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“Very pleasant bar and restaurant a stone's throw from Bay Street.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Van Breugel's

Van Breugel's
Charlotte Street South | P.O. Box N-4084, Nassau, New Providence Island
242 322 2484
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Ranked #7 of 185 restaurants in Nassau
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: International
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Description: A taste of old world Europe in the heart of downtown Nassau. Located in a beautifully restored, historical Bahamian home, Van Breugel's Restaurant & Bar delivers a charming fusion of Euro-Caribbean traditions. Lunch:Mon-Sat 11AM-3PM ~ Dinner:Wed-Sat 6PM-10PM ~ Closed:Sun.
Laleham, Middlesex
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“Very pleasant bar and restaurant a stone's throw from Bay Street.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The Dutch/Asian fusion of this restaurant is not very obvious, but the cooking is good and the atmosphere pleasant. My wife had a spicey conch chowder followed by a very meaty lasagne, and I had a huge Greek salad followed by a succulent pork chop. Delicious! Definitely worth seeking out.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
New York City
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“One of the best in Nassau ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Every time I go to Nassau I make sure to have a meal or two at Van Breugel's, it is one of the top restaurants in Nassau, although the prices are remarkably reasonable. The food is French with Thai and Flemish notes to it. Sound unusual? Well perhaps it is but one taste of their Thai soup will convince you that it works well. I have never had anything here that I wouldn't gladly order again; there are few restaurants around the world I could say that of! This place is a gem, do go if you get the chance. You can thank me later. :)

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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“Maximum delight with Max, aka Matthew!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Loved our luncheon on the outdoor patio with great help from our waiter,Matthew (they call me Max!) The special soups are wonderful and multi-textured. I had the spicy tomato and it was, but not overwhelming. One of our friends had the best conch chowder any of us had in more than 20 years visiting the Bahamas. (It's not often you encounter tender conch!) Our salads were crisp and tasty as well.

Just off the cruise-ship madness on West Bay, this quiet side street restaurant, right across from the lovely but very pricy "Coin of the Realm," Van Bruegal's Dutch and Bahamian flags beckon from the porch. The interior is also lovely with evening meals and seating available on the second floor where we enjoyed a Junkanoo Crew performance last year.

  • Visited November 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Dutch and Thai?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Doesn't make sense but it works tremendously. If Freddie, the owner, is there be sure to say hello. But only if you want a big hug, chest bump or peck on the cheek! Best conch chowder on the island and stroganoff is the only thing I get so I can't comment on the other stuff but Deb had the Thai beef tips...also very good. Friendly place, lot of locals which is always a good sign. Freddie!

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Scarsdale, New York
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“Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We were directed to this restaurant by our concierge. It's on Charlotte St., a bit off the main drag. As it turned out, the restaurant was hosting a raucous block party in support of a local beer. There was a big party in the street in front of the restaurant, which carried inside. There was loud music and loud local people having a good time. We got into the vibe after a short time. The only problem was that the waitstaff were overwhelmed by the people and the service was horribly disorganized. The food was excellent. The coconut curried conch chowder was excellent, as was the blackened mahi mahi. We forgave our waiter given the circumstances. Worth a try. Decidedly non-touristy.

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