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“Good vibe, food & drinks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brew Bistro & Lounge

Brew Bistro & Lounge
Ranked #17 of 480 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, European, International, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Harare, Zimbabwe
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good vibe, food & drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Love this place for an after-work drink, and for build your own burger night. The terrace is not good for conversation as the music is really loud. The fancy restaurant is OK, but the menus are different, so you can't just make the shift halfway through the night. The happy hour is really great, though, and brunch on Sundays pretty good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Diane S
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Nairobi
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great place for a drink and dinner, but not for conversation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Had a lovely dinner at the Brew Bistro, but had to move off the terrace as the Band was so loud that I could not hear my dinner companion at all. We moved into the dining room, which was almost deserted. The terrace was hopping (it was a Thursday evening).
Food was tasty, just the right amount, and the service was great, if a little too busy. For example the waiter kept sweeping the crumbs off the table in front of me, even the the midst of a conversation.
The Dining room is ok, nice booths, but feels a little bit institutional.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank joodmc
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Wow! A delightful surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Oddly positioned upstairs in an unremarkable building, this impressive modern microbrewery serves a great & varied drinks menu & delicious modern European cuisine.
My man & I tried the metre beer sampler, which was delicious & great value. The Gado Gado starter was lovely, crunchy & fresh. My man's tomato soup was nicer than the one i make!!
I then ate the tastiest chicken burger ever, which included avocado, roasted pepper & blue cheese!
Despite being absolutely stuffed, we ordered the baked cheesecake, which was enormous & superb. We also had the chocolate decadence which was chocolate heaven.
I really can't recommend this place enough!

Visited May 2013
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Thank SunGods
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Have been to the bar before but it gets sooo crowded after a while it's a nasty experience and you have to leave. The bar is very small and on populate night of the weeks it's a nightmare being there is,Olaf to being a sardine in a can and waiter service collapses at that point. I did go to the dining side with 2 of my girl friends and it's amazing how nice it it. There are not too many tAles so you have to make a reservation to avoid disappointment. The dining side is completely sealed off from the bar and you cannot hear the noise at all and the atmosphere is very nice. Food is excellent. One of my girl friends is a vegetarian and she completely enjoyed her dinner! I would definately go back there. Trouble is after dinner it's kind of an anticlimax going to the pub area. After a while we had to leave.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Mschana M
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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food, bad beer smell at entrance.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful lunch, the beef is amazing. Had not been here for about one year. Good to go back and see the quality is still up to per. Should consider a solution for the beer smell that hits one the moment you get to the entrance of the restaurant. Stale beer, not really a welcoming smell.

Visited May 2013
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