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“Hype?”

Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant
Ranked #78 of 628 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Diner
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 12, 2013

The service was average, the food average, the decor drab. I think this place had been hyped up for no reason, please beware!

Thank mpoona
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I don't agree with most people who rave about this place . Yes , area is certainly interesting , noisy but nice , the atmosphere in the bar is very ok if you can handle the staff shooting at you if you take your phone , it is forbidden i know , but there are ways or saying . the inside of the restaurant is the dullest place in Nairobi , the terrace very nice , but the food is very very average . hundreds places were you eat better . prices ok . Staff not very interested in their clients . But i go there when in the neighborhood . certainly not bad . but lets not make this a temple of good taste .

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1  Thank Lamu H
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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Great food, love the playground and lawn for kids, reasonably priced, super relaxed...will make this a place to visit regularly!!!

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Thank RobinFarnworth
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Business lunch was had in the garden and was impressed by the variety of the menu, and quality of the food. Love the condiments rack! Great setting. We had an assortment of salads, burgers, and fish, and all was good. Thanks.

Thank Kenya_Jace
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Had a great breakfast here while waiting for a flight. Service was excellent, the setting great for plane spotting.

The mugs of coffee are massive. Loads of condiments served with breakfast. I had a full English with black pudding, toast, tomatoes, hash brown, sausage, bacon and perfectly poached eggs. The food was well cooked, fresh and seasoned. I really enjoyed it. There are loads of breakfast choices including granola, fresh fruit, pancakes, etc. Good coffee. Would definitely go back again.

Would not mind trying their lunch menu.

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Thank roadwarriorafrica
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