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“We had to visit!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thorn Tree Cafe

Thorn Tree Cafe
New Stanley Hotel, Kimathi St, city centre | Nairobi Central, Sarova Stanley, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 23 33283
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Ranked #26 of 331 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“We had to visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I use to come her with my mother many years ago, when we lived in Nairobi. Then you could walk straight in off the street. Now with a family of my own, we returned through tight security of the main entrance, as that is the only way in thesedays. We ordered cocktails (which took ages to arrive), so service was slow but very friendly. I wrote a post for the 'tree'. The Acacia tree is now a replaced sapling, but still the enchantment is there. Read the history. Worth a visit, but only order cocktails if you have time to spare!

Visited September 2012
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Excellent buffets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had many meals at this restaurant during our 3 day stay. They have an extensive breakfast buffet which was included with our room plan. We looked forward to it every morning.

Visited September 2012
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Coventry
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Evening meal & Breakfast before our safari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The food was amazing nothing was to much trouble although a bit expensive but certainly worth it.
The buffet style breakfast has to be on my top 10 list for breakfasts everything you could imagine was available for breakfast!!

Visited August 2012
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surrey, b.c.
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“brilliant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Food was good and it was in the hotel. We didn't have to wait very long for our order to come. Sometimes they had entertainment, which was bery good

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Reasonable lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The food was fine. The staff were vry friendly and helpful, although the service was slow and they got the order wrong twice.

Visited August 2012
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