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Smalle Haven

Smalle Haven 2 - 14 | 5611EJ, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Ranked #113 of 216 restaurants in Eindhoven
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: An excellent find tucked away in central Eindhoven. No menu. Just get what is fresh and very good it is too. It's a shop too, selling all of it's fixtures and fittings.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: An excellent find tucked away in central Eindhoven. No menu. Just get what is fresh and very good it is too. It's a shop too, selling all of it's fixtures and fittings.
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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267 reviews 267 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had dinner at Smalle Haven with a party from work. There were hardly any other guests. Nonetheless we needed to wait for our main course for more than an hour while we had chosen different platters to share. The food was okayish. Would not return.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

We visited this place with friends, and had a great night. No menu, you chose from ingredients in the display. Actually we let the chef put together a selection of fish, meat and vegetables for our table of four - and we were not disappointed. Decor is eclectic. Service good and friendly. We would go again, but for a night... More

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Veldhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

In this restaurant there is no menu chart. You just look in the counter at the fresh food displayed there and make your choice. The restaurants furniture is from the seventies which makes everybody feel happy and young.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

One of the best restaurant of Eindhoven in my personal opinion, The place is cosy and the food is of very good quality. The menu offers only a pair of variations every day, which you can order diectly to the chef. The service is relaxed (but if you go out for dinner I guess you shouldn't be in a hurry!)... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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165 reviews 165 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We had a wonderful meal at this trendy restaurant. The food was delicious...there were five of us and we were given a selection of food which was tasty & well presented. The service was slow but this is the Netherlands so it was no worse than anywhere else! The waiter had a sardonic style, so I can see why someone... More

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Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Rude staff with pretentious small amount of food: these you can expect for sure. When going to a designer restaurant I expected the food will be pricey, what I did not expect is very rude behavior and horrible cooking. Our evening was just ruined. While serving drinks, the waiter says: oh you really picked the farthest place to sit, didn't... More

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eindhoven
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

One of the very good restaurants in Eindhoven To order our dishes , we were invited to walk to the kitchen, where the cook presented the different ingredients and choices. We all enjoyed our dishes, service was at the right pace, good advise for the wine. Very good value for money.

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Katwijk, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

This is a very trendy place in downtown Eindhoven; it is usually a hotspot during the Dutch Design Week. The food is prepared in an open kitchen, there is no menu so you actually have to go to the counter in the kitchen and they show you what they have that day. Cool concept, but the food was expensive for... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

This restaurant has a cosy atmosphere. They provide furniture on sale by all kinds of designers which is pretty cool, laid back service but not lack of, nice and quality back to basic food. Daily menu! I like the lunches here with friends because it is relaxing. Large portions btw on lunch time. When favouring a coffee do ask if... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

Breaking journey back to UK from Germany, stopped off in Eindhoven. Many dinner choices; the place is heaving with bars and restaurants, but stumbled across this little treasure. Just off the centre, so not found by most visitors, is a rather unusual restaurant. No written menu, since the daily shopping and chef's inventiveness is what determines what is on. You... More

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