Local food and drink
Chez Clarisse (Mama Africa)
Amazingly delicious African food in a very unfancy location off Oxford Street. Great Ivorian dishes - avocado salad, attieke and tilapia to die for.
98 Independance Ave, Accra
Variety of restaurants ranging in style and price – Café des Amis, Toro Tapas Bar, Thai Island amongst others. Salsa dancing on Wednesday evenings at Tam Tam. Fairly expensive in general. Afrikiko Gardens website
18th lane, Osu, Accra
Local Ghanaian dishes in a barn of a restaurant. Decent local fare at reasonable prices. Reviews of Ashanka Local on TripAdvisor.
Victoria Borg, High Street, Accra
We love this place even if it isn’t perfect. Built in the rocks by the ocean. Great place to watch the sun go down. Standard local food. Reviews of Osekan on TripAdvisor.
Dr Isert Road (8th Ave.) at Ring Road, Accra +233 21 70 1296
Live music, great kebabs and relaxed atmosphere. Keep up to date with what’s going on at Club +233 on Facebook.
Zion Thai Restaurant
Mission St, Osu Accra +233 54 996 7644
The first Thai food restaurant in Osu. Authentic Thai food prepared by a very nice Thai chef, Priya. Great value for money and vegan options available.
66 Ring Road, Accra
Pizza, close to hostel and will deliver to the hostel. Eddy’s Pizza website.
7th Lane, Osu, Accra 8232, Ghana
One of the best pizza restaurants in town. Mama Mia’s website.
The Republic Bar and Grill
3rd Lane Kuku Hill, Accra C484
New Ghanaian cuisine and cocktails. Reviews of The Republic Bar and Grill on TripAdvisor.
14 Koi St, Accra near Ako- Adjei Park
Hearty breakfasts, refreshing salads and tasty light bites in their modern style cafe/bar, office spaces for rental upstairs. Nice AC inside and patio outside. Kukun website.
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park
High St., Accra
Mausoleum the first president of Ghana and museum dedicated to him.
National Museum of Ghana, Barnes Rd., Accra, Ghana
Somewhat tired museum of Ghanaian artefacts, but worth a visit.
WEB Dubois Centre, Labone, Accra
Museum of life of African-American civil rights activist and scholar W.E.B. Dubois in the house where he lived in Accra.
Labadi Pleasure Beach
Accra – Tema road
Bojo Beach, Bortianor
11 miles from Accra
Kokrobite Beach, Kokrobite
14 miles from Accra
Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel
Huge pool (1.2m deep) in city centre. Expensive treat.
21 Dr. Isert Road - North Ridge, P. O. Box 1111, Accra – Ghana. Fairly Expensive.
Golden Tulip Hotel
Liberation Rd, Accra
La Villa Boutique Hotel
Liberation Rd, Accra. Expensive treat.
La Palm Beach Hotel, Accra
Tema Road, Accra
Every sort type of goods and foods, but especially good for African textiles.
The Shop Accra, Osu, Accra
Modern home goods store with cafe. The Shop Accra website.
Wild Gecko, near Gulf House on Legon Road
Wild Gecko furniture, African artefacts, jewellery and clothing. Wild Gecko website.
High-end Ghanaian printed fabrics. Woodin website.
Artists Alliance Gallery
Omanye House, La, before La Palm Beach Hotel, Accra – Tema Road
African crafts and art gallery. Artists Alliance Gallery website.