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Purdy Arms

$$ - $$$, European,
61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 712 007001
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (56 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“chicken kiev” (7 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, Pizza, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on a Friday, public holiday so the place was quite busy, took a minute to get a table as there was no one to seat people. But once we got a table, our waiter was ok. Service was slow, she told us because...More

Thank WMonicah
Reviewed 4 days ago

We come here on regular basis for drinks. Food is average to good quality. Changing specials on daily basis. Service is good. Nice , well kept terrace.

Thank Kathamed
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Purdy Arms with a group of 40 people. Great experience, lication, service and food. Recommendable!

Thank EelcoBrouw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived with friends and enjoyed a great lunch. Not cheap but excellent food. Particularly the salads and pasta. Lovely setting and atmosphere. Plenty for kids to do. Archery, quads, play area and open space. TVs if you need them. Lovely outdoor area. The Saturday market...More

Thank THFA1984
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jetlagged after 24 hours of travel I was looking for a spot to hang out on a Sunday afternoon like a pub in the countryside. Well, I found it! Just what the doctor ordered. Sit out in the garden or grab a table inside to...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First thing that caught my eye was that there were some dogs inside the restaurant. It is also located in a location that's a good drive from the central business district and this seclusion makes it the ideal joint to tune out the city madness.

Thank Awhkanah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here many times and have always been looked after by all the staff there. All rooms have their own character and are very homely and comfortable. Best place to stay when in Nairobi without a doubt. Very reasonable room rates and the...More

Thank JulieG293
Julie S, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Purdy arms is perfect for a weekend brunch, either with family, or friends. As a starter, I must recommend the toothsome samosas, either with prawn or Brie and sun-dried tomato, a house speciality. The menu offers a variety of options for the mains, Pizza, English...More

Thank grace_den_dulk
Reviewed 15 September 2017

stopped for lunch and a beer after visiting the Giraffe Centre and Mambo Crocodile. food was good, great Tusker Hard cider

Thank lsbrun
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely gardens and relaxed atmosphere. Food is of a high quality and service is reasonable. Affordable food of a high standard.

Thank Elmarie G
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Hi Elmarie, Thank you for your amazing review. Hosting you was a lovely pleasure and we can't wait to host you again soon:-) Regards, M.

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Questions & Answers
29 April 2017|
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Response from SlammerKenya | Property representative |
Twiga suite is on the first floor overlooking the garden. It has it's own private balcony which can only be accessed from the room and is for the private use of the guests staying there. The garden can get busy on... More
9 April 2017|
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Response from SlammerKenya | Property representative |
Hi, Purdy Arms have their own as well as 3rd party security. If you have any specific issues give them a call on 0712 007001 and ask for Rob or Jules. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 712 007001
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Set in 21 acres of Karen, a leafy suburb twenty kilometers Southwest of Nairobi, lies the Purdy Arms. With a view of the famed knuckled ridge of the Ngong Hills (“I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills” – Karen Blixen, Out of Africa) it is a relaxing place to stay, have a meal or drink or two.
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