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“Best Chicken Wings in Town!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Purdy Arms

Purdy Arms
61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 712 007001
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Ranked #10 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
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.
Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best Chicken Wings in Town!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Live nearby and go here about once a week for dinner or drinks with friends. Really nice atmosphere, great gardens for kids to play away from guests dining, and the food is really good. My absolute favourite is the Chicken Wings (always ask for a bit more spicey - as that's how I like it!) Always comes out really tasty, and nice portion sizes as well. Fillet w/ Pepper Sauce is really nice as well!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thanks so much for the kind review. We are so pleased that you like the place, and couldn't believe the gardens ourselves when we first saw the property. They are amazing and the original family who built the house put a lot of effort into making them what they are.

We do try to create a relaxed atmosphere, and are so glad that you enjoy the chicken wings.

Really look forward to welcoming you back.

Thanks again.
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice Gardens”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

A friend ask us to try this place, saying the gardens are great for the kids to have lots of fun. That was very true the kids had a ball. The waiter was helpful and pleasant. We tried the wings which were ok, but not the best in town. We also tried the Fish and Chips, fish was excellent and easy one of the best I tried. Wish a could say the same for the chips. They tasted like they were reheated and refried not fresh. Chicken Kiev was good. Prices are reasonable. Excellent garden though.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, and so glad that your kids enjoyed the garden.

Sorry about the chips but please rest assured that they are all fresh cooked and not reheated and refried. If you have any such issues in the future please ask for one of the owners, Kat or Jules who is always on site and will attend to any issues you have.

Glad you enjoyed the gardens and do hope to welcome you back.
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“It's a gas.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Had a great meal with my gal, old fashioned Fish and Chips...... as good ad my mum made. Great gardens, fab staff.... A great Sunday..

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thanks so much for the kind review.

People do love the fish and chips and are glad that you like them.

Look forward to welcoming you back.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A real gem - weekend favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

In Karen, virtually across the road from Karen horse riding school, tucked away is the real gem of a place. Amazing lawns, they usually open up a bouncy castle for the kids, in addition to the many permanent playground attractions.

Food and service are OK, nothing exceptional (unlike you're really into English pub sort of food), though they do have some interesting items. The marshmallow and chocolate samosas - how could you not try such a desert?! - are highly recommended.

Great place for a weekend breakfast/lunch

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thanks so much for the recommendation, it is much appreciated.

We are very proud of the gardens and will hopefully get some more playground attractions to keep the children entertained.

We are constantly looking to improve our food and service, and hopefully you will see some improvement in this going forward.

Thanks again for taking the time to write a review, we genuinely appreciate the feedback.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great pub in Karen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Best Beef and Guinness pie in Kenya! Cold Tusker! Love the jukebox tracks! Will have to make it my local! Good job!

Visited April 2013
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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to review the Purdy Arms.

We will always make sure that we have plenty of cold Tusker for you.

Thanks again.
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