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January 22, 2019

Restaurant Review: Hamburgers and fine wine at Sierra

Many people don’t know that wines make good accompaniments to hamburgers. Sierra Burger and Wine restaurant in Nairobi is all about pairing fine wines with gourmet burgers.

We started by ordered a selection of appetisers to share. The Swahili Mignontte oysters served with a sauce of onion, garlic, coriander, ginger and lime were fresh and tasty. The chicken wings were made extra crispy and the braised beef spring rolls were delectable, filled with porcini mushrooms and black truffle cream. Other starter options are a Zucchini and Mint Soup and a Sun-dried Tomato Caesar salad with parmesan cheese.

Their burger patties are made in-house and the burger buns are also homemade. For the main course I chose the soy-glazed Kowloon beef burger with caramelised onions, jalapeno mayonnaise. The light seasoning complimented the natural flavours and I really enjoyed my meal.

Others in our group ordered a tender Sirloin Steak and burgers of grilled chicken breast with coriander mayonnaise. The bacon cheeseburger and the Ribeye steak are also popular. For vegetarians there is a Falafel Burger made from chickpeas.

Sierra uses Angus Beef which is dry-aged at their butchery. Other meat is sourced from a single farm and they have recently started serving Wagyu steaks from Japanese beef. Main courses come with the option of chips, onion rings, green salad, red cabbage and coleslaw.

To wash down your charcoal grilled burger Sierra Burger and Wine has gone African, serving only wines from the continent and mostly from top wineries in South Africa. I started off with a dry white wine, the Louise Nel Buckleberry Sauvignon Blanc from the Western Cape region.

Beef items pair well with Pinot Noir or Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon red wines. For chicken dishes the waiter recommended a Vergelegen white wine, also from the Western Cape. Champagne or sparkling wine is a good beverage with oysters. For those who prefer a beer with their burger, Sierra brews a selection of their own larger.

For desert we had the Sticky Toffee Pudding with caramel sauce, and the Chocolate and Coffee Stout Cake served with salted caramel and Belgian chocolate. Both were delicious.


LOCATION: Rivaan Centre, Muguga Green Road, Nairobi

CONTACTS: 0772 776308


Star rating: 4.5/5

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