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Purdy Arms

$$ - $$$, European,
61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 712 007001
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (57 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“chicken kiev” (7 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, Pizza, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Perfect ambiance, great service and the food is amazing too. Overall, lovely experience and definitely visiting again.

Thank Dhaval P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places in Nairobi. Great for eating lunch or dinner, or just for a drink. It is set in an old colonial house with beautiful gardens. You wont get bored here (beauty salon, hotel rooms, organic markets, little craft and...More

Thank victorieta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used Purdy Arms as a base during our four week trip to Kenya. We had Twiga room which is definitely the best as its huge and has a very nice balcony. We stayed for 6 nights in total and were able to leave our...More

Thank charlieCornwall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Friday, public holiday so the place was quite busy, took a minute to get a table as there was no one to seat people. But once we got a table, our waiter was ok. Service was slow, she told us because...More

1  Thank WMonicah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here on regular basis for drinks. Food is average to good quality. Changing specials on daily basis. Service is good. Nice , well kept terrace.

Thank Kathamed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Purdy Arms with a group of 40 people. Great experience, lication, service and food. Recommendable!

Thank EelcoBrouw
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived with friends and enjoyed a great lunch. Not cheap but excellent food. Particularly the salads and pasta. Lovely setting and atmosphere. Plenty for kids to do. Archery, quads, play area and open space. TVs if you need them. Lovely outdoor area. The Saturday market...More

Thank THFA1984
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Jetlagged after 24 hours of travel I was looking for a spot to hang out on a Sunday afternoon like a pub in the countryside. Well, I found it! Just what the doctor ordered. Sit out in the garden or grab a table inside to...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed 7 October 2017

First thing that caught my eye was that there were some dogs inside the restaurant. It is also located in a location that's a good drive from the central business district and this seclusion makes it the ideal joint to tune out the city madness.

Thank Awhkanah
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I have stayed here many times and have always been looked after by all the staff there. All rooms have their own character and are very homely and comfortable. Best place to stay when in Nairobi without a doubt. Very reasonable room rates and the...More

Thank JulieG293
Julie S, Owner at Purdy Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you! :-)

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Questions & Answers
28 April 2017|
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Response from SlammerKenya | Property representative |
Twiga suite is on the first floor overlooking the garden. It has it's own private balcony which can only be accessed from the room and is for the private use of the guests staying there. The garden can get busy on... More
8 April 2017|
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Response from SlammerKenya | Property representative |
Hi, Purdy Arms have their own as well as 3rd party security. If you have any specific issues give them a call on 0712 007001 and ask for Rob or Jules. Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Marula Lane | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 712 007001
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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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