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Inside the Actual Lighthouse | Am Leuchtturm Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264-64-400380
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: This is NOT the pub at the beach, but an Italian restaurant INSIDE the...
This is NOT the pub at the beach, but an Italian restaurant INSIDE the actual lighthouse.
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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice for lunch

I enjoyed the meal greatly, lunching in the warmness of the Namib sun. I had a plougman's platter which was greatly enjoyable. The lighthouse is a good setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
Newcastle, UK
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After reading decent reviews of this restaurant in the Bradt guide we decided to go for dinner and found the food to be rather bland, and overpriced. The linefish and prawn had very little flavouring and when asked if they had tartare sauce the answer was no. To be honest it tasted like something an inexperienced chef could have cooked... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I enjoyed the meal greatly, lunching in the warmness of the Namib sun. I had a plougman's platter which was greatly enjoyable. The lighthouse is a good setting.

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Windhoek
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I can really recommend this spot for the best pizza (the 22 Degrees South Pizza is a total knockout!) in town. The seafood spaghetti is top notch and the service warm & friendly. It is lovely to sit outside when the weather permits. This restaurant is without any fuss and is child, dog and guinea fowl friendly! They sport a... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The service is shocking. It took ages for anything to be brought.The food was dreadful. I had tasteless fish served with a few pieces of steamed veggies with absolutely no seasoning, herbs or butter. Yuk! The rest of my families' food was also tasteless and bland. It took us over 2 hours to have lunch! Drinks were served warm because... More 

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Namibia
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21 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This restaurant was always on my list of 'to do' in Swakopmund and what a disappointment. The place was empty upon arrival, understandably so. The ambience is not great, and the restaurant is a trivial attempt at an authentic Italian restaurant. The service is poor, with the waiters hanging around outside 90 percent of the time, possibly canvassing patrons. After... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Our group of four arrived as the restaurant opened for the evening at 18:00. Even though the guesthouse we were staying at had booked on our behalf two hours before, we were told that our table wasn't ready yet and that we could sit outside and order drinks so long. We did that, and during this time of sitting outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had the best home made pasta,pizza and homemade ice cream. Thank you for the good service. Worth paying a visit!

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Swakopmund, Namibia
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's not a fantastic restaurant, but not bad at all, I'd say average, my food was edible nothing spectacular and the others at the table said the same; service was okay a bit slow, we had to look for our waitress on several occasions. It's a wonderful location and has far more potential than what it is offering at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Strange little restaurant with good Italian food! The ambience is basic, and I would say the place has no atmosphere at all! Being placed in an old lighthouse you could make so much out of it!! The owner a nice Italian guy was trying its best to make up for the shortcomings. But than we came for Italian food and... More 

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Istanbul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The resto has several small rooms which are below the working lighthouse colomn. Sadly they are painted mustard with the odd print as decoration - so much more could be done. Otherwise it could be a room anywhere Food was very good although oddly no bread was offered and the salad came without a vinaigrette.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Inside the Actual Lighthouse | Am Leuchtturm Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund
  • Phone Number: +264-64-400380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 41
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pasta

Description

This is NOT the pub at the beach, but an Italian restaurant INSIDE the actual lighthouse.

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