Tamambo Karen Blixen 4.0 rating based on 1 rating1 Review 0 Visitor Photos + Karen Road, Nairobi 00200, Kenya 254 71 934 6349 http://www.tamarind.co.ke/ firstname.lastname@example.org Tamambo Karen Blixen Good for: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Dinner, Families with children, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations Price:
Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is on the site of the original farmhouse on the Blixen property, not far from...
Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is on the site of the original farmhouse on the Blixen property, not far from the Karen Blixen Museum. The Danish-born author of “Out of Africa” is remembered quite vividly in this suburban neighborhood of Nairobi that’s named for her.
This restaurant is quite popular with the expat community as well as visitors from overseas, partially because it’s reliably open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week — although lunch and dinner are the more popular dining occasions.
Depending on your mood (or the weather), you can eat indoors or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the garden — said to be one of the largest and oldest formal gardens in Kenya (with more than 200 species of blooming flowers plus jacaranda, candelabra cactus and bottle brush).
If you’re there on a weekend, you might have a glimpse of an elegant private event taking place in the sultan-style tent or nearby Grogan House.
Menu options range from the expected (tomato soup, a smoked salmon starter, chicken liver pâté) to the exotic (fried arrowroot crisps, tamarind fish soup, Madagascar green peppercorn duckling and sweet chili paneer). For dessert, be sure to order the Tamambo sampler for five different “bites” of sweet surprises.
The wine list tilts, understandably, to South African vintages. A popular late night stop is the bar, which opens out on its own verandah (yes, there’s satellite television so you won’t miss that rugby match).
Although the focus is on the restaurant, the Coffee Garden also offers 16 overnight en-suite rooms one large “honeymoon” suite — if you stay overnight, there’s late night room service and early morning breakfast.
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