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Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant

Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
254 20 2338030
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Ranked #20 of 330 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Diner, Hamburgers
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Aero Club of East Africa was founded in 1927 by the aviation pioneers who opened up the frontiers of Africa. It still retains that 1930s romantic charm and historical ambience. The club is the only restaurant at Wilson Airport, four km from Nairobi’s central business district on the Langata Road. It is on the edge of the Athi Plains, with easy access to the Nairobi National Park and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The restaurant has inside dining, a large eating deck and tables in the garden and by the swimming pool. It overlooks Wilson’s 007 runway and is an ideal spot to spend the hours before you leave on safari or to unwind on your return and watch planes and helicopters land and take off while soaking up the atmosphere in this legendary piece of Kenya’s aviation history. Chef Neil McCarthy and the Creative Kitchen Co. team moved into the restaurant at the Aero Club of East Africa on 1st October 2011. Neil has cooked and consulted all over the world, from London’s Mayfair Hotel and the Moscow Metropole to California’s vineyards and top-range hotels across Africa, including the Mt. Kenya Safari Club and Nairobi’s Tribe hotel. He is famous for his tasty gourmet burgers and dry-rub spicy BBQ ribs. He creates tasty international buffets and a la carte specialties. Sinful puddings include his New York style, melt in your mouth, baked cheese cake and home baked apple pie. He serves mouthwatering and seriously satisfying food.
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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

had lunch and a couple of beers o the terrace. Lovely small airport almost in the middle of the city The Aero Club is a great place to spend the afternoon.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I went to the restaurant for breakfast and ordered for coffee after some really long time the waiter comes and tells me they do not have milk for my coffee and this is after sleeping in a very uncomfortable bed showers could not work and my the waiters could not bring my diner to my room!! Then no milk for... More

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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88 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

stopping-over here between Laikipia and Jom Kenyatta A/P is a regular feature of our safaris. Once again we found the Aeroclub a haven to relax and meet friends from Nairobi for lunch. The restaurant provided excellent fare to suit all tastes: well cooked, well presented, and good value.

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Kathmandu
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We have eaten here a few times and it never fails. However today was the first time we we were a large enough group to try lots of things. I was worried having seen the below message about the lousy Sunday Roast but other than the Bloody Mary (which indeed was underwhelming enough to get sent back) this place has... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Very thoughtfully designed aero club with menus resembling clipboards and food all having aeronautical titles. A great view of runway action from the garden tables and a cutaway engine complete the aeronautical theme. You don't need to be a member to eat - highly recommended is the burger which was especially delicious.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I can't believe that just a year ago I proclaimed this to be the place that served the best sunday roast in Nairobi. Fast forward a year and the beef was overcooked and dry, the vegetables too crunchy, no yorkshire pudding in sight and a super starchy gravy that made Bisto look like haute cuisine. Sad sad, when I asked... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We visited the Aero Club to fill the time between arriving on the 'overnight' flight from Zimbabwe (it takes 3 hours) and flying to Lamu from Wilson. They provided an excellent breakfast at 7am and a clean and comfortable day-room to sleep until we rose at 1pm. The club is a little corner of history, having been founded in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you need an overnight stop at either airport this would be my recommendation. The place is a little different in that it was originally built as a pilot's hang out, and so the rooms are a little basic. However, with their new chef they serve superb breakfast and dinner, and all at a remarkably good rate.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a great place to have lunch when arriving or departing from Wilson Airport. You can watch the planes and helicopters arriving and taking off while sitting in the outdoor area. The decor was very interesting, and there is lots of information about the history of aviation in Kenya. The staff was friendly and willing to show us around.... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Highly recommend it. Great value for money and delicious with a huge variety of options. Great quick and friendly service.

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Additional Information about Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant

Address: Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Phone Number: 254 20 2338030
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: Diner, Hamburgers

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