For fresh and flavourful cuisine paired with a cosmopolitan atmosphere, look no further than Berrylicious. This contemporary Mediterranean restaurant dishes up unique taste experiences at Freedom Plaza in the heart of Windhoek. While the outdoor area oozes big-city vibes, the advent of winter is welcomed with Berrylicious’ sleek and sophisticated indoor decor with plush lounge seats and long communal tables, perfect for catching up with friends or enjoying a romantic date night. They say dynamite comes in small packages. One glance at the Berrylicious menu and the saying begins to ring true. Though it may be small, the menu is packed with fusion flavours and a variety of options, which means executive chef Jovanko Greyton and his team in the kitchen pay extra attention to detail, making every dish a standout. For starters, take your pick between beef carpaccio with all the balsamic and rocket bells and whistles or the salmon bruschetta with the secret Berrylicious sauce. Then, move on to the main event, with options ranging from parmesan- and pistachio-crusted lamb chops to expertly grilled aged steaks and tantalising seafood options.

A Berrylicious side dish is definitely not an afterthought – think butternut and feta, splendidly spicy, sweet and salty, teriyaki broccoli with toasted almond flakes, or chorizo rice, all perfectly complementing the rich and savoury flavours of the main dishes. Steaks are grilled to perfection and served with lip-smacking and simply lekker sauces, particularly the Chimichurri. And if you are looking for a truly unique and delicious burger, try the chef’s signature Licious burger – a succulent teriyaki chicken breast, caramelised onions, and creamy avocado. Magnifique!

Alongside their contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, Berrylicious stocks a curated selection of great South African wines. Whether you prefer a rich and robust red or a crisp and refreshing white, their knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect pairing for your meal. And if wine is not your thing, they also offer a variety of expertly crafted cocktails like Espresso Martini and Mango Sunrise. 

And if you have any room left after all of that, be sure to indulge in the dessert menu. The whiskey crème brûlée on chocolate soil is unlike anything in Windhoek.

Upscale with a groovy twist, Berrylicious is the perfect spot for weeknight after-work drinks, or going all out with a group of friends to wine and dine on the weekend. With its upbeat and lively atmosphere, plus the occasional live DJ event, Berrylicious lends itself well to the foodies and vibe curators of Windhoek.

Charene Labuschagne