My Take: Wifey hooked us up with a complimentary lunch for 2 at the Artisan Restaurant, Sankara! Located at the heart of Westlands, The Sankara hotel is known for it’s class and 5 star service, our experience there confirmed this. The Restaurant is on the ground floor and has a cosy outdoor setting with a somewhat formal atmosphere. I was fascinated by the high quality cutlery, which looked antique-like (almost made away with a spoon or two 👀 ). We had the mutton rogan gosh with naan and Chicken Tikka with Rice, all which was top-notch! The service, as expected, was also excellent. We sadly didn’t get a chance to visit the roof-top bar, which I hear has a exquisite view of Nairobi city, but that’s on my 2017 to-do list.
Location: Woodvale Groove, Westlands, Nairobi (View on Map)
My Take: Nothing hits the spot like a nice cold frothy beer on a hot sunny afternoon…but when ‘someone’ keeps complaining about your beer belly, you sometimes have to drink juice 😒. If you’ve tried the juices at Java then you know they can sometimes be bitter..ish, tip is to order juice for the fruit in season, or just ask the waiter, otherwise you might be served juice that tastes like battery acid. But you can never go wrong with Pineapple and Mint
Desc: Mint-Pineapple-lemonade, Tree-tomato-lemonade (or something)
Price: Approx Ksh.350
Location: Every 300 Meters
My Take: Ugali is considered to be the ultimate Kenyan dish, served with meat and vegetables, some would call it the staple food of Kenyans. One of the best places to enjoy Ugali, especially with fish and traditional vegetables is undoubtedly Ronalo’s restaurant located in the heart of the Nairobi CBD. Its famous for its tasty fish and generous quantities.
Location: Kimathi Street, Nairobi. (View on Map)
My Take: It might not be the typical restaurant you’d expect me to post on, but, there’s just something about the Chicken wraps at Chicken Inn that’s got me hooked (I think they sprinkle some certain white powder 😉 somebody cue in 🎵🎵”I’m in ❤️ with the coco”🎵🎵, coz am seriously addicted to those wraps) Try them out spicy 😋
Price: Ksh. 350
Location: Near you
My Take: I guess you can never go wrong with Burger and fries. It would take quite some effort to screw up something so simple, but that doesn’t mean that all places have the same quality, some do it better than other, one of those places is Java, my wife loves their burgers. Give it a try, guarantee you will not regret, they are served with a choice of fries or salad, or fruits…I think
Desc: Burger and Fries
Price: Ksh. 600 (Approx)
Location: Almost literally everywhere you turn in Nairobi 🙂
My Take: If you’ve been to the Stanley, then you know that they take pride in their history. I love the way everything from their furniture, wall hangings, cutlery look antique, well…apart from the state of the art security system at the Valet. Thorn tree restaurant is on the ground floor, it has a nice outdoor..ish area with an actual thorn tree growing in the middle of the restaurant. Although its located in the CBD, they’ve tried to give the place a serene feeling, if you can ignore the honking of matatus on the street outside. The service, as expected was top notch and so was the food, the marinated red snapper on creamed spinach was delicious and the portion was filling, something I did not expect. I liked the place so much, I decided I’d eat there more often…until I saw the prices on their regular A la carte menu 😮 … maybe I’ll try once a year.
Desc: Starter: Avocado and mango torte with a tangy mint dressing. Main: Lime and dill marinated red snapper on creamed spinach served with Fried rosemary potatoes and tomato caper sauce
Price: Ksh. 1500 for a 2 course lunch (#NRW2015 Price)
Location: Thorn Tree, Sarova Stanley, Nairobi CBD,(View on Map)
My Take: If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you may know that one of the reasons I love Java Coffee House is the service, always exceptional!! The ambiance at every Java Coffee House is also very tasteful (IMO) and gives a homely feel – well, if you can ignore the chatter from the random people around you. On this Sunday, I was out for lunch with the 2 most important ladies in my life, my Mom and the lovely B aka Mrs. Me, we had a great time at Java, The Junction. I had the lamu fish – Best I’ve had so far, B had the chicken wings ( I withhold any comment on the wings, the portion was just laughable), Mom had the English-style fish, which was pretty good (I’ll review it once I’ve tried it myself, though the one served at Saape is great, check out the review here)… Try out the Lamu fish, you’ll love it!
Desc: Fish cooked in coconut served with rice and salsa
Price: Lamu Coconut Fish: Ksh. 800 (approx)
Location: Java Coffee House, The Junction (View on Map)