The Talisman has re-opened after a two month refurbishment. The new, improved Talisman is all the things about it that so many Nairobians know and love with a few but necessary upgrades. The new loos are lovely, the fireside area works even better now and the booths in the covered part make it much less corridor-y if you are sitting there. The food is fantastic - as ever - but even the regular menu items seem to have had a very subtle, but positive upgrade. The new 'cafe gormande' desert taster is a good idea but not 100% 'there' yet, in my opinion. However, Marcus, the chef at the Talisman is not afraid to try ideas like this and regular Talisman-ites love the regular flow of new ideas and tastes. The service at the Talisman is impeccable - Charles, the head wine waiter, Alphose - the head waiter and all the other staff are fantastic. Eating at the Talisman is always a pleasure and I am very relieved it is open again.