Nairobi restaurant week offers upmarket discounts

More than 50 restaurants are participating in Nairobi's restaurant week (NRW) which runs for 10 days from 22 January to 1 February.

Many of the top hotels are offering cut prices meals again this year after last year's success.

The event is organised almost exclusively to attract the tourist and business trade as the Ksh 1,500-2,000 (or about €15-20) per person for a two to three course meal is not a give-away, even by some European standards.

Nairobi boasts the greatest variety of ethnic cuisine in east Africa, as well as some of the top-class hotels. The Serene, the Villa Rosa Kempinski, the Intercontinental, the Fairmont Norfolk are all taking part in NRW.

The private, app-based taxi service Uber is also offering its passengers going to participating restaurants two rides for the price of one as part of its launch strategy in Nairobi.

To check out the menus with the best value for money go to the NRW website.