If like me you share in this crippling affliction that is a lack of sense of direction, then you might understand why I find it hard to locate St. Anthony Restaurant whenever I want to go to it.
First of all, the one-way traffic maze that is Buganda Road, Lumumba Avenue and all those other Nakasero roads has never worked in my favour. After all these years growing up in Kampala, everyone that I know that can drive still gets these roads messed up! To make matters worse, it feels (to me at least) like establishments in this area keep changing location within the same neighbourhood. Don’t answer my questions if I’m wrong, but has Case Clinic always been in that exact spot? What about St Anthony? Please tell me they moved ko so that I can justify the confusion I always feel when I’m in the area?
Anyway, regardless of how difficult it is to locate St Anthony, I created several little mind guides for me to find it when I need to. (Disclaimer: Most of these are walking routes. I only just got my driver’s license after all.)
“Why go through the trouble?”
Yeah. I heard the question, loud and clear. I bother because eating at St. Anthony is just like eating your grandmother’s food on Christmas. If your jajja is a good cook, that is.It’s a worthy nomination for the 2015 Kampala Restaurant Awards for best Ugandan cuisine. My family and I have been going to St. Anthony’s since the early 2000s. I can’t tell you when, but I can say that I don’t remember it never being there. Sunday lunch after church, social lunch gathering with bazungu visiting Uganda, Christmas lunch, public holiday lunch welcome trip from the airport, last meal before a flight out, luwombo craving sneak-in. I’ve done it all a few times.
So while I can’t recommend which dishes you should have at St Anthony (get everything if you can), I can make it a little easier to find. I bet you won’t finish that food! I bet you’ll feel like you can’t eat for another decade! I bet you’ll want to go back! I bet you’ll leave with faces like ours!
So here’s a few directions you can follow to get to Ugandan food heaven. Thank me later.
♥ – MA
ROUTE 1: DRIVING/WALKING FROM OUTBOX, SOLIZ HOUSE
ROUTE 2: WALKING FROM WATOTO CHURCH
ST ANTHONY RESTAURANT
22 Lumumba Avenue
Next to Piato in Nakasero
+ (256) 772 619 076