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“Excellent dining experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brew Bistro & Lounge

Brew Bistro & Lounge
Piedmont Plaza, 671 Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #30 of 301 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Busy and well known restaurant and nightspot near Nakumatt Junction mall in Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Have been to the bar before but it gets sooo crowded after a while it's a nasty experience and you have to leave. The bar is very small and on populate night of the weeks it's a nightmare being there is,Olaf to being a sardine in a can and waiter service collapses at that point. I did go to the dining side with 2 of my girl friends and it's amazing how nice it it. There are not too many tAles so you have to make a reservation to avoid disappointment. The dining side is completely sealed off from the bar and you cannot hear the noise at all and the atmosphere is very nice. Food is excellent. One of my girl friends is a vegetarian and she completely enjoyed her dinner! I would definately go back there. Trouble is after dinner it's kind of an anticlimax going to the pub area. After a while we had to leave.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Good food, bad beer smell at entrance.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful lunch, the beef is amazing. Had not been here for about one year. Good to go back and see the quality is still up to per. Should consider a solution for the beer smell that hits one the moment you get to the entrance of the restaurant. Stale beer, not really a welcoming smell.

Visited May 2013
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“Poor Service Poor Management”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

It's a good location, good setting. On a slow night, you may be happy. On a busy night - do not bother. Staff are slow, will try inflate your bill, will be rude and despite engagement with management, they will do nothing about it.
Have had several unfortunate incidences here, with staff, one including being confronted with a broken beer bottle.
Have given up on the place.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Good food and nice bar area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This is an interesting place because they have a back room of sorts that has fine dining, but then the front part of the restaurant becomes a lively bar area on weekends. If you're there for dinner on a weekend try not to sit next to the door as the waiters only have one way in and out of the kitchen and the music blasts whenever the door opens.

Great food though and service is usually pretty good.

It's also a great place to grab drinks with friends.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“what an experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is definitely the gem of Nairobi

I decided to meet with a friend here just to catch up. I had never been here previously and, it took me a long drive which was absolutely worthwhile.

At the Bistro and, as we waited for our table, I got a chance to study the decor. The restaurant had a simple yet elegant design. The brewery and wine collection in glass gives it a casual fusion feel. From where we were sitting, we had a clear view of the entire place. Waiters were pleasant and helpful, serving best-tasting food at a good value in a clean and comfortable setting

It is a well-run restaurant, with a nice menu selection. They brew their own beer here, but the cocktail selection is bigger

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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