Too miss a meal at either the Lord Delamere Terrace, or the more upmarket Tatu, at the Norfolk whilst in Nairobi would be a huge mistake. If you can't afford to stay at this 5 star hotel, at least treat yourself to a meal there.
I had the best barbecued Lobster I'd eaten in years at the Tatu.
From the extensive Lord Delamere Terrace menu I chose to go local. The food was as good as at the Tatu, but way cheaper. I supp'd on fabulous Kenyan specialties such as the Boma Grill, a divine selection of succulent lamb, beef and chicken cooked to perfection, served with peasmash a combination of potato and peas and salad. I also had the local ugali, a cornmeal delicacy way nicer than polenta, served with fabulous grilled fish, from Lake Victoria.
Wine lists were excellent with a range of local and imported wines at reasonable prices.
I ate alone at the Lord Delamere Terrace, and the staff could not have been more welcoming, nor obliging, helping me with suggestions in relation to local dishes.
There were eight of us who celebrated a couple of birthdays at Tatu and the staff coped equally adeptly with handling a large, diverse, indecisive group.
Another joy of the Norfolk is that they source all their food locally, some even comes from their own kitchen garden, which you can visit within the grounds. They have policies and practices that support local, often organic and biodynamic producers and the food reflects quality ingredients and meticulous preparation.
Their coffee, sourced locally and roasted at the Norfolk is something so exquisite, I will remember it as the coffee of a lifetime. Arabica beans, prepared to showcase one of Kenya's most famous products, at its best.
The Norfolk is a gastronome's delight. To eat there is to be guaranteed an experience that will linger in your memory forever, savouring the tastes, culture and outstanding hospitality of Kenya. Just go there, eat, drink in its ambience and savour the best of Kenyan fare!
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