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“Good for a snack” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Wine Bar & Wine Shop

The Wine Bar & Wine Shop
Ranked #19 of 126 Restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: CONTACT DETAILS: Tel: ++264 (0)61 226 514 Fax: ++264 (0)61 226 515 Address: 3 Garten Street Windhoek CATEGORY:
Cologne, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good for a snack”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

Value for money is good. Don't expect finde dining. Snacks with wine really ok. A rather mixed croud - not for a quiet evening for two. Good for a group enjoying wine and snacks for a sundowner. Have fun with good wine. Service is acceptable.

Visited December 2012
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“expected more and better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

we were booked at the wine bar on our last evening, it had been said, it belongs to the best restaurants - well the location is beautiful, though highly protected...
it is hard to criticise the service as they had been not well trained and were just unable to cope - sorry .
we had quite good food (vegetarian, fish + a meat option) to high prices, which is not really agreeable, the plates were half fully served.
the wine-list is quite long and keeps some specialties, but the question is: do they stil have the wine, so before you choose, please ask if it is available.

Visited November 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Panoramic views of the city dimmed...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2012

I have been a frequent guest of the beautiful wine bar. Over the years I have enjoyed the magnificent views of Windhoek while sipping one of the many wines and bubblies available on the impressive wine list.

Unfortunately my good memories were eclipsed by my most recent encounter. I arrived with family and we ordered a very good bottle of MCC and a cheese platter. Perhaps past experiences had spoilt me - as in the past, the cheese platter included a huge and generous selection of tasty cheeses, olives, nuts and chutney, chilli sauce and homemade bread - enough to feed a party of four. What I received on my last visit was embarrassing. Priced at N$200 (about 20 Euros), the cheese platter consisted of a few slithers of cheese, 5 provita's and 2 slices of bread. The meagre offerings of cheese were not fresh.

A complaint to the manager on duty did not even warrant an apology or remedial action. In fact, the manager's attitude was one of annoyance.

To be fair, our waitress was fantastic and did her best to save the evening. Nonetheless, we left feeling annoyed and out of pocket. Poor value, extortionate prices....

  • Visited December 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Road to Nowhere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

We've come to the wine bar for years. Sunset at the wine bar is an experience we have always enjoyed. The service has been friendly, great staff and the view across the urban landscape of Windhoek towards the low mountains in the distance is a treat.

We were as usual greeted with the relaxed charm of the regular staff. We ordered a bottle of Steenberg MC at R 250 which was reasonable for this bottle of bubbly. To accompany this we ordered the "usual" cheese platter as an accompaniment. At a cost of R 195,00, we were somewhat surprised at the dismal offering, a few slithers of cheese, a few provita biscuits and 4 half slices of brown bread with no butter. Although embarrassed, I raised my disappointment with the manageress. She dealt with my issue by walking past our table and glancing at the dried out cheese platter. Apparently satisfied with what she saw, we never heard from her again. She did not return, did not do anything at all.

We paid our bill and left. Hopefully a management upgrade will take place before our next visit!

Incidentally, manageress aside, our waitress was absolutely top class and despite the unfortunate handling of our complaint, we enjoyed our stay.

Dinner bookings were however made else where!

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Windhoek, Namibia
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“Service not the best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012

One time I have been there but the service was slow and he either forgot some our orders or misunderstood. For the steep price I expected more competent staff.

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