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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/Brunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great view, terrible service

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
IndiraIra
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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Hoofddorp
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This restaurant is situated on the verge of the Haarlemmermeer forest, run by imaginative chef Jonathan Karpathios. Its building, set on a lovely forest pond, has a very special architectural design, which creates a light and breezy atmosphere. I love to have lunch here: it's relaxed, delicious and dishes are prepared with great attention to detail. The lovely, mostly homegrown... More 

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant is situated in a beautiful modern building at the former exhibition Floriande in the Hoofddorpse Bos. I have been here about 5 times for business. If you believe in the dream of organic and biologic food, this is the place. For me personally, I don't care a bit. A course of sliced carrot surrounded by 5 peas is... More 

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Amsterdam
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like different kind of food. Try this place. A bit expensive, but worth a try. Service is not that special.

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Definitely worth a visit, chef Jonathan has a mission and passion for real healthy food. Has its own vedgie patch in the surrounding gardens. Great location, beautiful lake. Simply loved it.

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South Pole
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I love Vork en Mes. Of course, the surroundings are fabulous. It's also nice in winter, but it is fantastic to sit outside on the lake in the summer. The building is fascinating as well. Service is great as well. Everyone is just great and helpful. And the food........ so original, so inspiring! Take the carpaccio of watermelon: who would... More 

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Port Chester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We met Chef Jonathan as we entered with our Dutch friends. He was by the fresh herb gardens and spent some time talk about the eco-friendly, home grown atmosphere. The water flowing down the glass roof through the see through walls was amazing. Only out-done by the incredible vegetarian Pinkster meal that I was served. We had kids with us... More 

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Nl Woerden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

As a vegetarian I normally do not have much choice on the menu. This place is different! Many delicious vegetarian dishes, all very very tasteful. Small dishes, so if you're not very hungry you choose two dishes, if you are hungry you can choose more, it's all up to you. Biological too. Nice wines, and the desserts are heaven! The... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 - 45
  • 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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