The stunning view of the city is the first thing I saw when I walked into The Attic rooftop bar at the recently opened Park Inn by Radisson hotel along Elgon road, Westlands. Hypnotized by the view, all I could manage was a soft ‘wow’- it was simply spectacular. It was my first time at this hotel and after such a breathtaking welcome, I knew it could only get better.
The iconic ‘tablet-shaped’ Park Inn by Radisson hotel is owned by the Rezidor Hotel Group and is their third hotel in East Africa. The interior is colourful and dynamic with a contemporary design and architecture. I was here on invitation to experience the business lunch at the rooftop bar.
The Attic rooftop bar is a cozy area with stylish decor that transforms into an intimate space at sunset. From the wooden panels that cut across the ceiling to the re-purposed logs used as tables, this spacious lounge boasts of a relaxed ambiance, perfect for unwinding. Picture yourself perched on the 11th floor as you soak in the aerial view of Nairobi. Sipping on your favourite drink or indulging in a gratifying meal, you watch the gruesome Nairobi traffic build up and slowly ease down.
Their business lunch menu is creatively crafted encompassing hearty and light meals. The starters include a choice of vegetarian and non-vegetarian salads and soups. The main course options include the rib-eye steak, battered fish, vegetarian lasagna and a club sandwich, triple layered with chicken, egg mayonnaise, tomato and lettuce with a side of chips. Dessert options consist of tiramisu, sticky toffee and date pudding with caramelized bananas and toffee sauce, fruit salad and ice cream.
To start, I had the crunchy, creamy and fresh Caesar salad. The crispy pieces of bacon added and exciting punch of flavour and texture which complemented the fresh lettuce. The portions of the salad were generous, bringing the lunch to a good start. My companion had the soup of the day-broccoli soup served with crusty bread. The soup was astoundingly tastier that we both expected. It was warm, rich and the dash of cream made it all the more comforting. This was one delicious and nutritious treat.
After such an exciting introduction, we were certain that lunch at The Attic rooftop bar would be a great experience. For the main course, I had a medium done rib-eye steak with fries and my friend had the battered fish with fries. The rib –eye steak was succulent and cooked to my preferred doneness. It was served with the steak sauce, and fries. The steak was tender although I felt both the steak and the sauce could have done with some more seasoning. The fries were the best I have ever had. They were huge and crunchy on the outside with a tangy kick- there was absolutely no need for ketchup. The battered fish, according to my companion, was light and crisp with a billowy texture. The main course portions were just right. It filled us up just enough to have an active afternoon back at the office.
We couldn’t leave without having dessert, and boy was it a treat! The tiramisu was rich and creamy and lived up to its Italian translation ‘pick-me-up’. It was elegant and richly layered, definitely one to remember. The Business Lunch offer at The Attic is one you have to try. For only Ksh. 1650, you get to enjoy a power lunch available from 12pm to 2pm on weekdays.