The entertainment industry would have you believe that most business deals are struck in bars over clinking whisky glasses and Cuban cigars or on the golf course, between tees and fancy golf shoes or in large conference rooms overlooking the city’s skyline through tall, wide glass windows.
I say deals are made across a table over a delectable meal. Here’s a list of restaurants that offer great business lunch menus that will help you seal the deal.
Located in Westlands on the junction of Lower Kabete Road and Peponi Road, Tandoori Patio has a 15% discount on all lunch meals from Tuesdays to Fridays. This restaurant has an upscale patio-style setting perfect for lunch, brunch or a business meeting. Their curry dishes, Tandoori barbecues, chicken wings and fried rice are all a must-try.
Looking to impress a potential client or business partner? Dining at Chop House will leave an impression that they will never forget. The theatrical experience brought about by the open kitchen is entertainment in itself. Their business lunch offer consists of a two course meal for Ksh. 3,500 per person.
Caramel Restaurant & Lounge is a polished space that oozes intimacy. The exceptionally welcoming hostesses ensure guests feel at home from the minute you walk into the restaurant. Your needs are anticipated and always met with attentive awareness. Caramel put together an affordable, yet exciting menu featuring a choice of three items as starters (1 meat, 2 veg) and six options for the main course (5 meat, 1 veg), that would have you dreading a mundane lunch anywhere else. For Ksh. 1,475 you get an insanely delicious two-course meal.
The business lunch menu at Lucca in Villa Rosa Kempinski costs Kshs. 2,200 per person, consisting of your choice of the starter, main course and tea or coffee. The portions are generous and live up to the restaurant’s reputation and each dish exhumes a cavalcade of flavours, true to Italian tradition.
Emerald Garden at UN Avenue is immediately impressive with its modern Thai furnishings in an open air courtyard that makes the place feel light and ethereal. Their staff are knowledgeable and polite and their portions. The mouthwatering, plentiful beef wok fried Thai style with cashew nuts and oyster sauce and the spicy green curry chicken and yellow curry beef are some of the delicacies you can enjoy. They have daily lunch offers where guests can choose from one course for Ksh. 1000, two courses for Ksh. 1200 and three courses for Ksh. 1800. They also make amazing cocktails so be sure to try them out.
Dining at the “chef’s table” means you’re dining in the chef’s office which, more often than not, is located in the kitchen. At Sarova Stanley, the chef’s office sits above the industrial sized washer and overlooks the kitchen. It sits six people comfortably in a private room. One can book a chef’s table and even customize their own menu for a private event, a special dinner, or a business meeting. It’s a tailor-made fine dining experience that emphasizes privacy and exclusivity for Ksh. 10,000 per person inclusive of a bottle of house wine.