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820 Diaz Street | Lüderitz Nest Hotel, Luderitz, Namibia
+264 63 204 000
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always happy with the food,good wines and amazing staff. Never had a bad dinner after staying total 6 weeks so can from my heart recommending this restaurang :-)

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Thank Roger Ö
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you very much for posting your positive review on your many dining experiences at our PENGUIN RESTAURANT. It is our ultimate objective to satisfy the needs of all our patrons and guests with the view that they will return to us in the future. I am delighted that we satisfied all your needs. Your support and feedback... More 

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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here twice and lovely both times! Attentive staff, good variety and lekker dishes! Had surf & turf as well as pasta and good eine selection!

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Thank Jeanine S
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for posting your positive 5/5 review on your dining experiences in our restaurant and I am pleased that during both your visits, we satisfied your needs. Please do come and visit us again. Kind regards, Ulf Grünewald General Manager More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Nest Hotel for a few weeks at least once a year, I'm enjoyng dining at Penguin Restaurant most of the evenings. The crew serving you is very kind, and you have a choice of buffet or "a la carte" menues most of the times. Wine selection is very good too. Super nice view of Luderitz bay too. Nice... More 

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Thank Alberto P
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you very much for taking your time and effort to post your positive and maximum 5/5 review on your various culinary experiences at our Penguin Restaurant. What pleases me most is that you are a satisfied repeat patron (and valued guest) who clearly endorses our hotel and for that, my team and I could not ask for... More 

Windhoek, Namibia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Great food, superb service and a real value for money. The seafood was plenty to choose from, maybe a little bit pricey but definately quality food.

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Thank Shandri09
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for posting your positive 5/5 review on our Penguin Restaurant. I am delighted that we satisfied all your needs. Please do come and visit us again. Best regards, Ulf Gruenewald General Manager More 

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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I have been now to this place for three times and it was always disappointing. The personal of the restaurant is not very friendly (not every body), especially the trainees. Service is no good. Slow, forget to bring fork, need to request often things. Food nothing special, I ordered some oysters with Tabasco, nothing special, Tabasco missing… Another time I... More 

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Thank Airwolfke
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting your feedback on your recent visit to our restaurant. I would like to sincerely apologise for any shortcomings in our service delivery. I can assure you that this is not the norm as the vast majority of our local, regional and international patrons truly enjoy our menus, service delivery and setting on the sea,... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Kingklip Thurmidor at the Penguine restaurant is to die for. Although there menu have a very good variety I would most probably have had this every time that we have eaten there.. Unfortunately they run ou the next evening... Simply delicious. The view from the restaurant is great and they also offer a very good breakfast selection

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Thank Dalene P
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you very much for posting your positive and maximum 5/5 score on your dining experiences at our PENGUIN RESTAURANT. I am delighted to read that you loved our lobster dish as well as our full buffet breakfast. Your valued patronage is much appreciated and we look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Namibia.... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Situated at the Luderitz Nest Hotel this restaurant allowed us to visit the restaurant and enjoy an affordable and delicious buffet meal. Thoroughly enjoyed a good Sunday lunch.

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Thank Shane B
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you very much for taking your time to post your positive review on your recent dining experience at our Penguin Restaurant and I am pleased to read that you found our lunch buffet "affordable and delicious". We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit. HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best for 2017! Best... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is the main restaurant in the Nest Hotel. It has a great setting on the beachfront of Luderitz. The a la carte menu is limited when the buffet is offered. It is quite expensive and the service was slow. The food was well prepared and the highlight was the flambe menu for dessert.

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Thank Jan N
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for posting your positive feedback on your recent dining experience at our PENGUIN RESTAURANT. I am pleased that you found the setting on our private tidal beach and sea great. I am delighted that you enjoyed our Flambé dessert. Please take note: We always have À la carte menus available and as you correctly point out,... More 

York, GB
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96 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The food and service were excellent although it was very expensive. Service could be slow at busy times.

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Thank Bohnjarton
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you for posting your positive and maximum 5/5 review score on your recent dining experience at our locally acclaimed Penguin Restaurant. We could not ask for a more perfect comment than "Food and service excellent". Please take note: Our menus and drinks prices are in line with other leading and reputable four star hotels in Namibia, despite... More 

Shaka's Rock, South Africa
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309 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The Penguin restaurant often has a buffet plus a limited a la carte menu. The buffet included a fish barbecue, roast meats, soup, a variety of delicious salads, and desserts. I chose the abalone starter off the a la carte (starter portion of 3 pieces) which I think was expensive for 3 pieces the size bottle tops but none the... More 

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Thank Stephne A
LNHGM, General Manager at Penguin Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Patron, Thank you so much for posting your positive review on your dining experience in our locally acclaimed Penguin Restaurant. I am delighted that Pepe satisfied all your needs. Please take note: We are the only hotel/establishment in Namibia serving the delicacy Abalone which is locally farmed. Abalone is not cheap due to the wholesale price. 99.9% of all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Diaz Street | Lüderitz Nest Hotel, Luderitz, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Karas Region  >  Luderitz
  • Phone Number: +264 63 204 000
Description
The Penguin Restaurant with direct sea-views is the only full service restaurant in Lüderitz. It is open throughout the year and delicious local Lüderitz lobster, seafood and oyster platters are a speciality and abalone is uniquely served here. Vegetarian and children's menus also available. Lavazza coffees with fresh patisseries are available the whole day. Lunches can be enjoyed on the outside terraces with direct sea views and in-house guests are treated to one of the best full buffet breakfasts in Namibia (FREE for in-house guests).

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