3 popular top end dining options in Mombasa, Kenya Image courtesy of Almanara Resort
08 August 2013 Written by 

3 popular top end dining options in Mombasa, Kenya

The Kenyan coast has great hotels. The next time you're visiting, sample these dining options.

Reef Hotel

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At the reception area of the hotel is the Karibuni bar. This area is frequented by guests who await their friends, taxi driver of tour operator.

The Poolside Bar, open from 10am to midnight, is the main place to socialize and enjoy entertainment after dinner. Guests may also swim up to the bar while relaxing at the swimming pool.

Next to the poolside bar is the Tanga Grill restaurant that overlooks the ocean.

Also open from 10am to midnight is the Voodoo Lounge and Shisha. This is an ideal location to catch sporting events while enjoying your cocktail, shisha, smoking pipe and pool table and dart games.

For a taste of oriental meals, Sake Japanese and Oriental restaurant is the place to visit. Enjoy serene music as a personal chef prepares the delicacies of the night.

Leopard Beach Resort and Spa

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Along the white sands of Diani, Leopard Beach Resort and Spa offers a wide variety of cuisine options. Visit Mario's bar in the evenings for sporting events and a broad selection of wines, spirits and beers. It is said that Mario's is the place to be seen while at Diani.

Chui Grill is the hotel's a la carte restaurant. This restaurant that is built al-fresco is a member of Chaines des Rotisseurs. They specialize in seafood and customized grill. Their wine list is as remarkable as their large variety of vegetarian dishes. Prior booking is recommended.

The resort's main table is the Horizon restaurant that serves an international buffet. The restaurant often has themed dinners such as candle light, Arabian night, curio night, and African. The weekly highlight is the Barbecue by the beach under the starts whilst being entertained by acrobats.

For an escape from the midday sun, visit the Pool Bistro and Bar that has a full a la carte menu offering everything from burgers to vegetarian plates. Their drinks range is enviable. Also available is a healthy kids menu and the Tutti Frutti bar that serves a wide selection of ice creams, smoothies and juices.

The Pizza 'n' Pasta Tornati is a n al fresco restaurant on the ocean edge. The servings include home-baked pizzas, pastas, fresh salad and Italian and continental recipes.

Coco Mchana is a barefoot lunch venue a few meters away from the shore. Chinese and Thai cuisines are the specialties while you enjoy live band music.

Almanara Resort

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Within Almanara is probably the most the stunning dining ambiences courtesy of the Sails Beach Bar and Restaurant. The structure of beams of wood and wind sails by the seashore gives an exquisite seaside appeal. The restaurant offers international cuisine. Fresh seafood is delivered daily by the local fishermen.

The list of restaurants is not exhaustive. However, it's a good place to begin.



Ernest Wamboye Wakhusama

Ernest Wamboye is a writer and editor working in Nairobi, Kenya. He is also a volunteer Brand Ambassador at AfricaTalentbank.com and an origami artist and storyteller at Arts & OAK, a company that he founded. Ernest is married to Waturi and they both live in Nairobi, Kenya.
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