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Purdy Arms

61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 712 007001
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Ranked #11 of 327 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, Delivery, 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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We have been to Purdy arms twice and both times the food was disappointing. The first time, we ordered beef guiness pies, the meat was tough, the gravy bland and the vegetables were over done. The second time, we went for the lunch buffet and were met by a sale bar full of flies, despite the netting. The buffet was... More

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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review but we are obviously upset that you were disappointed with the experience. We wish you had discussed either visit with one of the owners Jules or Kat, one of whom is nearly always on site so we could have dealt with your disappointment immediately. The beef and Guinness... More

San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Purdy Arms is one of these places you can go for any kind of event, may it be for a wedding, birthday party, taking out the kids, sun-downer/happy hour, coffee or a wine in the late afternoon, dinner/brunch/buffet on the weekend or just like that to sit on their lovely terrace overlooking the amazing garden & property. The food is... More

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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review of the Purdy Arms, Karen. We are so pleased that you enjoy your visits here and we are proud that we have become part of the local community after having only been open for just over a year. We shared your review with all the staff here and they... More

Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

What a find! Brilliant hang-out for Sunday lunch, such great atmosphere, very friendly staff and owners,great outdoor terrace, decent food, good bar, an absolute must especially for families, but even without kids it's just the best place for chilling out and enjoying the surroundings. I want to go and live there!

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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words, which we have shared with all of the staff who are so thankful for your comments. We have to agree it is an amazing property and we still get a smile every time we walk on the terrace, even after over a year of seeing the grounds grow and develop. We'd love... More

Harare, Zimbabwe
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Purdy Arms kind of fills the garden restaurant niche in Karen, where a lot of residents like to eat out for lunch on a Saturday or Sunday, with the whole family. The garden is extensive, great stuff to do for kids of all ages (including making their own pizza), so perfect for families. The food is good, nothing too... More

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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We do pride ourselves in our German sausages which, as you say, are made on site using the best ingredients available. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed them. Having two young children ourselves we have tried to make the Purdy Arms children friendly with... More

Kampala, Uganda
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Spent a lovely few hours here last Saturday after a visit to Kazuri. Relaxed outside in the gardens catching up with girlfriends, enjoyed the farmers market then joined my other half and his mates for a drink inside. Lunch was delicious - Turkey Sausages and Mash, the other half had a Steak & Ale pie. lots of lovely veg, great... More

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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review, which we have shared with the staff. Being in the heart of Karen we are close to Kazuri Beads, Karen Blixen Museum as well as the Giraffe Center . We are so glad that you enjoyed the sausages which we pride ourselves on as they are made... More

Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Without doubt the best outdoor eating experience in Nairobi, alone or with friends/family. Great food, great service and great relaxation in a beautiful wooded location hardly 15 minutes outside the bustling Nairobi.

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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking time to write such a nice review. What initially attracted us to the house which is now the Purdy Arms is the garden which has been so beautifully looked after over decades and decades. Indeed, we used to come and sit in the garden most weekends even before we opened the restaurant because it was... More

Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Here you can eat & relax well feeling out of city. The garden is spacious with lots of greens while kids can play around and also enjoy cooking pizza. Perfect weekend out place for me.

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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Purdy Arms and thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Two of the owners have young children themselves so we have tried out best to make it as children friendly as possible. We agree that Nairobi can be very hectic particularly with the traffic... More

Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I ate here with my father during a stopover in Nairobi en route to Tanzania. We were looking for somewhere that we could get some simple food after a day in the National Park, and the Purdy Arms didn't disappoint. I had a lovely chicken burger and chips, and my father had a beef burger and chips. The food was... More

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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. I must admit one of the joys of living in Karen is the proximity to the National Park and we do try to go there ourselves as often as possible. At the Purdy Arms we are proud of our Chef and the food which he and his team produces... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Amazing venue with good food and great service, the staff are attentive and helpful, the menu is varied and the Pizzas are a good option. Tusker baridi during happy hour, awesome value and welcoming friendly atmosphere, well worth a trip.

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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. We always try to keep the Tusker baridi sana which is why we have such a huge backup generator on site for the numerous power cuts which we get in Karen! As we always do we shared your thoughts with everyone who works at the Purdy Arms, and they are so happy that... More

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I have been visiting this pub / restaurant since it opened. The grounds are marvelous with over 20 acres of beautiful mature trees to wander around in or let your kids play in. There are several other "shops" in the grounds including a salon a clothes shop and a wonderful nursery for plants etc. The bar itself is a local... More

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Additional Information about Purdy Arms

Address: 61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 712 007001
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
Cuisine: Pizza, Pub, Gastropub

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