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Beluga

Plein 1992 12, Maastricht 6211 GJ, The Netherlands
043 321 3364
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Ranked #6 of 245 restaurants in Maastricht
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • German first
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English first
Lanaken, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My partner and I celebrated a birthday with dinner at Beluga; it was a wonderful and memorable evening that we enjoyed very, very much. We had dined at Beluga previously, years ago, before it earned its second star and before the 2013 "update"; we wanted to experience the new approach to fine dining developed by Beluga and we liked it,... More

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Stone, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The title says it all really. I was really looking forward to experiencing the "concept" of the DJ, the loud sounds, and all my senses being ignited, unfortunately it was only my taste buds that came away (amazingly) satisfied. Whilst the food was excellent throughout, it was a slight disappointment after building myself up after reading the website and reviews.... More

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ADELAIDE
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Firstly to put it into context, it's not our style of restaurant. What they do, they do it well, but I had to review it as it is for us and to help others with similar tastes. It's an auditory/visual feast, but it lacked for us the tactile/gustatory stimulation I would have expected for the package it appeared to be.... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

What makes this different from one star or no star restaurants are the details. Dining here is a feast for the senses, not only for the stomach. The visuals attract you upon entry, although the decor may not be to everyone's taste. The music, again not music to all ears, is piped via Bose speakers. The food satietes the senses... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was excited to see my old home town Maastricht after many years and really happy that the city as a whole has developed in charm, sophistication and trend by leaps and bounds. I booked a table at Beluga for lunch. I was told it was one of the top restaurants in Maastricht. The staff are super- friendly, the chef... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The super experience: Beluga, two star Michelin restaurant. Again, a lot of expectations. We decided for a 6 course surprise menu. Splendid, that speaks for itself. But. Beluga changed the menu last year, from large to smaller. Less amuses, lesser portions. And that is good. You got too much of everything and you had no good feeling. What we did'nt... More

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I went to Beluga for lunch with a close friend (also a foodie) last week for the very first time. Dishes were beautiful and delicious as expected from a 2 Michelin starred restaurant like this, albeit not very memorable. Service was fast, no long wait, though service felt a bit forced and unnatural. Pricewise, I found it quite fair, would... More

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brussels
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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

First of all dining at Beluga in any case will be an experience to remember. The location is great, and the design of the place is cool. Staff is very friendly, as you could expect.The concept changed recently; the 2 stars were retained but the atmosphere is more trendy now. And that includes lounge/club music. I liked it in the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We have been regulars at Beluga since 2004 and became more than regulars upon moving nearby in 2009. Moving back in 2013 we tried hard to find restaurants at this level near our new home in the north. We have not succeeded in that but regularly eat out abroad at two or three star level. When we learned about Beluga’s... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you can afford it, please go to the Beluga. Wonderful experience to enjoy this 2** Michelin restaurant. Excellent food, excellent service, elegant yet friendly atmosphere.. good music.. what else.

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