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Carnellys restaurant

South lake road, Naivasha 20117, Kenya
+254 722 260749
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (33 reviews)
“crawfish” (10 reviews)
“curry” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pizza, African, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
South lake road, Naivasha 20117, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Carnelly's is the best place to go for a big pizza after you've trekked through Hell's Gate or climbed to the top and around Mt. Longonot. After stuffing yourself with their tasty pizza, pitch your tent and enjoy the wildlife (HIPPOS!!!) which often comes out...More

Thank Christoph S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I climb Mount Longonot a lot and every time I go there, I have to make the long trip to stop at Carnellys Restaurant for lunch. This has always been my treat for climbing the Mountain despite the fact that it's so far away. This...More

Thank frantz05
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit and can say that food is just as good. Can recommend the fish curry. Friendly staff and as it was not the weekend did not have to reserve a table

Thank Kelvin K
Reviewed October 28, 2017

We enjoyed meal twice there, once a lunch and once a dinner. Big choice, friendly waiters and at least very, very delicious food. Amazing, you must go there.

Thank izret
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Visited as a couple and loved it. It's much more than just a restaurant with the camping site, banda's, monkeys,giraffe, lake front and hippos. We had the coriander and feta samosas that were good and freshly made. The meat kebabs were sumptuous as was the...More

Thank naishare
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We visited friends who were camping (great location) and had lunch in the restaurant. It is very good. Easy to find and park. Loads of outside space with fire pits and seating. Inside is very cool with plenty of African design and practical charm. The...More

Thank THFA1984
Reviewed October 12, 2017

We stayed overnight here for bed and breakfast. We had a meal the evening we arrived. Our friends described it as African in that it was beside the lake where rhinos lived. It is not star rated. The accommodation was everything we needed, somewhere to...More

Thank Pauline989
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after hiking at Hell’s Gate and were very pleasantly surprised. We ate pizza accompanied by rucola salad and decent red wine from ZA. There have been some slight adjustments to the ingredients as compared to a traditional southern Italian pizza...but the end...More

Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

The top ratings on Trip Advisor are fully deserved. The bar and restaurant is a great place to chill, with sofas and cushions for you to lounge on. The staff are really friendly and welcoming. We had the samosas (loved the feta and coriander ones)...More

Thank StuGray
Reviewed September 8, 2017

The best part about this restaurant was not the food or service, but it's location. It's right next to the lake, we enjoyed the views and spotted lot of common kingfisher birds. The food served here was very average, a bit pricey, and service was...More

1  Thank Vasundhara S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South lake road, Naivasha 20117, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Naivasha
  • Phone Number: +254 722 260749
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