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Lily Pond Arts Centre

Ol Pejeta (Sweetwaters) Road | (Behind Lions Court Hotel), Nanyuki 10400, Kenya
+254-70200-6501
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Ranked #1 of 12 restaurants in Nanyuki
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Come and enjoy a healthy lunch on a deck, overlooking a lily pond.We grow our own herbs and take them straight from our herb garden onto your lunch plate !With the great Mount Kenya as a backdrop, you can also enjoy watching the white egret, hunting the frogs in the pond!
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English first
Lighthouse Point, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch during a long drive from Nairobi to Samburu, and were surprised with the beauty and quaint atmosphere of this little restaurant! The food was great and the seating area was surrounded by- you guessed it- a huge lily pond! Everything was wonderful, the staff very friendly and welcoming. Had it not been for our Gate... More

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This restaurant was the fiirst stop enroute to our first game lodge and what a wonderful surprise! The lily Pond was a wonderful oasis on a long drive after a very long plane ride. The grounds are beautiful and the food was fabulous! My glasses broke on the plane ride over and the airlines "lost" our luggage so I didn't... More

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Wallkill, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was one of the stops on an amazing 11 day Gate 1 Kenya tour. The Lily Pond Arts Centre is a hidden gem and if it wasn't one of our stops, I might have missed it if I was traveling on my own. Great service, food, location - a breath of fresh air from some of the other "local"... More

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Renton, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

During a tour in Kenya with Gate 1, we stopped at the Lily Pond for lunch. The food was wonderful (great flavor, perfect portion) and the service was fabulous. The waiter even helped me learn some Swahili words and even wrote them down so I could refer back to them. The pond is beautiful and it is a wonderful place... More

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This place has changed hands in recent times and the "art" part of the title no longer applies. There are a few pretty ordinary bits and pieces decorating the walls, but in the main, the lily ponds are the prettiest element. The new(isn) Irish owner is what might be called eccentric and is a powerful presence. Some women might find... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stopped for Lunch at this lovely secluded restaurant, met by Jerry, who kissed all the women and shaked hands with all the men. They had a lovely meal ready for us, as we were part of a travel group with Gate 1 Travel. What a wonderful meal, best lamb I had the entire trip!! Very friendly hosts and a... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

After working in Nanyuki for a few months the lily ponds is like a little piece of home in the middle of Kenya. Gerry and Ester are the most welcoming hosts and nothing is ever to much trouble. If you like you food this is defiantly the place to go everything on the menu tastes great and Gerry is not... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

I had one of the best nights out ever at the Lily Pond. The atmosphere was amazing the food was brilliant and owners Jerry & Esther most friendly hosts I have ever met. If you dont visit the Lilly Pond you are mising a treat.

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

A fantastic atmosphere with a welcoming smile. The food is excellent and the service is what you would expect. Nothing but professional. Jerry and Esther made us feel at home thank you very much you made my stay in Kenya worth while please don't let me sing to much on the karaoke next time it took two days to get... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in Nanyuki for a few weeks and this was the only place where I could relax and have an amazing time without no worries. The own Jerry is the most friendly person I have met in this country. Food is great and I would advise you to get the steak but he also does an amazing Sunday British lunch... More

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