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Purdy Arms

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Bar, Pizza, Pub, European, Gastropub
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61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 712 007001
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Porto, Portugal
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So the title may be contradictory but there is a reason for it. The place is wonderful, great mature garden, plenty of activities for the kids and good food. These aspects are very good and make me want to go back. However the service is always a shot in the dark, the waiters are slow, the kitchen is slow and... More 

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Thank Jon_France_Portugal
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback and happy new year. We do appreciate you taking your time to point out what we are doing right and what needs improving. We promise to work with our service and kitchen staff to ensure that our guests get to experience an all round splendid experience. M. More 

Nairobi
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, with a value for money buffet on Sunday's available alongside a nice variety of English meals on the menu. Great tasting pizzas too and a well stocked bar. This is a lovely near town location for a lazy afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the city. They have an expansive garden with kids activities to keep... More 

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Thank Antony C
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, Thank you for your review and happy new year. We also have wall climbing and paint balling facilities as well for those who would are out for additional adventure:-) M. More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited by recommendation. What an amazing place. On entry through security, we parked the car in a huge car park. There were lots of 'art craft gift shops' all of which were high quality - really nice. At weekends there is a market selling everything from Fruit and Veg to carpets. I bought two large rugs and some delicious... More 

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Thank Linda R
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Happy new year and thank you for such a beautiful review and we cannot wait to host you again soon! M. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Children and adults can have a really fun time whether using the archery, paintball, or just hanging out in the pub!!! The outdoor facilities are a bit tacky could do with improvement regarding sitting cushions, but food is very good! Thoroughly enjoyed Thai spicy wings, and Cheese samosas, the service was very good, would recommend a visit to just chill... More 

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Thank Stavros C
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Hi Stavros, Thank you for your review and happy new year:-) We are taking working on massive improvements this January from food, facilities and even service to ensure that our guests get an all round splendid experience every time they visit our establishment. M. More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is Serene, close to the noisy City geographically but far from the city in terms of ambience. OK food and Big parking.

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Thank Dennis W
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Hi Dennis, Thank you for your review and we do look forward to hosting you again soon. M. More 

London,Kenya and all about
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set in a rambling compound with easy access through the car park.Opens up into a large terrace with comfy couches and open spaces. Good cold beers in the bar ,which has a mixture of stools and couches.Nice and easy going atmosphere for a weekend.A mixed menu with a good range of drinks and a juke box means time can amply... More 

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Thank Byron78
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Hi Byron, Happy new year and thank you for such an amazing review. M. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to take the family on a lazy afternoon. Service has greatly improved from last I was there. The buffet (kids and adults) needs improvement however as far as variety is concerned. The very few options there are very tasty though.

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Thank Martin M
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Hi Martin, Thank you for your review. We are working on introducing new, healthier and even tastier dishes this January and launching our new menu as well so i'm sure there will be loads of exciting new stuff for everyone. M. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for families on weekends and dining out during the week. Lots more to do there now too from: Archery, rock wall climbing. They also have numerous shops and local boutique style shops ...plus much much more on weekends.

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Thank Tim J
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Hi Tim, Thank you for your beautiful review and we do look forward to hosting you again sometime soon. M. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place has a lovely atmosphere. We had a pizza on a friday night. It gets quite busy as "the usuals" started to get drunk and loud! But hey, that's a pub on a Friday night! You can't knock that! The pizza was good. All together, it was pleasant! The garden is lovely and perfect for kids. But i would... More 

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Thank Salima M
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Hi Salima, Thank you for your lovely review. The bar area is not child friendly especially at night and we personally do not allow children in the bar area however we do have a lovely terrace and an inside dining space that is very child friendly. We do look forward to your next visit. M. More 

Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Went here for the Nairobi pizza festival. First of all the service was poor, the waiters tend to serve the white folks better and faster. The Pizza was actually terrible to be honest. Left dissapointed. The only thing that goes for them is the location. Not planning on going back

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Thank Miano D
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Dear Miano, Thank you for the feedback, we take it constructively and we hope that one day you will be able to give our establishment another chance. Moureen. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, Pub, European, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 712 007001
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?