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Purdy Arms

61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 712 007001
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Ranked #13 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Pizza, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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89% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This must be the place to be if you are looking for a nice serene hangout joint. Good food, amazing service and cheerful staff.

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A very friendly place with great ambiance and excellent service. A wide selection of really yummy food from pizzas to prawns they have it all and all is made to perfection.Their pizzas are the best in Nairobi! Highly recommended for a relaxed weekend lunch with lovely gardens and even entertainment for kids. A great place to eat out.

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1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Great place with a stunning garden, good service, and a bar that is perfect for watching good sporting events or a relaxed environment for meeting friends. The food is also very good, and their breakfast is second to none in the area in terms of quality and value.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The food and service at Purdys is great . We live in Hardy and when ever we feel like going out to eat we end up at Purdys. The waiters are always friendly and attentive . You do not wait long for your meal to be served , which for Kenya is refreshing ! Lovely Pub atmosphere and great place... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Well i have to say firstly that the Purdy Arms is a very homely place, with shops a salon for hair cuts, facials, pedicures etc and the owners of all the shops and salon are great and very welcoming with wonderful sense of humor, you can have a good laugh with them. To the side of the 5 rooms, they... More

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Loved it. went out for dinner...ended up staying much longer than i planned. Was really really fun. Recommend it to anyone.

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were referred by an old friend who runs a boutique hotel in karen area, i must say their meals were delicious and order clarity is key here....the Duty Manager Moses just wowed us!! Meal suggestion, little concerns we had on muslim dishes, my chinese friend got what he wanted to sample too , he took care of all that... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

After a couple of weeks of African food, we were dying for a good 'ol burger. Someone suggested Purdy Arms. Its a hike If you are staying anywhere but Karen, but we made the trek. We were not disappointed. The service, food and ambiance is excellent!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

went for dinner as we had heard its just one of those restaurants that are great. the pork and beef steak were to say the least - FLAT! The chips tasted like cardboard. We did point out to the staff and surprise! the chef apologised and offered to give us a free desert of our choice. While it might be... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Beautiful gardens ;perfect for Saturday let-loose....but the services is the worst,2hrs for food....and worse if you have hungry kids!!!! And they are so nonchalant about it.....what a shame

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