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Restaurant De Zwaan

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International, Contemporary, French, Dutch, European
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Markt 7, 4875CB Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
+31 76 501 2696
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Are you looking for a restaurant that only serves the tastiest local and...
Are you looking for a restaurant that only serves the tastiest local and international produce? With an unparalleled wine cellar maintained by maitre-sommelier Willem Jan Klomp? Amidst a collection of paintings which is the envy of many a museum? A lunch or dinner at De Zwaan in Etten-Leur is always an amazing experience. Enjoy the charming atmosphere while chef Carlo Chantrel serves up his culinary fantasies. Your host, Roland Peijnenburg, will gladly tell you more about the collection of paintings bequathed to him by his grandfather - Opa Koek. But even if you have less time, don't hesitate to pay the seventeenth-century gabled house in the market square of Etten-Leur a visit.In house you will also find Bib Gourmand awarded bistro Het Lelijke Eendje (The Ugly Duckling).
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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of best restaurants in the Netherlands (if not the best)

Everything was perfect: the service deserves a 10, the ambiance is cosy and the food absolutely delicious. We decided to take the three couses menu along with the house wine selection for each course. That revealed to be a perfect combination of tastes. We will definitely go back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
svdkar
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Roosendaal
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Roosendaal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Everything was perfect: the service deserves a 10, the ambiance is cosy and the food absolutely delicious. We decided to take the three couses menu along with the house wine selection for each course. That revealed to be a perfect combination of tastes. We will definitely go back!

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Thank svdkar
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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208 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The location of this one Michellin star restaurant is perfect. Charming historic building on the main village square. Great terrace for el fersco dining. The interior is wonderfull also, especially if you like art, as the art collection is amazing! Ask the owner to explain some paintings, he is a very entertaining and knowledgable guy. The food and wine were... More 

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The Netherlands
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Went here for my girlfriend's birthday. We had 4 courses, which were complemented by a few small tastings in between. All food was delicious and fun to eat thanks to the original presentation and combination of flavours. Service was friendly and attentive. Overall a great night and we would recommend to go here if you have the chance.

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Thank Justinvdw88
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant on the city centre of Etten Leur near Breda. It has a nice atmosphere as it is situated in an old building. The food - good but not to be remembered. They serve a very decent wine and have good advice.

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Thank Han v
Europe
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226 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Superb dining from beginning until very end. Amazing good with truly one of a kind, special little twist and turns. It's not just a dinner, it's truly an experience! Definitely the best Michelin restaurant we've been to. It has definitely earned its star.

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Oosterhout, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

very nice location and they serve excellent food. Service is friendly and helpfull. The only thing I didn't like is the price of the Bob-arrangement, too expensive for what you get. The rest is excellent !

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Thank floweroflife12
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I have had the pleasure of eating at this wonderful location on more then once occasion, for special occasions with my Wife, when we lived in Etten Leur before relocating back to Australia. the food is divine, and anytime we return to Etten Leur this along with one other Restaurant are the first places we try to get into to... More 

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Thank gjk777
Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

You can go for the bistro or the full monty in this place.Really nice and in the better segment of restaurants. Look it up in de Michelin guide !

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Thank riennunen
NL
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The "ugly duckling" is located next to De Zwaan and is more of a bistro style restaurant. I have been here a few times now, and think it's time for a review. The menu is small but dishes are excellent. You most likely will not find better steak bearnaise anywhere. Enough menu options for kids too (and if not, they... More 

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1 Thank noixrouge
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012 via mobile

We were there for the post christmas set lunch and it was fantastic! Even the kid's menu was very well thought out, child friendly, pretty and yummy. Service is prompt, friendly and not stiff like u would expect in a fine-dine restaurant, the whole atmosphere was very relaxed. And you get to enjoy the interesting artworks for free. I highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Markt 7, 4875CB Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Brabant Province  >  Etten-Leur
  • Phone Number: +31 76 501 2696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 56 - 113
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, French, Dutch, European

Description

Are you looking for a restaurant that only serves the tastiest local and international produce? With an unparalleled wine cellar maintained by maitre-sommelier Willem Jan Klomp? Amidst a collection of paintings which is the envy of many a museum? A lunch or dinner at De Zwaan in Etten-Leur is always an amazing experience. Enjoy the charming atmosphere while chef Carlo Chantrel serves up his culinary fantasies. Your host, Roland Peijnenburg, will gladly tell you more about the collection of paintings bequathed to him by his grandfather - Opa Koek. But even if you have less time, don't hesitate to pay the seventeenth-century gabled house in the market square of Etten-Leur a visit.In house you will also find Bib Gourmand awarded bistro Het Lelijke Eendje (The Ugly Duckling).
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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