Southern Rift Valley restaurants

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 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…
Top Choice Buffet in Lake Baringo

Island Camp Restaurant

A popular weekend activity, if you can call it that, is to charter a boat and hop across to Island Camp's sleek restaurant for lunch. The buffet includes a mix of cold dishes such as gazpacho, Indian mains, salads a…
Top Choice Indian in Lake Naivasha

Lazybones

Camp Carnelley's hip restaurant is popular with NGO workers and other Nairobians at weekends. Grab one of the gorgeous low-slung sofas, or pull up a chair around the roaring fireplace. Co-owner Chrisi's creative men…
Kenyan in Nakuru

Hygienic Butchery

Great name, great place. The Kenyan tradition of nyama choma (barbecued meats) is alive and well here. Sidle up to the counter, try a piece of tender mutton or beef and order half a kilo (per person) of whichever ta…
Barbecue in Southern Rift Valley

Kahatia Restaurant

One of a number of roadside places serving grilled meats (you choose your cut of meat and it's then cooked and delivered to your table) at the Kikopey Nyama Choma Centre, 31km north of Naivasha. For those who think …
Buffet in Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha Country Club

The country club is a bit of an institution in these parts, and is the place to be seen having lunch. The daily buffet here is very good, served inside the somewhat stiff dining room or outside on the lush green law…
International in Lake Baringo

Thirsty Goat

Even if you're not staying at Roberts Camp, the Thirsty Goat is an institution worth visiting. Sip sundowners, listen to snorting hippos, grab a book from the small library or entertain the bar with your travel bant…
Barbecue in Southern Rift Valley

Acacia Restaurant

The pick of the nyama choma (grilled meat) places at the Kikopey Nyama Choma Centre 31km north of Naivasha. The dining area is pretty run down, but the meat is outstanding – choose the goat leg, take a seat and eat …
Cafe in Naivasha

Jolly Dishes

Jolly by name, jolly by nature (if a little frayed at the edges). This colourful old-fashioned cafe attached to the Silverview Hotel has greasy plates of fried chicken, masala chips and breakfast dishes served with …