Let us introduce you to Chef Andrea Poggi, the inspiration behind the scrumptious meals served at Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant.

Originally from the Italian part of Switzerland, Andrea discovered his passion for cooking at the age of 13, after attending a cooking lesson at school. From that moment, he knew ‘that was it’! At the age of 15, he started a culinary apprenticeship in Switzerland, obtained his diploma 3 years later and began his career working in Switzerland.

A few years later, Andrea decided to start exploring the wide world while pursuing his career in the challenging culinary industry. He first moved to Sardinia, Italy to work in the luxurious Hotel Cala di Volpe in Costa Smeralda, a well-known holiday destination for billionaire jet-setters. He then flew overseas to South America to work on board a cruise ship – a tough but educational experience, working 13 hours per day, 7 days a week. He then moved back to Europe and worked in Venice, Italy for 2 consecutive summer seasons, then in London, UK for 2 years before going back home, to Switzerland.

In 2014, Andrea felt the need to quench his wanderlust and flew to Kenya, where he finally settled. Since 2015 he has been working at Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant, and what he loves above all here, is to be able to work with fresh produce from the Nomad farm. He also enjoys working with Chefs from around the world and being in contact with different cultures, further developing his open-mindedness!

Do not hesitate to ask to meet Chef Andrea, he is very happy to receive feedback – both good and less good – in order to improve his dishes! So it is no surprise if one of the great experience of your stay at Sands at Nomad will be the food, as Chef Andrea makes Nomad Beach Bar and Restaurant a haven for food lovers!

Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant, boasts the most extensive wine collection on Kenya’s southern coast with a great collection of new and old world wines. Hand selected by our resident sommelier, the collection is housed in the temperature controlled owner’s wine cellar, which doubles up as a unique location for a private dining experience.

Our sommelier is on hand to pair our wines to perfection with the mouth-watering meals served at the restaurant. With a range of excellent dishes available on the menu, featuring cuisine from around the world, below are some of our suggestions to try the next time you visit:

Food & Wine Pairing Choices:

Seafood connoisseurs will delight in our detox tuna fillet, expertly paired with one of our white wines from Alsace, such as the flowery and zesty Domaine Riefle Riesling.

Meat lovers might favour the Nanyuki beef medallion ‘Cafe de Paris’ with our rich and round red Italian wine, the Balbi Soprani Barolo.

Wood fired pizza pairs very well with the Italian rosé Planeta, a blend of Syrah & Nero D’Avola.

If you want to take your wine tasting and knowledge to the next level, book yourself a wine tasting dinner, housed in the owner’s exclusive wine cellar. Housing a maximum of 10 guests, try some of our finest wines, hand selected by our sommelier and perfectly paired with a special food menu.

Sommelier – Moses:

Whether you have a question, need a suggestion or just want to talk about our wine collection, our sommelier, Moses is always on hand to help you choose the right wine!

Thanks to his extensive background working in the Maldives for the famous hotel LUX in North Male and in Abu Dhabi for the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Moses is certainly one of Kenya’s south coast’s top sommeliers, bringing a wealth of experience to wine tasting at Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant.

We are pleased to inform you that as from 13 June we are ready to welcome you back to Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant!

Weekend of Saturday 13, 14 & 15 June

Opening hours: 11:00 – 16:00
Last orders: 15:00
Takeaway last orders: 15:00

From 18 June

Opening hours: 11:00 – 20:00 (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday)

Make sure you book your table to enjoy fresh, tasty, organic home-made cuisine with stunning views and top service.

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Fresh, organic, healthy & tasty home-made cuisine
Our five-acre organic farm produces fresh and organic fruit and vegetable harvests for our restaurant kitchen. Since the forced closure of the hotel and restaurant, the rains arrived and the farm has been upping its productivity.

Bespoke wine menu
Moses, our professional sommelier is ready and waiting to introduce you to wines tried and untried, old and new!

Pizza lovers
Aside from fine dining and fresh seafood, Italian pizza is also part of our menu. We now have a new and improved wood-fired pizza oven!

Plenty of space
In line with the government’s safety measures, Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant offers plenty of space to seat while maintaining social distancing.

Great place to eat & drink
A great location on Diani Beach, great tasting food, great drinks, great welcoming smiles and a great atmosphere!

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Additional Safety Measures

We have added some additional initiatives for the re-opening that are in line with the Government guidelines and recommendations. We would like to ask for your understanding of the following:

  • Open 11:00 – 20:00
    (last orders at 18:30)
    Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Temperature will be checked on
    arrival at the main gate

  • Hand washing required before
    entering the restaurant
  • Masks must be worn unless seated

  • No more than 4 guests per table
  • Tables and chairs are not to be rearranged

  • Guests are to remain at their tables
    (excluding visits to WC)
  • No chairs at the bar

  • Contactless payment only
  • Reservations by telephone required

We have added some additional initiatives for the re-opening that are in line with the Government guidelines and recommendations. We would like to ask for your understanding of the following:

  • Open 11:00 – 20:00
    (last orders at 18:30)
    Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Temperature will be checked on
    arrival at the main gate

 

  • Hand washing required before
    entering the restaurant
  • Masks must be worn unless seated

 

  • No more than 4 guests per table
  • Tables and chairs are not to be rearranged

 

  • Guests are to remain at their tables
    (excluding visits to WC)
  • No chairs at the bar

 

  • Contactless payment only
  • Reservations by telephone required

Make A Reservation


Kenya Kite surf Cup

With crystal clear waters, reliable wind conditions and miles of soft white sand, Diani Beach is a kite-surfer’s paradise and the ideal spot for East Africa’s only kite surfing competition.
The Kenya Kite Cup is an action-packed, 3-day long, freestyle kiting competition from H20 Extreme. The event is open to both amateur and professional kiters as well as the young and young-at-heart from around the world.

Competitors will perform freestyle movements before a panel of judges looking to allocate points based on difficulty, fluidity, style of trick and kite position before the final manoeuvre.
If you can’t quite picture yourself kitesurfing, fear not. It is very much a spectator’s sport. With a drink in your hand and a lovely light lunch on the terrace, sit back and enjoy the mesmerising sight of colourful kites at sea as competitors showcase their best manoeuvres.

There’s also a raffle with fantastic prizes from across Kenya and you can let your hair down at Nomad’s famous Hawaiian-themed after-party on Saturday night.

The event is in support of Diani Turtle Watch and the Local Ocean Conservation.

Take a look at the planned schedule for 2020 (all wind dependent):

1. Freestyle competition.

Women and men will compete separately. Prizes will be waiting for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. 2500KES registration fee.

2. Downwind Relay Race.

A maximum of 10 teams with 3 riders each will race against each other in a downwind relay. The fastest team, with all 3 riders being at the final, will win. Each team will be ‘auctioned’ and the spectators have the chance to bet on a team. The person who bet on the winning team will get 50% of the whole pot. The rest will go to the charity organisation.

Register online: http://www.h2o-extreme.com/kenya-cup

Book your table now for 3 days of fun on the beach!

For the uninitiated and those that prefer to stick with a wine they know, the world of wine is a fascinating if daunting place to be. To help you navigate your way through, we’ve welcomed back professional sommelier Moses. Moses is delighted to be part of the Nomad team again and looking forward to introducing our guests to wines tried and untried, old and new.

Moses and Chef Andrea are on hand to create bespoke food and wine pairings for private tastings, Prosecco lunches and special celebrations (minimum 4 persons, maximum 12).

Whatever the occasion, Moses is the perfect host to take you around the world, one fine wine at a time, all from within the unique ambience of our stylish, temperature-controlled wine cellar.

Flowers in full bloom and the incessant hum of honeybees was the recent scene on The Sands Organic Farm.

The Sands’ Green Team has stepped into the fascinating world of bee keeping. Last week, the farm’s first beehive produced its first successful honey harvest.

The team had been anticipating a harvest of between 3 to 4 kilograms of honey, but some industrious little bees had worked tirelessly to make more. During pollination, bees produce honey out of flower nectar for use as a food source, which is then stored in the combs they build.

After separating the combs, the team weighed 6 and a half kilograms of the sweetest, warmest, golden honey. The honey was immediately transported to the Nomad kitchen.
After such a buzzing success, more hives will be added to the farm. Thank you to our little honeybees without whom there would be no life on earth.

Join us for the Colobus Conversation annual Golf on the Beach tournament at Nomad Beach Bar & Restaurant!

 

We were thrilled to see one of Diani’s star residents, Christopher Odinga, featured on national television.

Christopher is a celebrated local sand artist who has not let hardship and physical disability stop him from sharing his amazing talent with residents and tourists along Diani Beach. Christopher has held sand art sessions with local school students and given parents a chance to dine in peace by getting the kids involved in creating some truly unique pieces of art.

Christopher’s most famous creations include his depiction of Africa’s Big Five and his annual Christmas snowmen which are a centrepiece of countless holiday photos at Nomad.

Christopher can be found plying his trade under a kikoy shade cloth on the white sandy beach outside Nomad, every Sunday and more often throughout the holiday season.

Always a friendly face, Christopher will be happy to show you his art and to welcome your support.

The Nomad farm is blossoming. The five-acre farm produces fresh, organic produce for the Nomad kitchen using the guiding principles of permaculture farming, combined with waste recycling and up cycling. Daily harvests now include pawpaw, custard apples, avocados, mangoes, chillis, rucola, tomatoes, passion fruits, spinach, guavas, basil, rosemary and mint – the perfect ingredients for a delicious fresh salad.

The farm also breeds its own chickens for sustainable egg production. Bees are busy producing honey as the acacias, sunflowers and all the crops are ripe for pollinating.

With the rainy season on its way, plans are underway to plant more banana trees to serve the breakfast buffet. More raised growing beds have been planted, lined with recycled glass bottles and just waiting for the rain to fall.