You know I love brunch as much as the girl next door. Well, maybe a little more.
So when Sankara Nairobi’s invite to check out their Sunday brunch popped up in my inbox, I was beyond elated. I rounded up my troops – this time, my best friends – and we were the ultimate #squadgoals when we strode into the five-star hotel on one Sunday. Sankara Nairobi has been offering Sunday brunch for a few years now. But last month, they took it up a notch and now offer the ultimate Sunday brunch!
Here’s a life hack: Always wear sweats or leggings before going to brunch. You want to be comfortable before you hit that buffet!
From 12:30PM-5PM, patrons can enjoy Sunday brunch from the four signature restaurants: Graze, Artisan, Opera and The Gallery for Ksh. 4,500/- per person. This is inclusive of unlimited prosecco, gin and vodka signature cocktails, and draft beers (It’s Ksh. 3,500/- per person without drinks).
In fact, once we settled down at the table and had ordered our cocktails of choice (I started off with a refreshing mimosa, before switching to a gin and tonic later) from the multiple beverage stations around the floor, we quickly explored the brunch offerings.
While we didn’t quite check out Graze, I hear the steakhouse offers plenty of carved meats and the traditional breakfast eggs and meats. The buffets at Artisan, however, were fully stocked with hot and cold items. There was a tempting bread selection complete with accompanying cheeses, a delicious variety of sushi, including fruit and vegetable sushi, made live. For healthy eaters, there was a large offering of salads and roasted vegetables.
There were even some mains, such as meat and paneer curries. Of course, the buffet was complete with a live pasta station, where we sampled some penne in white sauce with assorted vegetables. Don’t you love watching your food being cooked in front of you? I certainly do, which is why we also ended up ordering a waffle, topped with chocolate and vanilla sauce. Oh, so light and fluffy pockets filled with sweet, sweet goodness.Then, because the cliché: dessert goes straight to the heart is true, we headed to The Gallery, the wine bar stocked with the most incredible dessert counter, with a selection of cakes, pastries and fruit tarts.And as if that wasn’t enough, we then headed to Opera, where there was an even larger selection of more pastries, cookies, donuts, churros, chocolate-covered fruit, ice creams and a range of coffees to choose from.After literally trying to have a bite of every dessert available, I had to order a cappuccino to avoid falling asleep after this heavy indulgence. I loved the keen attention to detail where the expert barista had drawn a cute animal on each cup.Now I understand why the brunch is on for several hours. It’s so that you can sensibly spread out your dining exploits to pander in every dish your heart desires.
Excellent service paired with a vast variety of brunch foods, enjoyed in Sankara’s regal ambiance with live music makes the hefty brunch price worth it, especially when celebrating a special occasion with your loved ones.
Anyways, I’m already dreaming of my next brunch…preferably with a plate of Eggs Florentine!
I was a guest of Sankara Nairobi, but all views are my own.
Photos, unless stated otherwise, are by Jamila Kadernani