Restaurant Review: Crave Restaurant

Crave Kitchen & Bakery
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Crave Restaurant is located on Amboseli Road in Lavington, Nairobi. It’s conveniently nestled away and is perfect for Sunday lazy lunches with friends or family. It’s also a great place to hang out on Friday nights for drinks with friends or even to catch a football or rugby game on the weekend.

One of the first things I noticed when I walked in was the rustique décor. There’s a lot of wood detailing that’s very homely and reminiscent of a cabin. The bar is well stocked and the screens are placed conveniently for the sports fans. The restaurant space in doors is on the small side but that is a win for me as this means that it’s not the crowded kind of place. There’s seating on the outside both on the patio and the garden. On Sunday’s they set up a bouncing castle and face painting for the kids in the garden. The garden is also great for events.

On to the food selection which is the most important thing in a restaurant. The menu has a great selection. There is breakfast available that I like mostly because it has a good choice of omelettes. Moving on to lunch or dinner, there are great starters from soups to fish fingers and chicken nuggets available. Sandwiches and burgers are also on the menu both of the beef and chicken variety as well as the vegetarian. The sandwiches and burgers are all served with french fries and coleslaw. African dishes are not left out with favourites like tilapia, liver and biryani. There are Crave specials as well that include Thai stir fry, Chicken curry, Pan fried tilapia and Pasta in tomato sauce.

My favourite part of the menu is in the grill section. The steaks and the fillet are delicious. My absolute favourite as well as of a few Crave regulars I know, is the Crave Famous Grilled Chicken (with a touch of rosemary). It is absolutely to die for. It’s tender and melts in your mouth. Have it with rice, potato wedges or my favourite, sauted potatoes. There’s also the option of chapatis with your meal. There are meat platters available with chicken, pork ribs, mshikaki and sausages for 1, 2 or 4 people options.

The prices are reasonable, with Kshs. 2,000 you can get enough food for two. The servings are very generous so you can be sure you’ll leave there stuffed like a turkey. I must warn you though, once the Crave strikes, you’ll never be able to stop yourself. It’s that delicious!

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