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Kenya also has an enormously diverse expat community and because of this, there are many European cooking styles for you to choose from. From tasty Spanish tapas to French pastries, the food is almost always freshly prepared with delicious local ingredients.  You can be sure that the cuisine offered is as varied as the people who come to visit.  Here are our favourite European Restaurants (which includes several eateries which are continental in feel, even though their menu may be a fusion of many styles of food)


Italian cuisine is popular world over for its delicious flavours and diversity of dishes. The cuisine has developed over many centuries to include the dominant use of tomatoes and other ‘new world’ ingredients.
There are many Italian restaurants in Kenya offering a wide range of traditional dishes such as pasta, pizza, vegetable and meat dishes. From laid back pizzerias to elegant restaurants, there are many options available to satisfy Italian food lovers in Kenya.

City Centre

  • The Moonflower -Palacina (European)
  • Baraza Restaurant -Crowne Plaza (European)
  • Pango Brasserie – Fairview (European)
  • The Trattoria (Italian)
  • La Pruga D’oro (Italian)
  • Atrium Garden Restaurant (Italian)


  • Palanka Restaurant Paris (French)
  • Artcaffe Junction (European)
  • Ambiance Restaurant (French)
  • Divino (Italian)
  • Mediterraneo -Junction (Italian)
  • Osteria Del Chianti (Italian)

Village Market

  • The Lord Errol, Gourmet Restaurant (European)
  • Tamambo Tapas Bar (Spanish)
  • Artcaffe Gigiri (European)
  • Jiko@Tribe Hotel (European)
  • Pomodoro (Italian)
  • Gigiri
  • The Mediterraneo – Gigiri (Italian)
  • Osteria – Warwick Center (Italian)

Karen & Langata

  • Purdy Arms (European)
  • Hemmingways Brasserie (European)
  • Que Pasa Bar & Bistro (Spanish)
  • Rolf’s Place (European)
  • Artcaffe Karen (European)
  • Macushla House Restaurant (European)
  • Osteria – Karen (Italian)
  • Tamambo at Karen Blixen Coffee Garden (Italian)


  • About Thyme (European)
  • La Mesa Espanola (Spanish)
  • Alan Bobbe’s Bistro (French)
  • Gipsy’s (Spanish)
  • Mamas Patisserie (French)
  • Artcaffe -Westlands (European)
  • Pizza Garden
  • 360 Degrees Artisan Pizza
  • Lucca Restaurant -Villa Rosa Kempinski (Italian)
  • Mediterraneo -Westlands (Italian)


  • La Dolce Vita, Muthaiga (Italian)
  • La Piazzeta (Italian)


  • Artcaffe (European)