Hemingways Brasserie

Mbagathi Ridge, Off Marula Ln, Karen, Nairobi

Restaurant Information

Hemingways’ Brasserie serves European classics with a modern twist focusing on simply cooked free-range products sourced directly from Kenyan farms. The feature of the Brasserie is the Josper oven - this indoor barbecue is the first of its kind in Kenya, specially imported by Hemingways to produce the best steaks sizzling at 800F. The special blend of charcoal used to fire this beast creates a distinct char-grilled flavour to the meat. The beef from Mordendat Ranch, Naivasha is grain fed for 180 days especially for Hemingways, and hung for 21 days. As well as the best steaks, the Brasserie is also famous for other dishes such as braised beef rib, slow cooked pork belly or for seafood lovers the Ruby Snapper a la plancha or Spicy Calamari with pomegranate and pearl barley. Their menu also features forgotten favourites such as lobster, prawn or crab cocktails. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of this cosmopolitan, Wolseley-style cafe. Desserts include the old favourites — ile flottante (floating island) and classic creme brûlée as well as the finest cheesecake anywhere.  

Join them for;

  • Tuesdays: Josper stakes at half price
  • Friday – Prawn Masala Friday
  • Afternoon teas at a discounted rate of Kshs. 1,250.


  Restaurant Operating Hours
Mon 12:00 – 15:00   17:00 – 22:00
Tue 12:00 – 15:00   17:00 – 22:00
Wed 12:00 – 15:00   17:00 – 22:00
Thu 12:00 – 15:00   17:00 – 22:00
Fri 12:00 – 15:00   12:00 – 17:00   17:00 – 22:00
Sat 12:00 – 15:00   17:00 – 22:00
Sun 12:00 – 17:00   18:00 – 22:00
  •   Facitilies
      CreditCards, FullBar, SmokingArea, FreeWifi, OutdoorSeating, AirConditioned, FamilyFriendly,
  • Reviews Recent Popular

    Wambui  Ndungu

    This place just feels luxurious. Great for a romantic dinner. Great wine list the food is amazing. The portion sizes are just right but be ready to share your dessert. Biggest portion sizes I've ever seen. The apple pie and Creme brûlée are huge. Definetly worth every penny

    Maryanne Nduku

    Straight from the minute you call for a reservation, to the sight at the entrance, everything was beautiful. The food is delicious but more so the ambiance!!!! When we went for dinner they had the biggest bouquet of my favorite flowers! I was smiling through my dinner!

    Catherine Mukora

    Absolutely LOVED this place!! The food was amazing and freshly prepared. Great portion sizes too. and was worth the wait. Our waiters were very professional and friendly. The ambiance, WOOW! I did not want to leave. Absolutely worth every penny. Great for Sunday afternoon with family and friends.

    Keziah Njoki

    BEST HOTEL IN NAIROBI. I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE. Words are not enough to describe my beautiful experience. I was awe-struck. Private, peaceful, serene and tranquil environment. The food quality was to die for. The service was impeccable. Young, energetic, beautiful, clean, well-groomed waiters! I had such a good time. We were even taken on a tour of the enitre hotel. I felt like a queen. It was the best birthday surprise ever! Thank you, Steve from Hemmingways.

    ANNE M

    It has a very nice romantic ambience. Nice place to relax and have a drink.

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