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La Marmite Royale

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129 Independence Avenue, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
+264 81 244 5353
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355 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking forward to a good West African meal but left very disappointed. I had the Cameroon curry which lacked taste or spice and the meat was very tough. Service friendly enough and both the toilets and kitchens could do with a deep clean

Thank BurySt_EdmundsTrevor
Exeter, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

I was looking forward to eating at La Marmite after we couldn't get a table at Joe's beer House. It was recommended in the lonely planet guide but sadly did not meet expectations. Interesting menu with lots of African dishes. Goat head, morpano worms, oryx steak, curry etc. Seated quickly but waited a while for drinks and a meal order.... More 

Thank Sam I
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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229 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

We can only recommend this vibey little place. We ended up here by chance after a little sightseeing tour and were pleasantly surprised. Nice staff, great food and music. Everything that we ordered (ice cream, cake, salads) was nicely presented and came to the table with a smile. Our waitress was speedy and efficient. La Marmite Royale is located right... More 

Thank Roxxxy7
Accra, Ghana
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

We ordered gemsbock. One of the meals was full of gristle and the meat was just chewed and left on the plate as it was impossible to eat. Although we were asked twice if the meal was OK and told the waiter it was not, nothing was done about it and we were still charged the full price.

Thank Gavin C
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

Wouldn't recommend this place. The smallest portions my husband and I have seen travelling two months now! Flavours didn't really seem to go together and service was nothing spectacular. Go to Joe's instead!

Thank Penguine16
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015

This West African restaurant has reasonably priced, and deliciously different, cuisine. Its location in a commercial zone (facing car showrooms), just outside the central area, is the one downside.

Thank David M
Windhoek, Namibia
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133 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Annette S
Windhoek, Namibia
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Iyaloo27
Dundee, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Elaine T
Naples, Florida
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $79
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 Independence Avenue, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek
  • Phone Number: +264 81 244 5353
African & Western Cuisine with Namibian and Angolan Specials
Family Restaurant and Children welcome
Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Party Platters
Cocktail Events
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?