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The Lord Erroll

89 Ruaka Road | Runda Estate, Nairobi, Kenya
254 20 7122433
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Ranked #89 of 301 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: French
Most recent review
- Apr 4, 2014
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21 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Is very nice and good restaurant, very good food and nice staff. You really have from where to choose.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant is only known because of its history. Yes, this is the place where Lord Erroll lived before he was killed. There's a movie about it - White Mischief - go see it, it's great! The restaurant is not. Although the menu attempts to be European, it's more 1950's US country club. Everything is ok - nothing is very... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I had dinner with a friend last night. I think the place is overrated. The food was stodgy and overpriced. I've had better food in Nairobi at places that don;t think as much of themselves. Prosciutto and melon starter fine though melon tasted old. German special really poor (sausage, shoulder in a huge portion and the meat was dry and... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Lord Errol is one of those restaurants in Nairobi that has kept it's name and legacy through the decades, I used to come here back in the 90s and it was good then. It's still just as good. The staff are well trained and very courteous. The dishes are made well, presented well and taste delicious. They make the simple... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Lunch at the Lord Erroll was part of our safari package. We found the staff not particullarly friendly when we arrived after a 5 hour drive. The setting is very nice as the tables are overlooking a garden with some beautiful plants and birds. Unfortunately the food was reminisant of my days at an English boardingschool. This was probably the... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Very nice restaurant for pleasant lunch, dinner or happy hour drinks. Like being in English club room. Verandah area is very nice and watch the birds and cats from there. The friday buffet lunch was very good value for money, service was excellent, and it was a pleasant and relaxing lunch in quiet surroundings. Would recommend it even though it... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Did a dinner with my husband at this exclusive restaurant. Though we couldn't locate it easy at first, the dining experience made up for that. we were treated to a lovely dinner

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I understand from other reviews that this restaurant is distinctive for its lovely grounds and resident population of crested cranes, none of which could be appreciated from the verandah in the dark. The atmosphere was pleasant and the outdoor seating was a bit of good luck as the dining room was crowded and somewhat noisy. The service on a weeknight... More

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Atlantic Beach, FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Good food and relaxing atmosphere. The buffet was good but not exceptional. They did accommodate the young children by making them pasta. Kenya's national birds were walking freely in and around the property. Beautiful landscape. It is located at 89 Ruaka Road, Runda Estate, in Nairobi not far from the Village Market. We went there after going to the Masa... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Over the years I had heard about Lord Erroll and always wanted to have a meal there. I finally had the chance last weekend and was extremely disappointed. The service was terrible, I had to ask for one thing repeatedly, there was no attention to detail. Food did not come in any order, the Adults were served before the Children,... More

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