We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Carnellys restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
South lake road, Naivasha 20117, Kenya
+254 722 260749
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 100: English reviews
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High quality home cooked food, something for everyone's taste buds. Felt like a home away from home, mixture of cuisines. We wanted to try everything on the menu during our stay!

Thank Julie M
Level Contributor
302 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch there after a very relaxing boat ride (don't miss it). The food was plentiful and tasty. Don't miss the nachos; so delicious and filling!

Thank The_Egyptian_Couple
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

If yo're up to an adventure in cuisine, this is the place for you! We had great servive and even better food. Eat til you cry Uncle!

Thank Judy K
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

My wife and I have been lodging in Carnallay camp during a Safari. This restaurant has the policy of a special (maybe reduced) menu included in tour packages and then the menu a la carte. We have always had the included menu food and it was amazing! The spicy prawns are something you cannot miss. The portions are very generous... More 

Thank V D
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017

When we stayed here, breakfast was included in our lodging price. There were a number of choices, all of them good! We loved the pizza - although the pizza ovens are closed on Monday and Tuesday. The kitchen was able to accommodate our needs; ie quesadillas without tomatoes, etc. The milkshakes were a big hit for our boys. The hot... More 

Thank Ej B
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a lovely place to visit while at Lake Naivasha. If it's just for a coffee/beer, or lunch, snack or dinner, the surroundings are excellent, with view of the lake, which is just a very short stroll away and the food is nice. Great for the family as well.

Thank kti2011
Level Contributor
77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is really great. Food is good as service is and the environment makes it even better. The place is clean and people are friendly so go and visit Carnelley's!

Thank Joeri I
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Great location along the lake. I'd recommend staying in the bandas to avoid having to go outside in the freezing night to take a piss. Decent food with standard service. Nothing out of this world.

Thank Erick N
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We've only been to Carnellys for the restaurant but it has been good every time. The pizzas are baked in a pizza oven right in the bricks and are good. The nachos are excellent. Best I've found in Kenya. The drinks were good. I can't stop thinking about the lemon mint iced tea. Reminded me of Snapple but much fresher... More 

Thank MN-NBOTraveler
Arusha Region, Tanzania
Level Contributor
91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We ate 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners at the restaurant during our stay at Carnelly's camp. There were some problems with service, order confusion and bills and breakfast was a little underwhelming but the rest of our food was well portioned, made of quality ingredients and very tasty!

Thank TravellingJane1

Travellers who viewed Carnellys restaurant also viewed

Naivasha, Rift Valley Province
Naivasha, Rift Valley Province
Naivasha, Rift Valley Province
Naivasha, Rift Valley Province
Naivasha, Rift Valley Province
Naivasha, Rift Valley Province

Been to Carnellys restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, African, Pizza, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South lake road, Naivasha 20117, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Rift Valley Province  >  Naivasha
  • Phone Number: +254 722 260749

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Carnellys restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?