I have resolved that there are few good restaurants in Nairobi. For that reason, mediocre restaurants thrive.
Talisman is a gorgeous restaurant in my mind. I love the look and feel, the furniture, artwork, children's play area and more.
The food quality is inconsistent. I did not enjoy my very dry steak during my last visit. My girlfriend's hamburger was outstanding.
The service was no surprise - poor. For example, our first round of drinks arrived at our table 25 minutes after we had placed our drinks order. I went to the bar to follow up our drinks order. I found the staff members involved in a heated conversation. They had not yet started on the drinks order.
The food service was not much better. The waiter would only bus the table with prompting. We'd ordered several rounds of drinks, starters and entrees. He kept bringing out food and drink but did not want to clear anything away.