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“Very Good Place to Eat” 4 of 5 stars
Review of De Hoofdwacht

De Hoofdwacht
Markt 7, 3231 AH Brielle, The Netherlands
0181-418393
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Ranked #9 of 16 Restaurants in Brielle
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very Good Place to Eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Food was of Great quality and quantity.
Many choices where great (if you like meat)
The Ribs Here are fantastic.

On one visit we had a table close to the male toilets, this was disgusting. Every time the door was opened there was a very strong smell of urine + Cleaning fluid.
A colleague of mine who is vegetarian was not impressed with the non-meat choices on the menu.

If eating here ask for a table up the stairs

Visited November 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
260 reviews 260 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 199 cities Reviews in 199 cities
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
“Best location in Brielle but service/food could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The restaurant is smack in the middle of town on the Market Place opposite the Historic Museum. I had lunch but was not impressed by the quality of the food. Very, very average.

Service is terrible. I had to ask twice for the food I had ordered, a simple sandwich, which eventually came after a 20 minute wait. "It's the staff stupid!" to paraphrase Clinton.

There are some other options around.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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England
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Very good, great menu, lovely room on 1st floor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Superb menu made choosing difficult, traditional dishes rubbed shoulders with modern classics. High ceilings, wood panels and a smart exterior created a real buzz on a virtually full Thursday night on the first floor. Downstairs quieter. Decent wines by the glass. A truly fabulous Steak Tartare was followed by Chateaubriand with clunky fries, white and red cabbage, mushrooms, onions and a poached pear (?). A choice of sauces, peppercorn and mushroom had a very bought in taste but otherwise a big meal well cooked and just what we felt like on a breezy autumn night. 80 Euros for two with a couple of glasses of wine, much cheaper options and a 25 Euro 5 course menu were also available.

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Oostvoorne
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74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Waiting for the waiter”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This place is situated excellent in the center of Brielle. You can sit there nicely and watch the people go by. When you want to have a drink or a bite, then you better go to another terrace, because the service is slow and waiters always look the other way.
This is not a one time experience....

Visited July 2012
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Nottingham
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great informal restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My colleague had eaten here a few weeks ago and wanted to return after having a great meal. He was disappointed on finding out that the menu had changed completely since his last visit. However, he should not have worried as the winter 'meat' menu was also of very high standard. Recommended.

Visited October 2012
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