Where to Eat in Swakopmund: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 28, 2018 Flossie Demartino

Namibia's largest coastal town is a huge draw for merrymakers and vacationers from all over the globe. This seaside resort showcases its German origins in its European-style colonial architecture, creating a jarring juxtaposition against the landscape of the Namib desert. Sandboard or motorbike the dunes, dine and imbibe in a picturesque restaurant on the waterfront, or just marvel at the unusual birds and plants that populate the region.
Things to do in Swakopmund

1. Kucki's Pub

22 Tobias Hainyeko Street, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar German, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$290 +264 64 402 407
Excellent
29%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Kucki's Pub

Reviewed By York-O-Polo - York

Kucki’s bar and Grill is in the centre of Swakopmund and serves a variety of German food reflecting the country’s German colonial past. The food is superb as it the service and was very busy when we visited. We booked a table earlier in the day and it looked like there wasn’t a spare seat in the place. I opted for the oryx in a jaeger sauce which was absolutely delicious and the whole meal for two people only cost NAD547. It’s well worth a visit.

2. Hansa Hotel

3 Hendrik Witbooi Street, Swakopmund, Namibia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible European, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch +264 64 414 200
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Hansa Hotel

Reviewed By Jenny M - Sydney, Australia

Wonderful food and service, you need to book ahead, enough variety on the menu. Staff attentive and offer advice with choices of wine.

3. The Tug

A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road | Jetty Area, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Brunch, Drinks +264 64 402 356
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

The Tug

THE TUG RESTAURANT OPENING HOURS, Seating AREAS, DINING SERVICES Seating AREAS OFFERED: Terrace: No reservation possible, and weather permitting. Bar: No reservation possible. Inside Cabin: Reservation recommended OPERATING TIMES LUNCH All Areas Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 12noon to 3pm LATE AFTERNOON Outside Deck - Weather Permitting Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 3pm to 6pm Terrace SUNDOWNER Drinks & Light Snacks Monday-Thursday: From 4pm DINNER All Areas Monday to Thursday: 5pm to 10pm Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Public Holidays: 6pm to 10pm The Tug Restaurant had first opened its doors during December 1993. Starting out as a small beachfront restaurant on the edge of the wild and mystical Atlantic Ocean, with splendid views onto the iconic Swakopmund jetty, The Tug's popularity has grown as time moved on. Dining areas inside and on the outside deck Terrace have been extended considerably, while the restaurant has become a culinary destination for travelers from around the globe. The Tug restaurant offers authentically prepared cocktails, a selection of more than 140 of the finest South African wines, French champagne. Special delights from the wild Namibian ocean include kingklip, kabeljou, lobsters, angel fish and sole, John Dory, local oysters, fresh green Swakopmund asparagus. The richly diverse menu includes stuffed Patagonian squid, prawns, Norwegian salmon, Sashimi tuna. For the carnivore there are tasty cuts of beef and tender lamb, in addition to game delicacies such as Oryx carpaccio or grilled Oryx steak, Surf & Turf. There is a wide selection for the vegetarian and our delicious homemade Spanakopita is a favorite. Both owner partners George Hopking and Brett Southworth believe that no successful establishment should rely solely on its popularity. They engage in consistent attention to quality and freshness of their products, as well as continuous training and motivation of their staff, in order to provide the customer with decent service and an extensive menu and wine list.

Reviewed By LucyLu_Texas - Houston, Texas

Located at the waterfront jetty - you pay a premium for the view - an ideal location for a special dinner overlooking the ocean. Menu mostly local seafoof with generous portions. Excellent seafood and professional service. Caters to tourists, but that’s what Swakopmund is about. Reservations recommended, if not essential.

4. Cafe Anton

Hotel Schweizerhaus | Bismarck Strasse 1, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards German, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$55 +264 64 400 331
Excellent
27%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 390 reviews

Cafe Anton

We boast with Namibia's most famous coffee shop. Cafe Anton, with its traditional German confectionary, such as the Black Forest Cream Cake, Florentiners, "Bee Sting" and lots of other cakes. Enjoy the sun and fresh sea air while we spoil you with freshly brewed coffee, tea or other drinks of your choice on our Terrace or come on inside for a more warm and cozy environment. More delights to offer, are our delicious a la Carte lunch and a healthy breakfast. Breakfast and Lunches for groups can be arranged as well as birthday functions. Please contact reception for details.

Reviewed By Anna-Marie V - Ballitoville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The coffee and cakes were exceptional! Eye candy for any cake and pastry lover. We had 4 different cakes and shared it and all 4 were excellent. The staff is very friendly and suggest this as a must visit!

5. The Wreck Restaurant

1 Stint street | Vogelstrand, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +264 64 414 528
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 375 reviews

The Wreck Restaurant

Situated on the second floor of the Beach Lodge, with uninterrupted sea-views, beautifully presented delicious food with attentive service in an elegant environment, the Wreck Restaurant offers one of the best restaurant venues in Swakopmund.

Reviewed By paxa - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Had dinner here one night with our group. The restaurant is housed in a fun ship shaped building (which looks nothing like a wreck), right on the beach. Upstairs dining room - with white tablecloth, comfortable padded chairs - has big windows facing west -...MoreThank you very much for the review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your dinner experience at The Wreck Restaurant. Your comment has been passed on to the Chef. Regards, Andre

6. Jetty 1905

Molen Road | On the Pier, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Sushi, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$173 +264 64 405 664
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Jetty 1905

Located on Swakopmund's historical iron Jetty which, after being closed for 10 years was renovated and reopened to the public by The Lighthouse Group on 6 August 2010. Breathtaking views looking back from the Atlantic ocean to land, or out to sea. A varied menu serving seafood dishes, sushi, steaks and more. Perfect for that romantic date or special occasion. A must for every visitor to Swakopmund

Reviewed By Gizmodium_22 - Vienna, Austria

We came here for dinner after four days of self catering and were quickly reminded of the delight of creature comforts... had the tuna and honest-to-god goulash soup and both were divine. Staff is attentive and helpful, the location is particularly appealing. Prices were high for Namibia but mid range compared to Europe. The glass of red wine was a generous fill as well. Will go back for our second night because we enjoyed it so much.

7. Bojos Cafe

13 Daniel Tjongarero Street, Swakopmund, Namibia Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$16 - HK$78 +264 64 400 774
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 242 reviews

Bojos Cafe

Cafe which serves freshly made food with wholesome ingredients ! We do use premix sauces or artificial flavourants. Our Lettuce comes from our own vegetable garden and is free from pesticides. We recycle as much as we can and use leftover coffee grouts on the garden. Tea bags are dried and used as blitz for fires/ orange peels are dried and used also as blitz. Leftover food waste is composted and also feeds the earth worms. We are different and believe that you should know what you are eating. So if you need more salt then the salt is there for you to add.

Reviewed By Ekaterina P - St. Petersburg, Russia

The first good thing about this place - it is working on Sunday. The second (but not less important) - the food is great. We visited the place twice and everything we ate was tasty and nice served. Chillechino is awesome - try it!

8. Village Cafe

21 Sam Nujoma Ave., Swakopmund, Namibia (Formerly Village Cafe) Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch 264 404723
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 728 reviews

Village Cafe

Reviewed By ashleyrwalden - york

Set in the very rustic environment, lots of crafty arts hung on the walls and food menu's filled with a solid sense of humour. Its a great place to grab a bite to eat and a nice cool drink before further exploration of the coastal region.

9. Secret Garden Bistro

36 Bismarck Street, Swakopmund, Namibia Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner HK$24 - HK$78 +264 85 643 8677
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

Secret Garden Bistro

Small cosy restaurant in the heart of "old" Swakopmund. Our speciality is wood-fired pizza but we also serve pasta,curry,salads & desserts ! In addition enjoy al fresco dining in the "Secret Garden" !

Reviewed By inner-beauty - Switzerland

Deliightful food, served fast and fresh, exactly what I needed within a readinable price range The place was full amd all the pizzas looked delicious as well (I had the dish of the day which was a lamb curry)

10. The Fish Deli

29 Sam Nujoma Avenue, Swakopmund 9000, Namibia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Sushi Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +264 64 462 979
Excellent
36%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 284 reviews

The Fish Deli

The Fish Deli and Bistro boasts a large variety of seafood choices, stir-fry, Herring salads, fish soup, traditional fish and chips, fresh Oysters and sushi. Located in the center of Swakopmund, The Fish Deli and Bistro serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Reviewed By huys25 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

For the top-rated restaurants in Swakopmund you need to book weeks or months in advance. When we wanted to book, the only place available was next to the toilet of facing a blind wall.
Luckey we found this Fish Deli where we collected some quality shrimp and fish dishes. These we took to our room and had a delicious dinner, probably for a fraction of the original plan.
Thanks for the resque of our dinner date.

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