high street. This long-established gift shop and coffee bar is a favourite meeting place for Lamu expatriates.

Manda Bay is a luxury resort hotel on the northern side of Manda Island. It is open to non-guests for lunch. Bookings need to be made in advance.