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“Great food and location; waiters clearly inexperienced.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kasteel Heemstede

Kasteel Heemstede
Heemsteedseweg 20, Houten, The Netherlands
+31-30-2722207
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Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Houten
Price range: $34 - $135
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food and location; waiters clearly inexperienced.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Had the set dinner menu. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Interesting and extensive wine list. They are happy to accommodate specific dietary wishes. Very pleasant and peaceful setting.

Waiters/waitresses are friendly but would benefit from some guidance.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Grimbergen, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“One of the best meals I had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went with a friend last saturday. Since it was the evening before they went on holiday, there was only one menu and it was fabalous. Especially the Saint-Jacobs scallops with truffel, the duck and the fish. We also took the accompanying wines and they matched perfectly, even the rose from Portugal.
If you want to go to a beautiful restaurant and have a super dinner, you can add this restaurant to your list.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“good but not up to expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This is a Michelin star restaurant, it has a beautifull setting under the castle. With public transport not reachable. Kitchen is somewhat easy and slow. Personnel may not be up for the task as we experienced in other similar restuarants.
We had lunch and took the 8 course menu, this is a combination of the daily lunch menu and some extra courses. Wines are so so, as they have the policy of open wines only. The host was not available which was a pity, no separate sommelier.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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france
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“..convenient outdoor lift for disabled or elderly people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This is a very nice place for celebrating something.
Arrive via the garden to go to the castle, there's a small convenient outdoor lift for disabled or elderly people to get to the lower level near the water surrounding the castle. So it's really accessoble for everybody - altough a medieval castle.
Good value for money, nice available staff, excellent service, excellent food.
Conveniently located near main roads (5 minutes away).

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Praha
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80 restaurant reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Beautiful castle restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This is a restaurant that offers beautiful romantic ambience in a castle surrounded by a lake. We were served two complimentary starters at the beginning (the second one was brought while we were still eating the first one - the only flaw of the evening), then we went for the 4 course fixed menu of the day. The food was creative, interesting and tasty, service was good and we also enjoyed our wine. If you are looking for something more special, consider Kasteel Heemstede.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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