At the South End Mall on Lang’ata Rd in Nairobi, Charlie’s Bistro and Lounge, a modern eatery, sits on the 5th floor.
From the logo of the place, I am guessing the owner is a lover of Charlie Chaplin, the famous English comic.
The interior decor of the place is modern and unique. Most noteworthy, it’s one of those places that you figure the designer took the time and paid attention to detail.
The use of natural colored wood is the most significant feature about Charlie’s Bistro. The pillars, parts of the ceiling and feature walls have been accentuated with planks of wood. Furthermore, some sitting areas have wooden benches to complete this natural look. It brings out a natural and authentic feel to it. As a result, you can barely notice the artificial grass next to the balcony.
Speaking of, the balcony is positioned in such a way that you have a beautiful panoramic view of the Tmall roundabout on Lang’ata Rd. Furthermore, a lovely view of the Nairobi skyline adorns this amazing view. In addition, the space is also an open smoking zone.
The use of light in Charlie’s Bistro is my favorite feature. From large bowl like lamp shades, long beautiful neon lights, to glass finished atmospheric lights. As a result, the ambience of the place gives a warm fuzzy feeling.
Another feature that I cannot fail to mention is the wall that is full of beautiful expressionist paintings. The wooden walls have the artwork incorporated, and drop lights line up to complete this marvelous composition.
In conclusion, Charlie’s Bistro is an aesthetically beautiful place. It helps a lot that their cocktails are delicious and the food is amazing.
All images are courtesy of Charlie’s Bistro and Lounge and Harun Momanyi