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5 Restaurants to Try When You’re in the Nairobi CBD

If there’s one place that’s easy to get to, it’s the Nairobi CBD, so if you ever catch a foodie fever while your in the bustling city, here are a few restaurants you can try. 

1. Trattoria

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Established since 1981, they are the oldest family run Italian restaurant in Nairobi. From Mamma’s Ruffos home made pasta to the home made ice cream, the menu abounds in specialties from the south of Italy, Rome, Tuscany, Piemonte and Veneto. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a glass of wine at their “Luna Bar”, this corner of Italy, in the heart of Nairobi is the place to be!

2. Bhandini at InterContinental

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Bhandini transports you to Northern India in first-class style with fine cuisine and a sophisticated setting. The Chef works his culinary magic in a glass-enclosed kitchen so you can see what goes into dishes.

3. Cafe Maghreb at Serena Hotel

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An internationally-themed buffet breakfast and lunch are served in the Moroccan-styled Café Maghreb, which also features a table d’hôte dinner menu. Café Maghreb features a special ‘Seafood Night’ every Friday, when a wide range of fresh Indian Ocean seafood is cooked on glowing braziers poolside. They also feature a Kenyan Lunch every Thursday, which includes a buffet selection of both international and Kenyan specialties.

4. Lord Delamere Terrace at Fairmont The Norfolk

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Lord Delamere Terrace is a Nairobi Restaurant at Fairmont The Norfolk that serves as a favorite amongst international travelers and local residents due to its alfresco design, where one can opt to have an enjoyable business lunch meeting or an idyllic dinner.

5. Travellers at Hilton Hotel

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The Travellers Restaurant is the main dining restaurant at the Hilton Nairobi and features an extensive buffet, themed at night, and an à la carte menu with an extensive wine list. Inspired by a bygone colonial era of travel, this Nairobi restaurant is decorated like an old-fashioned train, with leather suitcases and other traveling paraphernalia creatively poised to create a unique dining ambiance.