Franco Beach Bar, Sussex, Sierra Leone 

Half an hour from Freetown is Sierra Leone foodie institution Franco’s, sprawled on Sussex Beach. Run by an Italian–/Sierra Leonean couple, this place specializes in seafood and pasta, and is a favorite spot for a long, wine-fueled Sunday lunch.

Reservations are wise at weekends, and it’s worth calling in your order in advance, as food can take a while to prepare at busy times. If you want to make a night of it, Franco’s is part of Florence’s Resort, a low-key guesthouse which has seven breezy rooms.

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