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About Thyme

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Corner of Peponi Road and Eldama Ravine Road | Westlands, Nairobi 14150 - 00800, Kenya
721850026
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Absolutely Charming.

About Thyme is a secret little place tucked away in the middle of Westlands, Nairobi. Haven't had a chance to review the menu but the cocktails are enough to bring me back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Matt M
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English first
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

About Thyme is a secret little place tucked away in the middle of Westlands, Nairobi. Haven't had a chance to review the menu but the cocktails are enough to bring me back.

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mssales, Public Relations Manager at About Thyme, responded to this review

Hello Matt, We are pleased that you enjoyed our cocktail menu. Patrons say our food is just as good, if not better than our cocktails. Feel free to review our menu here>> https://goo.gl/R62MDF. We also have specials and a quick lunch meal deal (KSh 1400) that includes your choice of entrée, dessert + coffee or tea. We hope to... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food did not live to my expectations my meal ( Asian fish and sauteed potatoes) was very dry. The wait staff were good offering prompt and attentive service and the garden sitting is nice. I however would hesitate going a second time as i left feeling the experience wasn't worth the money spent.

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mssales, Guest Relations Manager at About Thyme, responded to this review

Hello, We apologise for your poor experience last week. Usually our fish is moist, so we we will discuss your order with our kitchen if you would kindly provide the date and whether you had lunch or dinner service. Despite your dissatisfaction, we do hope you reconsider and try us again. We offer a lovely and affordable Quick Lunch Meal... More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

very nice setting, the "backyard" especially. The restaurant kinda fits into its environment. Very good food, good service for the lot that we were. The waiter was patient and very helpful. Worth a second visit.

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mssales, Guest Relations Manager at About Thyme, responded to this review

Hello, We are so pleased you enjoyed our garden and service. We look forward to serving you and your friends again soon. When you are ready, you may book your table online>> http://www.about-thyme.com Kindest regards, About Thyme Team More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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130 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

While the food at About Thyme is consistently of good quality and standard, the real reason to visit is the ambience. The garden/outdoor setting is very nicely done, with attention to details in the décor. This is definitely a good place for a date, although they also accommodate larger groups. We went to celebrate a birthday and the service was... More 

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Wash. DC
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After a long spell away from Nairobi, was back for a meal at what is probably my favorite restaurant here, it was reassuring to see that they still are one of the best in town. The ambience, location, service and food are still excellent. Deborah and her team are still doing a fantastic job considering all the competition and ever... More 

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Nanyuki, Kenya
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were a group of three and had some truly great dishes - Beef and Guinness Pie, Pan Fried Snapper and Key Lime Pie. Conversely the starters were a disappointment, the calamari was unremarkable, blue cheese fritters a no-no. Ambience - great Service - informative waiter not afraid to tell us when he felt we should choose an alternative dish!... More 

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mssales, Guest Relations Manager at About Thyme, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the Guinness Pie - one of our favourites. However, we are sorry to hear you did niether enjoyed the calamari nor cheese fritters - your honesty will help us improve our preparation and menu. Would you mind elaborating on either or both? We look forward to seeing you... More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Decided to try out my yummy card for the first time and chose about thyme as i'd heard alot about it. My experience was amazing, i loved the little tables set out in the garden, the service was impeccable and the food was great. As we waited for the mains, the waiter brought out complimentary onion rings which was a... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This hidden gem is just what the soul needs for a cold June afternoon in Nairobi.The ambiance is just beautiful .As you walk in to the restaurant the entrance is just beautiful .The restaurant appears to have been a residence previously the house is adorned with lovely green (Climbing plants ) towards the outside giving it an exotic feel. We... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I have dined at this restaurant only once, but unfortunately will not return. The location is nice enough, but the very slow poor service and lack of quality with food cannot make up for it. We waited 40 minutes for a starter that was not what we ordered and instead of a sorry got - the chef said it was... More 

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mssales, Guest Relations Manager at About Thyme, responded to this review

We are deeply sorry to hear of your poor experience with us earlier this week. This was an unusual situation in which our kitchen was understaffed and overwhelmed. While this is not your problem, you unfortunately suffered the brunt of the challenge at that time. We have resolved the circumstances as we endeavour to provide better service. Thank you for... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Nice garden and above-average service (complimentary cocktail and starter), but food was just OK. I'd return if in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner of Peponi Road and Eldama Ravine Road | Westlands, Nairobi 14150 - 00800, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 721850026

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, European

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