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“Strange place, either you love it or hate it”

Vissen bij de Zuilen
Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Hillegom
Price range: $5 - $25
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Mediterranean oasis in the heart Randstad. Who the heavy, antique port of landgoed De Zuilen open, get in in a Columns fairy world where you the serenity and peace will find it. A true paradise of gardens, terraces, antique statues, columns, fountains and three large trout ponds, where anglers can fish and recreationists can enjoy a delicious lunch at our terrace or Orangery.
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

I can't really discribe my first impression, De Zuilen is a very kitchy place. The location is very nice, but I have no idea what the intention is with that place. There is a mix and overflow of styles and it looks very messy.
My mom and I had lunch there and walked around some time from the restaurant to the 'café'. We didn't feel like eating pancakes and therefore sat at the restaurant part on the big terrace. The guests were elderly playing cards and having coffee.
A couple of littles dogs were running around peeing on the chairs, I have no idea if they belong to the place...

We ordered a salad (i had apple and walnuts and my mom had the goat cheese salad). The waitresses are very young and unexperienced, and unfortunately not very attentive. It took a long time before out salad came and they looked identical except that mine didn't have goat cheese. The taste was bland, but the serving pretty big. Nobody came to check up on us or to ask if we wanted more drinks, nor asking if we wanted coffee afterwards. After paying we left and no one say goodbye to us. Somehow i guess the staff was overwelmed maybe?

Anyways, it was a 'fun' experience, because from the outside you really have no idea what to expect.
The one toilette outside was pretty dirty :/ I guess they could at least keep it clean.

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Reviewed November 8, 2014

We visited this restaurant with old friends of ours. A few tables were occupied when we arrived. The friendly though unconventional staff did receive us explaining the possibilities, he suggested that the chef would come to the table to suggest some dishes. Instead the chef explained that chef could make some tapas up to the point we would no longer be hungry. Surprised we agreed to this suggestion a we thought to be in a restaurant. The dishes served were nice, chicken rolles, capriccio rolls, salmon wrap, dates with bacon, quail eggs and mushrooms, shooter soups as mushroom and tomato soup, drum sticks and lamb chops. A nice way of serving food though rather unconventional.

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Reviewed June 6, 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile
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Reviewed March 14, 2017
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