Nairobi breaks into Top 100 culinary destinations worldwide

Breakfast at the Thorn Tree Cafe
A selection of the breakfast available at the Thorn Tree Cafe in Nairobi. Photo © Andrew Watt

Nairobi has broken into the top 100 locations in a new study which ranked the world’s destinations according to their culinary excellence.

Compiled by UK online food ordering platform Caterwings, the catalogue of locations served up the perfect bucket-list for foodie travellers hoping to eat their way around the world.

The list took into account factors like the quality of the culinary scene and service, the amount restaurants per 10,000 people as well as the opinion of food critics and customers.

Number one food spot in the world was the Spanish city of San Sebastian thanks to its unmatched quality, service and price.

Mixed Grill at Carnivore in Nairobi
The mixed grill at the Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi. Photo © Andrew Watt

While Nairobi was ranked in 100th place, the UK cities of London, Glasgow, Manchester and Edinburgh were ranked 9th, 61st, 64th and 77th respectively with Brighton ranked in 93rd place.

The South African cities of Cape Town (48) and Durban (69), Swakopmund in Namibia (82) and Zanzibar in Tanzania (90) were the only other sub-Saharan locations which made it into the list.