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“Unexpectedly good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De Stroper

De Stroper
Wijnbrug 1-3, 3311 EV Dordrecht, The Netherlands
078-6130094
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Ranked #2 of 82 Restaurants in Dordrecht
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian, Dutch
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Beveren, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

On a city trip to Rotterdam we stayed one night in Dordrecht. We dropped in at De Stroper and we had a near perfect evening (I don't give recommendations away that easy).
First off: personnel was caring and trained, very professional without becoming too stiff and friendly with our two kids.
The Restaurant is simple but tidy, clean and you get out of it without smelling of food... A rarity these days!
About food: this is mainly a fish restaurant that you can approach with confidence, I rarely find such a balance between quality of material and cooking style.
Don't expect very sophisticated cuisine: just very, very good food from starters to desserts.
A small remark: the wine list lacks substance on European wines... Too many Africans and South Americans for an average guy like me.

  • 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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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Seafood on Corner of Classic Dutch Bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

What can you say when after 16 years a small restaurant on the Wijnbrug on a beautiful canal in one of the nicest cities in the world continues to delight everyone who goes there. The food and wine is not cheap but it is the most imaginative handling of seafood you can imagine, and we would not hesitate to recommend you try it. When you have finished you can wander along the canal and see the place where Rhein meets Maas to complete the evening. Service and welcome is faultless.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Michelin Star Material!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

The best meal of our vacation, Edwin Roestenberg is a master of fish! Special 4 course menu for 39 Euros, what a deal!! Perfectly cooked fish, beautiful presentation, a culinary tour de force, texture, taste flavours all matched nicely, and a house white wine for 3.50 Euros,

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A refreshing experience with fish and seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Fish restaurant De Stroper, situated in the heart of the medieval city of Dordrecht and overlooking the old Voorstraathaven (Voorstraat harbour), is a nice and intimate restaurant, serving wonderful menus and lovely culinary creations, all of which are prepared with care and attention and respect for the ingredients. Don't miss this place. There are many places where you can eat worse, but very few where you can eat better.

  • 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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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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80 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Best seafood in Dordrecht”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

We try to eat at De Stroper a few times a year. We also enjoyed their Christmas special. The combinations of fresh sea food is really good. It is a very good place to combine with some wine tasting at Rood, Wit & Rose which is just a few steps around the corner.

Visited November 2011
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