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“Fantastic food and wines but disinterested service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fred

Fred
Honingerdijk 263 265, 3063 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
31 10 2120110
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Ranked #17 of 555 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Price range: $0 - $133
Cuisines: French, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Zandvoort, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and wines but disinterested service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We very much looked forward visiting this restaurant. Expectations: michelinstar food, superb wines, extravagant decoration, shortly: something special! The restaurant looks like ford Knox. A lot of staff waited upon our table. Friendly but very, very fast. We could not stop them in time to anwser our questions properly. They could hardly find time for us. It was hasty. Except for one young man who asked why we were not at home watching football because it was a special night for the ROtterdam club. in the end we learned that Chef Fred did not cook our meal because "he hardly ever cooks" and was babysitting. Anyway the food was excellent, (especially the sole) the wines matching, and the cheese trolley superb. It took 4 hours to pass a 5course menu, we felt neglected by the waiting staff and payed a good price wich they took for granted. VIsit this restaurant for the food and decoration. Do not expect excellent service.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Netherlands
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Rotterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I live in Rotterdam, and occasionally visit this fantastic one star Michelin restaurant. Sometimes for my work, sometimes with my girlfriend. Everytime it is a culinairy feast, that leads you to understand why it has a star. I sometimes eat a la carte, sometimes a menu. I have been never disappointed. I always am in doubt whether or not to take the fantastic cheese desert, where you choose from may be around 100 different varieties. I can certainly recommend it when you want to go to a real good restaurant. Of course two star Parkheuvel and Ivy are even better, but more expensive.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food and ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We had a great evening here to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is not too large and the ambiance was very pleasant. They really made an effort with the interior, it's splendid.

Worth mentioning specifically are the wide selection of cheeses on their magnificent cart and the fact that they have valet parking (which is not very common here, but very practical).

The only reason we don't go here more often is the price. I know good quality food does not come cheap but there are comparable restaurants that charge less and better ones that charge the same. Still, we'll be back!

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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