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Bistro De Pimpernel

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French, Dutch, European
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Kruisweg 959, 2132 CD Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is the kind of eating place I like! Owner run and very welcoming. Great food, varied menu, good wines, nice desserts, good service and no fuss atmosphere. Been here a few times and never disappointed. Perfect for big or small groups and for breaking the inevitable ice on work functions. I recommend this for anyone stuck in hoofdodorp for... More 

Thank Rebekah F
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Returned to OUR best restaurant in Hoofddorp and am happy to report that there has been NO CHANGE in the quality of food, service, and attention offered by this restaurant. It is in our opinion the best in the area bar none for a fine dining experience!

Thank Eric1940
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Came here for dinner with my brother quickly before going to Schiphol. We're both not familiar with Hoofddorp so found this place on tripadvisor. It was a very quiet evening somehow in the restaurant, but we were lucky with the weather and could sit outside. Very nice a quiet out there, comfy chairs. The host (and I guess the owner)... More 

Thank Ralph M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting this restaurant frequently for the last eight years with collegues! This time I brought my family and as always De Pimpernel does not dissapoint my expectations. Great food, great surroundings and exceptionally friendly and welcoming atmosphere by the owners Raymond and Tanya.

Thank Guðjón G
Warwick, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Main meal very good and very agile due to size of business group thank you. There was 12 and meals was hot and delicious Thank you. Guys.

Thank RBEW
Community of Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We were for the weekend in a Hoofddorp hotel and wanted something better than a hotel restaurant.we just found the Bistro Pimpernel and went in to see if we could get a table.the inside is charming,tasteful,decor.the owner immediately seated us and took care of us.we felt at home and we felt we were welcome. The meal was very good.it was... More 

Thank Anthony J
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We have been coming in this restaurant for many years, it is always consistent. Bunches of fresh roses welcome you. The menu always changes according to season, but quality stays the same with excellent food well presented. Only 10 minutes from Amsterdam airport in the lovely village of Hoofddorp it is an oasis of old fashioned hospitality in the middle... More 

Thank Albert B
Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

I have been comming here eight years and it'a always a pleasure. Raimond always takes very good care of us and the food is excilent.

Thank OliGeorgs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

The food is tasty and well arranged on the dishes. When you regularly visit the same restaurant you expect that after a couple of months there will be new challanges on the menu but that did not occur during the passed years so at the end you look for another restaurant. The service is perfect.

Thank 214kees
Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Great steak, nice wine, romantic ambiance, familiar owner ... I love all things I found in this place. Keep the service up! :) Sometimes it takes too long to wait for a menu book or just a couple of wine glass, but they are really nice and very fine owner.

Thank rmaria m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Dutch, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kruisweg 959, 2132 CD Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlemmermeer  >  Hoofddorp
  • Phone Number: 023-5615970
Bistro De Pimpernel opened its doors back in 1985. Over the years, the restaurant has grown into a true concept in Hoofddorp and the surrounding area, under the careful management of Raymond and Tanja Ruijg. The bistro is an informal French specialities restaurant with a menu which changes with the seasons. The restaurant also boasts a very extensive wine list. De Pimpernel is open every day from 17.00 pm except Sundays.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?