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Gouverneur de Rouville

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de Rouvilleweg 9 | Otrobanda Waterfront, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 462 5999
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.The kitchen is opened non-stop. 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 and salads USD 7 - USD 12.50 Dinner: Starters USD 12.50, Soups USD 8, Main Courses USD 20, Desserts USD 8
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
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
Most recent review
Amazing Dinner, view and staff!

Gouverneur is a MUST when you visit Curacao. The location and view are amazing. We started with a drink on their outdoor deck on the 2nd floor. The server was great, friendly and accommodating! We then moved to a table on the porch which had such an awesome view. We started with the mussels... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Gouverneur is a MUST when you visit Curacao. The location and view are amazing. We started with a drink on their outdoor deck on the 2nd floor. The server was great, friendly and accommodating! We then moved to a table on the porch which had such an awesome view. We started with the mussels which were simply the best mussels... More 

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Linden, New Jersey
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14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Gouverneur is the restaurant I go to when I visit Curacao. Going into town from the Sea Aquarium Resort by bus and thinking about what I'm going to eat when I get to the Gouverneur is an annual event for me! You can eat out front, watching the traffic, the swinging bridge (or ferry if the bridge is open),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice evening at 'de Gouverneur'. Great food and great service with a very big smile. We will definitely visit 'de Gouverneur' again. Regards, Coen

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Boston, Massachusetts
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44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We were seated in the beautiful courtyard garden without a reservation on a Sunday evening. The menu was quite varied, and my salmon wrapped in canolli was delicious. My husband enjoyed his lamb dinner. We were treated very graciously, and were thrilled with the quality of the food as well as the excellent service!

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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We had one of the local dishes and it was fantastic! The drinks were good and the view on the balcony is awesome. Yes service could be improved but this is an awesome restaurant to visit. As recommended by others the banana soup is delicious.

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139 reviews 139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The location is fantastic overlooking the floating bridge and Punda watrefront - however to guarantee a view seat you do need to book in advance Otherwise a lovely courtyard Great menu staff are very good and multi lingual

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Very good dinner. We were able to sit on the balcony and watched the swinging bridge open and close all night. Enjoyed the service as well.

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

Dear Meredith, Thank you for providing us with your feedback. Great to hear you had a pleasant evening on our balcony. We are proud to offer one of the most amazing places in Willemstad. We hope to welcome you again in our restaurant. Kind regards, On behalf of Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville Geert de Lange More 

Sao Paulo
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Well placed very closed to the bridge. Regular food. Menu with few options. Expensive for the food quality. Nice place for dinner. Nice views to the bridge and channel.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time and effort to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that our price/quality ratio was not satisfactory. It is one of our strongholds to offer a fair price for our guests. In addition, we are constantly busy with buying quality products in order to guarantee a high quality. We... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant in a historic building. We did not have reservations but were seated out on the deck area off from the bar. Food and service was wonderful.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for providing us with your positive feedback. We highly appreciate the opinion of our guests. We are looking forward welcoming coming you again in the future. Kind regards, On behalf of Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur de Rouville Geert de Lange More 

Sandusky
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went to Gouverneur de Rouville for dinner without reservations. There was a wait, so we decided to sit in the bar area. The bartender graciously offered to put 2 small round high-top tables together at an open window overlooking the water taxi & Punda. The bar area has an overall great vibe to it with Motown music playing. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, International, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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.The kitchen is opened non-stop. 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 and salads USD 7 - USD 12.50 Dinner: Starters USD 12.50, Soups USD 8, Main Courses USD 20, Desserts USD 8

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