You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

    • Open House

      Indian specialities
      This is one of the newest additions to Nairobi’s Indian restaurants, and lies in the suburb of Westlands. You will find an extensive selection of traditional Indian dishes such as masala or biriyani. Fish lovers in particular will enjoy it here, and there are also various menus for vegetarians. The dishes are served with various types of bread and rice. The restaurant also caters for special events, and also provides a take-away service.
      Centro House
      Ring Road Parklands
      P.O. Box 66818
      66818 Nairobi
      +254 735 621 824
    • Tamarind Nairobi

      Everything from the sea
      This multiple award-winning restaurant is housed in the National Bank building. It is elegant and spacious. The walls are mirrored and oriental lamps hang from the ceiling. The restaurant’s speciality is seafood, including prawns, crab, lobster, squid and oysters. Those who prefer can choose one of the various steak or chicken dishes.
      National Bank
      Haile Selassie Avenue
      P.O. Box 74493
      00200 Nairobi
      +254 202 251811
    • Purdy Arms

      Green oasis
      The Purdy Arms is a restaurant, bar and B&B. It is located in Karen, a suburb to the south-west of the city centre. The site is surrounded by a forest, which also provides a lovely backdrop. Various small paths lead past various trees and flowers to the terrace. The kitchen provides mainly fish and chicken dishes, and various events are regularly held in the large garden.
      61, Marula Lane
      00502 Nairobi
      +254 712 007001
    • Pete’s Coffee

      Smart minds and coffee
      This café is partner to the iHub in Nairobi. It is a centre of technological innovation that attracts young ITers. Pete’s Coffee is very modern in design, and also boasts a terrace. Barista Pete is a multiple award-winning champion of the art of coffee making and offers courses himself. Incidentally, Kenya is one of the world’s biggest coffee producers.
      Bishop Magua Center, Ground Floor
      Ngong Road
      00606 Nairobi
      +254 722 37 47 81
    • The Thorn Tree Café

      Nostalgia guaranteed
      It is in a central location in the business district, and is a popular meeting place. There is an acacia tree in the middle of the open-air café to which travellers used to attach messages – and still do today. Visitors feel transported back to a different age, and as well as various coffees it also serves and excellent range of dishes. Inside is a beautifully decorated restaurant that serves at extensive breakfast buffet.
      Kimathi City Center
      Sarova Stanley Hotel
      00100 Nairobi
      +254 233 32 83
    • Café Deli

      Sweet and savoury
      This café is modern in design with lots of cosy corners. The display consists of a wide selection of croissants, muffins, cakes and gateaux. There are also various cookies, fruit juices and – of course – coffees. If you prefer something savoury, you will find omelettes, salads and various breakfasts on the menu. There is a second Café Deli in the Westlands, an outlying district of Nairobi.
      Moi Avenue
      00100 Nairobi
      +254 710 46 52 91
    • Bar Gypsi

      Lively meeting place
      This location is extremely popular with expats and locals. It opened in 1994, and is a firm fixture in Nairobi’s nightlife. The atmosphere is always busy, warm and friendly. The Gypsi Bar is divided into three areas, where various drinks and cocktails are served. It also has a little dance floor, and definitely starts to feel like a club as the night moves on.
      Woodvale Groove
      Opposite Barclays Bank
      +254 204 440964