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“NICE Is Superb”

Nice Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #4 of 142 Restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: CURRENTLY CLOSED, Reopening mid 2018! In addition to being a commercial restaurant and venue for functions, NICE also serves as the Living Classroom for trainees honing their skills in the culinary arts and food & beverage service. Many years ago, the land that NICE sits on was once a family home for the Bruckners. The family were prominent in the business community and in the mid 1980's started purchasing land near Sossusvlei while the sheep industry began to fall. The idea was the establish a conservation area free of fences to help restore the land. His son, Stephan, utilised the land to establish a commercial business, Wolwedans, which has grown into a successful collection of camps and lodges promoting ecotourism. However, the problem of finding qualified Namibians in the culinary and hospitalisty industry to employ was always present. Therefore, Stephan Bruckner transformed the home in which he grew up in into the Namibian Institute of Culinary Education
Reviewed 21 June 2014

We had dinner at NICE on our last day in Namibia. Stopped at the bar for a drink before dinner. The decor and ambiance is slick and modern. The crowd was young, well dressed and friendly. We discussed our vacation and exchanged emails.
Dinner was beyond our expectations. We did not expect a white linen tablecloth restaurant. While we felt underdressed the staff made us feel welcome and very comfortable.
The dinner was superb from the warm appetizer to the soup to the salad. The entrees were spectacular. The beef filet was wonderfully spiced and literally (I do mean literally) melted in your mouth.
Our dinner experience was phenomenal.
We spoke with the restaurant manager after dinner about our dining experience and he was gracious and warm.
NICE is a must for dinner in Windhoek.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Place to go. Nice decor with good service from learnng students and you get very good food for a very pleasant price.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

NICE is a great acronym for the Namibian Institute of Culinary Art - Hotel School is a simplee descriptiion but make no mistake - they may be students but the food and service is top class

Great evening was spent there

Thank Alan R
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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Nice Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear Guest, thank you for your positive feedback regarding the Namibian Institute of Culinary Education. Your remarks are much appreciated.
Kind regards, Magdalena

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

The restaurant itself is modern and clean with an appealing environment. This is a training restaurant, so expect some learning mistakes but hopefully none to subtract from the dining experience. I have been there 4 times, and the food has always been very good. Plan on dinner taking some time as the kitchen learns how to get the meals prepared, but enjoy the wine or a drink and dinner to follow.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Love this place! Great food, service, wine and ambiance. We had 4 courses and they were all excellent. Definitely, my favorite spot in Windhoek now!!! Go, you will love it!

Thank RBEL
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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Nice Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Dear Guest, your outstanding review of nice Restaurant and bubbling enthusiasm are most appreciated. The team was very encouraged by your words.
Kind regards
Magdalena

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