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Cape Chestnut Laikipia Sip & Dine Nanyuki

Next to Nanyuki Cottage Hospital | Nanyuki Cottage Hospital Road, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya
+254 705 250650
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (21 reviews)
“fish cakes” (2 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Next to Nanyuki Cottage Hospital | Nanyuki Cottage Hospital Road, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya
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11 - 20 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Awesomest fishcakes and fabulous atmosphere for a reunion lunch and laugh. Followed by the best cappuccino ever .

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Stopped by for a gin and tonic in the gardens. This is a nice quiet country cabin that serves as Resturant, coffee shop, meeting place and post office

Thank Chriss B
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing. Very fresh and bursting with flavour. The steak was perfection and the fish delectable. Cape chestnut has a very friendly and helpful staff and feels very homely.

Thank Victor M
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Wooden clapper board house set in a large garden. We got there by googlemaps or else I'm not sure we'd have seen the rather small sign post. Their daily specials are wide ranging from chicken noodle salad, ham and cheese toastie and leek and bacon...More

Thank RiftRaff
Reviewed 29 March 2016

After a very disappointing lunch in Trout Tree we tried here next. Good homely food with cold beer and good service. Would recommend.

Thank _most_discerning2
Reviewed 21 February 2016

During a recent visit to Nanyuki we visited the Cape Chestnut several times. The Restaurant has a beautiful shaded setting near downtown and the Cottage Hospital. After a morning in the hurly burly of the market, this was a wonderfully calm spot for lunch. The...More

Thank Wandering_Brian
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Very nice lunch on the deck with friends. Small western style menu with six good selections. Enjoyed samosas as an appetizer followed by the choices of fish, steak or smoked meat sandwich. Pleasant and casual atmosphere.

Thank PEILynn
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Without fail, Cape Chestnut will always have food that makes you feel at home. A rainy day made cheerful!

Thank LindaListen
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Set in beautiful surroundings. The food is of a high standard small but good selection. Art work on the walls can be purchased. There is a play area for children. Food can be elated in the garden or inside. Lovely setting.exellent value.

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Whenever I travel to Nanyuki, my first "destination" on my itinerary is Cape Chestnut for lunch. Menu...well they do not have a printed menu. A blackboard is used to announce the daily lunch menu. I have always been happy on all the occasions I have...More

Thank Silas N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
01:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to Nanyuki Cottage Hospital | Nanyuki Cottage Hospital Road, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality 10400, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Laikipia County  >  Nanyuki Municipality  >  Nanyuki Town
  • Phone Number: +254 705 250650
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The charming and friendly setting of this venue attracts a loyal following. The colonial era ranch house with its own gardens provides a traditional welcome to all those who are seeking a relaxed way of fine dining. The Friday Tapas Nights and the Fortnightly Sunday Curry Buffet Lunches are reputed to be breathtaking in their variety and taste.
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