We ate here on late August evening and it was warm enough to sit outside, which was great as there was a festival on the canal which we could watch from out table. But we checked out the inside restaurant, which looked very elegant, and you can also eat in the conservatory.
We started with eel in a delicious basil sauce and the stuffed potatoes (very elegant despite the name!). For mains we chose two pork dishes: braised cheek and Duke of Berkshire slow cooked pork, both of which came with a good variety of beautifully cooked vegetables. The pork in both dishes was some of the tastiest we have ever eaten. We finished with a good cheese board. The starters were 16 euro each and the mains 23-25 euros. Total cost for two, including a fabulous bottle of wine, water, port and coffee was just over 200 euros.
Service throughout was friendly, attentive and efficient without making us feel hurried. Our waiter was happy to advise on the menu and kept a discreet but watchful eye over his tables throughout a busy night to make sure that everyone was happy.
We had a wonderful romantic evening with excellent food and great service in a beautiful location. We recommend it – despite the strange experience we had when making our reservation! The restaurant seems to be owned by the Die Swaene Hotel on the opposite side of the canal, which is where we made our reservation that afternoon, and for all the world it seemed as if the hotel receptionist didn’t want our custom. First he said it was fully booked: when we expressed our disappointment he volunteered that tables were available inside: we said that we were happy with that and he then said it wasn’t very nice inside and there were plenty of other restaurants we could go to! We made the reservation anyway, having already decided that we wanted to try the food here. In the evening, we were shown straight to an outside table, leaving us somewhat bemused by our experience that afternoon.
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