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Cape Chestnut Laikipia Sip & Dine Nanyuki

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Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Fusion, Tapas
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Next to Nanyuki Cottage Hospital | Nanyuki Cottage Hospital Road, Nanyuki, Kenya
+254705250650
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Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The charming and friendly setting of this venue attracts a loyal...
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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  • 29
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best meals in Kenya

Lovely atmosphere to relax. The food was exceptional, one of the best 5 meals I've had in 2 years in Kenya. A very familial atmosphere and the hosts will come out and share local stories and advice, striking up a warm conversation. We went our first night, and didn't bother looking for other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
WeldonWK
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Nairobi, Kenya
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Lovely atmosphere to relax. The food was exceptional, one of the best 5 meals I've had in 2 years in Kenya. A very familial atmosphere and the hosts will come out and share local stories and advice, striking up a warm conversation. We went our first night, and didn't bother looking for other places as we passed back through town... More 

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Broseley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have had many happy lunches sitting under the trees at the Cape Chestnut over the years. Always enjoy the food and it is great to catch up with Alpena and Sophie when we visit Kenya. We love the Cape Chestnut

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New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Next to Nanyuki Cottage Hospital | Nanyuki Cottage Hospital Road, Nanyuki, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Nanyuki
  • Phone Number: +254705250650

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 50
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Fusion, Tapas

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.
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?