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Grand Cafe Brinkmann

Grote Markt 13, Haarlem 2011 RC, The Netherlands (Centrum)
+31 23 532 3111
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Ranked #5 of 163 restaurants in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $11 - $26
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centrum
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I must say it has been a while since I have been there, but yes it has the best spot on the Grote Markt but no, it is not the best place to hang. It's fine if you just want a quick coffee or and it is the only place having some sunshine outside, but I'd prefer some other bars... More

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usa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Food was very innovative, especially the fruit and goat cheese pie and the soup and salad. Great ambience and service.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Service second-to-none! Coffee simply amazing. The food was outstanding & everything very reasonably priced. All with a view of the square & church, while watching the world go by.

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear JRN_NZ, Thank you very much for leaving this great comment. It is highly appreciated! We hope you enjoyed your trip to Haarlem and the Netherlands. Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

holland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

On this cold, a bit rainy day, we enjoyed a lovely lunch in this very famous restaurant, right opposite the beautul St Bavo church.

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Brinkmann_1879, Manager at Grand Cafe Brinkmann, responded to this review

Dear Zwerver45, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your positive comment. We hop you'll visit us again!! Kind regards, Team Brinkmann More

Hull
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

The staff at Brinkmann,s very helpful. If you sat in or outside. All the food we tried was very nice. Most of the staff can speak English.so if you are in Haarlem try it..

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We went here on New Year's Day so were glad that somewhere was open! I had the Brinkmann sandwich which was really nice, very filling and good value at under E10. The staff were friendly. Good beer selection. Nice location on the Grote Markt too.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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263 reviews 263 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I was split between giving this place a "excellent" (for the location) and a "poor" (for the service), so in the end it got an "average". This Grand Cafe is in a superb location and has an attractive traditional interior, so it is definitely worth a visit. However, I've never found the food anything more than adequate and the service... More

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Pordenone, Italy
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stopped by a day after Christmas, and had a WONDERFUL meal. We ordered the fondue platter, which was really great, the gluwein- which hit the spot as it was chilly outside, then I got the hamburger with a yummy dill sauce, and my husband had the lamb which was very good also.. For dessert we had the toffee cake--... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Perfect location, in front of the church in the middle of the centre. The service was really good, even for a big restaurant. The food options are not very varied but whatever you choose seems to be good.

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Bel Air MD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Brinkman is a nice place to have a business dinner. Had dinner there with a group of 15 in late November . It can an accommodate a large group. Friendly staff and tasty food.

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