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Best of Nairobi – Continental Restaurants

written by Yummy Editorial 27th August 2015

A bit of African? Asian? Italian or Moroccan? It can be so hard to choose a single cuisine nowadays, which is why many restaurants specialize in a fusion of two or more. Here’s our our pick of the best continental restaurants in Nairobi where you can find something for everyone. What’s your favourite continental restaurant? Vote in the poll at the end of the article.

About Thyme

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About Thyme is a gorgeous, terraced garden restaurant tucked away in the lush green arms of Spring Valley. Try their Mediterranean pork and chicken dishes or their signature duck and salmon dishes. If you’re a vegetarian, you’ll love their Pumpkin and Amaretti Tortellini among other flavorsome meat free options. Get there on a Wednesday evening for their complimentary Mojito on arrival.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2200 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Sailfish

 

Artcaffe

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Located in various Malls in Nairobi, Artcaffe’s branches are always spacious and light-filled with a fresh, modern and cozy environment. They are known for serving the best roasted coffees, tea, cocktails, hearty dishes and a wide selection of desserts at affordable rates.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 1800 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Chicken Schnitzel

 

Big Five at Ole Sereni

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Big Five has an ideal set up overlooking Nairobi National Park.They are always preparing wonderful and varied food from burgers to Indian curries but their best offering has to be their weekend barbecues.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2, 500 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Steaks

 

Black Gold Cafe at Panari Hotel

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Overlooking the ever busy Mombasa Road at Panari Hotel, Black Gold Café is known for serving roasted coffees, teas, light meals, smoothies and desserts.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 1000 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Slow Roasted Sprig Chicken

 

Four Cafe Bistro

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Four café is known for providing the best combination between east and west. They serve the best paninis, chocolate tiramisu and the only strawberry shortcake Martini dessert in town.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2,000 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Steak & Frites

 

J’s Fresh Bar

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For something a little fresh and different pop over to J’s. Although the space is purposefully small its long hardwood tables and benches are suited to large groups. J’s certainly has a rustic charm visible in the decor and the simple yet beautifully crafted menu. Crispy fish and chips, moist beef burgers and juicy steaks are some of the items you should look out for.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2500 (main course + drink)

Must Try: J’s burger and Austin Powers cocktail.

 

Lord Delamere’s Terrace at Fairmont: The Norfolk

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An open-air café in an historic Nairobi hotel, Lord Delamere’s has friendly service and good food.  They offer simple yet classic cuisine from continental to Italian and Asian. They also serve excellent coffee, sandwiches, desserts and signature cocktails.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2, 500 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Stuffed Fish

Mandhari at Nairobi Serena

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The Nairobi Serena is a beloved classic in the city’s hotel industry. Start your evening off on their terrace with a cocktail or cigar. Indulge in their reputable fine dining menu featuring local and international creations. Early 2015 saw the restaurant renovate their kitchen ushering in a higher standard for their cooking.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2700 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Rib Eye Steak

 

Palm Cafe

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Palm cafe has a sophisticated indoor room and delightful outdoor terrace with a lounge corner  dotted with sunken sofas. They serve a continental daily breakfast buffet and an all day a la carte menu.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 1500 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Lamb Chops in Mint

 

Pablos at Best Western Hotel

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Pablos is a brightly lit, spacious restaurant with great dinner, breakfasts, lunch coffee, tea and desserts that will tempt your taste buds. They are opened daily from 6:30am to 10:30pm. Head there on a Tuesday with your Yummy Card for 50% off your meal when dining with one other person.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2,000 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Sweet Corn Schnitzel

 

Que Pasa

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Que Pasa is a warm and inviting space perfect for bonding with friends or snuggling up for a date night. Enjoy simpler dishes like their pizzas and mussels or indulge in the incredible talent of Chef Anthony’s delectable fine dining creations.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2500 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Chef Anthony’s Duck Specials

 

Secret Garden

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At Secret Garden they serve healthy and homely options for lunch: a variety of salads, wraps, crepes and sandwiches as well as hot dishes like soups and chicken ensuring they cater to a variety of tastes and meal preferences. They even have mandazi! Try their fresh fruit juices and close the day with a glass of wine from their fantastic wine list.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 1, 500 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Grilled Calamri

 

Sikia Fine Dining at Crowne Plaza

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Located at the Crowne Plaza Nairobi, in Upper Hill, Sikia encompasses a fusion of flavours, warmth and comfort to create a lovely fine dining experience. Their service is professional and refined. Settings are marked quietly for each food course and are comfortable for everything from business lunch to romantic dining.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2,700  per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Seafood Dish or Steak

 

Soko

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Soko focuses on using the finest organic ingredients and seasonally inspired produce to offer an exciting interpretation of classics with a dash of progressive gastronomy. This is the perfect spot to pop into for an upscale business lunch, breakfast buffet or decadent dinner.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2,700 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Salmon fillet

 

Talisman

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The Karen based restaurant offers various cuisines: Pan-Asian, European and African. Their African menu specifically infuses eclectic dishes giving a myriad of experiences to diners. Total taste bud satisfaction is guaranteed at this restaurant.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2400 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Beer Battered Tilapia and The Talisman Burger

 

Thorn Tree Cafe at Sarova Stanley

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The Thorn Tree Cafe is a legendary open-air, bistro style pavement café serving a wide range of beverages, buffet spreads with varied dishes from African to Italian and more.

Avg. Cost: Ksh. 2, 700 per person (main course + drink)

Must Try: Grilled Prawns

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