Savour dishes for every appetite at Hemingways Nairobi – hearty breakfasts with pastries and bread, freshly baked in our bakery every day, traditional English afternoon teas with delicious scones and classic finger sandwiches, our special In-House made pasta and our signature Josper oven – an indoor barbeque to produce the finest steaks. We offer light bites to be enjoyed in the bar, on the terrace or at the pool and our 24 hour in room dining service offers guests the chance to relax in their suite in complete privacy.
Our Executive Chef focuses on simply cooked free-range products using the freshest ingredients sourced directly from Kenyan farms. Throughout your stay at Hemingways Nairobi, our chefs are at your service so if you can’t find what you are looking for on any of our menus nothing is too much trouble to prepare.
Our chefs have spent years researching breakfast to make sure you get what you need to start your day. They work on the premise that breakfast is the last meal that you eat when you leave a hotel and want that final memory to conjure up the wonderful taste of that departure.
Seasonal fresh fruits, healthy cereals, freshly squeezed juices, homemade pastries and elaborate Viennoisseries, and cold cuts are served buffet style whilst the ‘a la Carte’ hot breakfast menu offers eggs galore, smoked salmon bagels and a stacked bacon sandwich to stop all conversation.
Refined food with a relaxed feel, the Brasserie terrace is the perfect place for a relaxing dinner among friends and family. Weekly seasonal specials, such as the Watamu prawn masala and ginger crab, supplement our Brasserie menu and offer our guests a memorable dining experience. Our extensive wine list, featuring old and new world wines, delivers the perfect accompaniment to signature steaks grilled under the Josper oven whilst the in house made pastas provide warming fare during the rare chilly nights in Nairobi. Refreshing appetizers like the exotic Hemingways sushi plate and the more traditional butternut soup offer a lovely entrée to dining in the Brasserie whilst delicious desserts and a sumptuous selection of local cheeses provide the perfect ending.
The terrace is the place to be between 3 o’clock and 5 o’clock from Monday to Saturday as we serve a traditional English afternoon tea. Out comes the cake stand, burgeoning with handcrafted miniature cakes, gateaux opera, fruit delice, mini-éclairs and fruit tartlets. Lavish your freshly baked scones, warm from the oven, with clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam and lemon curd. The finger sandwiches offer classic fillings on white and brown bread. There is an exotic selection of teas and infusions to compliment your tasty treats; and why not add some fizz to your afternoon tea with a glass of champagne.
The décor is intimate yet upmarket with a feel of the private gent’s club; leather Chesterfield sofas on fine Italian marble in front of the fireplace all under the eye of the master barmen. As if that wasn’t enough one can sit back and relax on the bar terrace and take in the views of the Ngong Hills while savoring that Single Malt and a cigar. Lighter, modern flavors characterize our fashionable cocktail menu as we pair fresh exotic flavors with soaring spirits and our wine cellar offers a selection of 50 bins from across the globe.
Enjoy a vintage red
The glass enclosed Wine Cellar seats up to 8 and stocks a selection of Old and New World wines to be discovered in the tastings organised in the cellar’s comfortable setting. For that special occasion and the ultimate private dining experience, unique tasting menus expertly created by our Executive Chef, can be enjoyed at the Chef’s Table.
Looking for something unique?
Enjoy custom made menus from our Executive Chef specially tailored for your special occasion.
From themed buffets, cocktails and canapes to set menus, we take great pride in tailoring the menu to suit your individual preferences and dietary requirements.
We source the best
Wherever possible we ensure that we source locally and support producers of high quality ingredients for use in our menus.
All our fruit and vegetable suppliers are scrutinized intensively to ensure they deliver the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful products.
From the moment we were collected at the international airport to the time we left, we just thought very very highly of the Hemingways Nairobi property. From the thoughtful information provided by Rodgers our driver to everything in between we couldn’t say enough good things. The food, the room, the people – all amazing and that fabulous view out over the Ngong hills….this is a very special place.
izeult from France
“Oasis in the Suburbs”
The greeting at Hemingways sets the tone for our stay! There are about 6 people lined up to welcome us into their beautiful hotel. All smiles and welcoming hand shakes! It made us feel we were houseguests as opposed to hotel guests. The lobby is stunning with a central flower arrangement worthy of any five star hotel! We arrived late and had asked to be served a dinner for our party of 12. The catch phrase at both Hemingways that we visited (one in the Mara) was “no problem”!
270 from Bermuda
“Beautiful and Romantic”
The hotel’s interior is breathtaking. The staff are professional, friendly and welcoming. I was surprised to find classic hotel tacked in the suburbs of Nairobi. The water fountain is magical and it creates a romantic ambience.
Mpaka from Namibia
“Fantastic hotel with very friendly staff”
I think our suite was one of the nicest rooms I have ever stayed in. It was spacious, romantic and very comfortable. The food on the restaurant was fantastic and the staff were brilliant. They really made us feel at home. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.
This is a fantastic hotel. Our only disappointment is that we got in just before midnight and had to leave the next morning at 8:30. Our room was a wonderful suite with just about any amenity that one could want. We will return.
One addicted traveller