Easy Like Sunday Brunch: Tune Hotel Brunch Review

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Tune Hotel

 

Hi there beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜€ Are you constantly looking for affordable, yet ambient places to dine? Well, Tune Hotel marries these two concepts with a flawless ease, as I recently discovered during brunch. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food~ Paul Prudhomme

 

Tune Hotel has been on my #bucket-list since I did my post on Budget Travel, as it is the epitome of a budget hotel. More so, I have always wanted to have a true ‘brunch’ experience… So, when they invited us over for brunch, the invite was met with a welcome smile on my part. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Literally Speaking ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Fun Fact>> Brunch, refers to a meal that is taken late in the morning instead of breakfast or lunch. ๐Ÿ˜€

Conveniently located on Rhapta road, in Westlands, Tune Hotel is one of the newest hotels in Nairobi. With itโ€™s unique shape and height, the hotel towers gloriously over adjacent buildings, making it hard to miss.

 

A Double, Tune Hotel Brunch Experience

I happen to have had two separate brunch experiences at Tune Hotel (call it a blessing in disguise?), so this post will somehow attempt to mirror both experiences… Hopefully they will give insight into what brunch at Tune Hotel entails.

On my first brunch visit, I got to dine alone. This solo visit was intimate, allowing me to pay more attention to my surroundings and savor the meals that they served up. & smile cheekily at strangers ๐Ÿ™‚ During the second encounter my friend Eric accompanied me, giving the experience an authentic brunch feel. After-all, with brunch, the more the merrier! ๐Ÿ˜€

Brunch is served at their Utamu restaurant, which is on the ground floor. The hotel also features a rooftop sky bar and lounge, that offer scenic views of Nairobi, and its sunsets.

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I was met by Miriam the restaurant manager who was both resourceful and pleasant, as she explained their brunch in detail.

 

ย Cool, Calm and Comfortable Ambiance

As you walk into Utamu restaurant, you instantly notice the calm atmosphere offered by the lights and tasteful decor.

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They also have an outdoor restaurant, if you wish to get a nice whiff of fresh air while you brunch. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The hotel maintains a quiet and relaxed climate through the day. Although I don’t particularly fancy dining out by myself, I had a lovely time thanks to Utamu. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

A Sumptuous 3-Course Brunch!

Tune Hotel’s brunch consists of a 3-course meal, on a rotational menu-basis that changes every 10 days. Their menu entails continental dishes, with a hint of Italian cuisine.

Fun Facts>>

  • On Sundays, brunch runs from 12pm to 7:30 pm and at at 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Weekdays
  • They serve bottomless cocktails during weekdays’ brunch.
  • You can enjoy a 3-course Brunch meal at Kes. 1,400 only and 2-course meal at Kes.1,200 only
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Of Adventurous Starters

They offer a choice of soup or salad for the Starter. During my first visit, I was feeling like quite the adventurous person… Abandoning my comfort zone, I ordered the Cream of Tomato soup.

To the ordinary person, I realize that soup is hardly ‘the adventure’. ๐Ÿ˜€ But since I barely ever have soup, this was a good gamble on my part, because it was simply delicious! Their generous serving is also quite filling.

During the second visit, we ordered the Arugula salad with lime and olive oil dressing. This decision may partly have been inspired by curiosity about its foreign-sounding name… ๐Ÿ˜€

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This is where Eric played the ‘starring role’. (read, the tasting of greens) ๐Ÿ˜€ We particularly enjoyed how the seemingly saltiness of the olive oil & lime complimented the sweetness of the apples. In his words, “the greens leave a refreshingly raw taste on the tongue… I would certainly never have imagined apples served this way before.” ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Savory ‘Main Course’ Coupled With Great Service!

I played it a little safe with the main course, choosing to go with Beef.ย  After all, you can never go wrong with beef, right? ๐Ÿ˜€ With their rotational menu you can expect such options as pasta, house-burgers, chicken and fish.

The first time, I chose the Beef Steak with grilled onions, served with creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and gravy. Suffice it to say that the spinach stole the show on this one! #Yum!

On my second visit, I switched it up a little with the ‘Braised Beef in pepper sauce, served with seasonal veggies and creamy mashed potatoes.

 

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The beef was tender and well-flavored. Its strong flavor gave it a perfect blend with the mashed potatoes. The veggies were well-sautรฉed, which is hard to find as most places serve bland greens.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY: MARION MITHAMO

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While the meals were truly toothsome and tasty, their service is the icing on the cake. Our waiter Kevin was warm and pleasant all through our visit. I also had a chance to meet the Chef on my first visit which, as I always say, crowns the experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Choice Dessert Options

When it comes to dessert, I always order ice cream. Blame it on my deep-standing love for ice cream. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, for once, with eyes tightly closed and fingers crossed I went for the Banana fritters, though I had no clue what this was.

 

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I was surprised when my first bite revealed a soft mixture of mashed bananas fried over a coating of batter. Honestly speaking, it felt like a strange way to eat bananas… But if you enjoy sweet desserts, this would certainly be a good option. ๐Ÿ˜€

By this time I was feeling well-fed, a little drowsy and oozing with gratitude. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Part of the secret success in life is to eat what you like~Mark Twain.

 

I love the fact that you can dine by your lonesome at Tune Hotel and not feel out of place… I also enjoyed dining with my friend, which was an experience in itself. ๐Ÿ™‚

The place is perfect for meetups with friends and families, or even semi-formal meetings with colleagues. Moreover, it makes an ideal venue for dates. Brunch is certainly better enjoyed with friends, as you can space time between the meals with conversation and laughter. ๐Ÿ˜€

Safe to say, my first brunch experience(s) was a success, thanks to Tune Hotel! ๐Ÿ™‚ Many thanks to Tune for a lovely, first double-Brunch experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

 


 

Thank you for reading my dear friends! Did you enjoy the post? I would love to read your comments and feedback, in the Comments’ section below!ย  Let me know if you want to see more brunch or dining options in Nairobi! ๐Ÿ˜€

<Sending you light and love. Stay Inspired Always>

 

P.S. Sharing Is Caring> Share This Post via the social buttons down below! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

 

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    daudi78
    May 20, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Marion. Thanks for the review. I was hoping to enjoy an experience similar to yours tomorrow (lazy sunday) so i called them to confirm their brunch offer. They no longer have this. They have an a la carte 3 course meal for 2100. This comes with bottomless cocktails between 12 to 4 pm

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      June 5, 2017 at 11:15 am

      Hi there Daudi! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s great to read from you, and for the feedback! My apologies for the delayed response… Oh my, I feel you on that lazy Sunday! Whoa, they may have had the brunch offer for a while, pole sana. Did you end up going? I hope you were still able to enjoy a Lazy Sunday, Tune Hotel experience… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Vivian
    February 24, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Thanks Marion Tune Hotel is a place worth visiting.

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    Mugerwa
    February 23, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I like. Good looking hotel, yummy food

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    Mugerwa
    February 23, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Very informative.The hotel looks nice and the food looks yummy!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you Mugerwa for reading and for the comments! Be sure to try it out sometime! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Becky Mayabi
    February 23, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I want this as a career lol. Great discoveries.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 24, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Hehe Thanks Becky! Great to read from you! P.S. The more the merrier, so let’s go! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Glorious
    February 23, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Lovely…a definite must seeโ˜บ๏ธ…lovely job Marionโ˜บ๏ธ

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 24, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Yes one more reason for you to come back to Nairobi… ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for reading and taking time to comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jolly
    February 23, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Now my tastebuds are being tempted! Very well written and informative. Feels like I was there with you. At least now I can confidently suggested a place we can hang out, eat well with great service. Thanks to you !

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      Jolly
      February 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      *Pardon the typo. I meant, “suggest” not suggested. Thanks.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 24, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      I feel you Jolly! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for reading and taking time to comment! So true, it is a nice hangout place that is also easily accessible. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    machuka
    February 23, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Very informative

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you for reading Machuka, I am happy to read that you found it informative! Do stick around for more ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Eve
    February 23, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Wow Marion, this is really good. I love the ambience in this one.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 24, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks a lot Eve, truly glad you enjoyed it! Indeed, the ambience is worth a visit ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Mama A
    February 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    This is a must try. Gosh! Gotta follow

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 24, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Hi there Mama A! Welcome to the #ScrapbookJourneys Family! Glad to have you here! And yes, do try out Tune’s Brunch. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Wanjiku
    February 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Amazing.
    I love it. Should try it out some day.
    Cheers darl

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 24, 2017 at 2:02 pm

      Hi lady, thanks for reading!:D And Yes, you have a deni where Tune is concerned! I hope you do try it out!:D ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Stefano
    February 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    So much information on this blog. I love it

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Hey Steve! Great to read from you, thanks for taking the time to comment! ๐Ÿ˜€ We Keep On! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Eric
    February 23, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Amazing place, amazing food, amazing blogger…. amazing combination. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      February 24, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Oh Wow, many thanks for reading, and the superb feedback! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks be to God for such an ‘amazing’ (hehe ๐Ÿ˜€ ) opportunity & company!:)

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