The Explorer (Serena Hotel)

Serena Hotel

+256 414 309 000

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Overview & Features

On the ground floor of Kampala Serena Hotel, the relaxed Italian ‘Explorer’ restaurant offers a uniquely off-beat tribute to Africa’s early explorers. Replicating a jungle-engulfed ruined city, it is reminiscent of a scene from ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’.

Dotted with safari antiques and sepia images, this warmly-welcoming bistro features an exterior water garden with ponds and bridges. Inside, the long bar offers a wide range of wines beers and spirits while the cuisine features the very best of Italy.



Insalata mista e mozzarella
Fresh garden leaves with mozzarella cheese, cucumber, tomato, avocado, carrot, olives, orange, sun dried tomatoes and parmesan cheese shavings dressed with balsamic reduction.

Antipasto Vegetarian
Grilled vegetables with parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, green salad dressed with balsamic reduction.

Pumpkin Gnocchi
Enhanced with spring onions and parmesan cream with a drizzle of smoked olive oil and balsamic reduction.


Chicken Piccata
Set on pesto tagliatelle with stewed mushrooms.

Pan Seared Tilapia Fillet
Embedded on apers pomodoro tagliatelle with sweet and sour vegetables.

Beef Scaloppini
Served with creamy blue cheese tagliatelle and sautéed red cabbage.

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6 Reviews

  1. Simon Kaale says:

    Great ambience, prices, service and food….

  2. Allen Ampaire says:

    Superb food and ambience

  3. BERNARD says:

    I have had a really nice pasta and tilapia fillet at this restaurant. The food and service was A+

  4. Bernard says:

    Great food . I have dined here here and very surprised at the deep discounts on food and drinks. I highly recommend this place .

  5. Rachel says:

    Great ambience, pleasant staff, superb meal! That Chicken Piccata was something else (a very filling and tasty something else!)

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