The Raft Restaurant In Walvis Bay Lagoon Namibia
With triple aspect, floor to ceiling windows to the East,
South and West the Main Restaurant covers a vast area seating 165 guests and offering fabulous views over
Walvis Bay Lagoon. Amazingly, despite the high ceilings and
enhanced by the unusual and interesting shape of the whole area, the feeling is amazingly cozy and many
guests remark on the great ambiance they have experienced throughout their meal.
The use of bright, yet warm, yellows and oranges on the walls
contrasts perfectly with the old jetty poles scarred by mussels and limpets, which rise through the floor and
out through the roof. The floor itself is made from the original Walvis Bay jetty gangway
planks and although not too friendly for stilettos (tee hee) and a napkin challenge to those who prefer their
tables not to rock, it adds to the wonderful acoustics that emanate from the timber
In keeping with the rustic, oceangoing/wood ship feel, the
tables and chairs are hand-made locally from natural wood and the chairs have leather seats upholstered in
natural coloured hides. The friendly and knowledgeable staff welcome guests equally, in their ‘Glad Rags’ for
a special occasion, or their Khaki shorts fresh out of their suitcase at the end or start of a
‘Variety is the spice of life’ and there is no shortage of that
À La Carte Menu at The Raft.
Starters include the highly popular; ‘Three Cheese & Fresh
Garlic Prawns’, along with more unusual dishes such as ; ‘Balinese Baby Octopus Samoosas’, ‘Kusaki Kingklip’
for sushi lovers, ‘Warthog Remouladen’ and ‘Ostrich Carpaccio’ .
There is an interesting selection of Healthy Salads and Tasty
Pastas on offer, while Fish Dishes include; ‘Marinated Swordfish Brochette’, ‘Creamed Coconut Kabeljou’,
‘Steenbras Trapanesa’ and a speciality of the house ideal for those who are not familiar with the local fish
– ‘Fish trio’ which consists of fillets of Monkfish, Butterfish and Kingklip, labelled so that you know which
one you like best!
Mouthwatering Shellfish dishes
‘The Proper Prawn Frenzy’ - a whole kilo of Giant
‘Luxurious Grilled Rock Lobster’, and
the ‘Seafood Platter’ – a selection of Crayfish, Tiger prawns,
Mussels, Oysters, Scallops, Hake, Calamari & Crab Claws – a real feast!!
Meat dishes star Prime Local Cuts straight from the butchers
block to the Open Flame Grill simply basted with Olive Oil and sprinkled with Sea Salt for you to enjoy the
full natural flavours. Choose from; Oryx, Kudu, Crocodile, Ostrich, Zebra (when available) and of course
tasty Namibian Beef.
On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays we also serve a show
stopping ‘Eisbein’ - whole Pork knuckle with crispy crackling and meat so soft it falls off the bone, served
on a pile of creamy Mashed Potato with Red Cabbage, Sauerkraut and a delicious Home made Apple Sauce spiked
with Apple Cider – yum yummo!!!!
House Specialities include a delicious ‘Maharaja Mutton Curry’ –
fit for an Indian Prince, ‘Carpet Bagger Sirloin Steak’ – stuffed with Smoked Mussels and Melted Cheese and
‘Royal Chicken À La Raft’ – not for the faint hearted.
There’s really something for everyone at The Raft Restaurant in Walvis Bay lagoon Namibia including a Kiddies Menu with smaller
portions and don’t miss out on the tempting Desserts which include
‘Little Squidgy Date Pudding with Sticky Toffee Pecan
Sauce’ – to die for, ‘Amarula Bokka Glory’ - if you’re in the mood for a real blow-out
‘Banoffee Pie’ – a firm favourite.
To compliment the Desserts there is also a small selection of
excellent Dessert Wines and don’t forget the original Southern Africa concoction - ‘Dom Pedro’ made with your
choice of Liqueur – think ‘grown up frozen milkshake’ made with highest quality Vanilla Ice Cream – a perfect
round off to a perfect meal!!!!
While you enjoy the culinary delights on offer, the unique
location is showcase to an idyllic view for diners – Birdlife, Sealife,
Watersports and Activities , Fishing – check out our individual