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Heinitzburg Castle

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Heinitzburg Street, Windhoek, Namibia (Formerly Heinitzberg Castle)
+264 61 249 597
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Porto, Portugal
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is actually one of the best in the city. But the restaurant was a bit disappointed, this because fine cuisine merged many flavours, too much in my opinion, the service is good but it's really overpriced.

Windhoek, Namibia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Fine cuisine at a fine price too. The Cellar is a great, private place to eat for a mid-sized group of people

Thank Technites
Melbourne, Australia
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

My wife and I shared a lovely evening here watching the sunset. Great service, sensational wine list (we shared a sterling bottle of pinotage), wonderful view and atmosphere. Food was good but not spectacular. Tried a little too hard to be fine dining and some technical elements of the cooking were lacking. The game tartare (i think it was oryx)... More 

Thank Boagsforman
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I was invited fro lunch and had a starter, main course and desert. The portions and not massive which allows you to have a 3-course meal. The quality of the food and presentation was outstanding. The flavours were also very good.

Thank Bluesheik
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great view of Windhoek! I was a bit disappointed that the only true German beer on tap was the Edinger. The food was good, not great. A good stop for drink or two, nothing more.

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful restaurants I've visited thus far. Breathtaking views of the city and mountains. The castle is perhaps just as amazing as the view. Service was quick and the food matched everything else. Definitely a place to visit when in Windhoek

Thank Shaun M
Windhoek, Namibia
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Because it was Tanya's birthday, we wanted to do something very special. I reserved a table (they told me on the phone "no sandals... semi formal"; very arrogant...) and we got a nice table with a beautiful view. The waiter were very friendly, sometimes a bit to much in our face.. The food was delicious. On the other hand the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Perfect place for a sun downer on the terrace , very formal dining room with reservations requested, the place is very unusual

Thank Heliodora1
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

lovely and exquisite hotel with fantastic view from the garden terrace. The staff was helpful and warm. Rooms were done in a stylish and luxurious way although the price one pays you expect at least drinking bottled water on the house..that indeed was disappointing. The wine cellar is gorgeous and historic feel to it, it was fun reading up about... More 

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Scottish Traveller
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This felt like being entertained by a Bond villain! A really spectacular place on the side of the hollowed out volcano that is Windhoek. Everything supposedly worked with precision and it is a lovely looking place both inside and out. But it felt tense, controlled and so missed that vital real sense of hospitality. Bond Villains always are polite but... More 

Thank Dixter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heinitzburg Street, Windhoek, Namibia (Formerly Heinitzberg Castle)
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek
  • Phone Number: +264 61 249 597

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?