Where to Eat in Naivasha: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 8, 2018 Venice Greaves

Naivasha in Kenya, from Africa region, is best know for Outdoor Seating. Discover best restaurants in Naivasha with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Geothermal Club

Naivasha, Kenya Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff Bar, Pub Lunch
Excellent
34%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Geothermal Club

Reviewed By Robin Y - Gulu, Uganda

We went with several families and the hot spa was most enjoyable. The water is an opaque bright turquoise and we all loved it. A very decent selection of food and drinks are available, facilities are clean, grass well cared for and we felt it was an excellent way to spend an afternoon with a meal. As always in East Africa it seems, you can't get photos of the actual geiser because it has ugly fencing around it. Japan and New Zealand could bring some good counsel to the table. However we had a marvelous time and would highly recommend it to anyone.

2. Fisherman's Camp

Naivasha, Kenya Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, African Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
32%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 101 reviews

Fisherman's Camp

Reviewed By jessicaaU9987DE - New York City, New York

When I look back on my trip through Africa, this place comes to mind as my favorite camp. I loved camping here, for one. It was clean and the showers and sinks were serviceable and hot. The camp is set right on the lake and hippos roam in the evenings. They'll take you out on a hippo cruise if you want, and you can rent bikes to go to the neighboring Hells Gate National Park. Best of all the camp bar served some of the best food we had in all of Africa, and it was comfy, cozy, and had awesome WIFI. I can't recommend this place highly enough.

3. Carnellys restaurant

South lake road, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Bar, Pizza, African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +254 722 260749
Excellent
46%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Carnellys restaurant

Reviewed By Mommydoe - Winston Salem, North Carolina

Loved the atmosphere, the food and the service! We were treated so well. We enjoyed the outdoor Seating, but noticed the indoor Seating was also plentiful and comfortable. The signs warning us not to approach wild animals that might come join us had us on the lookout, but the only thing that came close were a family of Guinea fowl that came through the compound.
On a side note:
The restrooms were clean and had flush toilets and running water. This is just something one likes to know when dining at a rustic place in Kenya!

4. The Club House Cafe

Sanctuary Farm | Moi South Lake Road, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Dinner +254 722 761940
Excellent
79%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

The Club House Cafe

We have a set menu by prior booking only. Simple lunches, a soup & fresh baked bread to start, a chicken or fish and vegetarian dish with a selection of fresh & exciting salads from our garden brimming with herbs and full of flavor, fruit & vegetables of exceptional quality followed by an exciting cheeseboard and home made sorbets & ice creams. Dinner is a more elaborate candlelit affair of three course carefully put together courses preceded by aperatifs around the fire. Meals could not be more civilized with a carefully chosen menu & a selection of local & imported wines.

Reviewed By ddiddo - Nairobi, Kenya

I ate dinner here about 18 months ago and it was excellent, so the 'average' rating today takes that great experience into account, since today was a poor one.
Today's menu consisted of lentil soup as a starter (adults found it bland, kids wouldn't touch it) followed by chicken patties and a range of salads (some of the salads were nice, but by and large nothing to write home about - and nothing like the intricate food I had here for dinner). For the kids, they brought plain pasta and ketchup. We asked for Parmesan cheese to go with the pasta, but there was none, so the kids skipped the main course as well. We asked we could order (for an additional fee) anything else for the kids (pizza, chips, omelette etc) but the answer was negative. Desert was mango sorbet, not bad, but not really kid friendly.
Apart from the miss on the food side, we were seated outside downstairs, where we were an easy target for ants. We had dozens on our table at any time once the food arrived.
All in all, not a great experience- especially since I know they can do so much better. I may back for dinner if I have a conference in Naivasha- but we won't be driving down from Nairobi with the family for a weekend lunch again - not what the place is for.

5. La Belle Inn

Kenyatta Avenue, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol Bar, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +254 20 3510404
Excellent
6%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
45%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 32 reviews

La Belle Inn

Reviewed By VCMO - Nairobi

Nothing seems to have changed since 20 years ago. Same decor, same furniture, same fittings, same everything. Needs a face-lift and some modernisation. Service was ok and the food was just food, nothing to get excited about as can be seen from the fish fillet in the attached photo. Prices are very reasonable. The only place I know in Naivasha town to stop over for a quick meal. Had to move from the seats outside to the dining room inside due to the stench of raw sewage in the gutter next to the restaurant.

6. Ranch House Bistro

La Pieve, Naivasha, Kenya Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available Italian, Pub, Pizza, Grill, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner +254 700 488475
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Ranch House Bistro

Reviewed By Kelvin K - Braintree

Lovely Terrace restaurant with great views of lake and wildlife. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Very good food although choice is slightly limited and mainly western dishes. Portions are good and can recommend the fish cakes and the chocolate and salted caramel mess. Have been told you need to reserve at weekends.

7. Mother's Kitchen

Kariuki Chotara Road, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +254 721 220100
Excellent
51%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
31%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Mother's Kitchen

Reviewed By Danielle B

Me and boo stopped through Mother's Kitchen after hiking Hells Gate Park. We were hungry as hell. Fast service, friendly staff and unbeatable prices. Totally bill for two was less than 1,000 shillings. I order the fried fish which was pretty yummy. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed. Hell i don't know many spot in American were i can eat for $10.00 for two people. Just saying...

8. Manera Farm Shop

Nakuru Highway | Opposite Delamere Farm Shop, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations Italian, Indian Breakfast, Lunch +254 722 206939
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Manera Farm Shop

A coffee shop set in a quiet farm garden. Italian style sandwiches, coffee, salads daily. Pizza and meat dishes available on weekends or on order. Can cater for large groups with prearrangement.

Reviewed By joodmc - Nairobi

If you want to avoid the craziness of the Delemere truck stop, but still want a rest between Nakuru and Nairobi, Manera Farm shop is the best. Unfortunately they don't' sell veges any more, but the shop has a small selection of cookies, soaps etc. But the best reason to stop is for the sandwiches and salads, and good coffee. The location is beautiful to sit on the lawn or at the various tables under the huge pepper tree. If it rains there is a very small sitting area inside. One of the best kept secrets along the Naivasha-Nakuru road.

9. Rift Valley Spur

Nairobi-Nakuru highway, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, African, Bar, Barbecue, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$8 +254 726 942535
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Rift Valley Spur

Reviewed By Joeri I - Hulst, The Netherlands

Here you can eat a variety of European and American food with good service. It's relatively quiet to sit outside and the quality Ad service is better then in the centre of NaivashaDear Joeri l, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our family restaurant. We're thrilled to hear that the food & service was a hit. Hope to see you again soon at our family restaurant. Warm regards, Spur Steak Ranch

10. The Pot Restaurant & Bar

Mbaria Kanui Road | Friends House, 2nd Floor, Opp. Eagle Center, Naivasha 20117, Kenya Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Validated Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Grill, Pub, African, International Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$118 +254 715 885540
Excellent
84%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

The Pot Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By Anne N - Nairobi, Kenya

Visited here during a recent border getaway with my husband.Great place, good selection of beverages and food.friendly,smiling and informative staff especially Joseph(always responsive to the expressed and unexpressed wishes and needs)If you like a warm, relaxed and relaxed ambience...include this place in your bucket list.Strongly...MoreDear Anne, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and your feedback! We are happy that you like our food and service and we hope to see you and your family soon again.

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