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Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant

) #67 of 505 Restaurants in Nairobi $$ - $$$ , European,
Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
+254 20 2338030
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet place on the edge of the Wilson Airport complex of buildings for flying schools. Suddenly it feels like you have gone back in time. But the young service and modern coffees and dishes bring you back to the present. For this side of Nairobi...More

Thank TCdop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Victorian Era An unexpected pleasant breakfast at the Java House in Wilson Airport. All thanks to the walk for charity that took place this morning pushed me to start early from home to drop my wife at Wilson Airport for her flight to Mombasa...More

Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Food was OK. Not a wide selection, not fantastic, either. A bit overpriced by local standards, but better than eating at the hotel.

1  Thank OwenDeLong
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Great place to eat away from the crowds and watch the small planes land (and occasionally bounce) down the runway at Wilson airport

Thank Simon D
Reviewed March 1, 2017

ava chain now runs this restaurant. We were staying at the Aero Club so had breakfast and dinner for two nights. Has a little kiddies area which is great for the kids to play and watch the aeroplanes taxiing on the runways. Also a garden...More

Thank EeeJackYurLate
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We were in transit so had a quick meal in the evening, the staff were very attentive... The giant samosas and burgers are great... plus Tuskers, of course!

Thank cnb134
Reviewed February 24, 2017

We decided to have dinner at the Aero Club to avoid rush hour traffic after our arrival at Wilson Airport. Decent food and a friendly staff. Pleasant way to spend a couple hours after a long day of travel.

Thank lilbitmcd
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This restaurant is right on Wilson Airport in Nairobi. The deck has a view of the landing strip, and there is a nice garden area, too. The Java House chain now runs it, and we found the food to be so-so. My husband had a...More

Thank MaestraM
Reviewed January 5, 2017

Had a few hours to kill before our flight and driver suggested here. Only 10 minute walk fro terminal and had a great breakfast in comfortable surroundings. Staff were very attentive and friendly and we didn't feel rushed. Bit pricey for what it is, but...More

Thank David G
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Nice location with a good view over the apron very good quality of food friendly staff and very clean,,,, sad no fotos where allowed from taxing aircrafts

Thank Oliverblank88
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2338030
  • E-mail
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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