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Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant

) #67 of 507 Restaurants in Nairobi $$ - $$$ , European,
Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
+254 20 2338030
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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11 - 20 of 117 reviews

Reviewed October 17, 2016

I'm working at 10 minutes walk from there since 3 days and I been there 3 times for lunch. Tomorrow will be the last one before my departure. The service is perfect, the food is tasty & the place is nice and calm. The food...More

Thank Jean-Nicolas L
Reviewed August 20, 2016

Was looking forward to a great lunch but the owners changed and had sandwiches and coffee instead which was a bit disappointing. Great view of the small planes. Note: Have to pay to get in via main entrance esp Uber service

Thank oscar_oz37
Reviewed August 19, 2016

This place is ideal for lovers of the Aviation Industry, the ambiance is excellent with run way meters away from the lash garden where you can enjoy a drink and sumptuous meal with friends, colleagues and family.

Thank Kristine K
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

From the past reviews this place has certainly taken a back step. I do hope that they realize and improve again. The historical Aero memorabilia is interesting.

Thank Martin C
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Fantastic place to go! A must and a hidden gem. Phoenix Burger is the best in town, but I haven't gone wrong with anything I have ordered, even the breakfast is great. Staff are attentive and wonderful atmosphere.

1  Thank Nik M
Reviewed August 1, 2016

I have been here before and was looking forward to having one of their signature burger. Apparently as of recently they no longer have the menu they were known for. Now all they have is mostly coffee, cake, a few pre made sandwiches that aren't...More

Thank reach767
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Always nice place to cool out lovely garden, food could do with an upgrade the current management team on kitchen are fooling below par, used to be good put they need a pick me up, the club staff are great and friendly and always welcoming,...More

Thank 604amina
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Visited Aero Club Restaurant today specifically to eat some of their burgers which I recall as being some of the best in Nairobi. I am disappointed to note that the menu has changed drastically from what it used to be. The burger selection has been...More

Thank HarpreetsWanderlust
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Good food and nice quiet peaceful view. Had a well done steak it was a little hard, friendly service, would go again especially if i ws in langata area.

Thank mwiz88
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch while we had time to spare after flying into Wilson before transfer to the international airport. Food was good and service was pleasant. Nice spot to watch the lite aircraft coming and going if that's your cup of tea.

Thank PabsV
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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
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
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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