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Aero Club of East Africa Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
+254 20 2338030
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (26 reviews)
“club sandwich” (2 reviews)
“samosas” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pub, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Wilson Airport, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I started visiting the Aero Club many years ago. Before it had great food. Infact the best burger I have had in my life was here. The Phoenix burger. But then something terrible happened. Java came along and just destroyed everything. The aeroclub feel is...More

Thank 581stefanm
Reviewed 28 January 2018

This is a gem hidden in the secured Wilson airport Zone, service friendly food is great with a very interesting crowd consisting mainly of aeronautical related persons, ambiance is very good and relaxing. A note to the visitor it is a members club but one...More

Thank DonNyadwe
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The second oldest (if not, arguably, the oldest) aero club in the world, having been graced by none other than the likes of Beryl Markham, and many an adventurous aviator from around the globe. A great coupla bars, restaurant, garden and pool, plus competitively rated...More

Thank aceairman
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We did not have much of a meal there as we had a late lunch that day and were just there to kill time before our flight home. The engines on display were interesting, the service was good and the dessert we had delicious.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Historical Aviation Theme makes this unique restaurant and bar a wonderful place to visit. Have some beer with friends enjoy a good steak for around $10.00 and hang by the pool during the day! Great place for its atmosphere, nice staff and good food!

Thank captainfeller
Reviewed 14 July 2017 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 8 July 2017

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 3 June 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 12 April 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 2 March 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, Pub, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
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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