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“A memorable final night in Namibia”

Nice Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 140 Restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, 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 19 July 2014

Forget the name, this is a top restaurant. It's difficult to believe it's staffed by students. We were recommended it for our last night in the country by local residents, who booked the table for us. It exceeded expectations. We were warmly greeted on arrival - and they mentioned our friends by name. Staff were smart and polite. The decor was worthy of any big city restaurant. Our food and wine were excellent. This is a great showpiece for Namibian cuisine and hospitality.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

I liked the selection of wines and the fishes were very taste, a special mention for the cakes; special!!!

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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Nice offers an expansive setting, but at the same time cosy. We enjoyed being seated near the fire, which added atmosphere on a chilly winter evening. The menu offers a good range, the wines are good value, and staff attentive and friendly. The lamb was delicious and cheesecake rounded off the meal perfectly. Reasonable value for our party of four and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Everything was good: service, food, wine. The game plates were delicious. They also have excellent desserts.

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Thank Rosie D
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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Nice Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

Dear Guest

You've expressed yourself beautifully! Thank you for your positive feedback.

Kind regards
Magdalena

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Nice is an educational restaurant where young Namibians are educated in the service industry. The staff are all trainees. The atmosphere at Nice is quiet and calm, the food is delicious and displayed beautifully on the plates. Although the fish I ordered had some bones that hardly distracted from a job well done. House wine is served in a small carafe which allows the diner to pour a little at a time. This restaurant offers high class dining at a reasonable price in a delightful environment.

Thank Ahlora
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Magdalena W, Public Relations Manager at Nice Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2014

Dear Guest

Your glowing report of the Namibian Institute of Culinary Education (nice) is much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to share your review with the TripAdvisor Community.

Kind regards
Magdalena

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