Kilifi is so much more than just a New Year’s party spot. The county is full of hidden spots that host the most interesting people as well as the best seafood restaurants. It’s always a surprise and delight to delve into the foodie gems of Kilifi. Here are our top spots you need to give a try:
The Food Movement – Kilifi Town
It’s impossible to talk about Kilifi dining without mentioning The Food Movement. Run by the creative and eccentric Warren Wilson, The Food Movement is the most unassuming place around in the middle of a farm, in a simple shack with a team of the friendliest people. Warren and his team have excelled at fusion food combining Swahili food and contemporary classics like tacos, poached eggs and more. Their menu changes as their mood wills it so make sure you go hungry and with an open mind!
Monsoon – Mtwapa
Located in the National Museum of Kenya, in the Jumba Ruins, Monsoon is a seafood restaurant gem nestled in the middle of history. If you’re a lover of fresh seafood and have an eye for detail, Monsoon is your spot. With specialty meals like the Lobster Marinara and their famous seafood platter, Monsoon was easily one of our highlights during our seafood tour.
La Marina – Mtwapa
La Marina Restaurant is located along the Mtwapa Creek and specialises in seafood cuisine. The unique location on the creek is perfect for a seafood meal as you enjoy the view, the breeze and the anchored dhows and yachts. In their menu, you’ll get the best of the best of seafood as well as other cuisines like pizzas and a grilled menu. La Marina is perfect for large families.
The name is not an exaggeration, it literally is in a boatyard on the Southside of the Kilifi Creek. Surrounded by boats and the ocean, you can enjoy quick meals and an amazing beach bar totally suited for the surrounding. Whether you’re having fish and chips or a burger, the boatyard sets the perfect scene for a great lunch. The boatyard serves a variety of different meals from junk food to seafood specialities like their crab salad and prawns piri-piri.