This is what Talisman clams quoting one of newspapers' reviews. I agree, it is one of the top restaurants in Nairobi but it is debatable if it is truly number one.
The ambiance is great and my wife claims that recent renovation made it look much better. I couldn't see much of a difference. That's probably gender driven ;-)
After re-opening I was expecting some new ideas in the menu - surpisingly it seems not to have changed at all. Still a perfect fusion, from east to west, from south to north. A bit lengthy - when will Nairobi chefs realise that it is not the number of courses that brings quality? Some of the items (a burger!) don't really fit the image but I can understand that if about 10% of the customers are from the US you must offer something they can relate to :P Having said that, what you finally receive on your plate looks great (not very typical for Nairobi) and the taste is right. It is one of very few places over here where the words "rare" and "medium" have their meaning.
Wine list is as long as the menu. Unfortunately, there is nobody amongst the staff who knows anything about combining food and drinks. Most wines are quite pricy but then you may opt for house which is decent and very reasonably priced.
The staff is friendly and very attentive. Nothing to complain about.
But can you really claim to be #1 restaurant anywhere, if the disco music at the bar plays so loudly that you can hear it in virtually every corner of the restaurant?
Talisman - you are good but you still have some work to do to claim your #1 badge.
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