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Penguin Restaurant

Box 690 | Lüderitzbucht, Luderitz, Namibia
063204000
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Ranked #5 of 9 restaurants in Luderitz
Price range: $8 - $30
Cuisines: African, Seafood, Vegetarian, International, Wine Bar
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Penguin Restaurant with direct sea-views, serves fresh local seafood and superb quality Namibian meat dishes. Vegetarians and diabetics are catered for as well as children. An all-day quality coffee menu with cakes is available. Lunches can be enjoyed on the outside terrace with direct beach & bay views.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The Penguin Restaurant with direct sea-views, serves fresh local seafood and superb quality Namibian meat dishes. Vegetarians and diabetics are catered for as well as children. An all-day quality coffee menu with cakes is available. Lunches can be enjoyed on the outside terrace with direct beach & bay views.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Not much better than this in Luderitz. Get an outside table if weather permits - pretty safe for kids, as nice grassed area for them to play, and swings. Nice bar upstairs too. Bookings essential for dinner, and service slow as waiters are overwhelmed. Excellent wines, but not always in stock

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MARKETINGGM2013, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, My team and I would like to thank you very much for taking your time and effort to post your most positive feedback on our Penguin Restaurant. As the leading and only full service restaurant in Lüderitz we are also the locals’ number 1 choice. I am pleased that you took advantage of our fabulous sea views by... More

Oranjemund, Karas, Namibia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I have a great experience at this Restaurant whether breakfast, lunch or evening. Will always return.Mesmerizing (listening to sea, while eating). Best coffee in town !!

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MARKETINGGM2013, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Richard, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for posting your positive review about our Penguin Restaurant. We are pleased that you found everything to your liking and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards Ulf Grunewald General Manager More

Leonding, Austria
Top Contributor
267 reviews 267 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

considering that everything is available FRESH here - it didn't taste like it. (overcooked and just acceptable). I was not sure if I would get sick from the taste of it. First of all it is in a tourist hotel (which you discover after you arrive) and we were almost forced to eat the buffet which was being prepared that... More

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MARKETINGGM2013, Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, We have seen your recent posting on Trip Advisor and firstly please accept my sincerest apologies for the disappointment you had with our Seafood Platter. This dish is normally very well accepted and clearly on this occasion, we did not do our best! You are quite right when you say that *everything is available fresh here*. In fact,... More

Swakopmund, Namibia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We travel a lot,have seen a lot and tasted a lot of food along the way. But this experience at The Nest Hotel is not like anything at all. Eat a lamb shank when you visit please..... We were on a business trip and were refered to this restaurant by our Lodge where we stayed. The manager, mr Grunewald were... More

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MARKETINGGM2013, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patrons, I have read your most positive feedback on Trip Advisor and on behalf of my team; I would like to thank you. You visited our restaurant on multiple occasions and during each visit you were not disappointed. It is your type of feedback that keeps my team fully motivated to continue delivering the levels of friendly service and... More

Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Big disappointment, it should be the best restaurant of Luderitz (where a good restaurant is hard to find) wel that says something about the standard of the restaurants in Luderitz! With fresh fish in the ocean in front of you, you expect that they use fresh fish and know how to cook it. But everything on the seafood platter came... More

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MARKETINGGM2013, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I have now come across your feedback on your experience in our restaurant and I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincerest apologies for the sub-standard dish that was offered to you. We serve hundreds of seafood platters throughout the year to many satisfied patrons and clearly on this occasion, we did not do our... More

Strand, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We've visited the hotel and enquired about the accomodation and restaurant service and was nicely showed around the area by friendly staff. Best is to book well in advance. Hotel is surrounded by the sea which makes it very interesting place to stay at.

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Evora, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

we had the buffet and I don't reccomend. Some of the items looked as if they had been there since the day before. None of the food was terrific. All simply ok. Expensive for the quality. Maybe A la carte is a better option.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Penguin, that says it is an 'acclaimed' seafood restaurant, was really shocking - I can't believe it is getting good reviews. It is directly on the coast - overlooking fishing boats - and it serves frozen fish. We had great fish at a little takeaway place up the road called Captain Macarena - beautifully fresh calamari. There was nothing... More

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Swakopmund
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I went with my family to visit the Nest HOtel - I love it it is a great four star hotel with all the necessary amenities. the staff are very attentive and friendly. we had a great lunch with a fantastic view. The calamari is excellent and comes highly reccomended!

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