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De Pimpernel

Kruisweg 959, 2132 CD Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
023-5615970
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Ranked #2 of 55 restaurants in Hoofddorp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bistro De Pimpernel opened its doors back in 1985. Over the years, the restaurant has grown into a true concept in Hoofddorp and the surrounding area, under the careful management of Raymond and Tanja Ruijg. The bistro is an informal French specialities restaurant with a menu which changes with the seasons. The restaurant also boasts a very extensive wine list. De Pimpernel is open every day from 17.00 pm except Sundays.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bistro De Pimpernel opened its doors back in 1985. Over the years, the restaurant has grown into a true concept in Hoofddorp and the surrounding area, under the careful management of Raymond and Tanja Ruijg. The bistro is an informal French specialities restaurant with a menu which changes with the seasons. The restaurant also boasts a very extensive wine list. De Pimpernel is open every day from 17.00 pm except Sundays.
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This restaurant is a household name in Hoofddorp managed by the ever-witty Monseigneur Raymond serving pretty decent French-Dutch food for over a decade. This time as starter I had the chicken salad with a lot of smoked chicken and tiny bits of lettuce. Not bad, but nowhere near haute cuisine. The main dish of king prawns with fries was competently... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Whilst the service was a bit on the slow side the owner / waiter was a very charming fellow and looked after us. The food was worth the wait, been in Europe for 1 month and apologies to friends and family, this was the best food we ate all month! The entree was fresh and full of flavour (asparagus season!!)... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Makes you feel at home. Raymond is always a good host and the value is reasonable. I will eat there again if in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Food was OK, pasta was good, steak was not as good as it should have been for the money. Service was excellent.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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288 reviews 288 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Went there for dinner with my wife, when staying at the nearby Hampton hotel. We very much enjoyed dinner, but I'd describe the cuisine as typically Dutch rather than French. We were just at the end of the Asparagus season and we both enjoyed the white asparagus with scallops and iberian ham. By wife also had the smoked eel, while... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I came for dinner here last night with a colleague and had a wonderful meal. The food was beautifully prepared, the service was perfect. I can highly recommend the asparagus this time of year, a real treat!! I will definitely go back if I'm staying in Hoofddorp in the future.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

My colleague and I decided on this restaurant as it was highly rated on Tripadvisor and less than a 15 minute walk from our hotel. We were not disappointed, what a great find. They had a wonderful asparagus menu as they are in season. I had a starter and my colleague a main from that menu. What a treat! White... More

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This place is a jewel. That's all there is to it. I come here once a year for three years and I am always amazed at the quality. As good if not better than any French restaurant. Just plain gourmet food in a relaxed atmosphere. Complaint or criticism; not enough bread to go with the truffle butter appetizer. Incredible.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

10 minute walk from Holiday Inn Express, well worth the walk. Food was first class, so was the service, very friendly host. Had the 3 course meal of the day 29.50 Euro. Would certainly visit again.

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Rockford, Michigan
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I have had the privilege of eating at this restaurant 3 times and have loved it every time. The food is great and the service is even better. The place is very charming and the people running it could not be friendlier or more helpful. It is one of my top restaurant experiences, and I eat in a lot of... More

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