Have you ever visited a place so beautiful you don’t know where to look at first? That is exactly how I felt when I first stepped into Radisson Blu Nairobi. It is one of the most breathtaking spaces I have been to all year! Several lifestyle and food bloggers including myself had the privilege of being invited at Radisson Blu UpperHill, Nairobi and the experience was worth every second. If there is a place you MUST visit before the year ends (and every month there after 😉 ) it has to be Radisson Blu Nairobi.
The service at Radisson Blu is nothing short of excellent. From the gate to every corner withing the premises, the staff are genuinely concerned about you and actually really want you to experience the best! The decor is a fusion of western opulence and African grandeur. It is very minimalist yet it radiates such glamour. The mood is very calm and up scale but combined with the warmth of the staff, it makes Radisson Blu a place you literally want to live in.
The dining experiences have their own signature concepts allowing you to experience varied tastes within the comfort of this magnificent hotel. The Chop House provides a holistic dining experience that highlights modern African cuisine. It is a night time restaurant that specializes in steak and seafood. It has an open kitchen too so that makes you feel connected to the process of how the food gets from the kitchen to your plate. The Larder offers all day dining serving local favorites as well as International dishes with an African touch to them. You have the option of dining indoors or outside where you also get to treat yourself to the view of our spectacular national park.
Lunch at Larder Restaurant
From my observation, Radisson Blu make a conscious and deliberate effort to be different and to give you an experience you will truly remember. Our experience at Larder Restaurant just drove this point home. The food is different and out-of-this-world good. And like the rest of the hotel, Larder Restaurant also seamlessly adopts the combination of African decor with Western tastes so beautifully.
Let me take you through what we had:
The malindi seafood salad was I think the highlight of everyone’s day. And for me, I do not think I will ever have a salad with such great balance and explosion of flavor ever again!It was very different yet still had familiar flavors. It had prawns, scallops and seared snapper which made it too delicious. The dressing was a lemon-basil dressing which complimented the seafood perfectly. This was paired with a virgin mojito.
If you When you go to Larder Restaurant, be sure to order the Malindi Seafood Salad.
After this we had some soup which was bursting over with deep aromatic Indian flavors. It was names the Lakhani Shorba. It is an aromatic lamb broth that had plenty of garlic, turmeric and really cleared you up your sinuses and warmed you up. Perfect for a rainy evening such as this one. This had some crispy croutons which brought a pleasant textural contrast and small bits of very tender lamb which tied everything together. This was served with some rose wine; the franschhoek cellar club rose from South Africa, which is one of the finest rose wines I have had in a long time.
For the main course, we had some beautifully seared local aged rib eye. If you love your meat, you will love this without doubt. This was served with potato chunks and cherry tomatoes and red onion confit. Let me tell you, everything on the plate complimented each other so well you dont even feel like finishing your meal. We licked our plates clean!!! To accompany this, we had Robert Mondavi Woodbridge Carbanet Sauvignon which is an amazing sweet red wine. And as you know, red meat + red wine is always a match made in heaven!
Dessert is always the best part of any meal! And by the looks of it,I think we were all waiting for dessert. And it was very much worth the wait and a cumulation of an afternoon well spent. We had vanilla cheese cake with dark chocolate base with passion fruit coulis and fresh cream. The passion fruit coulis provided much needed tartness to balance out this sweet treat. From how it tasted and it looked, It was very evident the amount of zeal the pastry chef used in preparing it. You can almost taste the love he put in while making this.
This was paired with a sweet white wine, the Gallo Moscato.
The prices at Larder Restaurant range between sh.900 and sh.4000. As I always say, if you can affort to purchase a garment worth 2000 shillings for yourself, then you can very much afford to treat yourself to one of the finest dining experiences you will ever have.
I am for sure going to be back at Larder Restaurant. If you do bump into me, come over and say hi!
Let’s dine out more! :))
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This post makes me want to fine dine like never before! Will definitely try out Radisson Blu next year
Take it form me, this place is VERY BREATHTAKING! I cant adequately express this. I am happy to have inspired you to want to visit Radisson Blu coz I know you will really enjoy it!
Is it abnormal to feel like dressing up , picking my girlfriends and heading straight to Larder Restaurant after reading this post? I think not!
LOOOOL! It is totally normal Debbie! Totally Normal!
I told my man recently that when I hear, read of some allegedly good place, I just find money and have a date with my self. He thought I was pulling his leg. Now I have a place to take him so he can understand people can actually JUST do that
I thought I was the only one who takes herself to dates!!!! Self dates are very invigorating. When you do go to Larder, dine at the terrace, the view is breathtaking. And if you are with your man, it will be a romantic view too :))
You have a very funny accent or is it that you just cannot spell the words right?? Please go through your work before you upload it. Your welcome.
I do not know how you concluded about my accent from a written piece with no audio. But regardless, I am very proud of my Kenyan accent. I have gone through the post as recommended, thank you. I have however not seen any errors. If I may have missed something, I would appreciate it if you would highlight the same and I will correct it. We are both adults so lets handle this with maturity, yes? Throwing low blows to someone you have never met is pretty uncalled for and quite distasteful.
Sending positive vibes your way!
#Owned! very classy reply to that troll. Lakini haujatupatia bei za Radison blu 🙁
Trolls will be trolls… LOL! I have given a price range of the prices i.e. between 800 and 4000 depending on what you order. Let me try get a comprehensive menu and attach it on the post.
Did you get a comprehensive menu,if yes kindly direct me?
I am yet to get one. When I do I will update this post for sure
There are a few spelling errors, for instance, ‘affort’ should be ‘afford’ I believe…
I will correct that, thank you for bringing it to my attention. I hope you got a lot more from this than a single word error :)), and hope you visit Radison Blu soon too.
I love the food presentation and hope that the food was as delicious as it looked.
This is a restaurant I would definitely return to. Very different, very tasty and worth every cent!
Already making plans to visit it,, I’ve been meaning to since it opened its doors and now I have my inspiration. who doesn’t love good food?
Oh thats truly awesome to know. R.B is a place everyone must visit at least once in their lifetime. We all love good food beau!!! #Foodies :))
Hey. I haven’t been there but from the pictures and post, this is a must try. I want to try that Malindi seafood salad.
It is literally the best thing you will ever taste while at Larder restaurant. I highly recommend it #slurp
The ambience and decor is really everything! Super excellent interior design they have. That is what absolutely stunned me. The food on the other hand, such a let down for us. The starters, Mombasa prawns, the broth and salmon were really good. However, the rib eye steak to start off wasnt rib eye. Just an ordinary steak. The lamb korma was far from how spicy and appealing it should be. The stuffed chicken breast came absolutely different from the description on the menu. Actually, sth was missing from everyones dish so we were really wondering what the people in the kitchen were up to. I was very disappointed. I’d go back but not to try their food. It will take a while before willing to try.
Glad you took some time and visited Radisson blu. More so, thank you for your very honest feedback. It is such a stark contrast from what myself and fellow bloggers experienced.And that is very sad i must say. I hope you raised a complaint and asked why the food fell short of the expectation they themselves had painted. I hope next time, if you do ever return, you will have a much better time.
Hello Miss Kaluhi,
I think I know where I’ll be taking my first lady for dinner this Valentines, hoping I’ll have the same experience you did.
That ambiance just looks priceless.
Thank you for the good job you are doing.
Keep them restaurant crushes coming.
Perfect! I pray that Valentines weekend is not cold and rainy. Larder is the place to be. She will love it for sure :)). I will do more restaurant reviews in the future.
So, been looking of a place to take my man for our first anniversary and wasn’t quite decided on which restaurant at Radisson i’d go with, but your post just cleared all doubt. We’ll go night time so i hope it’s still as beautiful. Will post back my results.
Oh! I am glad my blog is of help! How did it go?
Oh! I am glad my blog is of help! How did it go?
Loved every bit of the experience here. Next time I will try Chop House for some culinary delights
Seems elegant,in every bit of the vivid description ..see you there soon.