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“Fantastic food and surroundings” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tamambo Karen Blixen

Tamambo Karen Blixen
Ranked #4 of 512 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, 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.
Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had lunch here after a very busy morning. The surroundings are gorgeous and present many great photo opportunities. We sat outside as it was a very warm day, however our table was slightly in the shade provided by a tree that must have been 100+ years old.
The food was gorgeous. It was lunchtime and lady recommended I try the burger as they are "the best in Nairobi". Well I only tasted one burger in Nairobi, but plenty around the world and this has to be up there with the nicest burger I have ever tasted. Presentation was fantastic and the price was also very reasonable. My wife had prawns and they were lovely too. Great quality food.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“An oasis after a long drive.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pease and quiet! Had a business lunch, great service, great weather and good food.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Business lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tarquin H
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