Restaurants

Top Choice International in Nairobi

Tin Roof Cafe

This place has all the necessary ingredients to be a Nairobi favourite – a quiet garden setting in Karen, great coffee, amazing juices, an Ottolenghi salad bar and a commitment to healthy eating. Despite having a ca…
Top Choice International in Nairobi

Talisman

This classy cafe-bar-restaurant remains fashionable with the Karen in-crowd, and rivals any of Kenya’s top eateries for imaginative international food. The comfortable lounge-like rooms mix modern African and Europe…
Top Choice Seafood in Nairobi

Tamarind Restaurant

Kenya’s most prestigious restaurant chain runs Nairobi’s best seafood restaurant, located in the monumental National Bank Building. The splendid menu offers all manner of exotic flavours, and the lavish dining room …
Top Choice Cafe in Nairobi

Savanna: The Coffee Lounge

This classy little chain has outposts across Nairobi, including one in the town centre, but we particularly like the tranquillity of this branch inside the grounds of the National Museum. Decor is safari chic withou…
Top Choice Cafe in Nairobi

Beneve Coffee House

This small self-service cafe has locals queuing outside in the mornings waiting for it to open. Food ranges from African- and Indian-influenced stews to curries, fish and chips, samosas, pasties and a host of other …
Grill in Nairobi

Carnivore

Love it or hate it, Carnivore is hands down the most famous nyama choma (barbecued meat) in Kenya – an icon among tourists, expats and wealthier locals for over 25 years. At the entrance is a huge barbecue pit laden…
International in Nairobi

Thorn Tree Café

The Stanley Hotel’s legendary pavement cafe still serves as a traveller favourite, and caters to most tastes with a good mix of food. The original thorn-tree noticeboard in the courtyard gave rise to the general exp…
Kenyan in Nairobi

Amaica

Dining at this wonderful place magically takes you out of the city for an hour or two, with views into the lush Karura Forest from the open terrace. The cooking also takes you on a journey through Kenya with its ste…
International in Nairobi

Urban Eatery

This smart and upmarket place has a huge menu that takes in everything from pizza to sushi, including great salads, sandwiches, burgers and meat grills. Service is attentive and polite, and kids are welcome – there'…
International in Nairobi

Artcaffe

Despite its location inside a shopping mall, Artcaffe has sleek and inviting premises with a large terrace as well as a stylish dining room and full bar. It's a prime Westlands spot, very popular with expats and kno…