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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” (57 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
“chicken kiev” (7 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, European, Pub, Pizza, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 299 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a pleasant spot for lunch, although with the current rainy weather there was a large tent covering the outdoor dining area, making it a bit cold. There is a large car park. The food was fine but nothing special and the prices were...More

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With a good selection on the menu, we chose Indian food options with a half litre carafe of house red wine. Very good tikka chicken but all to a good standard. As a venue, lovely, relaxed, quiet place, set among the leafy surrounds of Karen,...More

Thank Attertrousers
Grace N, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. Looking forward to hosting you again. Regards, Grace

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect ambiance, great service and the food is amazing too. Overall, lovely experience and definitely visiting again.

Thank Dhaval P
Grace N, Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Dhaval P for an excellent review and rating,It was our pleasure to host you.Looking forward to your return. Regards, Purdyarms.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places in Nairobi. Great for eating lunch or dinner, or just for a drink. It is set in an old colonial house with beautiful gardens. You wont get bored here (beauty salon, hotel rooms, organic markets, little craft and...More

Thank victorieta
Grace N, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What a fantastic review Victorieta,Thank you for visiting and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Regards, Purdyarms

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used Purdy Arms as a base during our four week trip to Kenya. We had Twiga room which is definitely the best as its huge and has a very nice balcony. We stayed for 6 nights in total and were able to leave our...More

Thank charlieCornwall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank WMonicah
Reviewed 17 October 2017

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
Grace N, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your review Kathamed,Its always our pleasure to host you.Welcome back again anytime. Regards, Grace

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank EelcoBrouw
Grace N, Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi EelcoBrouw, Thank you for the awesome review,Hosting you was a great pleasure and we cant wait to host you sometimes soon. Regards, Purdyarms

Reviewed 11 October 2017 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 10 October 2017

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
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$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, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
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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