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

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Get the daily special!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
jan584
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Windhoek, Namibia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Windhoek, Namibia
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18 reviews
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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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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

What was special about Gathemann's was the menu, which really made use of the products Namibia has to offer, such as sea food from Walvis Bay and veggies from other parts of Namibia, also the delicious game meat such as Oryx, that Namibia has aplenty. The restaurant has a refined atmosphere in the most lovely old colonial building. Service was... More 

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Bloubergstrand, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

From entering the restaurant I was impressed. A lovely German waitress welcomed me at the door and allow me to choose a table. As it was a lovely day I choose a table outside. Once my guests arrived we were served quickly. The food was tasty and well prepared, portions generous. No complaints at all and definitely will recommend the... More 

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Noordhoek, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have enjoyed dinners/meals at Gatheman for many years, whenever we have visited Windhoek, and have also recommended it to friends from overseas, but our recent dinner in March 2015 will most probably have been our last one there. Service is friendly, but very slow and not very professional. The menu has become very expensive. A portion of linefish, which... More 

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Lusaka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Excellent selection of food to choose from, large portions and everything was fresh. I loved to view from the balcony and the restaurant was nicely decorated. I would certainly make it a point to go back

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Additional Information about Gathemann

Address: 175 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
Phone Number: 011/264-61-223-853
Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?