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175 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
011/264-61-223-853
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Ranked #5 of 73 Restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

We already had a very pleasant experience here our previous trip nine years ago. So we came back and were satisfied to see that the food was always so good, the atmosphere with a touch of nostalgia quite in harmony with the place and with what seems to be the philosophy of the chef. We hope to come back again.

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Windhoek
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I went there seven years ago and it did not left anything special in my memory but since it has the reputation of being THE gastronomic restaurant in Windhoek we went for my husband's birthday and I think that it will be the last time for me except if I am invited there. It is expensive for nothing really special.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Gathermann must be the single most expensive eating establishment in Namibia (and possibly southern Africa). If I wasn't on the companies buck, I would have turned round and walked out the door. Having said that, when the food arrived, it was definitely of superior quality to the other restaurants in the vicinity. The fish and steaks that we ordered were... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice view of park and one of oldest buildings in town. Swiss style food big plates and average price. Service not necessarily with a smile but hey ho...

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Windhoek, Namibia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There is something about the owner being the chef - people like Cef Urs just care more about everything. I frequent this place since twenty years and each and every time it was superb. Apart from the known standards it is always worth to look for sessional specials like mushrooms. Great place !

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Central location, elegant dining room with terrace. Good menu and wine collection. Good service. Definite option for a high end meal while in Windhoek

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had a lovely meal here, late 2013, and found the food and wine very nice. I was at out on the terrace, but we had to move inside, due to a dust storm. After this, I ended up being a bit forgotten, and had to beg for the bill.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went there for lunch and wine list was so tempting we had a bottle of good white wine. Food was very high quality and service was much better than the food. We would visit there again when we are in Windhoek.

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Berlin, Germany
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118 reviews 118 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This restaurant deserves all good reviews - it is a very decent place for dinner. For the high quality of food offered it is not overpriced at all, though clearly on the higher end compared to other options in Windhoek. The cuisine is ambitious but still kind of down-to-earth and there is no attitude from the staff - all are... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Windhoek is generally not exactly known as a gourmet capitol. You get a lot of bad food, mediocre, if you are lucky. However: Should you prefer bad food at excessive prices, then Gathemann is the place to visit. It is nicely located and tastefully decorated, this is where the positive part ends. The cooking is old fashioned, everything is drowned... More

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