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Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, Pub, Diner
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Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
+254 20 2338030
06:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
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Northern California
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161 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 club sandwich, which he said was very good. The spinach quiche I ordered was overcooked... More 

Thank MaestraM
Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 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 be careful how you pay. We had no Kenyan Shillings so asked to pay in... More 

Thank David G
Frankfurt, Germany
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 style is international with African influence. I suggest it to you if you want to... More 

Thank Jean-Nicolas L
Melbourne, Australia
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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
Nairobi, Kenya
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 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
Nairobi, Kenya
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 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
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 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 even made there, the ones they have now are like the ones you find at... More 

Thank reach767
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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, feels like home. Good work guys but improve Kitchen.

Thank 604amina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, Pub, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2338030
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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