Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

So, I had a slightly warped view of what I expected Kenya to be like. Having never been to Africa before I thought there would be a lot of mud huts and people wearing very little!

The majority of Nairobi is basically the complete opposite of this. It is really built up; there are shopping centres, tarmac roads (even if they are full of pot-holes and stones) and chain restaurants!

We headed to the Westgate Shopping Centre after a heavy night out at Carnivore (a restaurant that turns into an open air club with 2,500 capacity!) the previous evening.  We were feeling very hungover and sorry for ourselves.

The boys wanted a burger to get rid of their hangover blues so we found ourselves at Urban Burger. Urban it most certainly is. Uniform tables topped with pots of ketchup, mayo and mustard.

 

Urban Burger Kenya Menu 3 Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Urban Burger Table Places Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

Urban Burger Counter Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Urban Burger Sauces Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Lemons Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

A small bench table is inside the restaurant but the majority of the seating is outside. The staff were friendly, efficient and each donned an Urban Burger black t-shirt.

 

Urban Burger Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Urban Burger staff Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Jack and Rich rose to the challenge of feasting on the ‘Big Hulk’…double beef, double cheese! Jess went for the ‘French Connection’, beef burger, homemade red onion marmalade, rocket leaves and blue cheese and I for the ‘Texas’, beef burger, crispy bacon, cheddar, fried egg, rocket leaves and bbq sauce.

 

Urban Burger Kenya Menu 2 Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Urban Burger Kenya Menu Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

The place was buzzy with couples and families and I food came in double quick time. The beef was served rare and was well ground though not quite your Hawksmoor quality, of course! For Kenya this is a good chain restaurant that offers, simple, cheap and cheerful food at a slightly higher than average price.

 

Urban Burger Table Setting Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Tucking into our nibbles of onion rings and bbq chicken wings.

 

Urban Burger Chicken Wings and onion rings Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Urban burger onion rings Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Urban Burger Chicken Wings Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

The Texas.

 

Urban Burger Bacon Burger Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

The ‘Hulk Burger’

 

Urban Burger Double Burger Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

What is the best way to eat a burger? Knife and fork or get stuck in with your hands?

 

Urban Burger Tucking In Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Only a fraction of food was left and we decided to go and rest our bellies and get another drink elsewhere. We headed to the slightly more fancy Sankara Hotel nearby where they have a rooftop bar and pool.

 

Sankara Hotel Pool Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Sankara Hotel Swimming Pool Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Sankara Hotel Cocktail Menu Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Cocktails, shisha and nibbles are on the menu so we settled for two of their gin based cocktails neither which we were particularly impressed with but luckily they went down okay before we decided to head home for an early night!

 

Sankara Hotel Champagne Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Sankara Peanuts Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Sankara Hotel Cocktails Urban Burger, Westgate Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

 

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