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“Great place for a drink and dinner, but not for conversation” 4 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 302 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
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great place for a drink and dinner, but not for conversation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Had a lovely dinner at the Brew Bistro, but had to move off the terrace as the Band was so loud that I could not hear my dinner companion at all. We moved into the dining room, which was almost deserted. The terrace was hopping (it was a Thursday evening).
Food was tasty, just the right amount, and the service was great, if a little too busy. For example the waiter kept sweeping the crumbs off the table in front of me, even the the midst of a conversation.
The Dining room is ok, nice booths, but feels a little bit institutional.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“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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3 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“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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48 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“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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