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La Marmite Royale

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Independence Avenue 129, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 (0)81 244 5353
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: African & Western Cuisine with Namibian and Angolan Specials Family...
African & Western Cuisine with Namibian and Angolan Specials Family Restaurant and Children welcome Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Party Platters Cocktail Events Buffets Wide variety of Vegetarian cuisines Corporate and Private functions Outside Catering Launches & Year End Functions Take Away Service Fully Licensed Bar Cigar Bar Wifi available
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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Typical good African food but could do with a clean

Visited this place because it sounded nice in our guide book. We were the only customers and it is a bit run down and in need of a good clean but the portions are huge and the food really tasty. Would recommend it but probably more for a weekend rather than a quiet weekday.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Elaine T
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Dundee, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Windhoek, Namibia
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95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

After reading previous reviews I was a bit uncertain how the night would go, but, wow it totally surprised me. The service was friendly, but most of all the food was super delicious. The Cameroonian Curry with Oryx and Couscous was fresh, spicy and juicy. The dessert, a couscous yogurt dessert (Senegal Speciality) was as amazing. I must admit the... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This place is at the city centre... Great location. I have visited this place quite a number of times hoping that my experience will be better than the previous. Sadly I'm always disappointed. Other than services being slow, some food items seem to always be greasy. Especially the pizzas. Some other food does not taste fresh at all. The location... More 

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Dundee, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited this place because it sounded nice in our guide book. We were the only customers and it is a bit run down and in need of a good clean but the portions are huge and the food really tasty. Would recommend it but probably more for a weekend rather than a quiet weekday.

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Naples, Florida
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We ate lunch here and were not disappointed. Being vegetarians, we ordered a vegetable curry and vegetables with peanut sauce. Each came with white rice. The portions were large and all the food tasted delicious. The service from the young female server who spoke fluent English was excellent. The address of the restaurant was 383 Independence Avenue. But it didn't... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I cannot say enough of this restaurant. These are clearly people who want to be there and has a passion for what they are doing! Well done, you will definitely see me again.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My family and I visited this restaurant. Worst service ever..and all we ordered were drinks! Waiter "Claus" incredibly rude , arrogant and disgusting!

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Windhoek
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I am very fond of the Fufu dishes. I loved in particular the one with peanut butter sauce, chicken and spinach. The prizes are a bit high, but worth every Cent. The equipment of the restaurant is rather traditional. if you expect something elegant you are wrong at that place. The personal is friendly. If you want to experience real... More 

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Scrumptious African & Western Cuisine with a Namibian and Angolan fusion. Family Restaurant and Children welcome Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Party Platters Cocktail Events Buffets Wide variety of Vegetarian cuisines Corporate and Private functions Outside Catering Launches & Year End Functions Take Away Service Fully Licensed Bar Cigar Bar More 

Toronto
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We wanted authentic African food, and we got it. Food was delicious, local, lots of variety and we were glad we went. Service was very prompt. Great value. Just the location is a bit off, we took a taxi and its sort of in an industrial area. Felt a little out of place, but still very glad we went, and... More 

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Oegstgeest
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106 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I visited the place for the first time together with an African colleague. The second time I was there with a Dutch colleague. The food is distinctly African, as well as the service. The waitresses serve with a smile and are very good humoured. The food is generally very good. My African colleague was overjoyed with the okra that was... More 

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Hengelo, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

it has the same advantages as Balalaika. May be the menu is somewhat simplified. But still OK. Wifi on the terrace under the Ficus tree is of course unbeatable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Independence Avenue 129, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek
  • Phone Number: +264 (0)81 244 5353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 70
  • Cuisine: African, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

African & Western Cuisine with Namibian and Angolan Specials Family Restaurant and Children welcome Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Party Platters Cocktail Events Buffets Wide variety of Vegetarian cuisines Corporate and Private functions Outside Catering Launches & Year End Functions Take Away Service Fully Licensed Bar Cigar Bar Wifi available

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