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“Fantastic food and surroundings” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
0719346349
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Ranked #3 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and surroundings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had lunch here after a very busy morning. The surroundings are gorgeous and present many great photo opportunities. We sat outside as it was a very warm day, however our table was slightly in the shade provided by a tree that must have been 100+ years old.
The food was gorgeous. It was lunchtime and lady recommended I try the burger as they are "the best in Nairobi". Well I only tasted one burger in Nairobi, but plenty around the world and this has to be up there with the nicest burger I have ever tasted. Presentation was fantastic and the price was also very reasonable. My wife had prawns and they were lovely too. Great quality food.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“An oasis after a long drive.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

It had a colonial and appearance and the charm of yesteryear with lovely tables set up on the beautiful lawns and outside verandahs. It gave it a very colonial grand touch. The food was tasty and

Visited October 2012
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We had two very good dinners here and two breakfasts.
Great service, large varied menu. Have you ever had Kenyan oysters? Somewhat small, but very good.
Nice wine list, I liked the South African reds.
A real treat.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Business lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Sunny day, great garden with shade and comfortable. Very attentive staff. Food fine. Ideal for a quiet lunch. Off the beaten track a bit so it was typically Kenya style with calm and tranquility. Second visit and happy to recommend it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great Garden Setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I used it as a venue to meet a few business associates. It's garden setting is very pleasant, and conducive to quiet discussion. A wide variety of snacks and meals are available so you are catered for any time of the day. A well known, out of town location. Will use again!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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