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Purdy Arms

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Indian, Pizza, Barbecue, Pub, Gastropub
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61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 712 007001
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Set in 21 acres of Karen, a leafy suburb twenty kilometers Southwest of...
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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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
outdoor lunch

Went here this saturday, they have a farmers market every saturday and after you have shopped and tired, you can sit down to a good meal with the family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Tina O
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Families with children
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  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Mysen, Norway
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It was with high expectations our family visited Purdy Arms a sunny Sunday, but we were sadly disappointed. Given previous recommendations we hope our experience to be an exception. *Atmosphere* Purdy Arms is a strange mix of English pub, restaurant, playground and farmers market. The clientele are mainly expats and tourist - no surprise given the posh location. Our children... More 

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SlammerKenya, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Dear Martin, Thank you so much for your very comprehensive review of the Purdy Arms, and are very sad that you were disappointed by your experience. *Atmosphere* We are glad that your children enjoyed the childrens entertainment since as parents with young children ourselves this is why we set up the Purdy Arms in the first place. Which rest rooms... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited for an evening meal. Despite the chill we chose to sit on the veranda and were surprised when a brazier of burning embers was placed at our table. Just enough warmth to keep the chill (and mossies) at bay. We ordered soup and grilled calamari as starters and were struck by the excellent tastes. My partner stated that... More 

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SlammerKenya, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the very kind review. Being originally from Derby myself I am particularly happy with your comments on the biriyani. Made my day. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back anytime. Kindest Regards Rob More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went here this saturday, they have a farmers market every saturday and after you have shopped and tired, you can sit down to a good meal with the family.

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PurdyArms, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. We are happy to host the Organic Farmers Market every Saturday and think that they do a tremendous job. So glad that your family enjoyed their visit, and welcome back anytime. Kindest Regards Rob More 

Bungoma
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Purdy Arms offers solid British bar food, and a nice relaxed atmosphere. There is a lot of play area for kids, so families in the Karen area are often there. Fireplace, good service, and few rooms you can stay in if you are a traveller!

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PurdyArms, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your kind review. We have tried very hard to create a laid back atmosphere and are happy that appreciated it. Thanks again and look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest Regards Rob More 

Nairobi
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have been to Purdy Arms on a number of occasions now can't say that I was very impressed with the dog sniffing round the tables when you are eating but on my visit yesterday I was so let down,I hate green herbs being chucked over my dinner it does not add anything to the look of the dish or... More 

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PurdyArms, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Dear Jackie, I am sorry that the Purdy Arms is not for you. The pub dog is called Netty who is a KSPCA (Kenya Society for the Protection & Care of Animals) rescue dog who was abused for 6 years and unwanted before we took her in. She is part of our family and we do strongly support and do... More 

Bahrain
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The food in the Purdey Arms is great and there is something for everyone. The service is friendly and the ambience outside is very pleasant. The Indian menu is excellent and the hand made pizzas are great too.

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PurdyArms, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review, it made our day and I shared it with the staff to show them that there hard work is appreciated. Thanks again and we do look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest Regards Rob More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It takes forever to get a waiter in the bar to bring you and drink and even longer to get the bill. Often, during events. Even at the beginning of the event, the beer is not cold.

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PurdyArms, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, but I do wish you had brought the matter up with the Manager at the time so we could have seen what the issue was. It is impossible for me to try and identify what the problem was in February 2015 when it is brought to my attention in... More 

Diani Beach, Kenya
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

As a repeated client I can say that 5 he food has always been great. That said the introduction of the new chef and his Indian menu has the place fantastic. Truly brilliant curries.

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Wow! Chocolate and marshmallow samosas! Who could have imagined this delight! Beautiful spacious garden to lounge on the lawn under the trees (a real treat in Nairobi) and cool market on the weekend.

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have been to the Purdy Arms several times and it never disappoints.Sit down lunches out side in the afternoon are fun. The bar is great - I recommend tequila shots with cinnamon and orange. Always happy to accommodate disabled people. Good service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 712 007001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Indian, Pizza, Barbecue, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?