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Taste Bar & Restaurant Awards 2015

Taste Bar & Restaurant Awards 2015

The third edition of the Taste Bar & Restaurant Awards took place at the dusitD2 Nairobi, where restaurant & bar owners, managers, chefs, mixologists and Nairobi’s movers and shakers turned out to celebrate the very best of Kenya’s bar & restaurant industry

Nederburg Chef of the year
Chef Doxis Berkris – Tatu (Winner)
Chef Mohsine Korich – Pango Brasserie (Runner Up)

Absolut Mixologist of the year
Yeri Randu – Sarabi (Winner)
Benu Kundra – Brew Bistro (Runner Up)

Gold Award – Nairobi’s Finest Restaurants
Bamboo Zen Garden
Caramel Restaurant and Lounge
Graze, Sankara
Jiko, Tribe
Mandhari, Nairobi Serena
Pango Brasserie, Fairview
Seven Seafood and Grill
Soi, Dusit
Tamarind Nairobi
Tatu, Fairmont Norfolk
Urban Eatery

Gold Awards – Nairobi’s Finest Bars
The Balcony Bar, Villa Rosa Kempinski
Brew Bistro and Lounge
Explorer Tavern
Gipsy Bar
Havana Bar and Restaurant
Juniper Kitchen
Level 8, Best Western
Mercury Lounge
The Nest, Tribe
Que Pasa Bar and Bistro
Sarabi Pool and Supper Club, Sankara Nairobi
Zing, Dusit D2

Judges Awards
Best Service in a Restaurant – Caramel Restaurant & Lounge
Best Service in a Bar – Mercury ABC
Rising Star – Lesiamon Sempele (Sankara)
Industry Champion – Martin Dunford (Tamarind Group)

Nederburg Best Wine List
The Gallery, Sankara Nairobi – Winner
Asmara – Runner Up
Brew Bistro – Runner Up

People’s Choice Awards
Most Popular Italian – Mediterraneo
Most Popular Continental – Artcaffe
Most Popular East African/ Nyama Choma – The Carnivore
Most Popular Indian – Haandi
Most Popular Pan-Asian – Bamboo, Zen Garden
Most Popular Food On The Go / Franchise – KFC
Most Popular Vegetarian – Chowpatty
Most Popular Cafe or Coffee House – Java House
Most Popular Cocktail Bar – Brew Bistro
Most Popular Night Out Venue – Klub House (K1)
Easy Dining In a Hotel – Café Villa Rosa
Most Popular Bar in a Hotel – The Waterhole Bar, Ole Sereni
Newcomer of the Year – Urban Eatery
Most Popular Restaurant at the Coast – Tamarind Dhow (Mombasa)
Most Popular Bar at the Coast – Forty Thieves (Diani)

“Our aim has always been to help raise the industry to the next level. Nairobi has to be on par with the major cities around the world.

Competition is great, improves product offerings and ultimately leads to a consistent and more affordable supply chain.

We wish to see more Kenyans being able to experience different types of food & drink.

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