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Vork en Mes

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Paviljoenlaan 1 | 2131 LZ, 2131 LZ Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Munich, Germany
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at Vork en Mes and were completely blown away by the location and the innovative kitchen. On a sunny afternoon sitting outside on the spacious terrace overlooking the lake, we had a three course lunch. Vegetables play the main part in this kitchen. We were impressed by the innovative way in which the vegetables were prepared and... More 

Thank Bovri
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Lovely location, great view over the lake Nice dinner with interesting twists - a creative culinary chef. Service was friendly, Will recommend and return

Thank Pauline0111
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The place is a bit far from everything we had to take Uber to go and come back.place is next to the lake, really a special location. Food is ok..but the location is better than the dinner itself

Thank Michela C
The Netherlands
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is true foodies paradise in a picturesque location on the lake. Be sure to book ahead, there's a small amount of tables that fill up quickly, and they move all these tables outdoors in fine weather. Staff are dedicated, friendly and very knowledgable about the food. We received a complimentary beetroot bitterballen each on arrival, and then I went... More 

Thank Soywasabi
Hoofddorp, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We went in for the 5 course chefs surprise and were literally blown away with how amazing this was! The food are small quantities so 5 courses was just right for all of us. Serving after serving, the flavours, combinations, the smells and visually left us only saying 'Wow' and 'OMG' Beautiful setting on the shore of the lake in... More 

Thank Sarah R
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Having lived in the area of Hoofddorp for around 10 years now we were surprised that we had never eaten here before. The location is nicely placed on the lake and the building itself is quite special. We opted for the 5 course menu and eagerly awaited the surprise dishes. All of them were superb and considering the vegetables are... More 

Thank Mark R
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I went with a large group last year and had the surprise menu, location is super, food locally sourced it was very good, service was excellent. I planned to go back but have now found they do not open on a Sunday which is such a shame as I think it would a great place to bike to on a... More 

Thank nienelientje
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Located just aside a small lake ...in a futuristic avant garde building with feet seating areas both inside and outside chef Jonathan Karpathios transforms biological veggies into mouthwatering delicacies! A must go! Gefeliciteert!!

Thank NikosKatsinis
Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a large group from work here. Unfortunately it was at night so missed out on seeing the nice view outside as it's located on a nice lake. Would be a great place to go in summer. Food was gourmet and was a tasty and interesting menu. Not meant for the budget traveler.

Thank wattsrd
Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

I have a history of food intolerances, and although I'm doing quite well lately going out to diner can be an ordeal sometimes, I love going out but usually regret it the next day. NOT with Vork & Mes. This food is so fresh and organic you actually feel even better the next day. Everything is homegrown, location is superb,... More 

Thank Hetty J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $45
Dutch, European, International, Central European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paviljoenlaan 1 | 2131 LZ, 2131 LZ Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlemmermeer  >  Hoofddorp
  • Phone Number: 31235572963
Our restaurant located in the Haarlemmermeer Pavilion is a special building designed by Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architects from New York. From spring to autumn there flows a waterfall on the roof, which is spectacular down at the entrance. The pavilion is located at the edge of the Haarlemmermeer woods, 'floating' on a lake and surrounded by our vegetable garden. This beautiful place you just forget everything. Every moment is different, sometimes the building disappears in the dew of the morning, an hour later, the shining in the sunlight. This property emphasizes how close we live with nature. Eye to eye with water, air and endless green.

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