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“A fine, albeit expensive, place to eat in Nairobi” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Norfolk Hotel

Norfolk Hotel
Kijabi Street, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
+254-(0)-20-2216940
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Ranked #7 of 358 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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86 restaurant reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“A fine, albeit expensive, place to eat in Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

The Delamere Terrace, like most of the Norfolk has been recently renovated. The food has gone up several notches as have the prices. There is a wide variety of cuisines - safe options include the lamb chops; the Arabic Mezzah makes a good starter. Puddings also good and generally food is quite imaginative. Wine list good, with a rarity for East Africa, a good Alsace Riesling. Service good as you would expect from a hotel of its standing and pedigree. You will pay for the food and the historical setting, but it's worth it.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Peaceful spot in the heart of the city - a real sense of history and charm. Hint: the French onion soup is the best in East Africa. The pizza, on the other hand, is one of the worst in the region!

Visited December 2012
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Dubai
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Enchanting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The restaurant (and the hotel, in general) has an enchanting ambience! Because of the fact that it's from the 1900's, we really wanted to visit the Norfolk because of its' history, aside from it's a good and safe place to dine before our further long travel to Masai Mara. We didn't want to be too adventurous with food during the beginning of our safari so we decided on international foods that we are quite familiar with. They have a number of restaurants to choose from. The service was prompt and friendly. Price is also competitive. It's worth a visit when you're around Kenya - wish we have the time to stay next time.

  • Visited September 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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Co. Donegal
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“A haven of calm in a bustling city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Norfolk Hotel is the epitome of old world charm and elegance. The staff are always cheerful and friendly - even the doorman remembers your name. Service is first class and of a high standard. One of the delights is to experience breakfast at a table set on the lawn. Evening drinks on the verandah are also a welcome escape from the frantic city. My only negative comment concerns the pool, which is in shadow in the afternoon, due to its proximity of newly erected tall buildings.

Visited October 2012
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Delft
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60 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Very nice hotel, Lovely rooms, excellent service great staff. The restaurant serves excellent food only a bit overpriced.

Visited May 2012
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