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La Marmite Royale

) #24 of 107 Restaurants in Windhoek ££ - £££ African
129 Independence Avenue, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
+264 81 244 5353
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good48%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
££ - £££
129 Independence Avenue, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
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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,...More

Thank Karlh
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
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...More

Thank semarumi
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
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...More

Thank Jeff R
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
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
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...More

Thank Sam I
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...More

Thank Roxxxy7
Reviewed 13 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,...More

Thank Gavin C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$76
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
  • E-mail
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