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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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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
Very nice lunch.....

This was our first lunch on the island and when I saw the Cuban sandwich I was in!! It did not disappoint. We enjoyed our lunch very much! It is a beautiful building and very nice view. We had to move inside to eat the wind is a problem. I'm sure dinner would have been nice because of the view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
texastravelgal54
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Fort Worth, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Well it is situated at the entrance of the port, You have a constant wind blow which makes tricky to keep the glasses on the table. Average food. nice people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very nice place and gorgeous view of Willemstad at nights. Great place for a nice evening. Nice staff

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GeertdeLange, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Yannick, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and your positive feedback. We are happy to read that great evening at our restaurant and that you experienced our staff as friendly. We hope we may welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, On behalf of Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville Geert de Lange More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went to this restaurant a 6:30 PM with reservations and because of the heavy breeze we opted for the courtyard. When we got there we were one of the few tables occupied and the size of the staff was overwhelming. We waited for about 10 minutes for our menus to be brought and our drink order taken and then... More 

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GeertdeLange, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your visit to our restaurant and providing us with your feedback. Again our apologies for the service! The service you experienced is far from our standards as a restaurant. Your comments are already discussed in the management and corrective actions are taken. We hope we may welcome you again in the future with a service... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was our first lunch on the island and when I saw the Cuban sandwich I was in!! It did not disappoint. We enjoyed our lunch very much! It is a beautiful building and very nice view. We had to move inside to eat the wind is a problem. I'm sure dinner would have been nice because of the view... More 

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GeertdeLange, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and providing us with your feedback. We are happy to read that the lunch was to your satisfaction. We hope we may welcome for dinner in the future. Kind regards, On behalf of Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville Geert de Lange More 

Westminster, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Recommend reservations, popular and gets crowded, locals too. Drinks were excellent, some too sweet, but have old reliables too. Service & food was incredible had the sampler platter and seafood soup, Excellent!

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GeertdeLange, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Many thanks for your positive feedback and recommendation. We are very pleased to hear that we were able to 'treat you like governor'. We love the sentence. As our local staff love a sweet taste, the sweetness in the drinks will always be present. We are looking forward to welcome you again in our restaurant. Kind regards, On... More 

Bozeman, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If you go, make a reservation for a balcony table. The view of the Punda waterfront is pretty cool. The banana soup is a must have. Generally the menu is overpriced.

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GeertdeLange, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you found our menu overpriced. We, on the other hand, can say that our menu offers fair prices. In which, you have to consider that we are an island and have to import almost every product. Thank you for your visit. Kind regards, On... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Nice restaurant, with great view when you dine at the balcony, so book a table at the balcony if you can!

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GeertdeLange, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your visit and providing us with your feedback. It is great to read we offered a pleasant evening. We hope we may serve you again in the future. Kind regards, On behalf of Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville Geert de Lange More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This place is not to be missed on your travels! We booked a 6pm reservation for the famous balcony and ended up coming at 5:30p for happy hour (50% off at the bar). Had a few drinks and watches the boats come by and the old lady swing open, then sat at our table ordered apps, watched the sun set... More 

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GeertdeLange, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Joshua, Many thanks for your visit and the kind words. We will definitely give our colleagues your compliments. Thank you and we hope we may welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, On behalf of Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville Geert de Lange More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice to sit outside and watch the ferry . Food was very good . Recommend it , probably even better for lunch .

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GeertdeLange, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Bernadette, Thank you for your visit to our restaurant and recommending our restaurant. It is wonderful to read that our staff was very accommodating, which is, of course, one of our strongholds. We hope we may welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, On behalf of Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville Geert de Lange More 

Naperville, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The location is this restaurant;s unique selling point. It's located in Otrabanda on the waterside overlooking the harbor, both bridges and of course historic Punda on the other side of the water. Great for people watching! the building it's in has been beautifully restored, and as it's on the first floor it catches the trade wind so you don't overheat.... More 

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GeertdeLange, Manager at Gouverneur de Rouville, responded to this review

Dear Nathalie, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and providing us with your feedback. The location of our restaurant is indeed one of our unique selling points, the view still amazes us as well. Your comment of not providing you directly with a child's menu is a good point of attention for us. The creation of a new child's is... 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, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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