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“A memorable wedding dinner”
Review of Aan De Poel

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Ranked #1 of 3 Dessert in Amstelveen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
183 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“A memorable wedding dinner”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

I selected the "Aan de Poel" restaurant as the place to hold the dinner to celebrate our wedding with a small group of 20 relatives and friends, not only because it is just walking distance from the Amstelveen town hall but especially because it is listed as a Michelin-star restaurant.
I and all the attendees concluded it was an excellent dinner. We had an excellent glass of champagne upon entry followed by a five course dinner and coffee and friandise.
The service was excellent, not intrusive, the quality of the food, both its presentation and taste, was superb. And we didn't feel "stuffed" at the end of the dinner, although I could imagine that young people with a healthy appetite could handle bigger portions. But for us it was just right.
The wines that were recommended fitted the dishes very well indeed.

  • Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“An excellent restaurant”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We went to Amsterdam from London to pass Christmas with a few friends and we had Christmas lunch at Aan De Poel restaurant..The food was amazing and the chef who is also the owner of that sophisticated restaurant must be a creative and sensitive artist and chef who wants to enchant his customers with his food. The presentation of each plate was a joy and an amazement to the eyes and delicate sensations to the palate....as for the selected wines accompanying each plate, it was a feast and something very special. It was one if the best restaurant we have ever been, and we do travel around the world and enjoy good food.

  • Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
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“Nice experience”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

The chef puts a lot of effort into the presentation. We had a taster 7 course menu . Each course was excellently presented a little on the small side was my only critic. The service was very good and friendly staff who made you welcome.
Not many young people in the restaurant probably due the prices.
Wines were good but too expensive.
The restaurant air circulation system could not cope when the restaurant was full and lack of oxygen was apparent, they really need to sort this out.

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Amsterdam
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“Excellent - turned around my opinion”
Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

After some bad service the last time we got a call from the manager who said he wanted to give us the opportunity to change our minds.

Cashed in tonight on our voucher!

Good job too. Treated like stars, champagne, amazing wines and amazing food. The ceviche and Rendang, the halibut and meursault combo, venison and chateuneuf du papes, woah, good stuff! Recommend it.

Steve

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
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“If you have 2 Michelin Stars...you have a 2 Stars challenge.”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

In the "Heerlijke 10 daagse 2013" we booked a lunch and were very happy with it.
It was our second experience and much better than the first time for dinner.
Great food, ambiance and wines.
The good thing is that for a "2 stars" the wines of the house and the coffees are almost even "cheap" for this kind of level.

We had a very nice table with view on the lake.
We prefer lunchtime at daylight because we find the almost black decorated interior of the restaurant too dark in the evening.

The chief and a part of the crew was very attentive!
But with this rating everything has to be the top. Even on a crowded lunch.
And the young team could not always reach that ultimate level.
So there is still a learning curve.
We give it an excellent but for the service it's a "very good" only.
That's not a disaster for an excellent not overpriced lunch in this beautiful restaurant on this great spot.

Higher the rating, higher the prices, higher the challenge and.... more critical reviews.
But constructive....till next time.... for lunch!

  • Visited November 2013
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