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Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant

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Hamburgers, Diner
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Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
254 20 2338030
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Aero Club of East Africa was founded in 1927 by the aviation pioneers...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location

Having been someone's guest at the restauarant I cannot comment on the price. The food at lunchtime - a chicken curry with an extensive salad bar - was very good. The service wasn't the fastest but the waiter was pleasant. Considering the history of the place and its location, it's a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
Adrian Y
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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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126 reviews 126 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Having been someone's guest at the restauarant I cannot comment on the price. The food at lunchtime - a chicken curry with an extensive salad bar - was very good. The service wasn't the fastest but the waiter was pleasant. Considering the history of the place and its location, it's a great restaurant to eat in.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I was looking for a place to dinner that would not be too far from the hotel we're staying at "Ole Sereni", checking the map, I saw Aero Club and after reading the reviews decided that we should try it for breakfast. Euro Club has a terrace that overlooks the Wilson Airport runway, its really interesting and a different experience... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were a party of twelve that had lunch recently at the Aero Club and were unanimous in declaring it outstanding. Chef Neil McCarthy and his team are creative and deliver high quality food to suit every taste. Not to be missed is the apple pie to cap an excellent meal.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Restaurant is well located within the Wilson Airport in Nairobi and is ideal for travellers and quick business lunches. I had a burger which was really great and filling. The ambiance is good and I was served by a very efficient waiter. I will surely visit again

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Summerville, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I enjoyed a very good breakfast outside on the deck overlooking the runway while I was waiting for my flight to the Maasai Mara.

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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148 reviews 148 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 20 2338030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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.
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

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