Nairobi Notebook

Jackson Biko is our man about town

NotebookUrban eateries
It’s an explosive culinary experience of a kind, and the best in Nairobi. Urban Eateries is a contemporary space, designed artfully and tastefully to cater for diners who would like to sample from many outlets in an ambience that is as relaxed as it is intimate. We are talking six chains – The Daily (all-day bistro), Bar Asia (noodle bar, sushi, Asian), Fireplace (Mexican, Mediterranean), Haandi (Indian), Mercury (signature bar) and Yoga (natural frozen yogurt). Stop looking for your night out. This is it. Tel: +254 709 815000

Italian tailors for Su Misura
Little Red, Kenya’s premium men’s store, is hosting a Made-to-Measure event by Ermenegildo Zegna, targeting upwardly mobile young professionals on 3-5 May in Nairobi. Get fitted. Say something with your clothes. To book an appointment, contact Little Red at the Yaya Centre • Tel: +254 733 511 703

Coming soon – URU Diamonds 
The local Tanzanian jeweller URU will soon be dipping his toes in the Kenyan market with his dazzling jewellery works.

Ghanaian food made with love
The owner is called Kwame Nana Boateng. He, like all Ghanaians, loves Mama’s food. So he set up three restaurants – in Accra, Kampala and now in Nairobi. Mama Ashanti is the name. Boateng imports spices from Northern Nigeria. The chefs are from Ghana. It’s got a huge compound with a garden. Sit under an umbrella. Enjoy some spicy West African Mama’s love. • Tel: +254 703 823929