HOTEL and restaurant food prices have shot up by 18.2%, according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics latest price index.
Overall, producer prices for services provided by hotels and restaurants, rose by 8.2% in the first quarter of 2011 compared to 2010.
This was due to the increase of 2.2% in accommodation prices, 15% in catering services and a 10% rise in conference facilities.
At Kampala Serena Hotel, a buffet increased from sh45,000 to sh50,000, seafood rates rose from sh60,000 to sh80,000, while Hotel Africana charges sh30,000, up from sh20,000 in October 2010.
Rufus Ndeze, the Imperial Royale Hotel general manager, said they had not increased prices since 2009. Their buffet still goes for sh30,000.
Hotel food rates shoot up by 18%