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“Expensive - go for the view rather than the food or service”

Leo's at the Castle
Ranked #13 of 147 Restaurants in Windhoek
Price range: US$7 - US$41
Cuisines: African, Deli, French, Fusion
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Good for: View, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The team of Heinitzburg is herewith fondly welcoming you. It is our great pleasure and honour to be your host and we would like to take this opportunity to convey our personal dedication of making your stay with us memorable and enjoyable one, The assortment of divine wines was personally selected by your hosts Beate Raith and her son Tibor Raith. Our kitchen brigade under guidance of our Executive Chef Tibor Raith and Head Chef Neville Stoffels celebrates the ,,Haute ecole de cuisine"with freshest ingredients and in the classic spirit of gourmet tradition presentation. Enjoy the time with us! We are already looking forward being your host again in the future.
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The reason for our dinner booking here for our one night in Windhoek was the outside view from the hillside - and it did not disappoint. It was absolutely the perfect spot to watch the sun go down and city lights go on. Personally I'd have preferred to have a less pretentious meal on the terrace, but we were committed to enjoy the unique setting despite the high cost and limited menu choice.

Service was friendly and efficient but not quite as polished as you'd expect. The waitress clearly didn't know the wines on the winelist, a mix of language menus was handed out (1 German, 3 English), food under cloches didn't arrive simultaneously, bread basket wasn't removed until the end etc. The food was complex and sophisticated but the plating was busy with too many competing flavours. Overall impression was that dishes were rich but not particularly tasty or memorable.

The desserts were decadent and we did enjoy our evening at this unique castle on a quiet Saturday evening (despite the considerable expense).

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Thank Thunderboltz
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We ate here on the first night of our touring holiday . While the food was very good , with well chosen wines accompanying each course, and impeccble service ,it was the view over the city as the sun went down which made this a memorable evening . We had a set meal though I'm sure they would have substituted had there been something you couldn't eat. I think there were 7 smallish courses ,some more to my taste than others. I think it would be regarded as very high end in Namibia .
The staff were very well trained with European- style service .But not at all stuffy .
I would think it would be a lovely place to stay

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Thank YvonneNBirmingham
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This was the first breakfast I enjoyed in Namibia. Excellent menu choices, gracious service, hot coffee, cold OJ.

Thank Tim R
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Old school stylish setting with an interesting French menu, good service. But eland steak duo was tough as a boot, which happens, I ate only a small bite of each piece, politely told the chef the problem when he asked and was still charged the not inconsiderable full price. Disappointing end to an otherwise nice evening.

Thank Angus M
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Family owned and run, probably best location in Windhoek with commanding views over the town. Started with a sundowner, followed by a lovely meal with excellent wine list to choose from, range of qualities and prices. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Thank Peter D
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