Dinner at The Fisher Restaurant

Dinner at The Fisher Restaurant
I always get so excited when I see new places opening in Windhoek, to me it means new experiences, new flavors, new talk and most importantly new food! The Fisher. (that recently opened in Hidas Centre) provided all of that and more!

We arrived for an early dinner on a Friday night and the serene ambiance blew me away compared to the hustle and bustle of Klein Windhoek. The interior is crisp-clean, simple but tasteful with touches of blues of breaking the beautiful white surfaces. We were welcomed by the owner herself and got seated close to a window overlooking the busy Nelson Mandela Avenue.

The menu is very well thought through and offers a wide variety of meals. What I love most about this place is the fresh fish! Yes, fresh fish all the way from Luderitz, Angola and South Africa sourced daily and brought right to your table.

We started off the night with a lovely bottle of white wine from Alvi's Drift and ordered Crumbed Crab Claws and a Duo of Crumbed Shrimp and Crumbed Calamari. It was delicious and the portion sizes were perfect. We got spoiled with a treat from the kitchen which would be the special for the next week- the chef was anxiously waiting for me to try it out. Kob Caviar marinated in Lemon, parsley and onions served with bruschetta. The texture was a bit different what you would expect from caviar but I really enjoyed it especially the fresh taste of the lemon. Will I order it? Most probably!
We then ordered our main course while enjoying the view and our bottle of Viognier. My partner decided to try the fresh sole served with seasonal veggies and baby potatoes. The portion size was more than enough - even for a man with a big appetite. I went for something that was screaming my name- Monk Fish with Champagne and Prawns. If you don't know monk fish- it's probably the ugliest fish in the ocean but it tastes just like crayfish. Paired with a buttery champagne sauce it was absolute magic! The portion size was once again more than enough and served with seasonal veggies and baby potatoes. I can comfortably say this is by far the best fish I've had in Windhoek and all my expectations were met. We ended off the night by sharing a Banana Sunday - just like in the movies and it was the perfect end to a perfect night.

I think what really sets this place apart is the excellent service, the fact that it's a chef owned establishment and the attention to detail. I will most definitely be back and recommend to all my foodie friends.

Our Where to Eat Rating: 8.5/10
I think if they had an outside seating in a garden I would've given a 10/10.

Until next time, your favorite-foodie Elzaan.

For more information about The Fisher click here.