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“Great Place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Purdy Arms

Purdy Arms
Ranked #26 of 511 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $8 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, Indian, Barbecue, European, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Drinks, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Nairobi
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great place, beautiful surroundings, attentive staff and cold Tusker! The menu is good and the standard of food is high. Great for families, travelers and Karenites alike. Good job guys

Visited March 2013
Helpful?
Thank JnDNairobi
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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thanks so much for the kind review. Look forward to welcoming you back for more cold tuckers.
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London
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125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Glorious garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Nairobi is one of the few cities of the world where you get big city stuff shoulder to shoulder with space - real African space. The Purdy Arms is 20-acres of glorious garden space in Nairobi. With the closing of the very popular Rusty Nail in 2012, there was a big gap in the market for good food in a lovely outside setting and The Purdy Arms has nipped in and cornered this market perfectly. The indoor sports bar is also proving very popular and is packed on big game nights - especially rugby. The food is a simple but good with a quirky twist which keeps it interesting. The red snapper with lime I had when last there was perfectly cooked and delicious, the chocolate roulade fantastic and others on the table raved about the beach prawns. We have had supper inside and while it was fine, it is the outside terrace that really makes it and I would highly recommend the Purdy as the nicest place to have a relaxing, long outdoor lunch in Nairobi.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Willis68
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PurdyArmsKaren, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words, we really appreciate your feedback.

We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

I stayed at Purdy arms for 1 night on business and will be back. The rooms are excellent, the gardens are beautiful and the staff go out of their way to make the stay even better. The owners were extremely friendly. What a wonderful place to stay out of the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Well done guys.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Mark B
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Kat W, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thanks so much for your taking the time to write such a kind review. As you know we are newly opened so to get such an encouraging response is wonderful.

Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Jules & Kat.
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kigali
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232 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Laid back setting and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is sort of an outdoor pub setting with a terrace overlooking a nice garden as well as a more pub-like setting inside. A nice place to go with friends but not a romantic dinner. It has both a pub menu and a fine dining menu that you can mix and match from. The appetizers were really good!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank anuka9
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Kat W, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, it is always appreciated.
Note that we do have indoor dining, particularly the upstairs diniing room which offer a bit more privacy and hopefully romance.
Laid back is what we were going for so we are glad we are getting there.
Thanks again and we look foward to welcoming you back.
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New York City, New York
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best sleep ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

I arrived at the Purdy Arms feeling v tired. Kat was so welcoming. I stayed in a lovely room (Zebra) and despite a few teething problems, I was completely calm because they really care about everything. Breakfast and the food in general is great. Staff friendly and willing. The grounds are stunning. This place deserves to do really well.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank deepoceansw1
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Kat W, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Thanks so much for your kind review and good wishes. It was certainly a pleasure to have you stay and we are striving to improve all the time.

Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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