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Carnellys restaurant

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South lake road, Naivasha, Kenya
0722260749
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Peaceful, Amazing Food with a reasonable variety for vegetarians, very relaxing

Came here for lunch while in Naivasha after seeing that this place was the number 1 restaurant for naivasha rated by trip advisor and it most certainly is worth of that rank :D the place its self is great and the food was really good esepecially for vegetarians- we really enjoyed the feta samosas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Diva S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for lunch while in Naivasha after seeing that this place was the number 1 restaurant for naivasha rated by trip advisor and it most certainly is worth of that rank :D the place its self is great and the food was really good esepecially for vegetarians- we really enjoyed the feta samosas and vegetable wrap. I think the... More 

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Thank Diva S
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

too much hype for such a place. many people talk about it, but not that great a place to visit, food is decent, waiters are ok. nothing great

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Thank amu838
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Excellent Pizzas and Nachos! Cold drinks, excellent view and interesting people who visit. Good variety in menu and the food was really tasty!

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Thank Lizette W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We went to Carnellys having been disappointed with the food at where we were staying. We have camped here before with the same thoughts on the restaurant. Food was well presented, fresh crispy vegetables with good food portions. Service was fast and there is adequate space for kids to run around.

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Thank Njahira G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Carnelly's resturant is one of the best resturants we went to on our trip. It has pillows that you can just dive into, great smoothies for hippies and snacks. It isn't quite the place to eat a meal though.

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Thank Taraz L
Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Great simple relaxed atmosphere Lovely pizzas Hummus starter requires improvement Had to fundraise to settle bill as restaurant does not accept any credit cards whatsoever in this day and age. Otherwise great place

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Thank chandraitha
Nairobi, Kenya
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This place is very cool.. almost hippie like decor.. the Clay oven pizzas are to die for and so is the vegetable lasagna... great place for a chilled out sunday lunch

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Thank S0nki
Kenya
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Keeping the recipes simple this is a great place to meet for an informal bite with friends and to spend the afternoon relaxing next to the lake. Rather than expand with state the fact that the majority of people are returning visitors / dimers which speaks for itself. Have yet to find a better place to chill out whilst in... More 

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Thank Guilfybear
Nairobi, Kenya
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Great stay with a group. Fun place with great space to chill out. Safaricom and Orange network service are both not great there just FYI and internet spotty.

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Thank Ellen H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Good waiters, delicious food. The location is excellent with a good face of the lake. Variety for vegetarians is not so much

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Thank Dhruv S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: South lake road, Naivasha, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Naivasha
  • Phone Number: 0722260749

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, African, European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?