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Gathemann

175 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
011/264-61-223-853
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Ranked #3 of 76 restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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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84% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great service from restaurant manager as well as wait staff and stands out as a clear service winner in Windhoek. Great steaks and overall experience - first night in Windhoek and was taken by my hosts to a real winner

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We dined here on our first night of our holiday and was amazing the standard of services and the food...Goats cheese in filo pastry, butternut squash soup, oryx steak all served by smiling professional staff. Wonderful !

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Bellville, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Was so looking forward to traditional German cuisine. The portions was indeed in keeping with fine dining, the food however did not match that expectation. The meat was over cooked on my plate, excessive use of salt and so forth. Wine list is not bad, pricing is on the expensive side, but the first two choices not in stock. Pricing:... More

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Atlanta, GA USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The view from the veranda is nice, overlooking the main downtown street and Zoo Park. The salads and soups are excellent, and entres that I have tried (6 visits) have all been very good to absolutely outstanding! The wine prices are also good, and they have a wide selection of wines, most of South Africa or Germany. You will have... More

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Windhoek, Namibia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Took my husband to Gatheman's yesterday for his birthday. What a great surprise. Table was specially decorated. Food was awesome and although my husband ordered his meats rare to medium and they were sent out well done, the mistake was rectified within minutes and came back perfect. Then we also received a 50% discount on his main meal since it... More

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Vientiane, Laos
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I chose this restaurant for our last night in Namibia after one of the best holidays ever, and was definitely the right choice. The restaurant is very central and has a certain coziness to it. Service is good, professional, if a bit distant. The food is outstanding. I had Luederitz oysters, followed by fish filet on champagne risotto. Only regret:... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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221 reviews 221 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

With a swiss chef this restaurant offers excellent swiss/german/international meals. Excellent wine list also. We had the best oysters there and a game schnitzel to die for. Don't miss it, reservation required.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Good and interest selection of meals. They also have an excellent selection of wines. I find it a bit to pricy though, but well worth a visit.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Gathemann on Independence Avenue in the heart of Windhoek is clearly one the outstanding restaurants in Namibia's capital. Urs Gamma, the Swiss owner, makes every guest instantly welcome and the young, friendly wait staff make this a unique dining experience. The food is impeccable and the wine list well assorted. Gathemann should be on everyone's "to do list" when in... More

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