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“Magnificent Dinner!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 't Groene Pandje

't Groene Pandje
Gedempte Gracht 77, 1506 CC Zaandam, The Netherlands
075-6311616
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Ranked #3 of 62 Restaurants in Zaandam
Cuisines: Belgian, Dutch
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Magnificent Dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This was a little gem amongst the restuarants we eat in during our Europe trip. Our first visit was only the second night they were open for dinner. The host was welcoming, service almost overwhelming as we were the only people in the restaurant. The bread loaf and curry butter for starters was to die for, and the rest of the meal was of the same standard. Wine was served by the glass from the full selection, not restricted to just some wines.
The staff couldn't be more helpful, even to the point that the manager's wife came outside when we were taking a photo after leaving, and advised us to visit Zaanse Schans. We wouldn't have gone there otherwise and it was one of the highlights of the trip.
The meal, service and experience were so good we went again the second night. There were a group of 4 that night in addition to ourselves, and they also asked for opening times so they could come back.
Highly recommended!

  • Visited May 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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Wormerveer, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Usually OK...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Been going here for quite sometime and usually found it to be quite good, but on this last occasion was quite disappointed. Certain staff newly working here, in the last year or so, seem as if they don't want to be there and look miserable. We had the unfortunate experience of being served by one of them, she never seems to smile and clearly lacks customer service skills. I distinctly asked for a cheese & pineapple sandwich (kaas en ananas tosti). This is clearly written within the menu amongst other choices of tosti/sandwich and lastly written is an Hawaï tosti. Which is eventually what I was served! For some reason, she seemed to think that asking for a kaas en ananas is the same as an Hawaï (which includes ham). I was quite unhappy about this and although she offered to have it taken away and changed, she never once said that she was sorry, as if she did nothing wrong, but not wanting to have to wait ages for another tosti and feeling hungry, I told her to forget it. We'll see what happens next time...

The new decor since the renovation is really nice and a vast improvement and now that the high street has also been revamped, Zaandam town centre being a much better place to shop, 't Groene Pandje is making the most of using the river boat outside as well.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva
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35 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Lunch Ahoy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Great spot on a barge on the new canal outside the station surrounded by main shops. Great choice of dishes. Was there for lunch with a colleague and enjoyed the Dutch lunch option with a glass of buttermilk. Good value, fresh food, friendly service.

Visited April 2013
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Auckz
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Seems to be where all the dutch folks eat ... taditional dutch food and eatery ... one for the visit :)

Visited December 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great place for coffee and breakfast.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Great menu with good food and service. Conviently located. I've eaten there for lunch and breakfast and the food is always good.

Visited September 2012
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