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Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant

Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
254 20 2338030
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Ranked #19 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Creative Kitchen simply blew us away. From the time we walked in, we were immediately made to feel at home. The personal touch of the owners, Neil and Tara makes this experience even more amazing. Their food quality was out of the ordinary. Everything freshly prepared and I, being a sucker for veg burgers, fell madly in love with their... More

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Palm Springs, CA
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This restaurant is located inside the security fence at Wilson Airport. Most people, including Kenyans don't know that Wilson Airport is named for a pioneering female aviator who actually flew out of this airport and the Aero Club. Beryl Markham, another famous female aviator also flew out of here. And, how about Dennis Finch Hatton, the playboy lover, played by... More

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Tarbert, Loch Fyne
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The food, the welcome, the excellent service in a wonderful setting - all first class. Sitting watching the little planes take off from the decking, a beautiful garden below with tables and shade, ideal and safe for the children - the Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant is the place to get re-fuelled before setting off on your next adventure.... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This is an excellent place to stop for a meal and has an excellent all round selection. The burgers are particularly unarguably the best! The salad selection alive cooking is also great! The garden is also well maintained and also has some activities for kids.

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Nairobi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Not may people know it but The Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant also offers top end catering services under the brand name Creative Kitchen. We have used them twice professionally this month, once for a very complicated event where the team provided a first class lunch up in Turkana, having flown all the staff and food in that morning... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is the place if you are looking for excellent food in a genuinely hospitable and relaxing atmosphere with personalised service, and convenient to the game park, the Carnivore, etc, on south side of Nairobi. I didn't stay in the accommodation but was looking for a quick but relaxing lunch with friends and away from the traffic jams. I had... More

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Nairobi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

I came to Nairobi on business, was welcomed to this establishment with open arms and made to feel at home. The cuisine is outstanding, the service is second-to-none and, if you happen to be a foreigner like myself, Neil and Tara are quite happy to prepare a dish to make you feel like you are in your own house. Whether... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stopped by here on an Aviation tour, superb food, excellent service from the fantastic staff, English run, big eating area inside and outside,right next to the small but very busy airport,they also have rooms here as well, many thanks to all the staff at the Creative Kitchen..

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Watch the planes take off from the deck of Aero Club's restaurant and enjoy Excellent cuisine. Do yourself a favor and try the mushroom bites as well.

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