Restaurants

Top Choice Grill in Nairobi

Carnivore

Love it or hate it, Carnivore serves up Kenya's most famous nyama choma (barbecued meat) – it's been an icon for tourists, expats and wealthier locals for over 25 years. At the entrance is a huge barbecue pit laden …
Top Choice Seafood in Naro Moru

Trout Tree Restaurant

Inhabiting a marvellous fig tree overlooking the Burguret River, alongside colobus monkeys and tree hyraxes, this is one of the most original places to eat in Kenya's Central Highlands. It doesn't do much else, but …
Top Choice Barbecue in Nairobi

Roadhouse Grill

Out beyond Milimani in the west, Roadhouse Grill is widely touted by locals as the best place for nyama choma (barbecued meat). The meat (choose the goat) is prepared just as it should be: medium rare and perfectly …
Top Choice International in Nairobi

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden

The Coffee Garden offers diners five areas in which to enjoy its varied menu, including the plush L’Amour dining room, the historic 1901 Swedo House and the recommended main section, a casual restaurant set in a ver…
Top Choice Restaurant in Lake Naivasha

Club House

Farm-to-table sustainable cuisine is more exciting when there are giraffes and hippos to spy on in the distance. The signature eatery at Sanctuary Farm is relaxed but stylish, with tables strewn over a wooden verand…
Top Choice Kenyan in Nairobi

Mama Oliech

Fish dominates the menu here: the whole fried tilapia from Lake Nakuru is the signature dish, especially when ordered with ugali (a maize or cassava-flour staple) and kachumbari (tomato-and-onion salsa). Wildly popu…
Top Choice International in Nairobi

Talisman

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

Tamarind Restaurant

Without doubt the finest restaurant around Mombasa, Tamarind looks out over the harbour. Laced with high white arches, this refined restaurant has a superb menu that looks to Asia for inspiration and includes things…
Top Choice Somali in Nairobi

Al-Yusra

Roast camel, fried goat and plenty of pilau rice dishes just like Somalis and like-minded Kenyans love them make this busy 1st-floor place a hit, especially at lunchtime. The food is excellent (and halal) and also i…
Top Choice International in Lake Naivasha

Ranch House Bistro

Opened in 2014, Ranch House Bistro is easily the best of the lakeside eating options. The food is expertly prepared and ranges across pizzas from the clay oven to pulled-pork varieties and exquisite desserts. The se…