Nanyuki’s finest dining restaurant, a must visit- The Colobus Grill is now open.

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.’

Set in over 100 acres of landscaped gardens, on the beautiful lush slopes of one of the most famous mountains in Africa (Mt Kenya), is Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club, home to the The Colobus Grill; a haute cuisine dining experience for those seeking an exceptional culinary experience in Nanyuki. It is simply a must visit for those seeking an exhilarating culinary experience coupled with an enticing menu against a timeless ambiance offering the ideal setting to dine at the heart of Mount Kenya.

As you walk into the snazzy, stunning restaurant, right at the entrance is a glass wine cellar, home to some of the finest selection of wines, that totally sets the mood right visually for a memorable gastronomic experience at The Colobus Grill.

As you settle into your seat on the leather seat booths, you will notice that the restaurant features an open grill kitchen with a live station, where you get to watch the talented chefs prepare gourmet meals, as you enjoy the aroma from the flames and taste the bold, smoky flavors of the perfectly cooked dishes infused with locally sourced ingredients. The sounds, the smells, and the sights of cooking really helps you work up an appetite.

At a recent event to celebrate its reopening, The Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari club hosted invited guests to a 3-course dinner one evening. The restaurant and by extension the hotel had halted operations to refurbish and create a completely new experience of the property and its surroundings for guests. Chef Aris and his team laid out their finest for the invited guests who totally enjoyed the evening.

The menu consisted of:


Pan Seared King Prawns (S)

Garden leaves from our garden, roasted pistachio, mango chunks, and wasabi cream


Button mushroom cappuccino soup (V)

Cream froth, red onion, leeks and celery


Marinated grilled vegetables Napoleon (D) (V)

Vegetables layers, spinach leaves, haloumi, mint orange pesto tears


Grilled age beef rib eye steak (D)

Creamy mashed potato, caramelized onion, sautéed spinach and hollandaise sauce


Slow cooked lamb shank (D)

Mashed potatoes, ratatouille vegetables, tomato- gravy Jus


Pan seared salmon (S)

Roasted Red Pepper, mukimo, asparagus, lemon caper sauce


Home Made spinach and ricotta ravioli

Rich fresh tomato sauce, herbs from our garden


New York Cheesecake

Raspberry compote, dark cherry filling and fresh strawberries


Nakasi Choma

Grilled Pineapple coated with cinnamon and sugar and homemade vanilla ice cream


Dark chocolate berry Mousse

Wild berry compote, chocolate sauce, strawberry gelee and pistachio ice cream

Launched in 2019, and renovated from the former private members’ room, their vision was to restore the essence of fine dining glamour paired with an exceptional culinary experience in Nanyuki. It’s important to note the menu largely consists of Fresh made vegetables and ingredients from the hotel’s farm and local surrounding and nature with Aromatic herbs from the herb garden and organic vegetables from that provide Gourmet taste and flavors.

“Beyond relaxation and entertainment in a fairytale and historical property, Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club allows one to explore the world in the wild, on the slopes of Kenya’s highest mountain and Africa’s second highest peak,” says The Country General Manager of Accor Kenya and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Mr. Mehdi Morad. Since 1907, Fairmont has created magnificent, meaningful, and unforgettable hotels, rich with character and deeply connected to the history, culture, and community of its destinations—places such as The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs in Canada, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai and Fairmont The Palm in Dubai.

Famous for its engaging service, awe-inspiring public spaces, locally inspired cuisine, and iconic bars and lounges, Fairmont also takes great pride in its pioneering approach to hospitality and leadership in sustainability and responsible tourism practices. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries

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