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Gouverneur de Rouville

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De Rouvilleweg 9-F | Otrobanda Waterfront, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 462 5999
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Description: Situated directly at the Anna Bay, with a beautiful view over the...
Situated directly at the Anna Bay, with a beautiful view over the Handelskade and harbor entrance, you will find restaurant De Gouverneur (the Governor).This stately Curacaoan location you shouldn't miss, welcomes you from early morning to late at night for drinks, lunch and dinner. Lunch is served from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM, dinner is served from 6:00 PM till 10:30 pm. Apart from their extensive, internationally orientated menu, they serve good local cuisine as well. De Gouverneur's service is a byword for friendliness, and the restaurant is therefore also very popular among st local inhabitants. For ten years now! Open: daily from 10 till midnight Prices: Lunch sandwiches, salads and authentic main courses: USD 13 - USD 22.70 Dinner: Starters USD 14.80, Soups USD 9.60, Main Courses USD 27.45, Desserts USD 9.60
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great View of Willemstad from the Balcony

We has dinner here one night and had a balcony seat. From the balcony you have a wonderful view of Willemstad. The service was good. The food was very good. We shared the mixed platter for a starter which gave you a sample of a lot of the starters. My husband had the lasagna and I had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Mississauga
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We has dinner here one night and had a balcony seat. From the balcony you have a wonderful view of Willemstad. The service was good. The food was very good. We shared the mixed platter for a starter which gave you a sample of a lot of the starters. My husband had the lasagna and I had the Chicken Sate.... More 

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Montauk, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the service and ambiance were very good the menu is tired and the food quality mediocre. I would go there for happy hour but if you're a foodie do not have dinner here - you will be disappointed.

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Gwynn Oak, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every time I have come here (and I have come probably six or seven times, just because of the location and view), I have waited by the host station at the entrance/bar, and no one has greeted us. Honestly, sometimes we've waited five or ten minutes, or gone hunting for someone. Service is slow, although that is more typical for... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

booked table for 1st balcony seating (6pm) ... waitress, Barbara, was best we have ever had on the island. As others say, banana soup is awesome (and I am not a banana fan: tasted like a bisque, banana not overpowering) appetizer sample, caesar salad & seafood trio dinner all very good. Hubby enjoyed a cuban cigar from the cigar box... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came in for lunch and the service was extremely slow. We put that down to 'island nature' in jest, but when we hadn't got the menu for 20 minutes we were getting annoyed. The soup we ordered never arrived. It took an hour and a half to order one item each. However we came for dinner and were looked... More 

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Cheektowaga, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is worth every penny spent for dinner. Service was fantastic...food, though international, was great....

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Thank Tim K
StevenvanAnken, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Tim K, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are proud to notice that you had a pleasant experience in our restaurant. Therefore, we would like to thank you for these wonderful compliments. Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville is looking forward to welcome you again. With kind regards, On behalf of Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de... More 

Heemskerk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every holiday on Curacao we visit this restaurant so we are returning guests.. 1,5 week ago we were there with our guests for dinner, last evening of our holiday. Wat should have been the best evening returning in a disaster. One point; the food is great, compliments to the kitchen staff. And the view is the best on the island.... More 

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Thank Mieke N
StevenvanAnken, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Mieke M, We would to thank you for your time and effort to provide us with your unpleasant experience in our restaurant. One of our main aim's is to exceed the expectations of our guests. Our team would like to honestly apologize for the fact that you have experienced this totally different. We have sended you a personal email... More 

Voorburg
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most people want to sit on the arcade/terrace with seaview. That's very busy, That's why they work in two shifts for dinner.Try a seat in their nice garden. It's a nice place but too bad that the food is not as good as the ambiance. We also had to wait a long time before we got our food.

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Thank vandenBroek-Voorburg
StevenvanAnken, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Mr van den Broek-Voorburg, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience in our restaurant. The Gouverneur aims to exceed the expectations of our guests each visit. We would like to apologize for the fact that you experienced this differently. We will definitely use your feedback within our... More 

Urbana
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located near where our cruise ship docked. The view is amazing; however, the food was only average and a bit pricey for what you received. If we're back in Curacao again, we will definitely try a different restaurant.

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Thank Cruiselover123
StevenvanAnken, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Cruiselove123, We would like to thank you for providing us with your feedback. One of our aims is to exceed the expectations of our guests each visit. Therefore we would like to apologize for the fact that you have experienced this differently. The feedback you provided us with will be discussed within our team. In spite of this, our... More 

Newport, Kentucky
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36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to get reservations, particularly on a Friday or Saturday night! Food was definitely very good, but it's the atmosphere that gets rave reviews. Location and the vibe is just perfect. The garden is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the evening.

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Thank WWanderGirl
StevenvanAnken, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear WWandergirl, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Our team is proud to notice you had a pleasant evening in our garden. We are proud to offer one of the most amazing places in Willemstad. One of our aims is to exceed the expectations of our guests. Therefore we are constantly improving our quality products and quality of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: De Rouvilleweg 9-F | Otrobanda Waterfront, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: +599 9 462 5999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Situated directly at the Anna Bay, with a beautiful view over the Handelskade and harbor entrance, you will find restaurant De Gouverneur (the Governor).This stately Curacaoan location you shouldn't miss, welcomes you from early morning to late at night for drinks, lunch and dinner. Lunch is served from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM, dinner is served from 6:00 PM till 10:30 pm. Apart from their extensive, internationally orientated menu, they serve good local cuisine as well. De Gouverneur's service is a byword for friendliness, and the restaurant is therefore also very popular among st local inhabitants. For ten years now! Open: daily from 10 till midnight Prices: Lunch sandwiches, salads and authentic main courses: USD 13 - USD 22.70 Dinner: Starters USD 14.80, Soups USD 9.60, Main Courses USD 27.45, Desserts USD 9.60
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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