With Christmas right around the corner I decided to attend the Zen Xmas Fair at Zen Garden. Christmas fairs are the perfect place to get unique gifts for family and friends. And with Zen garden being a restaurant, I also got the chance to try out their food and drinks. Zen Garden is a venue located along Lower Kabete road just after St. Mary’s International School. It’s a half hour drive from the Nairobi CBD. It houses two restaurants, Bamboo Oriental Restaurant and Jade Coffee and Tea House. We arrived at Zen Garden at around 2pm, but because of the Christmas fair, both restaurants were full. So, we decided to check out the trade fair as we waited for a table to free up. There were a lot of stalls at the fair mostly showcasing food, pastries, clothes and jewellery. A few stalls were also showcasing furniture and wines. Samples were being offered at most stalls but unfortunately some weren’t selling food. After waiting for an hour, we finally got a chance to order some drinks. I ordered the Spiced Turmeric Latte with almond milk. The service was good and my order arrived quite quickly. The latte was as good as it smelled and it was worth the KSh500 price tag. Later on, we got hungry and ordered a Mozzarella and Tomato pizza at KSh1100. This order took longer to arrive, but it was worth the wait. We ate this while walking around the trade fair. The staff at this establishment were some of the friendliest I have ever met, and the manager even went out of his way to offer me a place to charge my phone. In my opinion, friendly staff are just as important as good food in a restaurant. And this is why am looking forward to eating at Zen Garden again.