We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Secret Garden Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
36 Bismarck Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
+264 85 643 8677
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 70: English reviews
Devizes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
195 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening meal in the busy and poplar restaurant. The pizza and pasta menu was particularly good. They even offer gluten free pasta. The soup was especially tasty. The service was friendly. It was a little slow but we were not in a hurry so had chance to really enjoy the "buzzy" atmosphere. Highly recommended

Thank Margaret1917
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here at least twice a month for a number of reasons: (1) We get to feel very welcome every time, including our little ones. (2) Most of us love Pizza and are never disappointed! Add some of their home-made deadly chilli paste and you have a winner! (3) I personally go for the "other" dishes and have been... More 

Thank desertchild4
Knysna, South Africa
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Having visited most of the food establishments in Swakopmund, we decided to try this somewhat hidden restaurant. We were seated at a table next to the kitchen entrance and our general impression of the atmosphere was somewhat stiff and unwelcoming. It seems to be more of a pizza place and we mistakenly ordered some of the other dishes on the... More 

Thank ChristoW2013
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
404 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Good pizza without doubt. My criticism was that I was not truly made to feel welcome: just another customer and on his own too. There was a large table reserved for later and when it came all attention moved to it. I had to fight for attention switching waiters twice. Getting the bill after the large group arrived required three... More 

Thank Chrisbeeoxford
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were staying at the Secret Garden Guesthouse (which was very good indeed) and waited until our last evening for a pizza treat. To sum it up in one word - excellent. Staff and owners, Ingrid and Innes very friendly and the pizza was truely fantastic. Great evening.

Thank Ian_Wand
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We booked a birthday party for 17 including 4 young children and were very happy with the service and assistance given. Two large plates of starters included delicious spring rolls, chicken wings and samosas and two large salads were quickly demolished. Individuals and couples ordered their own pizzas, including some with special requirements. All guests said their pizzas were delicious... More 

Thank Jillian M F
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We visit Swakopmund once a year and we always vhave dinner at Secret Garden Bistro at least once on our holiday; just to have their pizza's. They also do take-aways You have to book during the holiday season.

Thank Hans S
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stumbled into this place because the popular places were all fully booked! We really loved the food in here and the personnel was super friendly!

Thank FredericGN
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We booked the night before, the restaurant was busy but staff very attentive. Pizza was excellent, really tasty.

Thank Rachel W
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
173 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant, really nice pizza ( I had Mexican) great food and good to see the pizza being made by hand and cooked in the big pizza oven. I couldn't finish mine so we boxed it up for lunch the next day. Really friendly staff and great service.

1 Thank minikitten

Travellers who viewed Secret Garden Bistro also viewed

Swakopmund, Erongo Region
Swakopmund, Erongo Region
Swakopmund, Erongo Region
Swakopmund, Erongo Region
Swakopmund, Erongo Region
Swakopmund, Erongo Region

Been to Secret Garden Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 10
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Bismarck Street, Swakopmund, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Erongo Region  >  Swakopmund
  • Phone Number: +264 85 643 8677
Small cosy restaurant in the heart of "old" Swakopmund. Our speciality is wood-fired pizza but we also serve pasta,curry,salads & desserts ! In addition enjoy al fresco dining in the "Secret Garden" !

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Secret Garden Bistro and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
6 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Secret Garden Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?