For those keen to forgo all the work of peeling vegetables, roasting and stuffing birds, slaving over a smokey grill with nyama choma, and washing-up this Christmas, dining out for a meal or two could be the answer.
With December 25 just around the corner, many Nairobi restaurants and hotels are fully booked, but there are still some venues with tables available. So, why not indulge, just a little bit?
Tatu at Fairmont Norfolk
For the second time in a row, Fairmont Norfolk’s Tatu Restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya made the annual list of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World. Serving patrons great classics, this modern steakhouse is a beautiful backdrop for candle-lit quality time.
Lucca at Villa Rosa Kempinski
The latest Italian addition to the burgeoning culinary scene in Nairobi, Lucca is certainly Villa Rosa Kempinski’s gem. Every dish on the menu is Sicilian Chef Silvio Zaccareo’s creation, originating in his family kitchen. For larger groups, Lucca also serves patrons family-style – perfect for sharing with the family.
Muhibbah at Sankara Nairobi
Feeling exotic? Muhibbah at the sleek Sankara Nairobi, infuses flavours of South East Asia in an East-East menu, representing the evolving Asian fusion cuisine. For those looking for a contemporary sampling of the Orient, Muhibbah’s intimate space may just be the right choice.
Brasserie at Hemingways Nairobi
The Hollywood-themed restaurant serves up great steaks and European classics prepared by Michelin-starred Chef Barry Tonks with its rolling green grounds as a luxe backdrop. Situated in the leafy suburb of Karen, Brasserie is the perfect city-getaway to indulge in great cooking.
Pango Gourmet Brasserie at Fairview Hotel
One of Nairobi’s famed fine dining eateries, Pango, serves patrons rustic yet sophisticated cuisine with a homely country ambiance. If you have a “spare-no-expense” kind of approach this holiday season – then a visit to Pango is a must.
Jiko at Tribe Hotel
Inventive and exquisite presentation coupled with simple fresh ingredients is Jiko’s ethos. Jiko offers delicious dishes with a refined approach. Looking onto Tribe’s modern pool, aside from being perfect for their popular Sunday brunches, Jiko’s swanky interior will definitely inspire great dinner conversations this holiday season.