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175 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
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12:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Private dinner for 4

Outside on the balcony. Service and attention very good. Oryx was enjoyed by foreign guests, my chicken was most tender. The apfelstrudel was heartily enjoyed for desert.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Outside on the balcony. Service and attention very good. Oryx was enjoyed by foreign guests, my chicken was most tender. The apfelstrudel was heartily enjoyed for desert.

Thank Muzungu007
Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant at our first night staying in Windhoek, the restaurant was well decorated, staff were well trained and dishes were delicious! We will go again if we visit Namibia!

Thank Expert-Terry
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a good restaurant. Situated in center town on the first floor of an historic building. If you like out of ordinary food, this is the place. Very recommended wine assortment. Very friendly staff as well as very helpful.

Thank Werner S
Vienna, Virginia
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282 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The balcony seating opposite the Zoo Park was pleasant and the menu enticing. The wine list was impressive--although the selection of wines by the glass was quite restricted. But things went downhill when the waiter started lecturing me how game meat really SHOULD be ordered. She assumed that I did not know my own preferences, or if I did, they... More 

Thank Reslysten54
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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110 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant opened around 20 years ago, but the building is around 100 years old. The interior breathes the charm of a movie setting, a mix of Casablanca, Buena Vista Social Club and Blood Diamond. The menu is not large, but dishes are well presented, well prepared. There is a long wine list (mainly South African), and the guests classy... More 

Thank WiP
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A lovely surprise, glad our guide took us here. The food was excellent, and it was a relaxing spot in the middle of town.

Thank momsuptoolate
Barcelona, Spain
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We booked Gathermann after reading the reviews here. It was nice to be able to sit outside and after being out of the city for 2 weeks, even nice to sit over the main street. The style is German colonial serving a range of game dishes. The service was good and friendly. I particularly enjoyed the ginger soup.

Thank gromit72
Windhoek, Namibia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The cuisine is excellent, service very good by Namibian standards, atmosphere old german colonial, which adds to the charme of this old establishment. Well situated in central town, it is a must for every visitor if you want a real taste of Namibian cuisine. A bit expensive for Namibia, but quality has its price.

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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Impressive choice of game meat. Superb starters. Very nice atmosphere. Very good deserts. Pleasant staff & efficient service. All in all, place to recommend. Prices are on the higher end, but it is worth it.

Thank Milan A
Paris, France
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

As in most Namibian restaurants we had to have a rather stressful discussion with the waiters at the beginning. But this has nothing do with the restaurant but the inability of the staff to think outside the box. One of us was vegetarian and we asked what the Vegetarian surprise was. The waitress refused to say atleast the rough ingredients.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek
  • Phone Number: 011/264-61-223-853

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 am - 10:00 pm

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