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Cape Chestnut Laikipia Sip & Dine Nanyuki

Next to Nanyuki Cottage Hospital | Nanyuki Cottage Hospital Road, Nanyuki, Kenya
+254705250650
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Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Nanyuki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $50
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Tapas, Café, Fusion, Sandwiches
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: The charming and friendly setting of this venue attracts a loyal following. The colonial era ranch house with its own gardens provides a traditional welcome to all those who are seeking a relaxed way of fine dining. The Friday Tapas Nights and the Fortnightly Sunday Curry Buffet Lunches are reputed to be breathtaking in their variety and taste.

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New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Cape Chestnut is set in tranquil garden with comfortable outdoor seating on a spacious patio. Their food is fresh and creative, and their cappuccinos are delicious. It's a great place to meet friends, or stop for lunch on your way through/to Nanyuki. The only downside is for non smokers as smoking customers are permitted to enjoy their cigarettes on the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped on our way to Shaba, lured by Chestnut in the name, as we were hoping they might be selling chestnuts. That was not the case, we however discovered our favourite spot for a bite and coffee on the road. The place is really cute, with homemade bites which were really tasty and coffee is really, really great! a... More 

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Nairobi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The warmest welcome & wonderful service. Food is always tasty with the freshest ingredients - much from their organic vegetable garden. The best salads you will have tasted & amazing Laikipia steak. All of this at an incredibly reasonable price.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Cape Chestnut is a great informal restaurant serving great home-made fare from a small menu. Lots of outdoor eating, both undercover and under the trees.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've been to Cape Chestnut many times, and I must say when I travel to Nanyuki its a must to visit. The food there is fantastic and the deserts even more so! Its great value for your money too! Definitely a must visit if you're ever in the Nanyuki area.

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Nanyuki, Kenya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten here twice now since arriving in Nanyuki had the tapas style dinner on the Friday then curry lunch on the Sunday. Great food each time and a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, I will definitely be going back soon.

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nanyuki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

As a regular customer of this lovely restaurant set in a green oasis TGIF takes on a different meaning. From 7 pm on you enter the candle lit veranda, greeted by the staff john, Richard and Joyce. The jiko,s are lit and give out lots of heat when needed. You have to book most weeks. The tapas menus varies every... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great place, garden stetting, jungle gym for the kids, food and service very good. Nothing not to like!

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A lovely place - serene garden setting, pretty building and friendly, attentive and professional staff. And a woodpecker did his thing on a nearby tree trunk, which was a novel lunch experience! The emphasis on local and home-grown produce means good flavours and a sense of reassurance that the proprietors care about what they're doing - foodwise and also for... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I eat at Cape Chestnut regularly and have never been disappointed. Care and attention to the food, the service, the surroundings and hospitality make this one very special restaurant.

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Additional Information about Cape Chestnut Laikipia Sip & Dine Nanyuki

Address: Next to Nanyuki Cottage Hospital | Nanyuki Cottage Hospital Road, Nanyuki, Kenya
Phone Number: +254705250650
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Nanyuki
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 50
Cuisine: Tapas, Café, Fusion, Sandwiches

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