Hey, so excited about this post, mostly because its my favourite meal of the day, BREAKFAST.
Plus I had it at the most perfect location, right in the heart of Nairobi.
I had the honour of being invited to review the breakfast buffet at the Nairobi Safari Club. The last time I was there was for my birthday dinner, when my husband (then boyfriend) took me back in 2013. I remember how splendid the food was, how well we were treated by the staff, and a man playing the piano the whole evening, which was a major highlight for me. I mean, when was the last time you went to a restaurant with a live pianist? How classy right!?
I love how classic and elegant everything is, plus how everyone wears a smile, from the valet to the waiters. Everyone’s very warm ad welcoming, which is a major win for me seeing I am very keen on good service. There’s nothing worse than a good spot with bad service. The food could be good and you’ll probably only remember how rude your waiter was or how they made you feel. I remember going to a top notch restaurant in Nairobi a year ago and mind you the food was amazing, yet the waitress was so rude and she even “accidentally” poured a plate of hot risotto on my hand. Plus she didn’t even seem that apologetic. Imagine that! I still have a mark on my right arm. I can’t even go back to that place again. So you get how important service is to me.
Now back to the Nairobi Safari Club, thank God we didn’t have any of that drama there. When we arrived, we were greeted at the entrance by one of their staff who then led us to a “reserved” table for two right next to the window. The head chef, Joseph came out to meet us and surprisingly, him and the hubby knew each other through a mutual friend from way back when they were both still in campus.
We settled and the waitress came to take our coffee/ tea order. The coolest thing about our waitress Jemimah was that she kept checking if we were okay and even switched our milk and coffee when she found it had cooled down, because of the very interesting and lengthy conversation we had with Chef Joseph.
We then proceeded to the buffet area to serve, where we found a wide selection of just about everything you could think of when it comes to breakfast. Cereal, croissants, sausages, fresh fruit, waffles, beans, rice, sausages, you name it! They also had a chef making omelettes and hubby opted for a green pepper and onions omelette while I went for the rest of the stuff.
I especially enjoyed their fresh orange juice which was shocking since most places tend to get it wrong. It was tart and sweet all together. Everything was made well and the ambience was perfect, that I can’t wait to go back again soon. We even got a tour of the hotel and saw a beautiful view of Nairobi from one of the top floors. I can just imagine waking up to such an epic view while staying there. The cost of the breakfast is 2850 per person and friends it is well worth it, for the kind of quality food and service you get in this place. So the next time, you feel fancy and you are wondering where to go in our beautiful city, think no more.
Nairobi Safari club is the place to be. If you’re looking for a place to have lunch or coffee in the afternoon, they have the most perfect setting for just that, on the other side of the restaurant/bar. I was pleased to hear that they are also opening a steakhouse this year plus there are having a few renovations to change the look of most of the hotel. I can’t wait to see how it unfolds, and I will be following closely to see.
So like I’ve said a million times over, “lets bring breakfast dates back to style.”
So stay tuned for a very exciting giveaway coming up this week!!!! Tag me on your photos when you try this amazing spot out!