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Vork & Mes

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Paviljoenlaan 1 | 2131 LZ, 2131 Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
023 5572963
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant located in the Haarlemmermeer Pavilion is a special...
Our restaurant located in the Haarlemmermeer Pavilion is a special building designed by Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architects from New York. From spring to autumn there flows a waterfall on the roof, which is spectacular down at the entrance. The pavilion is located at the edge of the Haarlemmermeer woods, 'floating' on a lake and surrounded by our vegetable garden. This beautiful place you just forget everything. Every moment is different, sometimes the building disappears in the dew of the morning, an hour later, the shining in the sunlight. This property emphasizes how close we live with nature. Eye to eye with water, air and endless green.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great simple restaurant with healthy ingredients

This restaurants prides itself on using only bio ingredients, and they grow most of their herbs themselves. It shows in the tastiness of their dishes. The price is a little on the high side for what you get, but what you get is well presented and very tasty. Beautiful to sit outside on the terrace... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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English first
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurants prides itself on using only bio ingredients, and they grow most of their herbs themselves. It shows in the tastiness of their dishes. The price is a little on the high side for what you get, but what you get is well presented and very tasty. Beautiful to sit outside on the terrace that wraps around this uniquely... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

This well-focused restaurant is situated in a lovely park outside of the small city of Hoofddorp, not far from the airport Schiphol. The food is mostly locally grown and virtually everything is organic. They combine flavours in a wonderful way, and use combinations that you may not always expect. Strongly recommended!

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amsterdam
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Vork en Mes is situated at a lake in Hoofddorp. It is wel worth a visit, altough it is not easy to get to. They grow there own vegetables and herbs and breed there special pigs. And the good thing is, it is all used in the dishes. You can either order a menu or order small dishes you can... More 

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St. Albans, UK
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited here on Thursday on a short stay in Holland to go to keukenhof last week. This is a stunning building, beautiful environment and adventurous food. We were looking for somewhere which would cater well for an 87 year old vegetarian and we succeeded. The staff were very pleasant and took time to help us with our choices. We... More 

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amsterdam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Splendid architecture mixed with good homegrown organic food. This is like heaven on a plate. The formula is a choice of small dishes to combine like tapas. All vegetables are from their own garden. And they breed pigs for the great porc. We had beet ravioli, great taste. Porc sandwich, slow cooked in a steamed sour dough roll, just to... More 

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Hayward, California
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As others have said - the building is quite different - spaceship-like. The location on the edge of the lake is beautiful. The food is complementary to the environs - organic, sustainable, pretty good..... Obviously beets are in season since it was the focus of the 3 course chef surprise. Beets are not my favorite but too much for all... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Vork en Mes (Fork and Knife) is a great organic restaurant hidden away in the middle of nowhere. It's one of the remaining pavilions (designed by super futuristic Asymptote Architects of New York) of the 2002 Floriade international flower show. Strangely enough, the furnishing of the restaurant seems to have completely ignored the funky building. The food here is creative,... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The park in summer is beautiful, and the view this restaurant provides is great. the design of the restaurant is also interesting. The staff here is just uninterested and slow, the food average. being the only place in this great location, they really should be doing more... it has potential.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

For a night out with our family our kids always want to go here. The food is sustainable and some ingredients are homegrown. Although quite pricy, the kids can order their own 'wine' here and is served in appropriate glasses. Treat them like grown-ups and they will act that way so we had an evening-filled dinner with no fuss. The... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I went to this place with a groups of people I work with. It was an interesting experience. I think I would I have enjoyed the place more in the summer or at least during the day as the scenery seemed to be very nice. The food was interesting: It wasn't great but it was interesting. It was a set... More 

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Additional Information about Vork & Mes

Address: Paviljoenlaan 1 | 2131 LZ, 2131 Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 023 5572963
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlemmermeer  >  Hoofddorp
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 44
Cuisine: Dutch, International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paviljoenlaan 1 | 2131 LZ, 2131 Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlemmermeer  >  Hoofddorp
  • Phone Number: 023 5572963

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 44
  • Cuisine: Dutch, International

Description

Our restaurant located in the Haarlemmermeer Pavilion is a special building designed by Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architects from New York. From spring to autumn there flows a waterfall on the roof, which is spectacular down at the entrance. The pavilion is located at the edge of the Haarlemmermeer woods, 'floating' on a lake and surrounded by our vegetable garden. This beautiful place you just forget everything. Every moment is different, sometimes the building disappears in the dew of the morning, an hour later, the shining in the sunlight. This property emphasizes how close we live with nature. Eye to eye with water, air and endless green.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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