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“Lively place” 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 #207 of 324 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
Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lively place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The last time i was here was during the World Cup.I ordered beef samosas since i wasn't that hungry and they were very juicy and tasty.I have also dined here in the evening.Only problem was the music was too loud making conversation hard.If you choose to sit outside make sure to wear warm clothing as it can be quite cold especially during the cold weather.The service is also not tha t bad but at the same time not fast enough.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nice bar for a drink and dance on the weekend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Kengeles restaurant does decent food and fills up with a varied expat crowd on weekend nights. There is a pleasantly busy atmosphere, often live music, till late

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice bolthole”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Nice bolthole and even better coz you get free parking at this location. Lovely ambiance. Why does beer always taste better here on Saturday afternoon?

Visited August 2013
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Nairobi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Went for lunch with a friend of mine. The place looks like it could do with some tlc. My salad was fine but my friend had chicken which was inedible. The waitress was gracious enough not to charge for the chicken.

Kengeles used to be such an institution in Nairobi it is sad to see it start to run down. The outside was dark and the floor full of cigarettes as it is the smoking area.

A shame as there aren't too many places around Lavington for a quick lunch with the traffic now days.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Its a pub 1st.A sports venue 2nd and A restaurant restaurant 3rd..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

The food was average. Dont expect much and you will be satisfied throw back a beer and its fine. I wouldn't, come here just for food again. But if I was watching rugby I would eat and enjoy.. Some interesting items on the menu that sounded exciting with exotic flavours. But just turned out to be average. This place does not deserve the bad rating it has but its nowhere in the league of a "fully loaded" at karen coffee gardens, another (exceptiona)l sports pub in nairobi.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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