Platform One transports you to a classy, swinging fifties type of atmosphere while offering a fully modern, fresh, clean buffet with new choices every day. On the premises are also a casino, a gym, a wellness centre and more, making it a great place to visit even if you are not a guest in the hotel.
The restaurant is named for its location when the Swakopmund Hotel was still a railway station. Where once the public flocked to Platform One for passage, they now come for first class dining. The marble floors, pillared ceilings and plush upholstery of Platform One evoke a traditional elegance reminiscent of the days when the railway lines were the preferred mode of transportation for the distinguished traveller. The upper seating areas are designed in the manner of an old dining carriage, inviting you to come on board.
The buffet is focused on freshness with three separate cooking areas where you can have your meal prepared in front of you or cut fresh from the bone under the heat lamp. From soup to salad, appetizer to dessert, many options are available for each course. Main courses vary from day today but normally offer slow roasted beef, game and pork, a stir fry station, a pasta station and an assortment of warm foods and sauces.
Platform one is the perfect place to go after a sunny day at the beach, or hiding away in the movie theatre on a day of mist. Kids love the buffet because they don’t have to wait, and there are dozens of choices. Adults will enjoy the fresh variety, and everyone will enjoy the décor, atmosphere and choices of things to do!
Most of Theo-Ben Gurirab Ave, Swakopmund, Namibia