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De Librije

Broerenkerkplein 13, 8011 TW Zwolle, The Netherlands
038-4212083
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Ranked #1 of 91 restaurants in Zwolle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian, French, Dutch
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The service was fantastic, our waiter and the sommelier hit the balance between casual and professional spot on. The meal was well paced, the ambience beautiful. As for the food it was very good overall, the highlights including sole, steak tartare and monkfish. Our main (but minor) complaint was the level of acidity through a number of dishes. A "comfort... More

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Yarm
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I visited here end Aug 2013 so a little late in writing the review!! Myself and a fellow chef that are interested in the Michelin scene decided to eat here and travelled from UK for dinner. Upon arrival, chef Boer knew exactly who we were as we had had some correspondence via twitter. We sat outside in the warm and... More

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Ostend, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

As gourmet fan I enjoy great restaurants. This restaurant and its chef are renowned and awarded with 3 Michelin stars. We booked a table for lunch on thursday which ment that there was a special 10 year Michelin stars-Menu. Superb food for a super price. The food was Original, local and presented in a art-fashioned way. The service was out... More

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

De Librije manages to balance excellent service with a friendly smile and a warm atmosphere, not an easy thing to do. However they do it so well that you instantly feel at home and ready to enjoy the meal, and what a meal. The tasting menu with wine was fantastic, simply first class. Thank you.

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

De Librije is one of the most famous restaurants in the Netherlands and well deserved,,it is food heaven. Taking food and whine to a whole new level. Dining at de Librije is an experience I will never forget. Every dish is a piece of art and the whines accompanying the courses are incredible. We also got a tour of the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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56 reviews 56 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

WOW! From the moment we got in there we knew this was going to be a great meal. The room is lovely, they only have a very small number of tables and they are spaced perfectly so that you are not too close to anyone else. We had a back corner table which was great. The staff are very lovely... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I came for lunch with my brother and his spouse, and with my 11 yo son. The food was delicious, of course, but also inventive and daring. We were really impressed with the service. My son was treated so well - including that the chef accommodated his food requests - that he declared it a great experience (we were worried..).... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We went to De Librije for lunch. As they have 3 Michelin Stars for ten years now, they served the special Star Lunch. A five course menu all inclusive (food, wine, water, coffee) for Euro 160. And even this is a lot of money: it was worth every cent! Location is beautiful: in the center of Zwolle, but in a... More

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Amsterdam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had lunch here a few days ago. We ate at 2 and 3 star restaurant before but this is a truly amazing experience. The place is beautiful, the service is exceptional , yet relaxed and the food is excellent. We LOVED the construction of a small dish on our hands (!) We ADMIRED the preparation of small beef stripes... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Quite simply the best restaurant experience and food we have ever had. Browse this site (and our own reviews) and you might struggle to differentiate because different circumstances merit different awards. But there is no question in our mind that last Saturday lunchtime was so far ahead of anything else that we'd rate it at 10/10. It might have 3... More

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