NRW2015 @ Ocean Basket

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My Take: The South African restaurant chain makes its presence in Nairobi at the Ground floor of the Oval in the heart of Westlands. The decor is quite nice and intimate, good for date nights, or even a family dinner/lunch.  I liked the Prawns in curry starter, it was a much better experience than one I had several years back at Coco Lounge. It revived my hope in seafood, until the main course, arrived, the Seafood risotto was not baaad…but it wasn’t great either. I have now concluded that my taste buds are too local for seafood, so let me just leave these pictures here and walk away…

Desc: Starter: Prawn in Curry Main: Seafood Risotto (Octopus,Calamari,Prawn,Mussels,Shrimp)

Price:  Ksh. 1500 for a 2 course lunch (#NRW2015 Price)

Location: Ocean Basket, The Oval, Westlands (View on Map)


NRW2015 @ Thorn Tree, Sarova Stanley

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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)

NRW2015 @ Adega

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My Take: So finally I get around to writing this post. Adega was my first stop for this year’s Nairobi Restaurant Week, well, thats not entirely true, I went to Talisman and Tamambo Blixen only to find that they were fully booked for the weekend :(. On the bright side though, I’ve  finally learnt to make reservations, the element of surprise doesn’t really work great when it comes to restaurant. Now, on to Adega, the restaurant has really good ambience, they have a nice outdoor area that gives you a view of the suburban surrounding. For those of you who have kids, you’ll love the kids’ corner/play pen (whatever they are called). The service was good, can’t complain…the portions were generous as you can tell from the pics, and the food was delicious too – only one problem though, for a Portuguese restaurant, the food is not very Portuguese-y, I did not get a hint of any foreign flavours. I’d visit Adega again it was a good experience.

Desc: Starter: Chicken Rissoles;Prawn rissoles. Main: spring chicken marinated in true Mozambican fashion; Grilled Tilapia with rice.

Price:  Ksh. 1500 for a 2 course lunch (#NRW2015 Price)

Location: Adega, Lavington Curve (View on Map)