The pinnacle of culinary accolades in Kenya’s ever-growing hospitality & tourism industry, the Chefs Delight™ Awards celebrated Kenya’s very best culinary and beverage service teams in the industry at a prestigious gala awards ceremony at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) late last year.
Chefs Delight™ Awards, glamorous occasion that saw over 1,100 guests including ambassadors, business leaders & captains of industry, dignitaries, the country’s top hospitality & tourism stakeholders, international culinary association representatives and members of Kenya’s ardent dining communities grace the highly-anticipated event.
During the six month duration of the awards programmes, participating restaurant & chef teams and bar & mixology teams received numerous training opportunities from IQAL on how to incorporate this simple, easy-to-use, and non-intrusive ‘quality enhancing system’ to receive valuable feedback from their clientele.
The winners were judged based solely on how their paying customers graded the ‘quality of their experiences’ and ‘quality of service’, and not by a panel of judges as has been seen in other award programmes.
Go Places Digital presents you a two part blog post, this being Part 1, that lists all the Chefs Delight™ Awards winners under the Category of “Best Individual Restaurants Awards” for you to wine and dine at. Catch Part 2 of the winners list under this category in next week’s blog post
Artcaffe Coffee & Bakery – Best Coffee Shop & Bakery
Voted the Best Coffee Shop and Bakery at the Chefs Delight Awards 2016, Artcaffe’s warm and inviting atmosphere awaits you filled with the beguiling scents of freshly brewed aromatic coffees, sumptuous pastries & baked bread and an eclectic & deliciously-inspired continental cuisine menu, that includes a spectacular range of both classic & signature cocktails. This is just some of what guests can expect at Artcaffé. Elegantly set within the country’s most dynamic shopping malls, Artcaffé outlets are renowned for their contemporary designs and inspirational settings that are simply perfect for business meetings, friends, and families. From the very best chefs, baristas & mixologists to world-class hospitality & service… Look no further than Artcaffé. Enjoy!
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Haandi Restaurant, The Mall Westlands – Best Indian Restaurant
This Haandi Restaurant is impeccably designed to meet the very highest international culinary standards and is adorned in luxurious creams, golds, and browns. Since having opened its doors in 1991, this superb dining experience restaurant has been a hot-spot for truly authentic North Indian, Gujarati & Rajasthani cuisine, all expertly prepared and plated by world-renowned chefs aimed at taking diners on an exotic culinary journey of the 5 senses with every bite. Also introducing The Deck – Outdoor Terrace opens seating up to 25 pax perfect for group lunches, dinners, kitties and birthdays etc. Haandi has opened a New Banquet Hall which can cater for up to 250 pax for any of your occasions…..Enjoy!
Call Direct; +(254) 736 651 933
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The Arbor Café, Lavington – Best Organic Restaurant
The Arbor Café is beautifully nestled within a charming and elegant eco-friendly garden, ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi, in the upmarket suburbs of Lavington along James Gichuru Rd. This nouvelle-type restaurant features a delightfully light, eclectic and deliciously inspiring menu which emphasizes the use of freshly-grown garden herbs, spices, and free range meats to form refreshingly tantalizing meals, in the most serene & tranquil of settings – making it ideal for both friends & family. Enjoy!
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Tamambo Karen Blixen, Nairobi – Best International Cuisine Restaurant
Set within most elegant and tranquil of garden settings, on the historic site of the original ‘Blixen’ farmhouse; this superb Tamarind Group restaurant features a transcontinental cuisine menu intricately refined to include guest favorites from the award-winning Tamambo & Tamarind restaurant brands. With a selection of deliciously inspired gourmet meals that cater to global tastes, a charming cocktail & sports bar, and a splendid sheesha lounge with comfy seating… Look no further than Tamambo Karen Blixen, Nairobi. Enjoy!
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Bamboo Oriental Restaurant, Zen Garden – Best Oriental Restaurant
An elegantly adorned fine-dining restaurant specializing in Pan-Asian cuisine. Our menu consists of a wide array of Pan-Asian dishes enabling customers to enjoy a combination of Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisines. Situated within the Bamboo-Oriental restaurant, the Sushi Bar is ideal for a quick lunch for one or a couple. Our skilled sushi chefs will keep you entertained as they serve you your favorite sushi dishes.
Call Direct; +254 20 803 4445
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Sierra Lounge Brasserie – Best Continental Restaurant
Offering classical French cuisine, Sierra Brasserie serves simple yet elegant food using fresh, local ingredients accommodating 40 diners. Favorites include battered fish and chips, the Feta Cheese Rosti and House Special – Dry Cured Steaks served by polite, well-presented waiters with fast excellent service. Sierra Brasserie is a cozy place with ample space and an elegant ambiance with exceptional nights, splendid lighting and soft piped music – the perfect place for a unique wine & dine experience.
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J’s Fresh Bar & Kitchen – Best Gastro Pub & Bar
Simply put this superb bar & restaurant is a feast for the 5 senses, and is quite literally one of Nairobi’s best-kept secrets! Ideally located amidst the upmarket suburbs of Karen, J’s Fresh Bar & Kitchen is an innovative and highly recommended British gastro-pub where amazing culinary creations, scintillating cocktails, and a warm & welcoming ambiance effortlessly come together to form a truly vibrant atmosphere. Indulge in guest favorites like the ‘Rocking Sharing Board (for 2)’, a spin on the traditional fish & chips, sublime Sunday brunches and much more only @ J’s. Enjoy!
Call Directly; +254 718 607 197
Tamarind Nairobi – Seafood Speciality Category, Best Classic Seafood Restaurant
Having won ‘Restaurant of the Year’ on countless occasions, the award-winning Tamarind Nairobi truly lives up to its reputation as Kenya’s very best; offering guests a superb gourmet cuisine experience with world-class hospitality & service to match. Now elegantly set at the Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens, its plush interiors exude a sense of worldly charm and sophistication, where guests can indulge in the freshest Indian Ocean seafood delicacies (flown in from Mombasa), premium aged steaks and poultry dishes – all immaculately prepared and plated to perfection by Kenya’s very best chefs.
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Ocean Basket Kenya – Seafood Speciality Category, Best Seafood Franchise Restaurant
Enjoy sumptuous, fresh seafood at Ocean Basket, supremely situated at the heart of Westlands, Nairobi at the Oval, opposite Nakumatt Ukay. Ocean Basket is one of South Africa’s favorite restaurant chains. At this and every Ocean Basket, you will find people who share a love for our delicious array of seafood, including prawns, calamari, fish, mussels, and sushi, as well as people who want to step outside the familiar, and experience something new and exciting in a laid back environment. Our generosity, commitment to everyday value for money, comfortable ambiance, friendly staff and our love for sharing make us a seafood restaurant of choice.
Call Directly; (+254) 770 227 538
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Seven Seafood & Grill, ABC Place – Seafood Speciality Category, Best Signature Seafood Restaurant
Come to Seven Seafood & Grill and indulge in the ultimate dining experience. Serving delicious seafood and steaks with fresh supplies daily from the Kenyan Coast and the highlands of Kenya, the restaurant prides itself on outstanding service. Must try on the menu are the selection of oysters, which are prepared in 6 different ways and arrive at the restaurant fresh daily. Other favorites include the whole grilled catch of the day, 2 varieties of Lobster, Crabs & Prawns. The restaurant also serves properly aged steaks as well as several vegetarian dishes. Dishes are complemented by a carefully tailored selection of fine wines. Not forgetting the spectacular desserts and amazing ambiance.
Call Directly; +254 737 776677
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Golden Spur Steak Ranch, Nairobi – Best Steakhouse Restaurant
Come and enjoy a unique and sumptuous a la carte and buffet menus in a setting ideal for the whole family. The Golden Spur menu offers flame-grilling burgers and steaks, fresh salads from the salad bar and rich desserts. The open plan restaurant boasts superb ambiance and a captivating Apache American ranch themed décor. Nothing tastes as delicious as the American style steaks at Golden Spur. Enjoy succulent spur ribs and special sauces as an accompaniment to your choice cuts.
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Brew Bistro & Lounge, Ngong Rd. – Best Bar Bistro
The Brew Bistro and Lounge opened its doors to the world in 2009, showcasing the best in premium brewed draft beers, and culinary magic. Known as one of the most highly recommended restaurants in Kenya, impeccably creating an unforgettable dining experience. Choose from a wide variety of set course menus, business lunches, executive fine dining, express a la carte, gastro pub, and tapas that perfectly pair with a fantastic range of in-house specially crafted draft beers. The Brew Bistro showcases thrilling theme nights, and signature cocktails & wines. This is a culinary experience not to be missed!
Call Directly; (254 20) 386 4041
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Persia Resto Pub, TRM, Nairobi – Best Lebanese Cuisine Restaurant
This vibrant lounge is nothing short of a spectacular show-stopper, offering an eclectic Continental & Persian cuisine menu, impeccable classic & signature cocktails created by some of the very best mixologists in the region, a huge variety of sheesha (or Hookah) flavors and lots of entertainment every night of the week! Enjoy Karaoke Tuesdays, Seduction Night Wednesdays & Freaky Fridays just to name a few. So if you’re looking for the perfect place to kick back, relax and unwind or just catching up with a friend… Look no further than the highly recommended Persia Lounge. Enjoy!
Call Directly; +254 787 788 888
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Asmara Restaurant, Nairobi – Best Ethiopian Cuisine Restaurant
Asmara, located on General Mathenge Lane in Westlands creates a casual and friendly dining atmosphere offering a truly unique dining experience. It is the perfect venue to catch up with friends and family. Enjoy our authentic and stylish afro-contemporary cuisine created on the premises using only the finest and fresh ingredients. Savor and indulge in our extensive alcoholic beverage selection or let our experienced bartender entice you with our delicious cocktails.Children’s play area is also available for family groups.
Call Directly; + 254 715 179596