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De Heer Kocken

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$$$
French, European, Fusion, Diner
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Taalstraat 173, 5261 Vught, The Netherlands
+31 73 656 94 94
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1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Lord Kocken started in 1998 in 's-Hertogenbosch and since 2000 located...
The Lord Kocken started in 1998 in 's-Hertogenbosch and since 2000 located in a beautiful old pawn in Vught. Our dream has always been that we wanted to open a restaurant where the guest feels comfortable, a relaxed atmosphere and where pure and (h) can honestly eat. In short, flexibility, a friendly atmosphere and hospitality are for us in the first place. That it was awarded a Michelin star in 2008 is of course our great pride. The Lord Kocken works with a small core team, with the extra hands in the kitchen of students and / or interns who want to learn the trade. Precisely because we are a small team work, everyone is attuned so we go together for a successful evening for each guest. We hope soon to welcome you in our restaurant. With warm regards, John Kocken and Kirsty Kocken-Lord Team DHK
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine Food, Visually Appealing, Wonderful Taste Experience

If you are on a budget, turn around and walk away. If you want to experience some truly spectacular food tastes, make a reservation and come here. The kitchen is open and visible from many tables. The preparations are carried out in haste but with a efficient and professional manner. The foods are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Paul L
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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256 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you are on a budget, turn around and walk away. If you want to experience some truly spectacular food tastes, make a reservation and come here. The kitchen is open and visible from many tables. The preparations are carried out in haste but with a efficient and professional manner. The foods are assembled and created to bring out unusual... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a real gem hidden in the south middle of holland. Real great food in an out of the way town. Local creativity with local produce makes this restaurant without pretense one of the best with a michelin star. Great creativity in dishes and nice southern style service. this is one of those hidden gem places you can only... More 

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Vught, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

What's more to say then the title of this review.... great food, great atmosphere, outstanding service and 2 owners and staff who well deserve their restaurant is fully booked each and every evening! I visit DHK every 2 - 3 months and each time it is a 'feestje'!

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Vught, Netherlands
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The problem with rating is that in eyes of somebody else it can be completely different. "De Heer Kocken" creates the expectations by having 1Michelin star, but it doen't really meat them. From such a high standard I expect excellent food en service and what I get is very good. For me it is not enough. You wil for sure... More 

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Vught, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This restaurant has a Michelin star which is richly deserved! The chef is very creative and conjures up fabulous combinations! We started off with an amuse of coquilles with Indian dal, which was superb. It's not a big restaurant, which lends intimacy to the atmosphere. Good food, friendly service, good music, in short, good value for money and definitely worth... More 

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den bosch
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86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We come here quite often, since we live on walking distance from DHK, so we're very lucky. We don't even bother anymore to take the car to drive to Den Bosch. We find everything we need in De Heer Kocken: great food, great service, and a great atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We didn't know what to expect and found very friendly service and outstanding food. I would recommend the set menus which are a "surprise". The balance and taste of the flavours combined on the plate was of an international standard and was a delight. The restaurant is obviously a well kept secret by locals, and is well worth the trip... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

When you're looking for a great restaurant with refined dishes you are here at the right address. We got the 5 dishes suprice menu and were pleasently suprised. Next to the good food we did also have great wines. Was every thing perfect? No but it was handled in a great way. A minor point is the place where to... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Highly recommended The “Heer Kocken” is a relief in the "restaurant" world. You will find it in the beautiful center of Vught, enough parking in walking distance is nearby or they will park your car and do the pickup for you. After highly recommended advice I went there with friends for dinner and must say they were 100% proven right.... More 

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Helvoirt, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

The best restaurant in Vught (by far). so not the cheapest either.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Taalstraat 173, 5261 Vught, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Brabant Province  >  Vught
  • Phone Number: +31 73 656 94 94

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 44
  • Cuisine: French, European, Fusion, Diner

Description

The Lord Kocken started in 1998 in 's-Hertogenbosch and since 2000 located in a beautiful old pawn in Vught. Our dream has always been that we wanted to open a restaurant where the guest feels comfortable, a relaxed atmosphere and where pure and (h) can honestly eat. In short, flexibility, a friendly atmosphere and hospitality are for us in the first place. That it was awarded a Michelin star in 2008 is of course our great pride. The Lord Kocken works with a small core team, with the extra hands in the kitchen of students and / or interns who want to learn the trade. Precisely because we are a small team work, everyone is attuned so we go together for a successful evening for each guest. We hope soon to welcome you in our restaurant. With warm regards, John Kocken and Kirsty Kocken-Lord Team DHK
Open Hours
Tuesday
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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