Located on the broad terrace of the curved Mirage building on Chiromo Road Westlands, the Tav is a rustic but modern pub with an Irish flair that offers a vibrant experience. It is a perfect spot where you can wind down over a tasty cocktail as you watch the Nairobi traffic slowly ease down.
The decor features a rustic feel with leather lounges, plywood topped tables and wooden furniture. The open and airy establishment also has large screens which are strategically located, perfect for game night.
My first time to visit The Tav Irish Pub and Eatery was during their launch late last year. I went back recently, accompanied by my three friends and found out they offer a great business lunch perfect for that time when you are on a tight budget.
The brand new two course menu features light dishes ranging from chicken and beef stir fry, pasta carbonara, vegetarian and non-vegetarian lasagna, lamb and fish dishes as well as soups and salads. Their menu changes daily giving patrons a variety of options to choose from.
For starters, we opted for carrot and ginger soup and the chef’s special salad. The soup was thick and warm with the flavour combinations balancing in perfect harmony. Accompanied with bread, it was a creamy appetizing treat. I definitely would have enjoyed a second serving of this nutritious starter. The salad comprised of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, olives, black pepper, a vinaigrette dressing and a tangy sauce. The vegetables were fresh and crunchy and the dressing added the much needed punch.
For the main course, we had vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes; chicken stir fry with cumin rice, beef stir fry with fries, vegetarian carbonara and a vegetarian lasagna. The dishes were served in generous portions, enough to fill you up and boost you throughout the rest of the day. We tucked into the creamy and comforting vegetarian lasagna which was perfectly prepared. The vegetables were tender and as much I enjoy beef lasagna, I didn’t really miss the meat in this veggie version.
The Tav has been operational for the last nine months and has fast become an exciting hangout spot. Their daily happy hour offers provide a great way to wind down your evening with friends or colleagues from 5pm to 8pm. The offers include; buy two premium cocktails and get one free or get a free chicken wings platter, buy two normal cocktails and get one free, enjoy local beers for Ksh. 250 and buy two draft beers and get one free.
If you often forget to carry your packed lunch or you are looking for an affordable spot to enjoy lunch during the weekdays, the business lunch at The Tav is specially made for you. Where else can you get a two course meal for only Ksh. 600!