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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dutch, European, French, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Hoge Gouwe 23, 2801 LA Gouda, The Netherlands
+31 182 518 979
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service,Child friendly,friendly people in a lovely environment. Fair prices for quality produce. Service was faultless. Perfection. Well done.

Thank nicky9fingers
Gouda, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

every time when we go to visit Brunel, we come home a little bit more happy!! Chief Robert-Jan is making the most wunderful creatings!and for a low price, I think.

Thank wijnartistJacques
Lanaken, Belgium
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Every year we visit Brunel to celebrate our mother's birthday. Long-time owners Sjoerd and Irma and their crew succeed again and again in maintaining a high level of hospitality and a great kitchen so we will surely be back again (anyway next year)!

Thank Nicolaas
Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Went to Brunel for business dinner (4persons). Had a good experience, all the food tasted great. Service was good.

Thank Hege W
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

We had dinner with a party of 7. our table was situated next to the bar and kitchen and was passed by staff constantly. in our circumstance that was not a big problem, but it might have been. I ordered the game menu, as it just got into season. unfortunately the courses were rather basic and not very creative. The... More 

Thank rliem
Syria, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016

While visiting Gouda again, we HAD TO visit Brunel as we had a perfect dinner there before. Now we came back with our friends from the US and I have to admit that the 4 of us are pretty spoiled by going to the better eating places around the world. The appetizers, the main dishes, the deserts, the wine, the... More 

Thank vagoose39
Truro, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

A stylish, romantic restaurant with good value food but in all we were there for over two hours as it took ages for the food to arrive. Luckily we had the time to wait and we did enjoy the surroundings but it did get slightly aggravating waiting between courses. Would recommend if you have an evening to spend. Maybe a... More 

Thank Helene Christin... P
Vancouver BC
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a little restaurant along the edge of the canal. Although the food was okay (average), we found the service to be extremely slow. We had to ask and ask again for everything. We saw another table that came in after us that got served before us - so we asked again if we could get our meals. Still... More 

Thank BarbaraJVancouverBC
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82 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice place by the canal. Great tasting food and pleasant staff. Food was packed with flavor and the wine list is quite good.

Thank Klas B
Southwell, null, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

We come here every time we are in town with work it's just amazing, the food,wine and staff are all 5* if we lived in Holland I would be here every week. I would truthfully say it's one of my favourite place to eat in the world, can't wait for my next visit.

Thank Trudy O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, European, French, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoge Gouwe 23, 2801 LA Gouda, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Gouda
  • Phone Number: +31 182 518 979

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?