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“Ideal setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 719 346349
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Ranked #3 of 345 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant is located in a beautiful peaceful garden setting on Karen Road, on the site of the original Blixen farmhouse property. The Restaurant is open for breakfast from 06.00Am through to 10.00Pm. Diners have a fine choice of different areas for lunch or dinner. There is the indoor restaurant with adjacent outdoor terrace and garden, for a la carte dining. There are also a variety of functions areas such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, available for 'royal style' wedding functions, dinners and conferences. The Grogan House is a lovely space for private dinners and exclusive functions For many Karen residents, the bar which opens out to a shisha lounge is a popular place to meet and mingle with delicious cocktails and bar snacks and satellite TV.
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ideal setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The hamburgers are second only to the Aero Club, and the setting in the garden, with the Ngong Hills behind, is unbeatable. Well worth a lunch or dinner.

Visited November 2012
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SURREY
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117 reviews
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“Magical place.........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Having read the book and watched the film at least 20 times, it was a dream come true to come to karen's home. The grounds were beautiful, the tour was superb and our guide was passionate and informative.
It was wonderful to see the costumes worn by Meryll and Robert in the film and you could understand how Karen Blixen fell in love with the place. To see the Ngong Hills in the distance brought you back to the beginning of the book/film.......... a must for any fan of the film/book.

It was not over crowded and you could wander the home and gardens at your own pace.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is a lovely place but the food was not very good. I got the fish soup which was inedible with a few small tough pieces of fish in an overly spicy liquid. The chicken salad was very boring with just some slices of chicken and avocado over lettuce. The bathrooms were nice. The wait staff was pleasant. The ambiance is very nice,

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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London, Canada
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“a garden oasis in the midst of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Rooms are separate cottages, large and elegant. The buildings are not new but this is part of the charm.

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London, Canada
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“Great food in a lovely setting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The meals are excellent, the chef very accommodating and the coconut pumpkin soup is fabulous! Great service with very friendly staff.

Visited October 2012
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