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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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168 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, kitchen got an African touch, but overall quality was below really good. Service was more than slow, been there with my wife and I had my lunch finished before she got her's. And it was the one and only restaurant in Namibia we went, where the restrooms were dirty and toilet paper missing. So the best about this restaurant... More 

Thank Karlh
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

They grilled pork was excellent and it was served with a side salad and a bowl of extra chips! Couscous was aromatic and light. Ice cold ciders and very quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Great décor style, comfortable sitting. Ideal for birthday parties

Thank Ndinao
Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This restaurant, set in a little park just off the main drag of Independence Avenue is a real pleasure. In an old colonial building, nice patio with plenty of tables or eat inside. The menu is Afropolitan - some really interesting West African dishes. My first visit I tried a straightforward veg curry with basmati rice and it was really... More 

Thank semarumi
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Lots of choice on the menu and if you don't see what you like, ask your waiter, he might have a surprise for you. Be careful, there is another restaurant on Independence street called "La Marmite" (looked nice, but it is not the same).

Thank Corinne1406
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Saw a lot of negative reviews of this place, but decided to give it a try anyway because it's one of the few places offering African cuisine (why is this?). I'm glad we did, because none of the things the negative reviewers complained about happened to us. The food was tasty and good (I had the Cameroonian curry with beef... More 

Thank Jeff R
Sabadell, Spain
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

That's definitely a good option if you are around central Windhoek. Nice variety of well prepared food, good service and good value in a quiet, green corner of a park right at the city centre.

2 Thank paudeviatge
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420 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

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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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 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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267 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 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 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$77
Dinner, Lunch
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?