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“Best restaurant in Haarlem. Everything is cooked from the start.” 5 of 5 stars
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Swoel
Paarlaarsteeg 7 | 2011TA, Haarlem, The Netherlands (Centrum)
+31(0)23 7853265
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Ranked #149 of 200 Restaurants in Haarlem
Cuisines: Moroccan
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Description: T +31(0)23 7853265 info@swoel.nl
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“Best restaurant in Haarlem. Everything is cooked from the start.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

We been to Swoel many times for Lunch and dinner. We really like this restaurant because of the fresh and varity in taste. We have asked and were told that everything is cooked from the beginning by the owner. That we can taste really well. Make sure you book a table if you want to eat dinner because it 's busy.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Leiden, The Netherlands
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340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
“Mweh, it was okay, nothing more...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Went there with 3 people, sat at very small tables (definately don't go there with older people. they will feel uncomfortable), service was friendly but really slow, food was nice, but all the veggies in every dish were the same (which I found not well- thought of). Several dishes on the Menu have a Middle-Eastern name, which I am not familiar with, but there's no explanation of the name or dish on the menu.

I did like the wines though, but with the prices I would expect a bit more explanation when served. (Bit strange: dessert wine on the menu, only the price was mentioned, not the kind of grape, the method... and well... with my chocolate dessert I'd like a different wine than with my fruit dessert).

All and all I found it pricey for what was offered.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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