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“Average food, attentive staff.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Alan Bobbe's Bistro

Alan Bobbe's Bistro
Rhapta Road, Westlands, Nairobi 0100, Kenya
226027
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Ranked #291 of 343 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Average food, attentive staff.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Recently stayed at Andrews Apartments and therefore sampled pretty much everything on the menu. In general it is akin to the usual mid range hotel fayre. Not a great selection of wine, or anything for that matter. Since it is out of the way and never seems to be that busy. The starters are better than the main meals, obviously food is prepared in advance and chilled / frozen before cooking or re-hearing for service. That said, it's a fine place if you want some privacy and the waiting staff are friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
New York, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Meh.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Location is tucked away and atmosphere is nice, but the coq au vin I make at home is worlds better than what they serve here.
Also came by once when we lived close by and tried to order a dessert to takeaway for my children and was told that there was nothing on the menu that could be served as takeaway. Umm... how about ice cream? I left with two kids in tears.

Visited August 2012
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Leaves you Wanting”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Simply expensive for no reason. Have a strong brand reputation. Could do a lot better by simply reinventing their Menu. The price tag does not translate to 'food value'. Good place to go to if you want some privacy and do not care much about the food.

Visited December 2012
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Nairobi
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent French food in average atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The French food was excellent, but the restaurant would deserve a more comfortable atmosphere. The poolside tables were nice, but otherwise the surroundings of Andrew's apartments did not match the great kitchen.

Visited September 2012
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Nairobi
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“Cold as Ice”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Went following some reviews. The place was empty and we got served food cold as Ice. Quality was also average. I won't be back...

Visited July 2012
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