Windhoek Restaurants

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  • The Blue Frog at FNCC: Reasonable lunch

    by Micha_from_Hoechst Written Sep 6, 2012

    The place is situated at the Franch-Namibian Cultural Center in Robert Mugabe Avenue. It is open for breakfast French or English style from Mondays to Saturdays, for lunch from Monday to Friday. Wednesdays and Fridays the restaurant also serves dinner.

    Blue Frog is a good option for a light lunch. They serve salads, pasta, some meet in a nicely decorated room with changing art exihibitions. They also have a terrasse for eating outside, but this is a bit noisy due to the near main road.
    Usually the food comes quickly, staff is friendly, place is clean.

    Favorite Dish: All dishes I have tried were quite OK for what can be expected from a bistro-café with a no-nonsense approach.

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  • Am Weinberg Restaurant: Fine dining

    by Micha_from_Hoechst Written Jul 9, 2012

    The Weinberg is one of Windhoek's few upmarket restaurants - with not only the price being upmarket, but also the quality of the food.

    Food style is somehow German, but does certainly not follow the Schnitzel, Bratwurst & Bier stereotype. You will get game, pork and fish cooked to the point, in delicious combinations with vegetable and sauces.

    Inside area and terrace, lunch and evenings, five days a week - even open on Sundays which is not so common in Windhoek and might save you from starvation.

    Business people go there, but it also serves well for a candle-light dinner.

    Favorite Dish: Try the malva pudding!

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    Gathemann: Scrumptious German/African cuisine

    by CatherineReichardt Updated Feb 17, 2012

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    I have been travelling to Namibia for business and pleasure for the past 20 years, and I never pass up the opportunity to eat at Gathemann's!

    It serves wonderful German food with an African twist, and prides itself on using the best of local ingredients - their game, pork and seafood dishes are particularly good.

    The setting is also beautiful, as the restaurant occupies the upper floor of a building in a historic parade of German colonial houses. If you sit out on the terrace, you can sip an icy drink and watch the world go by on bustling Independence Avenue (Windhoek's man street) as you wait for your delicious food to arrive - absolute bliss!

    Favorite Dish: Everything is wonderful - in all these years, I have never had even an average meal there!

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    Joe's Beer Hall: An institution, a cliche and all round HUGE fun!

    by CatherineReichardt Updated Feb 17, 2012

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    In terms of eating and drinking, Joe's Beerhouse on Nelson Mandela Avenue is a Windhoek institution: yes, it's a tourist trap, but it's executed to separate you from your money in such an endearingly 'tongue in cheek' manner that you won't mind one bit.

    The beer is icy, the portions are gargantuan and the decor is endearingly over the top! The overall impression is of stumbling into a traditional village decorated by a magpie with German colonial taste and a lavatorial sense of humour, and my personal favourite is the table where the seats are toilets (not plumbed in - which may or may not be a blessing!).

    The menu is unashamedly carnivorous, and in addition to the usual beef, pork and lamb, there is a good selection of game - usually ostrich, springbok, kudu and gemsbok (oryx). In truth, it's not the ideal place to be a vegetarian (in red-blooded places like this, chicken is most likely classed as a 'vegetable'!), but there are some salads as well as some fish dishes. Watch the other plates going by before ordering to get an idea of the portion size: the individual pieces of meat on the sosaties (kebabs) would probably count as ladies portions of steak in other parts of the world!

    Understandably this is on the itinerary for virtually every tour group passing through Windhoek, so either go early or be sure to make a booking.

    There is also an arts and crafts gallery offering high quality (if somewhat pricey) merchandise.

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    Luigi and the Fish: The seafood equivilent of Joe's Beerhouse

    by GrumpyDiver Updated Dec 10, 2011

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    This is another popular Windhoek establishment, and while it is primarily a seafood restaurant, beef and game are also on the menu.

    Favorite Dish: Sashima - Namibian style. Slices of raw salmon with various dips. One of the was soya sauce, but no wasabi.

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    Gathemann Restaurant: A classy establishment in the heart of the city

    by GrumpyDiver Written Dec 10, 2011

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    This is a classy establishment for refined dining. As with all of Namibia, this doesn't mean you have to dress up to go, but it is certainly a cut above the average.

    Favorite Dish: The warthog, which happend to be the special of the day, served in a cranberry sauce.

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    Joe's Beerhouse: Best place to get introduced to game

    by GrumpyDiver Written Dec 10, 2011

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    A very popular establishment, so if you don't have a reservatiion, show up early. There is plenty of on-site parking, but it does fill up as the evening goes on. There are smoking and non-smoking areas.

    If you want to see what some of those animals you saw on the game drives look like, this is the place to do it!

    Favorite Dish: Namib Bush Fire:

    Ostrich, Springbok, Oryx fillets with Red Wine sauce, Ratatouille, straw Potatoes & a dash of Witblits.

    A good way to try three different types of game.

    My personal favourites are the Oryx and Kudu.

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    NANDO'S: PORTUGUESE BARBEQUE

    by DAO Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Nandos is an international chain of restaurants that offer a great menu of freshly grilled chicken right in front of you. They use open flames to create a great taste. Nandos celebrates the distinctive tradition of Peri-Peri barbeque that was born 400 years ago when Portuguese explorers discovered Africa food and spices. The first Nandos came into being in Johannesburg in 1987 and here in Windhoek 1995. The salads are fresh and you get to choose your own sauce that the chicken is marinated in. You also select how hot or (or not!) you want this to be.

    Favorite Dish: The Quarter Chicken Meal with medium Peri Peri with salad and rice

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    O PORTUGA RESTAURANT: PORTUGUESE & ANGOLAN DELIGHT

    by DAO Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This place is always busy and the staff are slow. It’s a shame because the food is excellent. Just give the people smoking at the next table a nasty look and they usually pack it in. This restaurant does superb food; you cannot take that away from them. You can get a peek at your fish (pictured) before they do their magic on it. Ingredients are fresh and tasty and even the economical wines are good quality. If you are in Windhoek for 2-3 days, stop in for a great meal. The menu is massive and varied. Plenty of vegetarian options as well.

    Favorite Dish: I had the Salad Niçoise for a starter (pictured) followed by an Angolan Fish Dish (also pictured) washed down with some red wine and a cold draft beer.

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    The Wine Bar: PERFECT for a sundowner

    by Edla Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    During the week it's a great place to pop by quickly ater work, just to unwind and watch the sun set. During the weekend it's a great place to hang out and have lovely conversations with friends with soothing jazz sounds in the background.

    Did I say that it's perfect for watching the sun set? Well, it's perfect for watching the sun set...given the fact that Namibian sun sets are the most beautiful :)

    Favorite Dish: They don't really serve food but have all kinds of stuff that compliment wine drinking, like cheese platters with crackers or sea food platters etc. They also have the most delicious chocolate cake, which is of course my favourite :)

    Oh, by the way. You can also book out an entire section for a private dinner or whatever.

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    JOE'S BEERHOUSE: EAT AT JOE'S

    by DAO Updated May 7, 2009

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    Eat at Joe’s? The name really does not even begin to hint at the delights of this fantastic restaurant. This is a WOW! I rate this as one of the best restaurants in Africa. The compound is full of Lapas (small thatch covered buildings with no walls) and several themes areas. There is a pond and several bar areas as well. The staff are fantastic and nothing is a problem. The menu screams MEAT EATERS WELCOME! Choose from Game dishes or traditional meat dishes. And there’s the beer! Served cold and with a smile every time. This is a lively yet peaceful atmosphere for families and couples. They stay open late for drinkers. If you only spend one night in Windhoek – eat here!

    * There are vegetarian dishes on the menu.

    Favorite Dish:
    * Starter:
    Chicken Salad with Prawns. Georgeous! Tender chicken with a fresh tasty salad.
    * Main meal:
    Bushman Sosatie – the King of meals in Windhoek!
    Ostrich, Crocodile, Zebra, Kudu, Chicken with Salad & Fritters. It’s surprising how good Zebra tastes. No wonder lions eat them! This is served with several side sauces on a wooden cutting board so you can mix and match tastes. Delicious!

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  • Joe's Beer House, Windhoek: Delicious food at great prices.

    by Suggiemom Written Nov 20, 2008

    We only had 7 days in Namibia and made it a point to make Joe's Beer House twice. Great food at fantastic prices. The steaks were amazing, and they don't skimp on the portions. The restaurant is a real treat for the eyes too. So many interesting things to see. Something pops out at you from every angle. The service was fast and accurate even on the second visit when they were really busy.

    Favorite Dish: I got a duo steak plate, it was prepared to perfection and I did my best to finish it all. You've got to try a Rock Shandy too. It is a nice palate cleanser. This is a comfortable restaurant and a tourist "must see".

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    KING PIE: MEAT PIES TO GO

    by DAO Updated Apr 27, 2008

    Want some quick English type meat pies to go? Well this is it! Right on Independence Avenue you can grab a combo with a hot meat pie, fries and soda in a flash. They have a diet busting variety of pies including: Steak & Kidney, Chicken, Pepper Steak, Chicken & Mushroom, Ham & Cheese, Burger, Steak and yes – Apple. They also have Sausage rolls and Russian rolls. You can also buy a franchise and own you own piece of pie!

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    LA MARMITE: WEST AFRICAN FOOD SPECIALISTS

    by DAO Updated Apr 14, 2008

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    La Marmite is a small friendly restaurant run by a Cameroonian Chef named Martial. They serve a variety of authentic West African dishes in suitably wooden dishes. You can sit outside amongst the carved wooden statues and enjoy African food the way it was meant to be cooked. It is open Mondays - Saturday from 12:00 to 15:00 and from 17:00 to 23:00. They sometimes shut on a Sunday, so check first!

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    La Marmite: Good, African Food

    by John195123 Written Mar 20, 2008

    383 Independence Avenue
    Windhoek
    Khomas
    Namibia

    Address: 383 Independence Avenue
    Windhoek
    Khomas
    Namibia
    Phone: + 264.61.240306
    Website: http://www.economist.com.na/14Apr/14-04-19.htm
    E-mail: popote72@hotmail.com
    Price: budget

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