By Brigitte Pitt
HE WEll-known, plush and popular Peppercorn restaurant, situated opposite Ster Kinekor in Windhoek’s Maerua Mall, prides itself on being a family establishment that delivers to the highest quality. Owners Nico and Emmerly Muatuli have owned this proudly Namibian restaurant since August 2016.
Their passion for the hospitality industry drives their to excellence, which sees Peppercorn providing great service and a friendly and relaxed atmosphere to their guests.
They specialise in steaks, offering fresh ‘from the grill’ sirloin, rump, fillet and T-bone steaks, prepared to perfection, in the size that your appetite craves, from 200gm up to 600gm. Their menu gives you a full range of whatever drives your taste buds crazy. Whether you are dining alone, a party of two or a groups of up to 30 people, this family restaurant will cater for all your needs, including pizzas with six different toppings of your choice.
Peppercorn recently launched their new Kiddies Menu, which includes everything mommy and daddy eats, but in smaller portions. We sampled several items on the menu during our visit. The sirloin steak was well-prepared and topped with a unique barbecue sauce, bacon, avocado and Bree. The flavours stood out separately, but also complemented each other. The meal was served with baked potato and sour cream, which was rich and satisfying.
Our next tasty titbit, grilled sole, came with a side dish of potato wedges fried to perfection. The sole was covered in a delicious sauce, and trust me, once you start eating, you will not want to share. The clean-picked fish bones were the only evidence that remained of a meal that was thoroughly enjoyed.
Up next was the Pasta Bronco, which was an amazing ensemble of spaghetti with minced meat and bacon, mushrooms and grilled cocktail tomatoes. With every bite you could taste the different ingredients burst with fresh flavour. We ended the meal with a chocolate volcano, baked to perfection. The molten chocolate on the inside was served with unsweetened cream, to break the sweetness.
Weekly event menus feature a Monday Big Burger and if you finish two supersized burgers, you earn a place on the Wall of Fame and pay only 50 percent of the second burger. Tuesdays see specials on three-course meals, while Wednesdays dish up pensioner specials and on Thursdays there are steak dinner specials. Friday nights is family time and Saturdays feature Extreme Pizzas with six toppings. When you order three pizzas and you only pay for two.
All meals come served on a hot plate and you only have to wait between 15 to 45 minutes for your food to arrive. Peppercorn boasts a full bar and an extremely good wine selection. The most expensive meat dish is under N$200 and the grilled Tiger Prawn platters cost N$396 and less. “We invite everyone to come experience our friendly service and relaxed atmosphere of our family restaurant,” Emmerly said, while we enjoyed dessert. If you are looking to experience fine-dining at a price you can afford and service that is out of this world, Peppercorn is the place to be!
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