Valentine’s Day is symbolic with love, affection and what many would call lovely acts of kindness and Nairobi is the perfect place for you to dine and wine in love.
The good news is that this year’s Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday and what a perfect day it is for a little pampering by your loved one! This glorious city has some of the finest romantic hubs with perfect meals and the best of accommodation facilities. Here is where you should head out for your Valentine’s.
Crowne Plaza’s Sikia Restaurant
The Central Business District of Nairobi is a beehive of activities and could be treacherous, wiping away all hope to have some fine dining in a quiet setting away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Just a few miles from the central business district, lies a quieter side of Nairobi city, the posh suburbs of UpperHill. Here you’ll find a gem of an establishment, the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Its fine-dining restaurant, known as Sikia, is considered to please the unique gastronomic fantasies of one’s palette and is and ranked as one of Nairobi’s top restaurants.
The atmosphere here by default blends in with the best spot for a quiet but charming date- lunch or dinner – in Nairobi. The restaurant has an unrivalled aura of elegance from its interior décor – a floor-to-ceiling glass wall – crowned by a homely reddish-brown carpet and thought-provoking paintings on the wall.
Off the city’s bustle and onto Mombasa road is the luxurious Panari Hotel known for its inviting Valentine offers. Dinner – a three-course meal – and a bottle of exquisite wine is the way to start your Valentine weekend and indulge in ice skating, spa treatment and enjoy a picnic lunch at the nearby Nairobi National Park for wild lovers.
Tucked in the serene suburbs of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, Tamarind Restaurant offers lovers a quiet but romantic atmosphere as they enjoy a wide range of meals; Asian, African and French cuisines. This restaurant has a specialty in seafood. The best of prawns piri piri and Chilli Crab are prepared here.
Talk of ambience, brilliance and quality; they describe Nairobi’s Village Market Hero Restaurant. Hero Restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine, a fusion of it always gets you back to this uptown restaurant. Sushi paired with a potato or sweet is just a starter; now imagine how the main meals taste like! The services are amazingly outstanding, another reason why you should make a date with Hero Restaurant.
Thai Chai Restaurant at Sarova Stanley Hotel
Right at the heart of the Nairobi’s Central Business District, Thai Chai Restaurant at the Stanley Hotel serves your taste buds to Asian and Thai cuisines with vegan-friendly and gluten-free options on offer too. The prices are reasonable, between $40 and $50.