What you eat, where you eat and when you eat at Sirai House is at your discretion but our pledge is to make each meal an experience of delight and wonder.

Nearly all the fruits and vegetables used in our kitchens are grown in our wonderful shamba, the Kenyan cousin of the English cottage vegetable garden. Eggs and poultry are from our own chickens, beef is from the Borana cattle herds. Even the honey is from our own bees.

When all this delicious produce reaches our kitchens it is welcomed into the arms of head chef – George – whose knowledge and enthusiasm are evident on every plate. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free are all happily catered for with a passion to give you the very best food we can, no matter what your dietary requirements.



To gather as a family or a group in the bright rays of the morning sun around the circular terrace table, to plan the day ahead above a banquet of fruits and juices, homemade granolas, local yogurts, to sip dark Kenyan coffee and watch plates of bacon or eggs or pancakes coming from the kitchen. This is the best possible start to each day at Sirai. The list of wonderful dishes on offer is limited only by your whim.



Mornings spent lounging by the pool, playing tennis or reading a book in a shaded bed on the lawn also require sustenance. With long, leisurely lunches in mind the loggia was built with the pool bar at one end, a shaded seating area for drinks and a log fired pizza oven. Lunches can be as relaxed or formal as you wish, a lobster salad for two or a banquet for sixteen can be enjoyed here.



When the owners of Sirai travel the globe they carry a piece of Kenya in their hearts. So, too, when they are in Kenya they make room for a piece of England. At the arrival of afternoon tea, served in the Drawing Room or on the lawns overlooking the conservancy, you may for a moment imagine yourself in the shade of a willow and even hear the crack of a cricket bat on ball or the coo of a wood pigeon.



Each day, when the sun sinks below the horizon in a display of colour and wonder, you have to pause and make time for the spectacle. At Sirai we make the most of this marvel of nature and serve ‘sundowners’ on the west-facing terraces or high on the slopes of our surrounding hills. With accompanying canapés, smooth Manhattans, crisp Gin & Tonics or sharp Whisky Sours are raised to bid the sun farewell and watch dusk fall over the plains.



The grand dining room with its table for up to 22 can be the setting for a five-course celebration or a family lasagne. Warm evenings, let us lay the table on our ‘olive grove’ terrace for all the elegance of the dining-room dressed with a canopy of stars. The boma, with chairs encircling the huge fire, can host a seafood barbecue or the best selection of burgers with every imaginable accompaniment. Even if you just want to cosy by the fire with a bowl of soup or eat wood-fired pizza in the cinema, this is your end to the day, served to you your way.



Great care has been taken to select some exquisite house wines that will accompany George’s wonderful food. We also have a spectacular cellar, dramatically situated behind glass at one end of the dining room, housing more than three thousand fine wines from around the world that can be viewed or purchased at any time.



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