Vermeer has long been on my wishlist of restaurants to eat in. A one Michelin star restaurant, I had always thought that it might be a bit stiff or pretentious, but nothing could be further from the truth.
My friend and I were welcomed in the restaurant lounge with an aperitif, which was accompanied by some lovely little appetisers. We then enjoyed a set four-course menu with matching wines. The food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. We started with fish, beautifully seared, followed by their vegetable platter. This contained some 20 different vegetables, all finely sliced to look like a summery salad. The next course was veal, which was very slowly cooked and tasted divine. We finished with a little slice of chocolate gateau, which again was beautiful.
The wines were a perfect accompaniment, certainly not the standard choices and the staff told us a little about each wine when serving.
The restaurant itself had about 12 (?) tables, so the staff had enough time to look after all their guests. The atmosphere was very relaxed, there was time for a joke and a little chat and the staff really ensured that everybody had a very enjoyable evening.
We have already decided we'll come back and I can only recommend this restaurant. Do make a reservation, as especially in the weekends they are usually booked a few weeks in advance.
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