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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank paudeviatge
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363 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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

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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
USD 34 - USD 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?