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“Fantastic fish and seafood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Visaandeschelde

Visaandeschelde
Scheldeplein 4, 1078 GR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-675-1583
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Ranked #70 of 2,625 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic fish and seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We had dinner here on my birthday and enjoyed every morsel. It's not cheap and if you don't want to get through 2 bottles, you need to stop them topping up your glass every 2 minutes but it certainly was a fabulous meal. We were brought choux buns with a shrimp mousse to get us in the mood, the amuse bouche was a small bowls of hot and sweet mussels with a foam and cucumber gel and wasabi crunch; a shot glass with lemongrass cream with crevette and a sort of savoury custard and a cup with a consome type liquid and a nibble of something fishy.

My husband then had sashimi as a starter - very fresh and with a wasabi sour cream which set off the raw fish (tuna, salmon and sea bass) well. I had bouillabaisse with a razor clam, some small clams, mackeral and some crevettes - it was beautifully rich and the rouille finsihed it off to perfection. I then had seabass with a seafood risotto and some nicely bitter artichoke for balance while my husband had monkfish with porkbelly and soft shell crab tempura with an intense seafood sauce. We had no space pudding but our espressos came with petit four so not hard done by. On a Monday night in December when restaurants all around looked pretty empty, this place was fully booked with a sea of happy diners. Yes service is leisurely but I don't want to rush a meal like this.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moscow, Russia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“nice food but service needs improvement”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is a real fine dining restaurant considering food quality and its serving at moderate price. But guys - you have to do something with a service. I visited it with my wife for birthday dinner and we waited 20 min only for the menu! It was compensated later by the taste of food but it could spoil the whole evening.
One of the best fish restaurants I have ever been. It worth to visit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Praha
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Food fantastic but delivered with big delays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

In overall we loved our lunch in this restaurant. Food was absolutely amazing. The staff was ready to please. We were first seated next to all other people but it was very noisy there so we asked for table opposite the kitchen and it was no problem. However, we had to wait very long in between the courses so we got bored and frustrated. We even asked the staff whether they didn´t forget about us in the kitchen. It is true that the restaurant was almost full during our visit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg
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“Excellent Fish Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

After doing a search via Google for "Top Restaurants in Amsterdam" we came across some good reviews for Visaandeschelde and thought we would try it out.

From the moment you walk through the door you understand the reason for the good reviews as the staff are excellent (and everyone spoke English, which was great for us).

We chose the 5 course taster menu which was excellent, great tastes and flavors.

We did not have any wine, however a large selection was available.

Great Restaurant.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Ultimate business lunch venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Visaandeschelde is very good, it focuses on fish obviously. It has good seats, very high service levels, excellent lunch menus and good wines. It is a place where you enter with all good intentions (we have work to do later), but upon leaving 3 hours later you feel utterly satisfied not having withstood the temptation of leaving it at 1 glass only.

Visited October 2012
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