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Gathemann

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175 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
011/264-61-223-853
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12:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Windhoek fine cuisine

We had a nice dinner in this gourmet restaurant. A beef fillet namibian style, with Madagascar pepper basmati rice and vegetables and a springbock on merlot sauce and vegetables. A bottle of oinot noir from South Africa. As a dessert an Amazing Apple strudel (like the one in sudtyrol) with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
supererika
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a nice dinner in this gourmet restaurant. A beef fillet namibian style, with Madagascar pepper basmati rice and vegetables and a springbock on merlot sauce and vegetables. A bottle of oinot noir from South Africa. As a dessert an Amazing Apple strudel (like the one in sudtyrol) with vanilla icecream and whipped cream with almonds and a creme... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

For a nice finish of our holiday we went to eat here (tips from Trip Advisor). What a great restaurant. Good staff, very good food, great wine, a little upmarket, but worth it (for European standards still a good deal by the way). Had the Oryx, so tender, so well done by the chef!

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Ghanzi, Ghanzi, Botswana
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My wife and I had dinner on a cold winter's night and went based on this restaurant bring no 2 according to TA. We thought the ambience OK but not wonderful, the wicker chairs with round table whilst OK was not ideal and made for a slightly uncomfortable "crouch" when eating. Service was acceptable but again for such a fine... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Food of the highest quality, yet reasonably priced. All courses were perfectly balanced, vegetables perfectly cooked, and well seasoned. Service was friendly and professional. A great final dinner in Namibia, and the best of our trip.

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Euless, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The proprietress, Sabine, is absolutely lovely--very welcoming and accommodating. The wait staff can be slow but they do try. Your best bet is to get the daily special...and save room for dessert--especially the strudel! The restaurant is very conveniently located in the business district--patio/porch seating is the best.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I always eat at this restaurant when in Windhoek because it is one of the highlights of my stay. The food is always excellent with fresh ingredients and cooked to a very high stadard

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Graham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I've come to Windhoek only a handful of times over the years but will ALWAYS dine at Gathemann House. The food is exquisite and most delicious. I have never been disappointed. One of our favorites is the handmade bread, the texture of a "soda bread" just lightly sweetened. It doesn't need butter. I had the butternut soup which was rich... More 

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Hayfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We enjoyed the special wine tasting night on 8 April which was awesome... The food was just incredible even for a vegetarian. The Meat for the non vegetarians was fantastic with the springbok the favourite. Service was lovely, if a little slow on this night which was very busy. We had a great night and would definitely return when we... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We recently dined at Gathemann and were very impressed with the service and the quality of food. The surroundings were elegant and very comfortable.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Gathemann is still one of the best dinner places in Windhoek, however, our recent experience is not what the restaurant used to be. Service was very slow (waited 1.5 hours for our starters) and the food in general was average; e.g. three steaks ordered, any none of them was cooked as ordered (medium rather than med-rare, rare rather than medium... 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
  • Price Range: $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?