Teeming with frenetic energy, Ghana’s coastal capital is a honeypot for a new breed of clued-up creatives, entrepreneurs and surfers. In partnership with Corona, our #ThisIsLiving guide to Accra takes you from barefoot beach hotels to secret street-food havens, plus for a stroll in a botanical garden smack-bang in the middle of the city.
A favourite among the Ghanaian wellness crowd, Bôndai is a sophisticated family-run restaurant with a formidable (and award-winning) cocktail list to boot. The menu showcases a vibrant fusion of Mediterranean-Japanese dishes designed to be shared. Plates are fresh, hearty and healthy – the sushi boats in particular are not to be missed.
An eclectic mish-mash of wooden furniture and Cuban decor characterises this well-loved Afro-Caribbean restaurant. Famed for its premium rum cocktails (one sip will take you directly to the streets of Old Havana), the street-food inspired restaurant is housed in an old colonial-style building decked out with decadent chandeliers and art deco detailing. The menu focuses on soulful, comforting food served to an energetic soundtrack of upbeat Latino music by staff with whom you’ll be on first-name terms by the end of your meal.
A long-established hangout attracting Osu’s cool crowd, Purple Pub is a popular live music venue and outdoor food joint. The lively watering hole is found among the street-food stalls that stretch along the city’s Ring Road East, forming a buzzing night market. Those in the know go for the chicken wings, which have gained a reputation as being some of the best in the (chicken wing-loving) city.