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$$ - $$$
Dutch, European, Central European, French, 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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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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230 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

This one of those places you could just walk past. The best meal we have had for a long time. Service is excellent. Every item on the menu sounds great and tastes fantastic when it arrives. Could not fault this place in any way. Will be going back soon.

Thank Holly76543329
Wells, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is consistently our favourite restaurant anywhere. Chef delivers consistently excellent food and we always schedule a visit when we are in the Netherlands.

1 Thank Theovanhensbergen
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015

Over in Holland on a business trip. This superb restaurant was advised by a Swedish lady. We had the fish dish with curry sauce and vegetables. Best food I've tasted in a long time. George and the other staff were very friendly and attentive. Thank you for a great evening.

Thank sharonbarker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dutch, European, Central European, French, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, 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?