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De Pimpernel

Kruisweg 959, 2132 CD Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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Ranked #2 of 58 Restaurants in Hoofddorp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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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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Brussels, Belgium
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My second time visiting this restaurant during my business trip and nothing else to say than Bravo!! The couple handles perfectly well the restaurant. The wife serves very high quality food and the husband is very kind and always pays attention to make the guests feel like home. Reasonable price and so delicious. Recommended!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Run by an elderly couple, the restaurant offers Dutch/French cuisine and friendly service. The host actually compiles his own music for the restaurant and the place is decorated with beautiful roses everywhere. I love their fried potatoes, which always comes with their tasty main courses. The lobster soup is perfect during the cold months.

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This classically decorated restaurant in the centre of Hoofddorp has been here for years. Friendly owners, good food. A bit pricey, good wines.

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Chester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What a find. the host was delightful, and very knowledgeable about the food, asking our likes and recommending dishes accordingly. We ordered the braised steak and the rack of lamb and both were delicious, and there were plenty of side dishes to go with it. Also one of the nicest bottles of Malbec I've had in a long time. Also... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Just ate there tonight and couldn't wait to write a review. We had an exceptional dining experience. The food was great. Both of our plates had exceptional sauces. I was surprised to get 2 kinds of potatoes and veggies included. The service was great as was the house wine. Loved the cozy atmosphere. Been in Europe 10 days. Best meal... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very nice food, ambiance and warm service ... In a small cosi typical old wood dutch house right in the center of Hoofddorp

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Boskoop, The Netherlands
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207 reviews 207 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 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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Additional Information about De Pimpernel

Address: Kruisweg 959, 2132 CD Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 023-5615970
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlemmermeer  >  Hoofddorp
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: French

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