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Rolf's Place


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Italian, International, European
Lunch, Late Night
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want the experience of a walk across a ravine on a rickety though safe wooden bridge, by all means repeatedly do so! If going for a meal, forget it, you may be seated for over twenty minutes before a waiter deems it necessary...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ma3nduku
Reviewed May 29, 2019

In reading previous reviews and seeing pics, I can say my recent visit in May 2019 they had replaced the overhead awnings in the outdoor dining. We were the only customers so the service was great- I cannot comment what it would have been like...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank RobinSanJose
Reviewed January 27, 2019

It used to be a diamond, now it has fallen to the ground, literally speaking, the only thing you need to do is look at the pictures I have taken... To wait for more than an hour to be served, and then to start receiving...More

Date of visit: January 2019
4  Thank Stavros C
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

We visited this place for lunch with family and friends and it was a great disappointment. I will try to be as brief as possible... Pros: great location and amazing view, polite staff Consa: 1. We ordered 5 portions of food it took them over...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank NEP126
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This place clearly used to be very interesting, but sadly is no more. The place is technically open, but the staff is extremely rude and they have little to no offerings on their menu. Additionally, they no longer carry any alcohol. Seems like it used...More

Date of visit: November 2017
2  Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Having been to Rolf's over the years, I always looked forward to the special treat of lunch at the gorge. Menu items used to be well prepared, with a well stocked bar. The reality in 2018 is vastly different. Majority of the menu items are...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Madame_Trey
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Stopped for lunch while touring in the area. Beautiful setting although the roads are rough. Food and service was okay.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank TheTraveller393
Reviewed January 21, 2018

I used to live in Nairobi in 2014-15, and coming to Rolf's Place was a special treat we reserved for impressing our visitors, with excellent food and a magical location awaiting you. It was therefore with great sadness that I realised after my most recent...More

Date of visit: January 2018
4  Thank David B
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

After a long time we came back here. No tbones No chicken No feta cheese samosas No electricity No ice Warm beer Warm water And what was the sauce on the mushrooms.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Fareed K
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Though the road to Rolf's is ragged, we thought the charm of the place and its staff made up for it! The hanging bridge makes for an unforgettable entrance, and we watched a family of baboons play on it while waiting for our meal. Though...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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