Whether you’re looking to initiate a new romance or simply keep the flame alive, dates are the perfect time to display your attention to detail. Dining out seems like an obvious choice but let’s face it, restaurant selection requires thoughtful consideration of everything from the location and ambiance to the food and service.
With so many restaurants to choose from in Nairobi, the daunting task of singling out that perfect date spot can often be too much. Luckily we have taken the stress out of the process and compiled a list of go to restaurants in Westlands. You can thank us later!
Located at 14 Riverside Drive, just as the name suggests, Secret Garden is an intimate restaurant that serves their food simple, fresh, aromatic and natural. Their juices, hearty soups, pastries, desserts and salads make Secret Garden a place worth visiting.
Tucked in the cozy neighbourhood of Karen, Talisman makes for a great date night spot. And why shouldn’t it? It was recently named, ‘The Best Place In Town’ by New York Times Spirited Traveler and the number one restaurant in Kenya by TripAdivsor. The restaurant features an elegant gastro lounge with Pan-Asian and African cuisines. If its intimacy you seek or you want to make a lasting impression, Talisman is your best bet.
About Thyme is an intimate restaurant located in a leafy, secluded area of Westlands at the junction of Peponi and Eldama Ravine Road. It has a beautifully designed interior, terrace and garden and offers a wide range of dishes, drinks and desserts. Date night perfection!
Just as it’s name suggests, Asmara derives it’s name from the capital of Eritrea and is located at General Mathenge Drive. Asmara also has a casual and friendly dining setting which is perfect for a date.Their authentic food and signature cocktails are definitely worth a try.
Located along Spring Valley, Westlands, Bamboo restaurant is known for offering fusion cuisine. You can enjoy a combination of Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes, in an elegant setting. They also have a private room, adjacent to the main restaurant where you can experience their fused menu and wine list.
Dusit D2 is home to SOI a Thai restaurant and SOKO a continental restaurant. SOI features a communal table and an enclosed space with its own terrace for more privacy while SOKO has a private dining room and a terrace which is the perfect venue for a business lunch, a get together or a romantic dinner for two.
Mama’s Patisserie is like little bit of Paris located at the ABC Place in Westlands. If you are looking to spoil your date with classic French cuisine then Mama’s is the perfect spot.
Artcaffe is located in a number places around Nairobi including Galleria, Oval, Karen, Lavington Mall, Junction Mall, Yaya Centre, Gigiri, and Village Market. They serve a selection of freshly brewed coffee and pastries, perfect for a brunch date. Or you can indulge in a glass of sangria over a candlelit dinner for two.
Offering the perfect fusion of Europea, Pan Asian and Kenyan cuisine, Villa Rosa Kempinski is located in Westlands along Waiyaki way. With restaurants such as Cafe Villa Rosa an all day dining restaurant, K Lounge and Balcony, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The hotel also houses the 88 a Pan Asian Restaurant, and LUCCA an Italian Restaurant all which provide a private and intimate setting to enjoy a date.
If you’re looking for the freshest Seafood, Ocean Basket is the place to be. Conveniently located at the ground floor of Oval, Westlands Ocean Basket features an al-fresco terrace, sushi bar and fantastic service.
Located in Westlands, Nairobi, Tiger Trail is your go to fine dining that serves exquisite Indian Cuisine from their delicate and succulent menu. Their beautiful setting and personalized service will definitely score you points.