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175 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 223 853
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the duck breast.....absolutely divine. What a pity this restaurant has closed its doors. The attention to detail was impressive.

Thank nirupas2015
saint louis
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Just to let everybody know. This Restaurant of Tradition has closed in the end of 2016. Unfortunately . .its always been one of the best adresses for fine dining in windhoek

1 Thank chimelu
Windhoek, Namibia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The service is excellent. Staff well trained. Food is very well prepared to taste. Good selection of wines. Owner personally controls everything!. Good place for business lunches and dinners. Book in advance. Go to Gathemans at least once a month.

Thank Theo S
Windhoek, Namibia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Great ambience, fantastic food, over the top service. I'll recommend this restaurant any time. I liked the Oryx steak, medium done, but all the food on the menu is good. Reasonable cost when dinning at Gathemann's

Thank Alfred-Heinz N
Windhoek, Namibia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Superb cuisine very delicious on the palate. In a historical building overlooking the historical zoo garden in the centre of city of Windhoek which is quite relaxing . You must see the Christmas city light.

Thank eoo747
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

excellent place, always been a reference amongst the restaurant... We enjoy so much the food, ambiance and the service.... Very sad that it is closing....

Thank Manuel R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

I had lunch here and I liked the food and the service I got. Definitely a place to go back to again. Keep up the standards. It's central location and easy to get to. The lady who served me was very pleasant.

Thank Munya K
Geneva, Switzerland
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We were looking for a place to have lunch while shopping and we were directed towards Gathemann. I loved the place, very nicely furnished and decorated. The food was excellent and well presented. We had to wait quite a while for our lunch but it was worth it. Also, it was an experience as Swiss nationals to meet the Swiss... More 

Thank ChrisTiane1415
Paris, France
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Very nice food (although, frankly we had better oryx later in our holiday) and romantic setting- the interior of the restaurant is fascinating and great terrace. A slightly strange ending when the waitress asked us if we wanted the change back from our bill! I said yes, partly because I wanted the small bills and also because a tip is... More 

Thank christopherspence
Knysna, South Africa
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Situated in the old part of central Windhoek with a terrace looking out over a park. Superb gourmet food, made by a Swiss chef. Great taste and textures. The menu is slightly limited, but the daily specials are always excellent. The chef makes extensive use of local ingredients when in season. Also an extensive wine selection.

Thank MikeGoodChow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Independence Avenue, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek
  • Phone Number: +264 61 223 853

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?