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The Olive Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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22 Promenaden Road, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
+264 61 383 890
07:00 - 22:00
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Rio de Janeiro
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Olive Restaurant is set on a hill, with great views to the mountains covered in vegetation. The food is absolutely first rate and the service is friendly and efficient. The general atmosphere is calm and relaxed. We had a shrimp dish with a delicious lemon-garlic sauce and a mushroom risotto that was very tasty but a bit heavy. For... More 

Thank ajnaro
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were about 10 people for dinner here and the food and wine was delicious and the ambience very pleasant. The staff were helpful but lacked some training and muddled one food order though over-all managed well with our large party. We had a lovely view from the terrace and would happily return there.

Thank Flea F
Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Roomy, breezy and open, enough parking and the space not overfilled with decoration. Food was well presented, menu was diverse and interesting. Simple, but elegant. They have a lunch menu and for evenings an evening menu. Very clever and makes sense. Something for everyone.

Thank Euronovelties A
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

REALLY really fresh fish. deeelicious we arrived early as we had reserved a table because we hadn't seen land for 10 days & thought everyone would want a change . Not necessary. the waitress was so friendly & interesting to talk to. We shall return next year

Thank helengQ8778IS
Windhoek, Namibia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I was very excited to go and try out The Olive Restaurant, as the menu seemed promising. Unfortunately the whole experience was sub par to say the least. Our waitress was very welcoming when she greeted us, but somewhere along the line she lost that. Her sour attitude towards us was uncalled for, and as a paying customer, I do... More 

Thank Emmy M
Windhoek, Namibia
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

A very nice setting with a refreshingly short but diverse menu, good wine selection, good service, good food and consistency make it a good option.

Thank Angus M
South Africa
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great view and decor. Attentive service. Extensive wine list as well as premium whisky menu. The food menu is great offering a wonderful selection of venison amongst other selections. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Defzane L
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I went there for first and visitor in town. For an upscale dinner was market by the house, the Service was horrendous. Being not familiar with Game meat and looking for advice. The staff was not able to help! Also asking for the chef's recommendation. The chef was also unable to help. Though setting is great the waiters/waitresses are clueless... More 

Thank davekh001
Drammen, Norway
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Went here together with the family to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Food was well over average and the service was good. Nice atmosphere on the terrace.

Thank Ole I
Kansas City
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750 reviews
400 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers a view from their patio that is lovely. My husband ordered the game steak (springbok) and it was good. I ordered beef filet which was large but not as tender as I hoped. The service was very pleasant.

Thank dixiepeach

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$50
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Promenaden Road, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek
  • Phone Number: +264 61 383 890
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?