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Alan Bobbe's Bistro

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Rhapta Road, Westlands, Nairobi 0100, Kenya
226027
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent place

This restaurant is q major eatery place in Nairobi especially for the corporate and expatriates. We were here twice in ( days we stayed in Nairobi and we were amused by the level of consistency they keep. Highly recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Steve S
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California
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This restaurant is q major eatery place in Nairobi especially for the corporate and expatriates. We were here twice in ( days we stayed in Nairobi and we were amused by the level of consistency they keep. Highly recommended

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a breakfast you could get anywhere, or make yourself if you have 20 minutes. Nothing wrong with it, and nothing right about it either. Unless you happen to have woken up in a bed above this place, there is no good reason to come here (no comment on other meals offered, just had the buyers remorse breakfast here).

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Lagos, Nigeria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Nice place next to Prideinn Raphta, good food, quality service and excelent environment for dinning. It is easy to locate towards the end of Raphta road. We enjoyed our diner experience

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Nairobi
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This restaurant was very bad. I have been going their since my first date and enjoying the fantastic Onion Soup and the Petit Pot Du Creme Au Chocolat. There was nothing worth putting a second fork or spoon in. This restaurant will probably close down in no time

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Having been to this restaurant several times over the years I had looked forward to returning. Although the venue has changed, and isn't much in comparison to where it used to be, the food had remained very good, until this trip. The last time I went there I had the confit de canard with dauphinoise potato, as it was such... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Having heard so much about Alan Bobbe's Bistro in the past it was with great sadness that we had one of the the worst meals I think I have ever had in Kenya. Basically, everything was wrong!! The service was shocking and they had no idea what wine they had and then when we ordered, they said that they didn't... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

When we last ate at Alan Bobbe's, a couple of years ago, the food was excellent; had the restaurant had more character and more diners, we would certainly have returned sooner. However, having re-visited the restaurant for a friend's birthday, it is safe to say we will not be back. Whilst the starters were pleasant, the main courses were an... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Recently stayed at Andrews Apartments and therefore sampled pretty much everything on the menu. In general it is akin to the usual mid range hotel fayre. Not a great selection of wine, or anything for that matter. Since it is out of the way and never seems to be that busy. The starters are better than the main meals, obviously... More 

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New York, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Location is tucked away and atmosphere is nice, but the coq au vin I make at home is worlds better than what they serve here. Also came by once when we lived close by and tried to order a dessert to takeaway for my children and was told that there was nothing on the menu that could be served as... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Simply expensive for no reason. Have a strong brand reputation. Could do a lot better by simply reinventing their Menu. The price tag does not translate to 'food value'. Good place to go to if you want some privacy and do not care much about the food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rhapta Road, Westlands, Nairobi 0100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 226027

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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