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“Dark pub....” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kengeles Lavington Green

Kengeles Lavington Green
Lavington Green Shopping Centre, Nairobi 00603, Kenya
2540202587343
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Ranked #226 of 343 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: African, Coffee Shop, Italian, Continental
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Makati, Philippines
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“Dark pub....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

II have been eating there more than ten times in the past two week.is walking distance from where I live and work.
I vegetarian... so just two choices, pizza margherita and gazpatcho.
at night became too dark, not enough lifts to walk...
Friday and Saturday live music.
nice place for football lovers.

staffs have been very gentle.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Nice place rude staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

I like the place n decided to have dinner there. Sat in the smoking area since i wanted to see the live ban. Ordered a drink and food n while waiting for my fo6 noticed about 50 cigarete buts nxt to my seat n waved down a waiter. I asked her to have them picked up n she answered that i should have sat at the non smoking area n it wasnt her work to get them off . Decided that they got someone to clean or i leave my ordered foo. At that point someone camd to clean. There r no ashtrays on the tables n all th

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ambia R, Manager at Kengeles Lavington Green, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi Meg. thank you for your comments. If possible do you have the name of the staff member? We will make a concerted effort to keep the place tidier, it is unfortunate that the new smoking laws do not allow us to encourage smoking, hence no ash trays. Our bands commence this Thursday, a different one every Thursday, please come down!
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Nairobi, Kenya
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Only if you are a sports freak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Kengeles is not a place for a romantic evening when you want to propose. Neither it is perfect for a business dinner to celebrate a $1M deal.

It is basic. The food is simple. The seating is not particularly comfy. The bathrooms remind me of Poland 25 years ago. The straff is gracefully indifferent (to put it mildly).

But if you are a football or rugby fan and you live nearby, it is the place to be. For big events make sure you arrive an hour or two before kickoff. It will be packed. 100%.

It is a fun place.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ambia R, Manager at Kengeles Lavington Green, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you for your comments and encouragement for sports days! Hopefully the building will be completed soon and ease the traffic flow, after which we will back to business as usual! We have put in place a new menu, come and try! We wish you a Happy 2013 and look forward to seeing you! Let's get together!
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“Disappointing, tired & dated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Unfortunately Kengeles is not as inviting as would seem. The client has been neglected completely. Yes there is food but it is sir classed price-quality by other better performing spots. If there is a problem no one assumes responsibility. The atmosphere is unsavourably 'clique' which deters the arrival of new clientele. Sorry but there are no excuses for poor service - would rather stay at home.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Ambia R, Manager at Kengeles Lavington Green, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Hi Kuzi, thank you for your comments, we have implemented a new menu and are working on staff training. There is always a Manager on duty and we will follow up on the issue of responsibility. We have some refurb plans for 2013, which will hopefully kick off soon! Let's get together!
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