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“Spacious restaurant, tasty tapas and more.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Abrikoos

Abrikoos
Aelbrechtskolk 51, 3025 HB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
010-4774140
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Ranked #173 of 567 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Price range: $6 - $10
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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260 reviews 260 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
“Spacious restaurant, tasty tapas and more.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The restaurant is located in historic Delfshaven just opposite the Pilgrims Church on the other side of the harbour. The interior was originally a storage space for the very tall ship masts, the ones you can still see on some of the ships in the harbour close to the restaurant. No wonder the restaurant is very long and spacious which is very rare in this old part of town.

There are a number of seating options like easy chairs or a table close to the window, tables close to a cosy open fire or regular seating’s.

The menu had a large variety of tapas, drinks and various side dishes. The tapas were very tasty and of good quality. With three tapas dishes you will have more than enough. Service was very friendly.

The Dutch word “Abrikoos” translates to “Apricot” which is not a name you would expect for a tapas restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Poor, too bad”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place, but after eating their tapas we just wanted to go elsewhere for some tasty food. Service wasn't good either which started at trying to make our reservations. This might have been the "groupondeal-service" (you get what you pay for), but I would not eat here again or recommend it to anyone, dissapointed..

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Poole, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Brilliant for an evening wedding reception!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The happy couple booked De Abrikoos for their evening reception.
Abrikoos is situated in Delfthaven -a romantic part of old Rotterdam.
The venue was the perfect size for, I guess, around 60-70 guests...
The long, narrow(ish) room is great for encouraging guests to mingle and mix as they 'squeeze' past each other to get to the facilities eg bar, buffet, toilet.
There was also space for dancing and a disco -and the atmosphere encouraged nearly everyone to their feet at some point!
Staff were friendly and efficient.
Finally, the buffet food was lovely -as were the wines and beers.
Our hosts really did us proud -we all had a lovely evening....So, a big thank you to Michael and Marja and to the Abrikoos staff who served us so well!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Holland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

A nice restaurant in the historic part of Rotterdam.
Good tapas for a nice price.

  • Visited January 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Used to be grand, but it has faltered”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

When this first opened, we loved it. Sitting in the Delftshaven harbor eating great and creative tapas and drinking Spanish wine was fun. Not so much anymore. The tapas tasted like they'd been made yesterday and the house wine was thin and boring served by a slightly snotty waiter. Same great harbor though.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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