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“An oasis after a long drive.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #4 of 479 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden Restaurant is located in a beautiful peaceful garden setting on Karen Road, on the site of the original Blixen farmhouse property. The Restaurant is open for breakfast from 06.00Am through to 10.00Pm. Diners have a fine choice of different areas for lunch or dinner. There is the indoor restaurant with adjacent outdoor terrace and garden, for a la carte dining. There are also a variety of functions areas such as the Grand Marquee Sultan style tent, available for 'royal style' wedding functions, dinners and conferences. The Grogan House is a lovely space for private dinners and exclusive functions For many Karen residents, the bar which opens out to a shisha lounge is a popular place to meet and mingle with delicious cocktails and bar snacks and satellite TV.
Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“An oasis after a long drive.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

It had a colonial and appearance and the charm of yesteryear with lovely tables set up on the beautiful lawns and outside verandahs. It gave it a very colonial grand touch. The food was tasty and

Visited October 2012
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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“Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We had two very good dinners here and two breakfasts.
Great service, large varied menu. Have you ever had Kenyan oysters? Somewhat small, but very good.
Nice wine list, I liked the South African reds.
A real treat.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“Pease and quiet! Had a business lunch, great service, great weather and good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Great place to relax, lots of shade and attentive staff. Descreet location away from the chaos of daily nairobi life!

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“Business lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Sunny day, great garden with shade and comfortable. Very attentive staff. Food fine. Ideal for a quiet lunch. Off the beaten track a bit so it was typically Kenya style with calm and tranquility. Second visit and happy to recommend it.

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Johannesburg
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Great Garden Setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I used it as a venue to meet a few business associates. It's garden setting is very pleasant, and conducive to quiet discussion. A wide variety of snacks and meals are available so you are catered for any time of the day. A well known, out of town location. Will use again!

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