Best restaurants in Namibia

  • Restaurants in Swakopmund

    Tug

    Housed in the beached tugboat Danie Hugo near the jetty, the Tug is something of an obligatory destination for any restaurant-goer in Swakopmund. Regarded by many as the best restaurant in town, the Tug is an atmospheric, upmarket choice for meat and seafood, though a sundowner cocktail with the angelfish burger in North African spices will do just fine.

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    Diaz Coffee Shop

    The cappuccinos are strong, the pastries are sweet, and the ambience wouldn’t at all seem out of place in Munich. Patrons sit in a large room with some comfy seating and receive quick service; the food, such as hot wraps or chicken shwarma, is delicious. The coffee shop has recently broadened its horizons to become an evening oyster and wine bar – very cool. Try the speciality coffee...if you dare.

  • Restaurants in Windhoek

    La Marmite

    Commanding a veritable legion of devoted followers, this humble West African eatery deserves its long-garnered popularity. Here you can sample wonderful North and West African cuisine, including Algerian, Senegalese, Ivorian, Cameroonian (try the curry) and Nigerian dishes, all of which are prepared with the finesse of the finest French haute cuisine. The jolof rice is particularly good.

  • Restaurants in Swakopmund

    Cafe Anton

    This much-loved local institution, located in the Schweizerhaus Hotel, serves superb coffee, Apfelstrudel, Kugelhopf (cake with nuts and raisins), Mohnkuchen (poppyseed cake), Linzertorte (cake flavoured with almond meal, lemon and spices, and spread with jam) and other European delights. The outdoor seating is inviting for afternoon snacks in the sun.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Windhoek

    Stellenbosch Wine Bar & Bistro

    When well-to-do locals want an enjoyable night out with the guarantee of good food, this is their number-one pick. With a classy outdoor-indoor setting and thoughtfully conceived international food – beef burger with camembert, Bangladeshi lamb curry, crispy pork belly, baked vanilla cheesecake – and excellent service, we can't think of a single good reason not to join them.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Windhoek

    Joe’s Beerhouse

    A legendary Windhoek institution, this is where you can indulge (albeit with a little guilt…) in flame-broiled fillets of all those amazing animals you’ve seen on safari! Seriously. We’re talking huge cuts of zebra tenderloin served with garlic butter, ostrich skewers, peppered springbok steak, oryx sirloin, crocodile on a hotplate and marinated kudu steak.

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    Anchor @ The Jetty

    The food is good at the Anchor but the real attraction is the location overlooking the water. It makes a particularly lovely spot for breakfast, and if you’re tired of eating stodgy food, it does a pretty mean fruit salad. Later on, seafood dominates things. Sit at a table right on the water and watch the morning cruise boats slink out of the bay.

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    Outjo Bakery

    Opened in 2016, this stylish place wouldn't look out of place in Windhoek or urban South Africa. All of the international staples are here – pasta, steaks, burgers and open sandwiches – but it's the clean lines, tempting array of bakery items and all-round sophistication of everything from the food to the service that make this place a winner.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Grootfontein

    Purple Fig Bistro

    In the heart of town, the Purple Fig gets good reviews from travellers. Eat under the eponymous fig tree or in the cafe. Light meals take the form of salads, wraps and toasted sandwiches, but there are also burgers, steaks and pancakes. Servings are large, staff are friendly and it's easily the most pleasant place to eat in Grootfontein.

  • Restaurants in Windhoek

    Social

    A relative newcomer to the Windhoek dining scene, Social already has a loyal following for its contemporary setting and great food – we enjoyed the steak tartare and oryx loin, but we left longing to try the guinea fowl linguine... Service is friendly and they get the mix of classy and casual without seeming to try too hard.

  • Restaurants in Swakopmund

    Hansa Hotel Restaurant

    It’s hard to top history, and the Hansa Hotel is steeped in it. In the main dining hall at this classic colonial spot, you can indulge in culinary excesses and wash them down with a bottle from the extensive wine list. Lunch is served on the outside terrace while seafood and game meats are the specialities.

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    Leo’s

    Leo’s takes its regal setting in Heinitzburg Castle to heart by welcoming diners into a banquet hall that previously served the likes of royalty. The formal settings of bone china and polished crystal glassware are almost as extravagant as the food itself, which spans cuisines and continents, land and sea.

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    Garden Cafe

    The garden setting, white-wood furnishings, great coffee and filled rolls add up to one of our favourite little haunts in town. The baked treats, Black Forest gateau among them, are also highlights. Travellers tend to agree with our positive experience – we're yet to hear a bad word said about this place.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Walvis Bay

    Raft

    This Walvis Bay landmark sits on stilts offshore, and has a great front-row view of the ducks, pelicans and flamingos. Here you can expect high-quality meats and seafood in addition to spectacular sunsets and ocean views. The seafood extravaganza is well worth the extravagant N$367 price tag.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Swakopmund

    22° South

    Inside the ground floor of the lighthouse, this atmospheric place is run by an Italian-Namibian couple who prepare Swakopmund's best (and homemade) Italian food. It's a slightly more formal option than the many pizzerias around town, and the quality of the food is similarly elevated.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Swakopmund

    Kücki’s Pub

    A Swakopmund institution, Kücki’s has been in the bar and restaurant biz for a couple of decades. The menu is full of seafood and meat dishes alongside comfort food, and everything is well prepared. The warm and congenial atmosphere is a welcome complement to the food.

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    Main Street Cafe

    Quiche, hazelnut cheesecake, white-wood furniture...what's not to like about this fine little lunch and breakfast spot that makes a priority of fresh ingredients and friendly service? Oh, and there's great coffee, art on the walls, free wi-fi and so much more.

  • Restaurants in Lüderitz

    Barrels

    A wonderfully festive bar-restaurant accented by occasional live music, Barrels offers rotating daily specials highlighting fresh seafood and German staples. Portions are hefty and the buffet (N$150) is great value.

  • Restaurants in Swakopmund

    Garden Cafe

    Set in a nice little garden away from the main street, Garden Cafe has open-air tables and chairs, changing specials and freshly prepared cafe food including salads, wraps and burgers (desserts are yummy too). It’s pleasantly topped off by friendly and efficient service. In winter the cafe is still in full swing with patrons huddled around tables basking in skinny shafts of sunlight.

  • Restaurants in Windhoek

    Nice

    The Namibian Institute of Culinary Education – or ‘Nice’ for short – operates this wonderfully conceived ‘living classroom’ where apprentice chefs can field test their cooking skills. Spanning several indoor rooms and a beautiful outdoor courtyard, the restaurant itself is more akin to a stylish gallery (think white tablecloths and clinking wine glasses too). The menu is short and targeted (seafood and game meats feature regularly), and service is very good.