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“It's ok for breakfast if you have low expectations” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alan Bobbe's Bistro

Alan Bobbe's Bistro
Ranked #425 of 538 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: French, European
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It's ok for breakfast if you have low expectations”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

This is a breakfast you could get anywhere, or make yourself if you have 20 minutes. Nothing wrong with it, and nothing right about it either. Unless you happen to have woken up in a bed above this place, there is no good reason to come here (no comment on other meals offered, just had the buyers remorse breakfast here).

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Lagos, Nigeria
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice place next to Prideinn Raphta,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Nice place next to Prideinn Raphta, good food, quality service and excelent environment for dinning. It is easy to locate towards the end of Raphta road. We enjoyed our diner experience

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Justine O
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Nairobi
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Bad Food. An insult to the grand old Alan himself.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

This restaurant was very bad. I have been going their since my first date and enjoying the fantastic Onion Soup and the Petit Pot Du Creme Au Chocolat. There was nothing worth putting a second fork or spoon in. This restaurant will probably close down in no time

Visited January 2014
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1 Thank PankajMoyo
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Such a shame it isn't nearly as good as it once was”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Having been to this restaurant several times over the years I had looked forward to returning. Although the venue has changed, and isn't much in comparison to where it used to be, the food had remained very good, until this trip. The last time I went there I had the confit de canard with dauphinoise potato, as it was such a lovely memory I ordered it again. Not a great idea, the duck skin was soft and wet, and the dauphinoise were dry. Although the starters were good, the main was a huge let down. The service isn't great either anymore. I don't know who is running the place these days, but they really don't seem to have any idea of what good, proper, french cooking is, which is a shame, as previously they had it down to near perfection. I can't say we will be going back again, there were too many things wrong with too many of the orders to say it was a one off. Which, sadly, means that there is no longer a good french restaurant in Nairobi.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank shirleyn20
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Nairobi, Kenya
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Having heard so much about Alan Bobbe's Bistro in the past it was with great sadness that we had one of the the worst meals I think I have ever had in Kenya. Basically, everything was wrong!! The service was shocking and they had no idea what wine they had and then when we ordered, they said that they didn't have any until one of the party went to the bar and got a bottle of what we wanted. I ordered a medium rare T bone which came well done. One of the sea food dishes had really off prawns and well, I for one will not be going back again. Its a real shame. Alan would be turning in his grave if he knew hiw name was still associated with such a rubbish restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Crackers H
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