Like mentioned earlier, going out to dinner is a hobby. One that we take very serious though.

Starting this site and arriving at this topic makes me feel like I am stepping in to a very judgemental space. Quoting Oscar Wilde “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best”. Please don’t take it personal. Sometimes you get to experience something special. The following restaurants gave me that feeling.

For Grown ups
Amsterdam – Bak Restaurant – Local produce, modern cuisine
Amsterdam – Bakers and Roasters – Lunch cafe

Amsterdam – BAUT – Fusion / International
Amsterdam – Baut & Dreesman – Fusion Internationaal

Amsterdam – Blue Amsterdam – Food with a view
Amsterdam – Blue Boy – French Classics with a twist

Amsterdam – The Beef Chief – Hamburgers
Amsterdam – Daalder – Modern classic
Amsterdam – De Japanner – Japanese street food

Amsterdam – Izakaya – Japanese food + sushi
Amsterdam – Jacobsz – Modern with a French twist

Amsterdam – Kaiko – Japanese
Amsterdam – Ku – Asian & Cocktails
Amsterdam – Lion Noir – French with an Asian twist

Amsterdam – Lombardos – Deli
Amsterdam – New King – Chinese
Amsterdam – Pho91 – Vietnamees
Amsterdam – Quattro Gatti – Italian
Amsterdam – Rotisserie Rijsel– French
Amsterdam – STACH food – deli
Amsterdam – TAIKO – Fusion Japanese food
Amsterdam – Taka’s – Ramen / Japanese street food
Amsterdam – the Lobby Fizeaustraat – Modern Fusion

Amsterdam – Vinnies Deli – Deli
the Hague – OCEANS – Beach restaurant
Bergen op Zoom – restaurant Hemingway – Classic with a Asian influences
Ijmuiden – Hokkai Kitchen
Utrecht – Amberes – French
Utrecht – C’est Ca – French
Utrecht – Da Portare Via – Italian Pizzas
Utrecht – River Kwai – Thai
Noordwijk –  Lodge Noordwijjk – Beach Club

Zandvoort – Ubuntu – Beach Club

Antwerpen – Bun Antwerp – Vietnamese Street Food
London – House of Ho – Modern and Traditional Vietnamese
London – Ottolenghi – Middle Eastern with a twist
London – Yauatcha – Chinese

Kids Friendly places
Being such a foodie, having great food with the mini is also a must. I will try to take into account nice places you can go with your little elfs and superhero’s

Amsterdam – @7 – Lunchroom
Amsterdam – Bakers & Roasters – Breakfast & Lunch
Amsterdam – Gartine – Best high tea ever
Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag, Zoetermeer – de Bakkerswinkel
Rotterdam – Koekela – Cake & lunch / Bakery

Utrecht – Bagels & Beans – Lunchroom with bagels
Utrecht – Frietwinkel – Organic Fries

As I am learning, this format will improve over time. Bare with me..I am only human.


  • Mirha Masala January 23, 2015   Reply →

    Ohh! I love this list. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Vanessa January 25, 2015   Reply →

      😉 Your welcome and even though I review more restaurants on my blog, these are my personal gems 😉 Hope you enjoy!

  • Sanne January 8, 2014   Reply →

    Heel leuk blog Vanes, lees het met veel plezier!
    Vorige week in Hakkasan geweest, ook een topper!
    xxx Sanne

    • Vanessa January 8, 2014   Reply →

      Hi Sanne,
      Leuk om te lezen 😉 Ik vind het ook erg leuk om te schrijven en
      eten moet je toch..oww drooling Hakkasan..kan ik echt over dromen.
      Zit je nog in LON?

      • Sanne January 8, 2014   Reply →

        ja superonderwerp! Nog steeds in LDN, zoveel lekkers, veel michelin-tenten geweest, maar NOPI blijft echt t beste hoor! Keep me posted on je blog, ik ben ook met nieuw blog bezig (expat adventures) xx

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