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“Very popular and very tasty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Valkenhof

Valkenhof
Berkelstraat 34, 6301 CC Valkenburg, The Netherlands
+31 43 6012477
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Ranked #28 of 102 Restaurants in Valkenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Eastern European
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very popular and very tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Went for dinner on a cold Friday evening in March. Most of the restaurants in the town were deserted, but the Valkenhof was packed - a sign of its popularity, particularly with groups of young adults.

The menu is extensive, based around steaks, seafood and tapas. My group chose calamari and French onion soup for starters, and barbecue ribs, satay and meat tapas for mains. We all loved the food, it was well-cooked, generous portions, very tasty, really delicious.

The wine list was short but good quality - we enjoyed a delicious Malbec. The ambience is warm and fun, the service was pleasant but a little slow.

Overall a good restaurant for a tasty meal in a lively venue. I'd be very happy to return.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best spareribs ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We've made several visits to Valkenburg and it really has a lot to offer in terms of food. Balken Valkenhof is the best choice for steak and ribs. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere warm and inviting. The spareribs were amazing and fell off the bone! I will certainly return.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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newark
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“Meat lovers paradise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Lunch in December in Valkenburg, there are some many places to choose from, but we liked the look of the Balkan Valkanhof.

The interior is quite large but it felt quite intimate and certainly not overcrowded. There is a lunch menu of smaller sized dished and snacks, but we decided to go for the main menu because that is where the vast selection of meat dishes were to be found.

We settled for a schnitzel and a plate of ribs with the inevitable frites and mayo, washed down with a glass of Rosé and several draught "Brand"beers. The food was excellent and the ribs in particular were extremely tender and very tasty. Service was fist class and friendly. The value for money was really good considering that this is a tourist venue at the centre of the town and its Christmas market activities.

Highly recommended especially if you like meat.

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“Great restaurant both grilled fish and meat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

It is not nescessary to order a pre course for regular stomics. The main courses are quite big (For about €18-20). The grilled food is delicious and the deserts are really nice.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“All roads lead to the Valkenhof's great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

Stayed in Valkenburg for a couple of days while on business in the area and the Valkenhof was recommended as a great place for steaks & meat lovers. Checked it out the first night and the place was packed - so we moved on. Came back the next night a bit earlier and we were able to snag a table right on the sidewalk patio. Very good menu with everything from Tapas to steaks; we decided on the ribs and were not disappointed! A huge portion of 'fall off the bone' tender ribs with crispy fries and a small salad - add a couple of local Dutch beers and you are in food heaven! We got to meet the owner 'Big Mike' and chatted for a bit - very friendly warm man who makes you feel right at home. If I'm ever back in this area again, I'm heading for this place because Mike has a real winner with this restaurant!

  • Visited June 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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