#SusanEats: Firefinch Restaurant

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Firefinch Restaurant photographed by Susan Wong 2011 (Nairobi, Kenya)

A popular wedding venue, Karen Country Lodge is nestled in 17 acres of lush green gardens. Within the charming colonial bungalows is the Firefinch Restaurant – a neighbourhood classic and a well-kept secret.

Afro-chic meets country, Firefinch Restaurant is tastefully decorated with unique and comfortable furniture pieces where one could easily cuddle up into in front of one of the two outdoor fireplaces. Gazebos, fireplaces, discreet areas – Firefinch is full of ambience and privacy.

Fresh from the UK, Executive Chef Peter Mwangi and his team are use to flawlessly executing lunch and dinner services for hundreds of guests at Karen Country Lodge – rolling out meals like an assembly line. Translating that military precision to a smaller arena such as at Firefinch Restaurant where the unique story behind each individual dish is meant to be a culinary journey, is a daunting task, but the team has managed to master that as well.

A popular pick, Feta Samosas are a Firefinch specialty and Capital Lifestyle could not agree more. Paper thin wrapping fried to a golden crisp, your fingers not being smeared with grease and the feta filling oozing out in every mouthful – there’s hardly any starter as heavenly as these delicious Feta Samosas.

Another Capital Lifestyle favourite was the Chicken Curry. Hands down, one of the top two curries the team has ever tasted in Nairobi.

Unfortunately, Firefinch fell short on the desserts. A personal favourite, the Bread and Butter Pudding was too dry to be called a ‘pudding’ and the Apple Pie had an overwhelming ‘butter’ taste

Mondays are pub and pint nights with a selection of six homemade pies served with a drink and sides for only Sh 500 – perfect for a relaxed evening with friends after a long day at the office. Fridays are steak nights at Firefinch where all of the steaks on the menu are offered at a generous discount. Sundays are traditional brunch and roasts days with live music.

Décor. Earthy, warm colours and wooden accents ensure a relaxing homey environment, perfect for some quiet time in the afternoons and a catch-up session with friends in the evenings.

Service. Subtle, efficient and friendly. Could be a little faster though when it comes to clearing the table and suggesting options.

Things to look forward to. Live band on Sundays. Stunning gardens

Price. Generous portions and fairly priced.

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FOODBLOG: Photo Credits Susan Wong © All rights reserved.

Firefinch Restaurant photographed by Susan Wong 2011 (Nairobi, Kenya)
Firefinch Restaurant photographed by Susan Wong 2011 (Nairobi, Kenya)
Firefinch Restaurant photographed by Susan Wong 2011 (Nairobi, Kenya)Firefinch Restaurant photographed by Susan Wong 2011 (Nairobi, Kenya)
Firefinch Restaurant photographed by Susan Wong 2011 (Nairobi, Kenya)
Firefinch Restaurant photographed by Susan Wong 2011 (Nairobi, Kenya)
Firefinch Restaurant photographed by Susan Wong 2011 (Nairobi, Kenya)Firefinch Restaurant photographed by Susan Wong 2011 (Nairobi, Kenya)
Firefinch Restaurant photographed by Susan Wong 2011 (Nairobi, Kenya)

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

  • Dainokev

    average for main course (how much) ! ? !

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