Nairobi notebook

HR-Dusit-Nairobi#3Jackson Biko is our man about town

Soi restaurant open for lunch
The new chef, fresh off the boat from Thailand, doesn’t speak English. He doesn’t need to. His food does the talking. The restaurant at dusitD2 hotel, overlooking a garden and a small tree-lined stream at the bottom of the slope has added a new tent overhead at the balcony for daily business lunches served from the new business menu. It’s a great ambience to impress clients. You can also stay behind for a cocktail at sundown.
Tel: 254 20 4233000 •

Chef’s kitchen extraordinaire
At Sarova Stanley Hotel a maître’d will walk you through numerous back doors, up staircases, through a corridor that leads you into a bustling kitchen and up a small flight of stairs that open into a room, one side glassed, that overlooks the bedlam of the kitchen. This is the Chef’s Table at the Stanley Hotel. It sits half a dozen comfortably. It’s private. It’s where Tony Soprano would have a quiet meeting if he was real. The menu is done according to your specification and that of your guests. Business people and VVIPs hole up there to discuss whatever VVIPs discuss.
Tel: +254 20 2757000

January tip
Bars are pretty much empty – so a great time to drink. But when you take a break, please check out the National Archives on Moi Avenue. Have a look at the astounding collection of a history of Kenya and Kenyans; cultural artefacts, tribal objects, furniture and so on. You can also download the App – Kenya National Archives – on Android to get a virtual tour.
MumsVillage is a vibrant online destination dedicated to enriching the lives of mums and mums-to-be in urban Kenya. There you will find sympathetic doulas, doctors, nutritionists, fitness experts and fellow mothers.