I took my girlfriend for a cocktail and pre-dinner drink at Nairobi Mercury Lounge and was pleasantly surprised!
My lady had a Mercury Capirinha, which she pronounced the best since she had the real one in Kampala a few weeks ago.
We tried the Tapas menu, had some calimari, chicken wings and beef madallions and the experience was wonderful.
The waiter was thoughtful and attentive, and the chef (a Spanish guy) came over to see how our food was, and what we thought.
Turns out the place has been taken over recently, and it seems the new management have invested in staff training, menu and widened the drinks menu considerably.
That said, we had a wonderful time, and will definitely keep going back.
Well done Mercury, and please keep it up!
Along with the less posh Gipsy, Mercury is the place to be for internationals and posh, rich Kenyans on Friday and Saturday night.
The music is often excellent, even though you won't see anyone dancing.
Cocktails and fingerfoods are excellent too - make sure you try their famous beef cooked in porto wine, served on bread.
If you're looking for live techno on Fridays and Saturdays, Mercury Lounge is the place to go.
The people-watching is pretty good too with the layout affording a view across the entire lounge.
The seating is comfy and the ambient lighting creates the mood but the waitstaff has been known to get overwhelmed on Fridays and Saturdays so service may not be up to par.