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Purdy Arms

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Bar, Indian, Pizza, Barbecue, European, Pub, 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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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
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 

Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Went their for lunch with one of my colleagues and a Kenyan friend...Oyaro. Actually, it was Oyaro's idea. The place seems to be in woods and the seating space is very nicely managed....clean and nice. We ordered fish, chicken and burger. All tasted good and service was also nice. "Should visit when in Nairobi"

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Thank Amish7us
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Dear Amish, Thank you so much for such a beautiful review and we cannot wait to host you and Oyaro again:-) Moureen. More 

Newbury, Berkshire.
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246 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It was not especially busy when we visited on a Monday lunchtime and we sat outside on the upper terrace. The ambience was calm, the service spot on and the meals reasonably priced. Between us we enjoyed a burger, a pizza and a chicken shawarma wrap with salad all very tasty and presented nicely.

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

Hi Moriston, Thank you for such an amazing review. Hosting you was a pleasure and we do look forward to your next visit. Regards, Moureen. More 

Arusha Region, Tanzania
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Have had a few meals at Purdy's and can recommend the 'well hung' steak, chicken salad, fish and chips and Indian offerings! Staff are friendly and effective, atmosphere is relaxed - although all outside dining areas are a little prone to smoke i.e. No designated non-smoking areas for outside dining. Drinks are good value too.

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Thank TravellingJane1
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Hi Jane, Thank you for such a beautiful review. We have taken the positive criticism in stride and are working towards putting up proper smoking and non-smoking signs. We all do look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Moureen. More 

Nairobi
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good place to hang out with family and friends, yummy fresh pizza made on a clay stove, good grounds for kids, visit on weekends for farmers market, curios, archery and lots of kids games.

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

Hi Ben, Thank you for taking your time to give us such a nice review. Hosting you is always a pleasure and we cannot wait to welcome you back to Purdy Arms again. M. More 

Illinois
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We just did a pizza take-out on their 2-for-1 special. It was small, thin crust, not much topping. Really puny

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

Hi, What a shame as our pizzas are rated one of the best in town. I am sure that was a one of incident and that it will never happen again. M. More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Really enjoyed the tasty pizza hot off the oven! Great food in a green setting away from the bustle.

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

Hi Virafel, Thank you for your beautiful review and hosting you is always a pleasure. M. More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Purdy Arms is in a beautiful location with a bevy of things to do. It is especially ideal for children to be able to go of and play. There are various large climbing and playing structures (such as a large wooden ship) and paths around little streams. Probably my favorite aspect is the multitude of places to sit and talk... More 

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

Hi Dave, Thank you for your review. We have made a couple of changes in the kitchen that have helped ensure our esteemed clients always get their food in good time. M. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Good place for kids, where they can play with no worries. The food is ok also if the menu on a Sunday it's very small. After 5 pm the service staff was no where to be seen in the garden, so we had to go to a different place for a drink.

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

Hi Robert, Thank you for taking your time to give us a review. We shall work on the service as for the menu we usually make it small on weekends for efficiency purposes as we normally serve on average 400+ meals on a regular Saturday or Sunday. Regards, Moureen. More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We found this place by chance on a Sunday afternoon. It's a great setting, amazing for kids, you can let them loose to run around with no worries. Great fun with kids making their own pizzas. We ordered steak and fish/chips. The services was very slow, the arrival of the food... Well, it was hours, and I am not kidding.... More 

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Thank johne999a
PurdyArms, General Manager at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for the review. We are sorry about the wait, I hope you will give us another chance to make it up to you. Also, due to the size of our kitchen and the number of covers we serve during the weekends, we usually request people to eat from the buffet that offers an exciting selection of... 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, Indian, Pizza, Barbecue, European, Pub, 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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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?