Adega Restaurant is a prolific and beloved restaurant brand in South Africa, with branches in Mozambique and Zambia.
Now, Kenya has its very own branch, where Nairobi denizens can sample Portuguese cuisine in an airy setting overlooking the leafy suburbs from the 2nd floor of the Lavington Curve mall.
Portuguese food is characterized by the ingredients grown and farmed in the hospitable terroir of the country’s regions, as well as on gifts of the sea from its extensive coastline.
The unique cuisine has evolved with the adoption of ingredients and influences from faraway lands where some of the country’s early explorers sailed – – with the inclusion of spices, preparation methods and recipes from India, Brazil, the Far East and Mozambique.
Adega, with its roots firmly in Africa, has successfully incorporated additional influences and dishes from the continent to create a distinct Portuguese culinary experience with African soul and hospitality. And what’s more, the food on offer is strictly Halal!
On its official launch, Adega hosted friends and family for soft opening service over delicious lunch. We were welcomed with a plate of prawn cakes which made us immediate fans of the restaurant.
The lunch was well attended with nearly all the guests taking advantage of a typically gorgeous day on the expansive deck, while those with children were thrilled with the colorful play area replete with swings, slides, rockers and more.
We enjoyed a light breeze as we were treated to warm garlic bread, fresh juices, and a crispy green salad with Feta. Next, we sampled succulent platters of fresh fish, octopus, prawns, and calamari bathed in a garlicky butter. Perfectly cooked and seasoned chips accompanied the meal, along with mixed vegetables tempura. Later, excellent coffee drinks and a light Grenadilla Mousse (what we know in Kenya as Passion Fruit) ended the meal on a positive note!
We recommend this restaurant for all types of occasions, especially now, when the Ramadan season is about to begin. To make easy and quick bookings, click here.