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“Beautiful place but limited lunch options”

The Olive Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 129 Restaurants in Windhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Olive Exclusive boasts a quality restaurant featuring a seasonal menu with inventive signature dishes.Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in either the relaxed interior, or on the outdoor terrace with wonderful views of the encircling mountains. The fully stocked bar also features a classic selection of fine whisky.Elegant, inspired, always delicious, never formal.
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“Beautiful place but limited lunch options”
Reviewed 31 March 2013

We had lunch here over the easter weekend. The location and interior of the restaurant lived up to the reputation it is creating locally but the lunch menu is very limited. I had the open burger and my wife had a sandwich with orange and salmon. Both were lovely but I would have ordered something more substantial if I had the choice. Tip: good for a quick light lunch but go somewhere else for a long substantial lunch if thats going to be your main meal of the day.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Memorable”
Reviewed 9 March 2013

We just had our first dinner here, and we were so pleasantly surprised. The service and the food were excellent, with very reasonable prices. A special mention must be made for our delicious main courses; the mushroom tortellini and the line fish. The stunning view added to a memorable evening; we will be back very soon!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Blown Away on each visit”
Reviewed 3 March 2013

I have been here a few times and it just gets better with each visit. Compared to other establishments in Windhoek with a "reputation" of excellence and fine dining - The Olive Restaurant has no peers.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Good food, good service, very nice owners, visit the place! You would love to be there, do not miss out.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Fabulous breakfasts... cooked in front of you”
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Good food... great people... what else do you need? Possibly best we had in Namibia. Go there and try it yourself.

Visited July 2012
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