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De Pimpernel

Kruisweg 959, 2132 CD Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
023-5615970
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Ranked #2 of 57 Restaurants in Hoofddorp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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.
Restaurant details
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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English first
Boskoop, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had dinner with my family for a small celebration. Got a nice table for seven. The owner is also the waiter and he provides good service. Food is excellent had shrimps for entree and salmon for main course. The dessert coupe pimpernel was yummie and the different types of coffee ended an excellent meal. You get value for money.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

During a fleeting visit to lifelong friends who live in Uithoorn, we were taken to this restaurant for an evening meal. We found the room to be an eclectic mixture of interesting things and it was very clean and well furnished. All four of us had a starter and a main course, and each of us had something different for... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food was ok, service not so ok. I ordered an Irish coffee for dessert and i got a normal coffee without any whiskey in it. When i complained to the waiter (who is also the owner) he started a discussion with me. In the end he wanted to taste it to see if i was right. And i was...... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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171 reviews 171 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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297 reviews 297 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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