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“Must have been here” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Gaffel

De Gaffel
Odoornerweg 1, Valthe, 7872 PA, The Netherlands
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Amsterdam
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Must have been here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

When you visit Holland, don't forget about the province of Drenthe which is one of our most beautfiful provinces. It's green, quiet, lots of ancient culture and special restaurants in the most amazing hidden spots like this one.

You can chose between 3 and 8 courses and this will be a culinary extatic trip all the way. Creative, sometimes even daring combinations of the highest quality products served with an eye for esthetics.

Situated in an ancient typically Drenth barn, reconstructed as a warm, classic place not losing it's old charm, the friendly staff accompanies you in an evening full of food you're not soon to forget.

It's a pity we don't live next door otherwise we would eat hear at least once a week.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Holland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Surprisingly different any time you visit/Verrassend anders bij ieder bezoek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We enjoy dinner in this restaurant every 4-6 weeks. Every time the food and wines are delicious and surprisingly different. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the service very friendly. It seems as if our discoverytrip here, will never end.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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109 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Very good dining experience - every course a surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

This restaurant is located in a quite remote area in a small village, Valthe. It is an old farm converted to a restaurant. The ambience is accordingly, but in a stylish way. The tables are centred around a big fireplace, where guests are welcomed with an aperitif. In the surrounding area, it is the only restaurant on a more culinary level, being listed in the Michelin guide

The restaurant works without a written menu. Instead, you only decide how many courses (3-8), what you like and dislike and a menu is created for you. We went for 6 courses and informed the kitchen we wanted to drink a glass of white and a bottle of red wine and the menu was adjusted accordingly. We had 2 fish courses (one with shell fish), 2 meat courses including the main, cheese and a desert.

The wine list is quite extensive, with wines from may countries.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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