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“Lovely al fresco dining!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gathemann

Gathemann
175 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
011/264-61-223-853
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Ranked #2 of 82 Restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Lovely al fresco dining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

My colleague and I went to Gatheman's on a whim. Its within walking distance of Kalahari Sands and well worth the very short walk to get there.

We were pleasantly suprised by the beautiful al fresco dining experience. You can sit on a patio upstairs under the stars - its beautiful! The menu offers lots of local options, German food, steaks, and seafood plus the wine list seemed extensive. I had the butternut soup, which came in a huge portion and was really yummy. For an entree I had the farmer's salad which was a small fillet steak sliced over a bed of salad greens, veggies, and fruit - delicious! For dessert, I had creme brulee, which had a great flavor even if the crust was a bit thick. My colleague had grilled fish served over champagne risotto - it looked fantastic!

The service is great, the food is even better, and the ability to dine outside under the stars is a major plus. Definitely worth a try! As other reviewers mentioned, it is a bit pricier than other restaurants in Windhoek, but at the same time, its a lot nicer than most of the other restaurants and offers fantastic steaks and seafood.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2009

Gathemann’s is situated in a prime location on Independence Avenue. We ate on the terrace which is opposite Zoo Park and provides great views of the comings and goings in the Park.

We had a soup for our starter which had the most delicious flavours. We eagerly awaited our main course of wart hog which was offered as one of the house specials. Unfortunately the main course did not live up to the promise of the starter and most closely resembled a pub carvery meal. The subsequent dessert was unmemorable.

Prices at Gathemann’s were a little higher than at the other restaurants we visited in Windhoek. Service was professional and relatively formal for Namibia. Although the location is great we found that aside from the starter the food was not up to the standard we experienced in other Windhoek restaurants.

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“Chef is awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2008

Chef is awesome!

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“Nice atmosphere in the middle of the Inner City. Food Quality very high, but a bit more expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2008

Nice atmosphere in the middle of the Inner City. Food Quality very high, but a bit more expensive

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