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“Excellent food and service. Great menu.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Pearl

Restaurant Pearl
Zeestraat 35, 2518 AA The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 710 7025
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Ranked #64 of 879 Restaurants in The Hague
Price range: $31 - $55
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Description: Restaurant Pearl - Hilton The Hague's signature restaurant - is situated on the edge of Noordeinde Street in old city centre's Embassy Quarter, not far from the Dutch Parliament. The restaurant's interior is inspired by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer's painting 'Girl with a Pearl Earring', with colorful lighting effects, 17th century lace patterns and traditional Delft Blue tiles creating a chic, contemporary design. Serving seasonal dishes cooked with locally-sourced ingredients in Executive Chef Edwin van den Heijkant's authentic French style, Restaurant Pearl is open all day to hotel residents and non-residents alike. Diners can indulge with a hearty breakfast on early mornings, enjoy a two or three-course lunch, or savour an extensive dinner. There's a wide choice of old and new-world wines available, both by the glass and by the bottle, and Restaurant Pearl also features an attractive, sun-facing outdoor terrace which is available for al fresco drinks and dining. Restaurant Pearl is located within easy reach of The Hague's many cultural and historic attractions, and is especially well-placed for guests who wish to combine a gallery visit with a relaxed lunch, or for shoppers wishing to enjoy a cup of coffee after or during a spot of retail therapy in the city's many boutique outlets. Breakfast Monday - Friday 06:30 - 10:00 Saturday - Sunday 08:00 - 11:00 High Tea Monday - Saturday 11:00 - 17:00 Sunday - 12:00 - 17:00 Lunch Monday - Sunday 12:00 - 15:00 Dinner Monday - Sunday 18:00 - 22:00
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Excellent food and service. Great menu.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Good location as it is very close to the shopping area. Rooms are excellent and very clean. Enough parking space.

Visited April 2014
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JolijnZeeuwen, General Manager at Restaurant Pearl, responded to this review, September 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive review at TripAdvisor. Nice to hear you enjoyed the food and the service.

Kind regards,

Jolijn Zeeuwen
Hilton The Hague
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“International menu and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I strongly recommend the "surprise menu" which comes with a proper glass of wine accompanying each dish. The atmosphere is that typical for a 5-star hotel, which is definitely a plus.

Visited March 2014
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JolijnZeeuwen, General Manager at Restaurant Pearl, responded to this review, September 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing a review at TripAdvisor. Nice to hear you enjoyed the surprise menu in our restaurant Pearl.

Kind regards,

Jolijn Zeeuwen
Hilton The Hague
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Miami
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food, but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The service was excellent, and the atmosphere is very nice but not overly stuffy.
The menu was rather innovative, with high quality local fish, meat, and produce. The food was very tasty and well prepared, but still a bit overpriced I thought. Very good wine list as well.
Overall, a very good experience and I would definitely go back, but be prepared to spend some money

Visited December 2013
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JolijnZeeuwen, Manager at Restaurant Pearl, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor regarding your visit to our restaurant Pearl. It is very nice to see you have enjoyed the food and wine. I will forward your compliments to our Executive Chef.

Kind regards,

Liesbeth Baan
Restaurant Manager
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The girl with the pearl earring is in The Hague, so you have to have a pearl-theme restaurant in the city. Reviews and feedback from friends have been rather tepid, so I was curious to try out my well deserved 3-course lunch voucher including wine. The caprese salad appetizer was somewhat unoriginal, but the pheasant on sauerkraut absolute top and the desert small but delicious. Overall, a rather small meal (normally €35) but in a pleasant environment under the watchful eyes of the famous girl wearing her eternal pearl.

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JolijnZeeuwen, Manager at Restaurant Pearl, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear Sir, Madam,

Thank you for your positive review on TripAdvisor regarding your visit to Restaurant Pearl. Thank you also for your compliments about the ambiance and quality of food in our restaurant, which has been shared with our Executive Chef.

Kind regards,

Liesbeth Baan
Restaurant Manager
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The Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Consistently disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Lovely central location with friendly staff and a smat but informal but informal atmosphere.

However food was well below expectations and priced well above what it deserves.

We've tried eating a few times here, but each time the chef lets down what could be a good resturant.

Some nice wines >40E some awful and over priced wines at the cheaper end of the list. The list needs a rethink to give better value for money.

Beetroot salad starter tastes picked from a jar. All you can tast is the vinagre. Not good if you've ordered one of the better wines!

Quail is fine but the accompanying mushrooms (same for the ravioli) are also out of a jar and slimy but presented as if fresh.

The steak and fish specials were fine, but not properly seasoned and the steak twice not cooked as requested. The meat quality is only average. The kids chicken "nugget" quality is awful, just cut it open and see, fast food places do better.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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JolijnZeeuwen, Manager at Restaurant Pearl, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor regarding your dinner in our restaurant. I have noticed you were not convinced with the Hilton quality we pride ourselves in. Please, be assured all your comments will be discussed with our Executive Chef.

Kind regards,

Liesbeth Baan
Restaurant Manager
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