If you’d probably pick a few popular bars in Nairobi that serve fantastic food many would stop at one or two; please forget the nyamachomas and kachumbaris we are so used to down with our favourite beers. Or even the sticky rice and oily chicken that are the life of the party when hunger strikes at around midnight. This is good food that will leave you feeling like you ate at a star hotel. If you answered with a few picks, good for you, if you didn’t, here is one place that will keep you coming for more.
Popularly known as Mercury, many acquainted with Nairobi’s nightlife scene will immediately know about this establishment. With two branches in Westlands and Junction, the Mercury Group have already made a name for themselves and it’s neither because of their pleasant service nor unrivalled ambiance. It’s simply because of what they put on the table. Well, a recent visit to the Junction branch proved to be very worthwhile. Upon arrival, jolly waiters, directing you to the table of your choice, eagerly welcome you. The space is tastefully littered by wooden sets of furniture and finding the perfect spot will not be as difficult as it is in most of the popular ‘watering-holes’ in Nairobi. You are offered an option of either the airy outside patio or the cosy inside, depending on where you want to enjoy the ambiance.
A fully stacked bar, open throughout is available for anyone willing to indulge themselves for the day. The menu is quite extensive, featuring the all-time favourites such as fish and chips and fried chicken wings. Interestingly, that is not only what is available to tickle your taste buds. For starters, the Buffalo wings and crispy potato skins filled with crispy bacon and Gorgonzola cheese are a sure way to get your digestive juices going. The delectable flavours and crispy crunch merge in a burst of heavenly goodness. It will not be an understatement to say that the Buffalo wings are surely the best I’ve had around town. The pork spare ribs, which are succulent oven, baked loin ribs coated in honey and soya with a hint of chillies are delicious enough to cause you to spend some more.
To cap the whole experience off is a delicious pick of their desserts like the triple flavour ice cream, Mercury Napoleon Puff Killer, made out of layers of puﬀ pastry and cream served with vanilla and strawberry coullis or their divine warm apple pie with nutmeg fragrant. A culmination of homey food, it is quite rare to find that in what many would term as ‘bar food’. That and the fact that i visited the little girls room and found it to be absolutely clean and fresh makes Last Drop as enjoyable as it gets. Sample their wide array of cocktails or have a go at their wide selection of wine and liqueur. The prices are modest considering the service, quality of food and drinks. However on average you may pay a bit higher than in most local joints or bars, which is okay if you want a classy and somewhat exclusive experience.
For more info log onto http://www.eatout.co.ke/Mercury